Gorilla Bike Team, Brooklyn Velo Force, Represent at Leadville Trail
This is it. The race of all races. One hundred miles across the high-altitude, extreme terrain of the Colorado Rockies. Created for only the most determined athletes. Starting at 10,152 feet and climbing to 12,424 feet, you’ll be challenged to catch your breath — while the views try to take it away.
The 100-mile out-and-back course is in the midst of the Colorado Rockies. Low point, 9,200 feet; high point is Columbine Mine, 12,424 feet. Majority is on forest trails with some mountain roads.
BVF ENROUTE TO LEADVILLE
Francie, Saul and Midori all did great, even battling serious dehydration towards the end. All are recovered and well.
Here's a recap from Peter Baiamonte, who finished in an impressive 9:59:
"I was trying to go for 9 hours, which is pretty hard, and they give you an even bigger nicer belt buckle if you do it, I got tied up in traffic (1800 people started) and then also had issues with hydration. I finished in 9:59 and am super happy just to have made it."
All are back in New York. Welcome back, you guys! We are so proud of you!
GETTING USED TO THE ALTITUDE
More pictures coming soon...!