Eleven folks - 5 racers and 6 support crew so far ensconced in Leadville, CO - 10,200 feet. Gorgeous place and a fine town. Getting ourselves ready - racers and crew headed to the Columbine mine - climbing to 12,600.
Driving to the mountain base. This shot is south out of Leadville with Mt. Massive in the background - spectacular with the cloud in the foreground.
GRUELING - Doug in front - Kat following - one of the hike a bike sections with steep grade - rocks and gullies - heading to the top and leaving the trees.
STILL EPIC - Chris C. taking in the view at the top of the mountain.
But Beautiful - alpine flowers in full bloom.