I have been to Leadville, it is breath taking beautiful. Breath taking because it is at 10,000ft as well. Last week a friend mentioned casually on a ride that I can work on my climbing ability but really my bread and butter is windy, flats. I looked up the Leadville course elevation profile and it seems to fit the bill- if you squint at it long enough it really does start to look flat.
Leadville 100 mtb course elevation
At least the graph is pretty, and didn't I just say that for every climb there has to be a downhill? This graph seems to prove my point. Actually, I don't see any flat sections so maybe there will be wind? One can hope. Just to be safe though, I will keep riding lots of hills and working on my climbing.
Rode this climb last week
The next six weeks I get to be a triathlete.That doesn't mean I am going to ignore my bike handling skills, wear funny socks and walk around in my ironman finisher t-shirts. It means I am going to focus on enjoying my swimming, biking and running workouts. I might miss the smell of the chlorine coming out of my pores come August so I better soak alot of it up now.
Super crew Alison and I on a so pretty desert ride!