The “What Now” List
The “What Now” list is to help you take the next step. If you are thinking about registering, start with #1. If you have already registered, start with #2. Get the picture??
2) Finalize Team Roster
3) Team Meeting #1
4) Team Captain Follow up
5) Team Meeting #2
6) Ride like the wind!
Team Meeting #1
The 1st team meeting is for your team to get an idea of what you have gotten yourselves into. Bellow is a list of a few things we recommend going over.
The Race Bible
- Down load it
- Read & review it with your team
- Talk about safety section and any concerns you may have
- Discuss potential team strategies
- Take a look at the recommendations
- Give preliminary leg assignments to each rider
- Lay out training goals and expectations for team members
- Make individual rider goals that correspond to preliminary leg assignments
- Discuss what gear you have and what you need
- See the “What to bring” list
- Discuss what the finishing time goal is for the team
- Make sure your all members of your team are OK with this goal
- Refer to your strategy to be sure it aligns with this goal
- How will your team travel: RV, Van, two vehicles, or sports cars, trailer
- Bike Racks
Team Captain Follow Up
As with any team activity, communication is critical. It is important for team captains to keep in touch with their teams. Captains should make a point to get continual updates from their riders. Make sure each rider is meeting their training miles goals, staying healthy and injury free. This will help you have enough time to adjust if for any reason a rider will not be able to participate come race day.
Team Meeting #2
The 2nd meeting is where you will tie up all the loose ends.
- Each rider should read and understand the Race Bible
- Each vehicle should have one
- Make any final touches to your strategy…think fast
- Make any changes to leg assignments depending on rider training
- Hopefully you have been riding by this time
- Assess your finishing time goal and adjust this if necessary
- This will determin your start time. If you adjust your goal to get a different start time, you run the risk of being ahead or behind of the set up and take down.
- Finalize your transportation