Riding more than 100 miles. At altitudes over 10,000 feet. With more than 10,000 feet of cumulative climbing. On a Mountain Bike. On my 31st birthday.
This is the Leadville 100 MTB race. And I’ll use that word “race” loosely, as for me it will be more a question of survival. There will be time checks that have to be made out on course just for the right to continue on the death march. If you cannot repair your bike, you’re out. If you accept medical aide, you’re out. Why even bother? And what exactly will go into making this a reality?