Monthly Archives: August 2005

Race Day Checklist

What are your pre-race rituals?  1-2 weeks before a major race I take my bike to the shop for adjustments and make sure its working flawlessly.  Tires are re-inspected the day before and with enough time to allow a visit to shop in case I need a spare tube or inflation cartridge.  I lay out all gear so that I can check it against the list before packing it away.  I also mix up my water bottles with energy drink the night before.  I set the coffee maker and microwave my favorite breakfast–McCann’s Steel Cut Oats with a little maple syrup and almonds.  The checklist and other tips are below.  I’ve also posted the the checklist as a text file for easy printing.  Happy racing!

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