Leadville 100 – The Finish

(Part three of our trip following several Arkansas mountain bikers to Leadville, Colorado to cover their attempt at one of the most difficult races in the world. If you haven’t read it yet, please read part one and part two.) By the time Cliff and I came down off Columbine into the Twin Lakes Aid Station many of the support crews were packing up to head back to Leadville for the finish. The … [Read more...]

Leadville 100 – The Race Begins

(Part two of our trip following several Arkansas mountain bikers to Leadville, Colorado to cover their attempt at one of the most difficult races in the world. If you haven't read it yet, please read part one.) We woke up early to a beautiful day. The temperature was in the low 40's, cold by Arkansas standards for August but not as bad as it could have been. The rain was gone. Our plan was to … [Read more...]

Leadville 100 – The Calm Before…

(Part one of our trip following several Arkansas mountain bikers to Leadville, Colorado to cover their attempt at one of the most difficult races in the world) Friday, August 10th, 2012, the day before the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race, one of the premier races of the Leadville Race Series is a day filled with anticipation. It's one of the toughest things most people have ever done, or … [Read more...]