RACE REPORT! Leadville Trail 100 MTB and Will I Go Back?
This is what I'd trained for, anticipated, and dreamt of. The only sound was knobby tires over fine gravel. Pedaling this first dirt road in the brisk morning air was like a rolling group meditation.
My First LT100: When the Start is the Win
Sometimes just getting started is the hardest part!
Race Day is Here!
There were many times throughout this journey that I wondered if I'd get there, and even though it's still 45 minutes away, I think it's safe to say I will (or have by the time you read this.)
The Power of the Pre-ride
Enough about dismounts and chainrings. I am out here to recon the terrain under my wheels as much as the space between my ears.
First Dirt in Leadville
After three years of dreaming, planning, and training, I am finally about to pre-ride the LT100 MTB course!
In Search of the Rocky Mountain High
Sailing between the pink and orange skies, we break for coffee, gas, and grass. I try to keep my eyes off the miles and minutes remaining. It’s easy to do once I reach Kansas; there’s only one way to go: straight.
Grit, Guts, and Determination: How The Race Across the Sky Reclaimed the Spirit of Leadville, Colorado
The powerful tale of why and how Ken Chlouber and Merilee Maupin founded the Leadville Trail 100 running and mountain bike races–contributing to the economic and spiritual recovery of a once declining mining town that has lasted over 40 years.
Answering the Call of the Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race
The videos of the Leadville 100 MTB race were like flint scraping against the ragged edges of my broken heart. There was a spark. It didn’t take long to ignite a flicker of hope, something I hadn’t felt in months. I could do that race. I don’t know how I know, but I know. I should at least try.