On a fixed gear.. for next year emailed rudi and he tryed to talk me out of it....
Anyhow was wondering about dates and such?
I won't try to talk you out of it, but here are two thoughts.
1) AZT 300 is pretty much on the opposite end of the spectrum from the GDR. Technical trail, hike-a-bike, etc.
2) When pre-riding the first 15 miles Rudi was heard to comment, "If anyone asks what bike is recommended for your race, it's not mine."
Not that it stopped him from attempting the race anyway.
I haven't determined the date yet, but it will be close to this year's start date. Namely, mid-April.
For something more similar to GDR style riding, and excellent prep, you might want to go here:
No official race on that route, mainly because it's hard to pick a date without knowing snow conditions. But it's a great ride..... especially in the fall.