Racing doesn’t always go to plan. My Kona Odyssey sure didn’t – but that’s the sport. If marathons didn’t throw up so many challenges, we wouldn’t get to spend so much time preparing for upcoming events and reflecting on the last one. And besides, the before and after is half the fun.
Privateer’s blogsite has been allowing an inside look at what goes on during the ‘before’ so that riders can learn from each other about how to manage the ‘during’. A series of posts investigating the different things riders assemble in their packs throws up questions about what we carry and why we think it’s a good idea. Why one product and not another? And how do different selections of objects fuel multiple riding objectives in various parts of the world?
Follow this link for my own contribution revealing a side of race prep that isn’t spoken about in the media as much as you might expect. If you’re interested in more of a weight-weenie account check out what my Subaru-MarathonMTB.com teammate, Mike Blewitt, has to say as well.
With so many useful products rolling in from team sponsors at the moment, articles like this are a nice way to share how these things are used, and what racing experiences they allow. This one goes out to CamelBak for the women’s specific L.U.X.E. This pack fits so well I forget that I’m carrying anything in it. Lucky we had a photo on board to prove otherwise or writing this article would have been much harder indeed!