This is the post about all of the things I am doing to get ready for my first Leadville 100 mountain bike race. Not sure what this post will turn into but it will be a great place to gather all of my thoughts
What is the Leadville 100 MTB Race?
Leadville 100 MTB
Bike: Yeti SB 4.5, Eagle XO1
Bibb: Rapha Cargo Shorts. These are super cool they have easy to access pockets on each leg
Gloves: Troy Lee, I will have to look up the model
Shoes: Specialized S-Works MTB Shoes
Helmet: Troy Lee Designs
Backpack: Camelbak Low Rider
Jersey: Not sure, whatever I happen to be wearing
Bike Computer: Wahoo Bolt
Working with Jason Fitzgerald of CTS
Have a wahoo kickr for bike trainer sessions
Travel & Accomodations
Need to find a flight on Delta
Staying at a house called the Ice Palace
Bike Shipping, Assembly and Maintenance
The Plan here is to ship it via bike flights, the bike will be shipped to the Cycles of Life Shop where they will unpack it, and make sure it is race ready.
Bike Flights: https://www.bikeflights.com/
Cycles of Life: http://www.colbikes.com/
Shipping: Last year for the Butte 100 I purchased a Evoc Pro Bike Bag. I am planning on using this bag again for safe shipping. On the plus side you do NOT need a box to enclose this bike bag.
Getting used to Altitude is the real deal, so to give my self the best chances of success I will need a plan for acclimatizing. Here is what I am thinking:
Tuesday: We land in Denver approx 5,280ft. The plan is to spend the day there and then spend the night at around 5,280ft.
Wednesday: Drive to Leadville. Wakeup at 5,280ft, drive to 10,151ft. Maybe find a highpoint along the way to spend some time. Sleep in Leadville at 10,151ft.
Thursday: Wake up in Leadville. Maybe take a day trip to the top of Columbine. I think we can drive most of the way up and then hike to the top. Spend a half hour or hour at 12,600ft. then come back down to Leadville and sleep at 10,151ft.
Friday: Thinking this will be a rest day. Spend the day in Leadville taking it easy and getting ready for the next day.
Saturday: Race Day! Time to get it done.
Training & Race Day Packing Lists
Wind or Rain Jacket
3 Liters of Skratch Mix
Gu Flask with 5oz of Gu
4 or 5 Gels
(2) 1.5 Liter water bottles
Rapha Cargo Bib
Red Cycling Shoes
Mountain Bike Helmet