namely, fit for a dog

this can’t be a good thing

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So look what showed up in the mail yesterday:

Leadville Entry











Those of you familiar with my past endeavours of distance know they didn't turn out so well. Both ended with me in a fetal curl nursing my thumb all the way home [read: two DNFs at the Wasatch 100]. 

So what gives? 

Well I have a couple of friends who have done this race a few times and through the miracle of technology filmed some of it last year.  One of these friends (Dug) also made it clear he wasn't racing Leadville again.  Given Dug's experience, why subject myself to this agony?  Two things...friends and peer pressure.

Allow me to introduce Sam.  So Sam hooked up with Dug last year (not carnally) and became the Wunderkind of biking at Suncrest and finished his first Leadville under 9 hours - 9 hours is the Holy Grail of finish times at Leadville (Sam is still under investigation by the UCI).

What does that have to do with me in all my donut eating, pudge loving glory?  Suffice it to say Dug and Sam inspired us to GREATNESS.  Okay not so much greatness, as a willingness to subject ourselves to 6 months of agonizing training followed by a 12 hour sufferfest in Colorado come August 15.

When I say "us" I mean the 5 other idiot friends who also got into Leadville.  Erik, J Dub, Banks, Seamons, and Tanner are joining myself, Sam, and others in our own version of S & M. 

I am pretty sure this year Dug is just going to watch. Smart man.



Written by eber

February 8, 2009 at 10:04 am

Posted in biking, s & m

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  1. amen brother


    February 8, 2009 at 5:42 pm

  2. Nice. I’ll see you there!

    Rick S.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:09 pm

  3. ‘Luck of the draw’, you say. I envision a summer of saddle rash, muddy trails, P90X, abstinence of Oreos, M&Ms, the 3rd drawer and more. You’ve always looked for a challenge; got one here. Go for it!


    February 16, 2009 at 11:59 am

  4. […] I decided to try a route that would not only be interesting, but would also be great training for Leadville.  I opted to circle Suncrest and the Point of the Mountain 5 times.  With Suncrest perched at […]

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