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So I've entered Cape to Cape 2020. Has anyone done it? Any advice for an ex-triathlete with average MTB skills?  I'm not really worried about the fitness part, more so the technical parts of the course. Is there much to worry about? 

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Did it 2 years ago, It did nothing but rain for the 4 days pulled the pin after 2

day one has 2 hills that you pretty much have to walk, heart break and Sally’s hill

day 2 is a long day with good fire trails and plenty of single track, highway to hell is crap and hard to ride the sand trails are deep

 

day 3 the pines are awesome and Jedi is fun

 

day 4 in outer earth is very long and technical

 

we went down last may amd rode some

of the trails with out the crowds and. Role my arm

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Did the first couple and not sure if they changed the course much, but day 1 had a long beach section which at high tide was hikeabike.

Day 2, Margs was epic so the surfboard won out that day (yeah, I have never been overly committed to the MTB)

Day 3 Yep agree with Chris, the Pines is brilliant flow riding

Day 4 had the Rock Gardens which was super technical, fell three time got the shits and did the walk of shame back to the trail proper

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Thanks for the info. The super technical bits don't sound fun. Do you use clip in pedals or flats? I started MTBing with clip ins but find I can't get my foot out quick enough in technical bits so started using flats which i do prefer, but not sure how they'll be for long/steep climbs. 

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I’ve just changed pedals to clip in on one side and platform on the other.  I’ll usually ride clipped in on steeper climbs and use the platforms on downhill/technical stuff.

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