Old Man Advise......yes we want to win......but this issue of yellow line rule is all about safety...........if there is a team or racer that seems to not want to listen to rules......one of the quickest remedies is to call out the Team leader/sponsor..........I would want to know if my team was violating the yellow line rule so that we can all keep racing safely
^^^ THIS ^^^
and did I just read that a rider passed an official's vehicle across the center line???
What concerns me most about the P12 race is the allegation that an official vehicle steered into the path of one of the women's fields
The scariest thing about when the wheel jeep passed us on the left, with women's field approaching, was that one rider actually tried to pass the wheel jeep on the left, i.e. a cars width from the yellow line. I don't recall if that pass was successful or not, but to me it was just plain stupid dangerous.
Yellow line crossings happen pretty frequently, often it's understandable and somewhat excusable, but yesterday it seemed like there was some arrogance and entitlement going on that resulted in disregard for the safety of the field.
I'm a big fan of shot blocks due to their non-messiness. 3 blocks= 1 gu packet, and I usually do 3 every 30-45min, although I often don't start eating them until 60-75min into a race.
The coolest thing about shot blocks is that 3-6 will stick to your top tube. If that doesn't work, just make sure you pre-open the package so that during the race you just pull it out without having to fiddle too much.
Anything over 2.5hrs and I start thinking about actual solid food....and that's basically whatever works best in training. Boiled potatoes, ham sandwich, PB&J on waffles (that's actually may favorite cus the holes in the waffles don't make you loose the goodness), high-glycemic dried fruit, cliff bars, and every once in a while those Allen Lim rice cakes (but honestly, I think those are more trouble than they're worth).