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Hey all,

I'm off to participate in my first Imana Wild Ride end of July, not doing the first race event but the second Ride the Wave event . Can any one out there offer any training preparation advise, what kind of distances and time on the bike should we be putting in building up to the event, I dont want to be poorly prepared but also not going in there to break any records just have an enjoyable 4 days of riding.

 

Any tips and advise would be appreciated from those who have done it before :)

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Work on 4 to 5 hours for the first three days (4o to 50 km) be prepared for walking on the beach and portaging up hills at the end of some bays .  3 or 4 mother hills to hike a bike / push. So do a bit of running /walking training. Suggest use hike a bike shoes (flexible with tread) not carbon soled stiff MTB shoes. Scott make a reasonable cheap pair. Last day is proper , much tougher, about 70km with a lot of district road climbs going inland, not as much beach riding.  Are places to refill but quite a few guys use small camelbak. Best event ever.  And fast rolling wider tyres help with beach sand , run lower pressure than normal.

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