How to taper for LOTOJA
Riding a bike 206 miles in a single day is no easy task — not even for superheroes like Cameron Hoffman.
After a summer of training — or not really training, in my case — it’s always advisable to slow things down before the big day. A good taper period is a way to let the legs rest, recover and be fresh when they are about to be asked to suffer like crazy. Riding a little here and a little there is a great way to keep them moving without killing the legs.
In may case, though, I’ve been tapering by laying on my couch, dripping snot from my nose like a faucet and feeling like a big 195-pound pile of poo.
So, if you see me on the side of the road somewhere near Allred Flat looking like this …