Looking for a Big Brother

The Buckle

My Leadville 100 MTB buckle is looking for a, gold trimmed, big brother this year. He will meet his big brother on August 12th the day after I ride my Mountain Bike across the finish line in less than 9 hours at the Leadville Trail 100 MTB race. History of the Leadville Belt Buckle Read more »

Leadville 100

Leadville 100 MTB Date of Next Event: August 11th, 2012 Registration Info: Online registration at race website Race Website: Leadville Race Series Event Description: This is it. The race of all races. One hundred miles across the high-altitude, extreme terrain of the Colorado Rockies. Created for only the most determined athletes. Starting at 10,152 feet and climbing […] Read more »

2011 Race Across the Sky

Departing the aid station.  Up next over 3000 ft of climbing to Columbine Mine.

Race Across the Sky – Finally my Leadville 100 Race Report is complete. Let me begin by saying that competing in this race has been a running goal for three years. The first two years I unsuccessfully applied through the lottery. After some research, I learned that preference was given to volunteers. I volunteered for […] Read more »

Mission Accomplished

The Buckle

Three Thousand – How long is 3,000 miles?  Let’s put this in perspective. It’s ~2,949 miles from Mexico City to Lima, Peru.  It’s ~2,985 miles from Beijing to Kabul, Afghanistan.  It’s ~2,990 miles from Virginia Beach, VA to San Jose, CA.  It’s ~3,460 miles from New York City to London.  3,000 miles = 4,828.032 kilometers.  3,000 miles is […] Read more »

Suffer Face

These guys were suffering

I know I certainly have had many moments of pain and suffering during riding a bike.  For me the latest occurred during the infamous Powerline climb that occurs around mile 83 of the Leadville 100 MTB Race.  The first two false summits had to be walked due to steepness, slickness, fatigue and train of other […] Read more »