Headed to Leadville

by Arlyn on August 13, 2009

Finally headed to Leadville this morning for the race on Saturday. What an amazing journey this has been so far. I guess you can consider that this journey really began eight months ago when I entered my name in the lottery, fully confident I’d be selected.

It’s been an amazing ride ever since I got my email from Merilee confirming my entry in this 100-mile mountain bike race. Working with a coach for the first time, learning what it means to ride your bike for more than a few hours, riding Sonora Pass in the Sierra Nevadas, completing the 120-mile Triple Bypass in Colorado in 9 hours, and of course, previewing the actual Leadville course. Thousands of miles and hundreds of hours spent on my bike.

I’m honored to be racing with some of the greatest cyclists of my generation. It’s pretty amazing to think that I might be worthy of tagging along with those guys. Amazing.

I’ve done the work, suffered appropriately and I know I’m ready. Stay tuned…

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Mark August 13, 2009 at 7:25 am

Good luck! I can’t wait to see that gold belt buckle.

tamiko August 13, 2009 at 10:48 am

The girls send GOOD LUCK wishes as well! We all look forward to reading about your adventure…

Mark August 13, 2009 at 10:57 am

Make sure you look away if Lance tries to give you “The Look” up Columbine.

Scott August 13, 2009 at 6:54 pm

Say hi to Fatty if you see him!

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