Leadville 100

Lisa got an email about a month ago from the Leadville 100 organizers (medical) seeking doctors who where interested in volunteering at the medical aid stations. Lisa ask if I was interested in riding the Leadville 100. It’s been on my to do some day list, I guess it will be 2011. Lisa had to be at the start for a 6:15am meeting but the finish line medical (where she is) opens at 1:00pm.

We had a good time in Leadville this morning. There is a 12mile bike bath around the town and we have been wanting to ride it since it was built. But it is hard for me to justify an hour dive to ride 12 miles. Today was the day. I pulled Pascal in the trailer and Lisa road here new bike. It is a really great ride, I wish it was 100 miles. It is really amazing how much mining has been done in Leadville. There are mines and equipment everywhere. If you have ot read any of the history it is really amazing. I think around 1900 there where more Millionaires in Leadville than any other city in the USA.  We (Pascal and I) hung out until Levi, Jeramey and Todd finished and then left. Levi set a new course record of ~6:16 with is about 16mph. I think you get the buckle it you can finish in under 9hr, 11mph that seems very doable. I think you are considered a finisher if you finish in under 12hr  8.3mph. The Leadville 100 running race in next weekend they start at 4:00am and you must finish before 10:am the next morning. They are really wanting Lisa to help out for that. I guess after about midnight medical gets really busy. Looks like the running course record in 15 hours and 42 (about 9.3 min miles)

http://www.leadvilletrail100.com/lt100races/LeadvilleTrail100MountainBikeRace/overview.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leadville_Trail_100

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