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It's not really a race report since it didn't matter who won. But, maybe some of yous guys stopped by for a 'dog or a beer. Just wanted to say I had an awesome day running support for all the riders, even if all the support you needed was to think "Man, that hotdog guy is crazy!" Sadly we didn't have enough water to give out to all the riders that needed it. Maybe next year...

Aug 14th was a day that was one year in the waiting. In '09 we drove up Columbine climb after the race and had the wild idea to come back next year and setup a hotdog stand on the slopes of the monster. Friday the 13th we loaded up the goods in Denvertown and headed to the Cloud City.


Boosting past the Ike tunnel we thought we'd stop in Silverthorne and see about a chef's hat.

Success!!


We drove above Twin Lakes for about 5 miles and found a flat spot on the uphill side of the road. We didn't want to cause any bottle necks or wreck any racers, so right side of the road with plenty of room was key.


The 14th dawned bright and early and we set about getting things ready.

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As is proper kitchen attire


The riders were putting in a full share of effort, so why shouldn't we?




The top guys blew past with nary a thought of stopping. Although on the way up JHK chuckled a bit and Weins said it was the funniest thing he's seen. Wells was too cross-eyed to say much beyond "How far to the leaders?"




Regardless, the hotdog stand wasn't for the top 5 riders. If anything, it was for the last 5 riders.







As the afternoon wore on the riders were few and far between. We still cooked 'dogs and still yelled and cheered for every racer. Some beer may have been consumed.


This pretty well sums up my motivation for the hotdog stand


To the 1198 riders who smiled and said thanks, you are more than welcome! To the two riders who got mad and flipped me the bird, I hope you finished and can look back on the race with satisfaction. Maybe next time stop in for a 'dog and beer, they'll be delicious!
 

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Thanks!

That was awesome!

I was a bit blurry-eyed myself and doing everything I could to keep our tandem upright while navigating the walkers and downhill riders...

I caught a glimpse of the signs and smelled the dogs cookin!! I think I hear someone yellin, "hot dogs, get your hot dogs" like at the ball park.

Wish we could have stopped for a cold one, thanks for being out there and putting a smile on my face when I needed it! :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks for being there!

I think I said something like "Man, you're cruel..." as the thought of a dog a the time didn't quite sit well. But, you guys help personify the spirit of that race - it's just great to see unexpected and creative support at the most unusual spot!

Great job!

Hope you had fun!
 

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Nice! These are the kind of thing that makes Leadville what it is. :)

I used to run the Fall Classic race in Breckenridge years ago - back in the "good old days". A friend of mine always used to set up what was called the "mystery bong stop" (not officially sanctioned by the race management of couse) somewhere out on the point to point XC course. People would go by and he'd go 'psst, over here, I have something for you". Of course the pros and other fast guys never stopped, but a lot of other people did. Yep, the good old days. :lol:
 

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Thanks.I enjoyed a sip of PBR as I passed by.Perfect Bike Refreshment! (suffering up Columbine causes one's mind to er,drift).You guys rock! The post sippage burp was perfect... May I humbly request bacon next yr? mmmmm......bacon ;)
 

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Leadville 100 Hot Dog Stand

I raced the 2010 LT100 this year and have to say those guys with the weiner stand made me laugh my head off at a time when laughter was few and far between
That point of the race where one goes above treeline on the Columbine climb to 12500 ft and most have to dismount and push is a time when puking is more on your mind than a hot dog and coldy
Kudos to these funny guys and their spirit!
 

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I was race number 666...That hotdog saved my life, THANKS MAN!!:thumbsup:
 

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Hey man, that was me, #687. I thought I was hallucinating when I saw you guys. Talk about an awesome hallucination, your beerstand was definitely the best part of that climb. Hope to see you guys at another race, I definitely owe you one...or 6.

Bob
 

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bobjenkins. said:
Hey man, that was me, #687. I thought I was hallucinating when I saw you guys. Talk about an awesome hallucination, your beerstand was definitely the best part of that climb. Hope to see you guys at another race, I definitely owe you one...or 6.

Bob
Haha, man thats awesome! Sorry I forgot to have you sign a 'model release form' before using your pic.

The hotdog stand may be at other races...but only ones that are at least 50 miles long and require mountain bikes.
 

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denveryeti said:
@ miSSionary....we were the crazies at the top of that last grunt around mile 92. We "lovingly" called you the devil!!!! Nice race!!!
I do like crazies! Thanks for cheering, at that point you could have called me absolutely anything and I'd have been happy about it. Also, I was called the devil so many times I may now need to change my name...;)
 
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