Last Saturday I took part in the 16th annual Copper Triangle. It was a fantastic event with great views, support, and food. The atmosphere — from the riders to the volunteers – was top-notch. I wrote a story about it for the Vail Daily.
With over 2,000 riders in the event, I didn’t really think I’d actually contend for the podium for the KOM competition up Vail Pass, but, I gave it my best shot.
The results state that the winning time was 15:14, by Doug Campbell.
If you scroll down, you’ll find my name, with an ‘a.k.’ next to it. I reached out to Outside Events and they told me this indication means the rider was an e-bike cyclist and thus was not eligible for the KOM or QOM competitions. The problem, of course, is that I was not an e-bike rider. My time was 14:55.
I’ve decided that instead of ruffling more feathers, I will walk away from this experience and simply accept my time as my new 5-kilometer running PR conversion equivalent.
It’s nice to finally say I went sub-15.