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Hi All:

I don't know who tried to ride today (Saturday, 7/24) and who decided
to bag it, but a few of us went riding today in Golden Gate Canon State Park,
and it was just about perfect.

It was wet all around, but the trail was fine. A few of the roots were kind
of slippery, but boo hoo, we'll live. We saw one other bike and about 3 or
4 hikers. 10 miles took about 2.25 hours. The sun even came out a few times
(darn it!).

So that's the Saturday reports, here's the Sunday Offer ...

I'm heading up to Leadville tomorrow early to ride the 35 of the first 40 miles
of the Leadville 100 race course.

This isn't too hard of a trail, to be honest. I'm a slow racer, and I usually
finish the first 40 miles in about 4 hours on race day. So I fugure 35
miles at an easy pace will take about 4.5 to 5 hours. PM or email me
if you want more details. My wife will be coming with and playing
pit crew at the first two aid stations (for practice).
 

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LeeMan said:
Hi All:

I don't know who tried to ride today (Saturday, 7/24) and who decided
to bag it, but a few of us went riding today in Golden Gate Canon State Park,
and it was just about perfect.

It was wet all around, but the trail was fine. A few of the roots were kind
of slippery, but boo hoo, we'll live. We saw one other bike and about 3 or
4 hikers. 10 miles took about 2.25 hours. The sun even came out a few times
(darn it!).

So that's the Saturday reports, here's the Sunday Offer ...

I'm heading up to Leadville tomorrow early to ride the 35 of the first 40 miles
of the Leadville 100 race course.

This isn't too hard of a trail, to be honest. I'm a slow racer, and I usually
finish the first 40 miles in about 4 hours on race day. So I fugure 35
miles at an easy pace will take about 4.5 to 5 hours. PM or email me
if you want more details. My wife will be coming with and playing
pit crew at the first two aid stations (for practice).
Hey Lee, great ride Saturday. How did the pre-ride go on Sunday? I did my road ride like I planned, but am curious of how the course was. Just 3 weeks away now.

Tim
 

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Hi Tim!

mountaincruiser said:
Hey Lee, great ride Saturday. How did the pre-ride go on Sunday? I did my road ride like I planned, but am curious of how the course was. Just 3 weeks away now.

Tim
Hi Tim:

It was good to ride with you again, as well.

Here's a ride report I posted to [email protected] (a yahoo group).
I started from Leadville Junction. Even though I thought it might be rainy,
it was a supremely sweet day in Leadville. Temps in the 70's to 90s, and
not a drop of rain. I heard a little thunder towards 3 PM or so, but no
lightning.

I headed up St. Kevin's, and the road was in pretty good shape. It's almost
like the recent rain has helped smooth out the road.

The paved road down the north side of the lake has pot holes, as usual, but
not too bad. The climb up to Sugar Loaf was uneventful, except
that I saw Merilee running with her two dogs. The dogs seemed to be
having a great time. (There's still lots of water up there.)

The only warning I have is about the bottom part of the power line.

I am a decent descender, but I found two or three parts of the bottom
of the power lines sketchy. I've been running racing tires the whole
last year, and today was one of the few times I wished I had
more traction. Be careful during practice or the race on this section!

After a short (well, not that short) break with my wife at the power lines
aid station area, I headed over to the "North Face". (I still like that name,
even if the sponsor is long gone.) It seem like it's in pretty good shape
(better than the afore mentioned power line section!). I met my wife here,
deciding not to go the last few miles to Twin Lakes, since it was getting
late (we got started a little late).
 
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