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6-12-24 Hour World Time Trial Championships. (2023)

  Borrego Springs   California is the location. Borrego is an amazing place to visit any time but it’s especially nice in October/November when the event is held.   This would be my 5th time doing this race. My first time was a solo tandem bike in the 60-69 tandem division, and the second time was 24 hour solo 60-69 division. In 2019 I did the 24 in the 2-mixed standard bike division with my friend Teresa, who was my tandem partner in 2016, and in 2022 I did solo 24-hour in the 70-79 division. It was quite the challenge in my 70s but I was able to surpass my goal of 300  miles and do 325 miles. The course is an 18-mile circuit with a pit area for support. The pit area is at the start/finish where the tracking device/lap counter is.  Whether you decide to do the 24, 12, or 6-hour event,  the idea is to get as many laps in as you can in your time period. At about 1.5 hours from the 5 pm finish, they put you on a short 4+ mile loop till finish time. That way racers will be able to be clos