Updated: May 17, 2019
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Doing a long ride like the #ArHC is a pretty big undertaking not only because of the massive distance, but also the unsupported nature of the ride. Success depends on planning, controlling the controllables, and dialing in your gear. Just like putting in your training time for your legs, putting in time planning your gear will pay dividends on ride day. It’s not always the fastest legs that do well in ultra endurance events. Efficiency, smarts and equipment management are part of the equation too.
Being self-supported means you carry everything you need on your bike and body and resupply at public places along the way. This takes planning and a roll of the dice to decide what to take and what to leave at home.
Want to #JoinTheRusch for your own adventure? My team of riding, coaching, and nutrition experts and I have planned ways for riders and adventurers of all levels to stretch your limits, challenge yourself, and see parts of the world that will amaze and inspire you. Be part of the Rusch Academy 4 days of gravel riding at the #GravelLessTraveled Camp, celebrate in my hometown with a Labor Day Weekend ride of 20, 62.5, or 100 miles at Rebecca's Private Idaho, or travel with this fall to experience the epic trails, impactful history, and beautiful people of Laos on mountain bike on the MTB-LAO4 trip.