Is the Leadville 100 good for Leadville?

I love bikes. I love races. I love people who are serious about both. So, it seems like the answer to the title’s question would be fairly predictable. As someone who has only been in the cloud city for three years, I know I’m not the most qualified to have an opinion on this matter.Continue reading “Is the Leadville 100 good for Leadville?”

Viking kick off season

The first Vikings preseason game is Sunday! Wow. What a thrill! This year, I’d like to recommit myself to following the Vikings. Sure, I’ve always ‘followed’ them, I guess. At least if you count listening to a minimum of two Minneapolis-based sports talk radio shows a day as “following.” The way I see it, despiteContinue reading “Viking kick off season”

Everyone to Skis and some things to consider

Maybe a ‘lack of snow’ isn’t so new? Check out the article linked above for a nice quick read. For more on the Russian ski culture, I highly recommend Everyone to Skis! by William D. Frank. Thoroughly enjoyed this book as it taught me a lot about Soviet history — and skiing history. Reading that.Continue reading “Everyone to Skis and some things to consider”

DP up Independence Pass

On Monday, my wife said she needed to pick something up in Twin Lakes. I decided that if I was driving all the way out there, I might as well do something different. I brought my rollerskis and set out on Highway 82, just passed the turn from Highway 24. Feeling surprisingly spry, I hadContinue reading “DP up Independence Pass”

Heading out for the Copper Triangle

It’s going to be a busy day today! We’ve got: Consume coffee hope my registration is good for the Copper Triangle while driving to Copper Mountain Riding the 79-mile Copper Triangle (heading out once this post is up) Write/interview/cover the Copper Triangle Finish a sermon and then giving a sermon for a class Pet AjeeContinue reading “Heading out for the Copper Triangle”

The daily grind: must… train

Monday’s session in Leadville (elev. 10,152′): AM: 1 hour road bike … phone died unexpectedly … Changed into running shoes and decided to tack on intervals: 2 mile warm up 5x1k uphill at “hard-but-don’t-die pace” – (3:52, 3:49, 4:00, 3:48, 3:57 on mixed gravel and pavement, 1-4% grades) with 3:00 min. uphill baby-jog recovery 3Continue reading “The daily grind: must… train”