I no longer think Tim Ek and Justin Lund are insane for riding 60 + miles. Yesterday afternoon, I decided to go for a endurance…
Well the family was in from the great cold north (Canada). So we took them to the Renaissance Festival which is just outside of Phoenix. …
The day began with getting ready in the morning. You may be wondering what you take with you on a stair climb event. Here is a list of what I brought with me and why:
towel – for obvious reasons
change of clothing – again, no explanation needed
water bottles, MotorTabs, Fluid Recovery – keep me moving
MP3 player – loaded with tunes to keep me distracted
cough drops, Buckleys cough medicine – the air in the building is VERY dry.
gloves – imagine licking the floor of a bus stop bathroom, thats what the hand rails feel like after 700 sweaty people use them.
Evomo threads – What else would I wear?
The outward symptoms of this mutated gene cause normally mild mannered, level headed, working class people, to do some really crazy off the wall events, just to acquire the “event T-shirt” (or ETS for short). The events are such that “normal” people would not do these sort of things. Once the ETS is attained, ……
Part 2 of a 2 part story
So what exactly does Mr. Leadville track while training for a 100 mile bike race with over 14,000 feet of elevation gain? Well, he said all he really cares about isn’t even mileage, but rather the number of hours on the bike and vertical feet climbed. Not even heart rate? Dave said, “I look at my heart rate to gauge my efforts while on the bike, but I don’t need to analyze the data. I think data can be over analyzed….”
This is Part 1 of a 2 part story.
Husband, father, winner of a couple World Cups, and oh, did I mention that Dave Wiens is a 6 time consecutive winner of one of the most grueling mountain bike races around, the Leadville 100. Although when talking to Mr. Wiens, after a few minutes, you realize he is Dave the dad and family man who just really loves to mountain bike, I mean really, really loves it!