Enduranceridestuff - Karen Chaton
Anybody planning on going on the 2011 XP ride should read this (click on link below) to get an idea of what to expect. Also, because this stuff is a decade old take it with a grain of salt and realize that while some of it still applies there may be parts that don't. I'm just posting this to give people an idea of what to expect.
It can't be stressed enough how important it is to have a good relationship with your crew. My advice for anybody going on the 2011 XP is to work out all of the fine details ahead of time. Start out with apologizing in advance for anything that you might do that'll irritate your crew... because you will no doubt do that. They will probably irritate you as well. Figuring out how to get along will go a long way towards making the trip a lot more enjoyable for everyone.
I will post some thoughts later on planning and preparing for this event based upon what I learned from doing it in 2001. I've posted a lot so far that should help. I will also do some reviews and recommendations of GPS's, map software and other techno type gadgets that will be both useful AND necessary for riders to have. btw - if you get Trail Blazer magazine look in an upcoming issue for my review on the Garmin 550t.
For those that want to enter simply send me an email and I'll tell you how to do that! Hopefully within the next month I'll have a bulletin board set up on the XP site where people can go to advertise that they are looking for a crew, or that they want to be a crew, or share an entry, etc.
More at: http://enduranceridestuff.com/blog/2010/03/twenty-eleven-ride-part-6/