36 degrees at the start of Leadville yesterday.
According to Dharma Wheels Corespondant Travis Brown (aka Brownbeard)
Levi takes the lead about 45 min into the race. I’ll bet he’s still pissed about the TOC.
What a beautiful day for Leadville, the crowd’s seemed into it.
And thats good, because the course is brutal.
These men are strong.
Almost as strong as this man..
Travis: Dr. Jon, Did you know that Neds here?
Dr. Jon: Jesus Christ, is there anybody left in Durango to run the town while everybody is away racing their fucking bicycles?
Travis: Tell me again why you aren’t here?
Dr. Jon: I’m fat, lazy, didn’t train, having too much fun downhilling, have two business that are going gang-bang-fucking-busters.
In all seriousness, Ned, you are still and always will be a mentor, idol, yada yada. Kim and I love you man. I hope you slay people out there brother.
Back to the race. Just seeing powerline at 80 miles into the race makes my legs hurt. I still do just wanna skip breakfast and cliimb to the crest trail…..hows that for getting fired up!
This is what it looks like on one of the 4 false flats on powerline…
Brutal, even for JHK, who has been ripping a hole in the sky all fucking day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
God-Damn, look at these pics, Here for example is Todd Wells, deep in the pain cave, and still going 10mph up powerline.
Gotta include a pic of Matt Shriver, who won the race here at the Canyons last week.
Good on ya son!
Holy shit. That is fast ladies and gentlemen.
1. Levi Leipheimer @ 6:16:37.2 (1st in his division)
2. Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski @ 6:25:21.4 (2nd in his division)
3. Todd Wells @ 6:30:31.1 (3rd in his division)
4. Dave Wiens @ 6:33:54.1 (1st in his division)
5. Jeremiah Bishop @ 6:33:54.4 (4th in his division)
Wow, now thats what I call intense. Big thanks to TeeB’s NutZ for updates and photos. I owe you a soy latte the next time I see you.
Go out and ride. And like me, enter the lottery for Leadville next year. And just for those of you who follow my tech update, If I get in, I’m haveing Moots put a disc tab on my old Rigor and I”ll be riding that. Check out pez and velo-snooze and see how many hardtails there were out there.
Oh, here are some quotes too….
Levi – That was just ridiculous. I don’t know if I’ve suffered that much before,” Leipheimer said moments after crossing the line in downtown Leadville, Colorado, elevation 10,200 feet.
Read more: http://singletrack.competitor.com/2010/08/news/levi-leipheimer-wins-but-suffers-at-leadville_9777#ixzz0wgcaxIE3
I agree, that whole event is a day in the pain cave. Not 2 hrs……..a day.