Tactic for a 24h team mountainbike relay race
September 2, 2013 4:13 AM Subscribe
We are a team of 6 mountainbikers participating for the first time on a 24h mountainbike relay race
. The final ranking is based on the # of laps your team covered. Which relay tactic could/would work best?
posted by Akeem to sports, hobbies, & recreation (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
There will be ~50 teams with min 4, max 8 riders.
We are 6. none of us very experienced; assume a normal distribution in riding abilities.
Riders can choose when and how often they want to relieve.
We ride on a 3km technical track; let's assume it takes about 12 minutes to complete the track, and you loose about 10 seconds for each handoff
What tactics would give us an advantage over other teams?
Which tactic could maximize our advantage in manpower over smaller teams?
Related: how fast does a person cool down after a 12 or 24 min workout?
i.e. Which tactic would work best with 6 riders: A, B, C, D, E and F ?
1) ABCABCABC DEFDEFDEF ABCABCACB DEFDEFDEF ...
-> (1 lap, then 24min rest )x3 and then a 2 hour rest to eat/sleep
2) AABBCDDDEEFF AAABBCCDDDEFF ...
-> each rider rides as many laps as possible
3) other ?