Originally Posted by wbedient
Last year was my first at odessa, and I ran my xr650l in the Ironman on sunday.
I just purchased a Ktm 690 enduro, and could be interested in doing the ADV class on sunday. I won't win but it could be a lot of fun.
How much more crazy is the Desert 100 than the Ironman ride?
I think you mean you did the Ironman Poker Run on Saturday last year ....right? The title of the event says it all. The Poker Run is a ride, the D100 is a race. No one will be using your body or your bike for traction on Saturday's ride like they would during the race. Completely different mind set needed to race. If you're looking for a percentage of intensity difference in the two events....I'd say it's more like.....70% more intense on race day. I'm not saying not to do it....it is a great test of skill and stamina, just go into it with your eyes wide open......and good luck to you if you decide to race! The good news is the ADV class is only one lap (50miles)