Monday, February 13, 2012
Advice From A Legend
When ultra endurance and RAAM legend Lon Haldeman stopped by the shop the other day I thought Id ask him for a piece of advice on Trans Iowa. This was the first time that I had ever met Lon, but knew a lot about him since he was sponsored by the first bike shop that I worked at when I was 16, RRB cycles.
I asked him about staying awake for longer than 24 hours and any tricks that he had. He responded with "How long is Trans Iowa"....I said "the record time is 25 hours, but I'd like to do it in 30 hours". Lon then said..."30 hours....you should be able to stay awake for 30 hours!"
HAHA, thanks for the advice....not all of us are cycling legends!!!
Lon was super cool and it was cool to see him in the store. Bob, my boss was his RAAM mechanic for 3 Race Across Americas, and is still his go to guy. Lon mentioned to have a good light and in his experience he would take the extra weight in batteries for a good light in order to stay awake....
All things to consider