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Lance and Floyd On MOUNTAIN BIKES!!
« on: January 31, 2007, 11:19:50 AM »
Hey guys, Once again here is the link for the LEADVILLE 100.

Off road "Endurance RACE" Lance and Floyd are entered in the contest... Should be interesting and its in the Colorado Rockies so it should be really interesting...


http://www.bicycling.com/article/1,6610,s1-3-10-15438-1,00.html

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Re: Lance and Floyd On MOUNTAIN BIKES!!
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2007, 03:19:18 PM »
I hope Tinker goes there and throws down!
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Re: Lance and Floyd On MOUNTAIN BIKES!!
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2007, 03:32:47 PM »
Tinker??? Well he might go and he'll probably do pretty good but this is Floyd and Lance we are talking about here... :o

Two of the best cyclists of our generation... One maybe ever...  And neither one of them is a stranger to Mountain Biking. I remember when Lance helped Travis win his first NORBA title....

Back when Lance was a nobody...   ;D

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Re: Lance and Floyd On MOUNTAIN BIKES!!
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2007, 03:33:40 PM »
Tinker is scheduled to make a showing!  SWEET

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Re: Lance and Floyd On MOUNTAIN BIKES!!
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2007, 03:39:53 PM »
Tinker is much older than these guys but I bet he does really good against these two. What a race this is going to be. The locals are training already.
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Re: Lance and Floyd On MOUNTAIN BIKES!!
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2007, 03:41:19 PM »
It will be an all star race by the time it rolls around...

I bet we see some Europeans before to long..  Maybe even Paola will race... ;D  I could watch her ride for a while or so...

LOL

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Re: Lance and Floyd On MOUNTAIN BIKES!!
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2007, 03:43:44 PM »
Yeah, she was part of the reason I bought a Sugar years back! ;D
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Re: Lance and Floyd On MOUNTAIN BIKES!!
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2007, 03:47:58 PM »
right on right on...  LOL

she is a reason for a lot of things...

maybe thats why I want my old lady to ride with me.. ;D

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Re: Lance and Floyd On MOUNTAIN BIKES!!
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2007, 03:56:31 PM »
RACE COURSE DESCRIPTION

Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race Course

The course of 100 miles is within the beautiful, high altitude mountains and valleys of Leadville, Colorado. The race is an out-and-back course; 50 miles out to the highest point on the course, the Columbine Mine Aid Station at 12,600 feet.  The majority is on back-country dirt roads with some short sections of paved road. The entire course is above 9,000 ft with six well-supplied aid stations.

Course  Description/Instructions:
The Start is at 6th and Harrison, Leadville’s only stop light. Riders will have a police escort at controlled low speed via 6th St. to Turquoise Lake Road to County Road 9 to Leadville Junction, then ride across the railroad tracks, across the river to Forest Service Road 103. Here the police escort ends and the race begins (Note - the return route from this point back to the finish is entirely different as explained later). Ride Forest Service Rd. 103 about 5.1 miles up and over the St. Kevin Mining District. This road ends at the Bear Lake Road (FS Rd 107). Across this road and to the right is a FS green gate. Go around the gate (open race day), then approximately 2 miles to the Turquoise Lake Rd. Right turn following the paved road 4.4 miles around the west side of the lake to the Hagerman Pass dirt road (FS 105-dirt). Turn right, then 1.5 miles to FS 105A. A hard left turn begins the route up and over Sugarloaf Pass. The descent has steep grades, sharp turns and a creek crossing at the bottom.

A short distance after the water crossing, turn right on the paved road. Racers continue on the paved road (SH 300) for 2.2 miles to the Halfmoon Road (FS 110). Turn right at this road and follow the road 1.1 miles staying left on FS 160, going between the gravel pits, until the road intersects with the conduit road. Located here is the Pipeline Aid Station at 24 miles.  This is a pipeline cut connecting Turquoise and Twin Lakes. Turn left, following the pipeline south. This is a two track dirt road. Approximately 1/2 mile beyond Sage Draw Road, turn left. This old 4 wheel drive road has a sharp descent and steep ascent and will soon take the rider down a very, very steep ridge to CR 10. Turn right, staying on this road until it intersects with SH 82. Proceed directly and carefully across the highway (traffic control by CO State Patrol) to the dirt road and turn left. A fence section will be removed for race day. Follow this road, then trail, across the dam to the Twin Lakes Aid Station located at the south end of the dam. Due to National Security, crossing the dam is permitted race day only!

Follow the road south through the FS gate. This part of the course crosses private land. The ranch owner is extremely generous with his permission to cross. Please show every courtesy and respect in return. It is about 1.5 miles across the ranch. The route is marked and will take riders to Chaffee County Rd. 398A. Turn right and begin the long climb to the top of the mountain. The road surface is good, although very steep in places and with many switchbacks. In the final two miles to the Columbine Mine Aid Station and the 50 mile mark, the road abruptly changes to a very rough, rocky, rutted two track climb to the 12,600 foot turnaround. Enjoy the magnificent view, then carefully and safely come down the mountain retracing the course exactly back to Leadville Junction. At that point (Leadville Junction), continue south on the dirt road beside the railroad tracks. This is a public road through private property.  This will turn up a short, steep grade and riders will be 3.5 miles from the finish. This dirt road known locally as the Boulevard, takes the riders up to McWethy Drive. Then it is a left and a quick right onto 6th street and on to the glorious finish.

CRITICAL: Riders coming down the mountain after the turnaround must stay on the right half of the vary narrow road and must stay in control. Riders will be coming up and both must treat their half of the road as single track. Uphill riders will have the right of way. Your safety is our number one concern. STAY IN CONTROL!

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50 mile out and back?  Hey, maybe one day?!  How hard can it be?   ;)

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Re: Lance and Floyd On MOUNTAIN BIKES!!
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2007, 04:04:44 PM »
Not alot of mtb'ing . Should help out Lance and Floyd. If it were mostly single track I think the advantage would be towards Tinker. Still, who knows what will happen. Almost sounds like a cyclocross bike would do well.
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Re: Lance and Floyd On MOUNTAIN BIKES!!
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2007, 04:42:51 PM »
I for one would love to see Tinker battle it out with Lance and Landis.  I would put some money on Tinker.  I checked out Tinker's schedule and I don't see Leadville listed.  But it doesn't mean that he won't do it but he is doing a 100 miles endurance race in the east coast on 8/4.  Then the Europe UCI Master's world championship on 8/15.  Adding Leadville to his schedule in between may be a bit much.

(20 minutes later...)
Okay as I was looking at his schedule, I noticed an email address on his website to "ask Tinker" questions.  I went ahead and asked him if he is going to enter it.  I met him in Alafia last year and I mentioned Juliane and Art since he knows them well.  I hope to get an aswer directly from Tinker soon.  I'll let you know.

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Re: Lance and Floyd On MOUNTAIN BIKES!!
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2007, 04:48:24 PM »
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kiss AS*  LOL!!!  anyways you are crazy for putting money on him..  he is a great rider.. but seriously. these guys are used to riding over a 100 miles every day for 20 or 30 days in a row.. 

And they both have raced mountain bikes before at the professional level..

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Re: Lance and Floyd On MOUNTAIN BIKES!!
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2007, 04:57:50 PM »
Crazy???  Maybe... but I would rather cheer for the underdog and is someone I've at least talked to face to face.

I belive the longest road race he has done is the RAAM.  Came in 3rd place just 20hrs behind 1st and 2nd after almost 11 days of streight riding for over 3,000 miles.  He is always doing 24hrs endurance races something I don't think Lance and Landis have done.  But hey, that is what is going to make LeadVille fun right?

I sure hope they broadcast that live so we can have a big SWAMP party for all of us to watch it together.  LOL...

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Re: Lance and Floyd On MOUNTAIN BIKES!!
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2007, 05:02:32 PM »
I hope they air that also, that would definately be tv worth waching!
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Re: Lance and Floyd On MOUNTAIN BIKES!!
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2007, 10:10:31 PM »
I checked Tinkers schedule and he does have the Leadville100 listed. What an incredible schedule of races. Check it out.
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