I have done 12 hours at Pando twice...the laps are about 1/2 mile shorter than Ithica but much more climbing...as for lights, you can still get lights like niterider setups for $100, to $150 to start off with and later spring for the more expensive lights if you find you like the night riding stuff. I would still go for Ithica for your first 12 hour race or just do the 6 hour part there and work your way up. Or, do it with a 4 person team just to see what its like.I found that after about 9 hours I get a little loopy and you get confused from going around and around. It was fun.
Martyrs or marines
who do you think gets
27,141total miles since 2002
miles for 2013... 656.5 miles..hmm, its a start.
miles for 2012 on mountainbike all on teenie, tiny, normal sized wheels