Leadville is over! It's in the books and I can say it was really tough. I squeaked out my sub 12 with an official 11:56. Whew! Here is a quick Photo recap that Anna took. I will be posting a more detailed write up later. Thanks again to everyone that supported me and all my sponsors. I also want to thank my number one supporter, Anna who crewed all day and was so helpful after I was done riding. You are the Love of my Life, thank you for everything.
Starting today with the help of some wonderful sponsors I am holding a raffle prize contest for donations to Lance Armstrong Foundation. For each $5.00 worth of donations made to my LAF challenge page, you will get one chance to win some fabulous prizes given by wonderful sponsors. Below is a list of things to be given away. If you donate $5.00 you have one shot to win, if you donate $10.00, 2 chances, etc. This contest will be now through September 19, 2009. Please go here to make your donation. Each donation helps so much and is greatly appreciated. Please help us win against Cancer.
Fat Cyclist is a blog I have been reading for a few years now. He has always had a great way with words and a funny look at cycling. His family has been an inspiration to lots of folks dealing with Cancer and fighting it. He and his wife have rallied the troops and raised over $500,000.00 for Lance Armstrong Foundation this year. Elden's wife Susan passed away last night. I wish his family the best. I hope you will take a second to head over to The Fat Cyclist and leave a comment of support. I hope we can all raise enough money and beat this terrible disease called Cancer.
Twin Six has always supported The Fat Cyclist. They put a very nice tribute on the homepage today. I have a few shirts and socks from them, they make great stuff.
The Shoes have been replaced! CYCLES de ORO hooked me up with a pair of the Specialized Pro Mtb shoes. These things look awesome and feel great. I might be suffering on the long climbs in Leadville, but my feet will be styling and feel good.
Leadville is right around the corner. Someone has been pre riding sections of the course. Go here for video of the course. I’m getting ready to go, pre packing as best as I can. Very excited to be so close to a race I have always talked about doing and it’s almost here.
Cyclist, with a goal of raising as many funds as I can to fight cancer. I will be riding in the Leadville, Co. Race Across the Sky August 15th, 2009 as well as the Livestrong Challenge in Austin Tx October 25, 2009. I will be riding in Honor of a good friend with Cancer. My wife Anna, will be riding in the Livestrong event and will be my support crew in the Leadville event.