François Baille-Maître, one of the best enduro riders, specialised in enduro races by stages, give us some advice to face Trans-Nomad:
How was your experience at Trans-Nomad 2017? In spite of not being at your 100% you made a great race…
I really enjoyed the scenery and experiencing the race at Trans-Nomad in 2017. Right that I wasn’t at my 100% so it was a bit frustrating especially when the terrain was rocky and slippery. I was too scared to crash on my scapula. But still the experience was amazing and I just want to be back at the start of this nice event soon.
What would you reccomend to a rider who’s going to race for first time at Trans-Nomad?
Be ready to experience something big and beautiful. High mountains, amazing landscapes and most important, incredible trails. But to be able enjoy every second of this, you need a good shape. So don’t join the race without a good physical preparation. This event is more about experiencing and sharing good times with people, so don’t stress out, just make yourself fit and everything will be amazing.
What advices would you give to prepare Trans-Nomad?
Attend few multi-days race before (1 to 2 month prior to the event), go on long road rides to work your resistance and do a bit of hiking too. Take also some rest the fews days before the race, don’t work too hard 😉
It’s also a blind race, so don’t stick to the same trails at home. Go experience something different where you have to adapt quicly. Different terrain, different kind of trails,…