I decided to do the GCGF DD this year (assuming it's happening) but am having a difficult time finding specific training suggestions for this event. I'm a competent cyclist, but I'm getting old (45). I've done plenty of rides of this length, but not with this amount of climbing thrown in.
My plan is to start training September 1, 2017 for this event, but I live in a basically flat area where outdoor training options simply won't match what's in store for the event. However, I have a Tacx Neo and can simulate quite a bit of hell, including the DD routes from previous years.
For those who've done the ride before, would you please share what you did to prepare, and whether you felt it was adequate after completing the course? Other than "don't do it", do you have any specific suggestions to make the day less miserable?
Related question -- is a 50/34 11-28 recommended, or would you suggest a 30 or even a 32?
Thanks for your sincere replies.