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Leadville 100
« on: July 19, 2007, 09:23:59 PM »
I've seen people mention it before on this forum. Is there anyone here that is doing it or has done it in the past? I think it's about 3 weeks away.
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Re: Leadville 100
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2007, 09:45:46 PM »
I've seen people mention it before on this forum. Is there anyone here that is doing it or has done it in the past? I think it's about 3 weeks away.

Haven't done it, but it would sure be an accomplishment to be had.
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Of the 750 entrants, about 600 made it to the start line at 6:30 am on race morning, August 13, 2005. Of those 600 riders, only 471 would be "official" finishers. The cut-off time to be an "official finisher" for Leadville is 12 hours. If a rider's finish time is between 12 and 13 hours, he or she is awarded a finisher's medal signifying completion of the distance; but not within the cut-off time.

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Riders under the nine-hour mark receive the coveted gold and silver belt buckle, "La Plata Grande," to signify the accomplishment of this challenge. Category winners receive a mining pan filled with goodies. For the last finisher under the 12-hour mark, a small statuette of the hind end of mule is awarded. The trophy says, "Leadville Trail 100 Bike Race, LAST ASS UP THE PASS."


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Re: Leadville 100
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2007, 10:21:09 PM »
Some things are just plain cool!!! Thats one of them.    8)   8)   8)
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Re: Leadville 100
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2007, 10:37:54 PM »
amen brother!  amen.. lets hope we finish the 100 miler.. this year i just want to survive, next year i'll race...  you, chisel, and the idster ought to think about trying it next year..  i'd be cool to do a ride like that together.

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Re: Leadville 100
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2007, 10:45:48 PM »
Possibly! That would be alot of fun. 8)

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Re: Leadville 100
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2007, 10:47:45 PM »
Possibly! That would be alot of fun. 8)

well then lets go..  :)  thats somethin to put under the belt!! 
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Re: Leadville 100
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2007, 09:18:29 AM »
Hey Bob, Where you doing the 100 at?  We still need to try to put together the WT 100.  I've got something going on every weekend this month and going to Tsali the 28th.  :-/

I'll have to skip some guide duties or something to free my weekends.

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Re: Leadville 100
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2007, 12:17:23 PM »
the shenandoah 100 is labor day weekend. yeah i am definately game for setting something up at Flatwoods.

i think it would be cool to have an "endurance" ride, event, race, whatever we decide to call it local..  it would be great for the club too.

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Re: Leadville 100
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2007, 12:36:42 PM »
I am game for WT100.  Let's nail a date and get rolling here!  How about 9/29 or 12/29?  Those are the next two "fifth Sundays" left on SWAMP calendar for which we don't interrupt a normal schedule club ride.

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Re: Leadville 100
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2007, 12:40:23 PM »
sounds fun

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Re: Leadville 100
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2007, 04:04:24 PM »
I am game for WT100.  Let's nail a date and get rolling here!  How about 9/29 or 12/29?  Those are the next two "fifth Sundays" left on SWAMP calendar for which we don't interrupt a normal schedule club ride.

It can be any day actually.  Saturday, Sunday or a holiday.Just a matter of doing the miles and having nutrition and beverage set up each lap through the parking lot.

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Re: Leadville 100
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2007, 01:05:19 AM »
Garry,
It sounds as if you don't want to take lead on getting the WT100 organized.  I thought you had come up with the idea.  But anyway, if you all still want to do it, give me a date for it.  I am open to get together and go over possible course and other details.  I am sure there will only be less then 5 of us trying it.  Once we show it can be done, I say we take it to SWAMP board to see if is even something they would want to do with their already busy schedule.

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Re: Leadville 100
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2007, 08:01:58 AM »
Nope, not at all Sandpine - I don't mind setting it up or even laying out the course.  I was just saying that of late I have had very little free time to block off 4+ hours to pre-ride and work out a plan.  Having others involved would make it easier.  Sometime in August looks like it may work; July is almost done.  Today I have to be somewhere at 2:oo; tomorrow I'm guiding at Croom.  Next week I hope to be in Tsali.  August 4th is the St. Pete Assault.  After that?  Well, haven't really looked that far.  :-)

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Re: Leadville 100
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2007, 10:48:49 PM »
the shenandoah 100 is labor day weekend. yeah i am definately game for setting something up at Flatwoods.

i think it would be cool to have an "endurance" ride, event, race, whatever we decide to call it local..  it would be great for the club too.

-bob :)
how about we just do it unofficial. on a weeekend we set a 100 mi on a 20 mile lap each individual will log his own time and keep a computer for distance?  make a route and e-mail to anyone who's interested.

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Re: Leadville 100
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2007, 12:06:14 AM »
Daz the plan.  Riding it amongst ourselves first and maybe pitch it later to be an official event.  25 mile loops so we can complete about 4 laps.  I like your idea of the log.  That will give each rider that comes back to our own sag stop (parking lot) write down the time you came in for your lap so others know how far ahead/back you are.  At the end, you take a picture of your speedometer and save it for our own records books.

 

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