Tag Archives: livestrong

We Have A Winner

18 Aug

According to Random.org (very cool little site if you haven’t seen it before, check it out) Rick Maddox is the winner of the year supply of CarboRocket. Congratulations Mr. Maddox. Thanks to everyone who participated in the drawing to raise money for Livestrong.

I have another drawing coming up that you will definitely want to be a part of so keep your browsers pointed here.

Mr. Maddox check your email and let me know what flavors you want and I’ll ship the years supply all at once or you can come by the house to pick it up, give you an excuse to stop by and say hi.

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Leadville Shmeadville

28 Jul

I’m heading to the Butte 100 this year instead.  Leadville isn’t for another couple weeks but the Butte 100 happens this Saturday.  As a matter of fact it would be a good training ride 2 weeks out from Leadville if you are feeling a little unprepared.

Butte offers more single track, more climbing, less people, less hype and the entry fee is about half of what leadville is.  Thanks to crazy enduro Bill for pointing me in the Butte direction, I hope he recovers in time for this weekend.

I’m pretty excited about it but also a bit nervous.  Several years ago I did a hundie sight unseen, the Cascade Creampuff,  it took me about 14 hours and left me nearly unconscious after the race and unable to hold onto handle bars or chopsticks for the next couple weeks.

I will be prepared this time.  I have compiled a list of essentials that will be needed to complete the Butte 100 in total comfort and style.  Feel free to use this list in preparation for your Leadville or LRE adventures.

  1. 22t Surly cog,  15,000-16,000 feet of elevation will be a piece of cake with this pie plate.
  2. WTB Weriwolf LT 2.55, monster wide front suspension tire.
  3. Vassago Jabberwocky, plush plushness and stylie style all in one.
  4. 10-15 bottles of Carborocket.
  5. Salt Cycling Fly socks.  They match my flaming Vassago kit perfectly and are the bees knees on the toes.

That’s it.  That’ll do you.

Good luck to everyone at the ICUP final this Saturday at The Canyons. I won’t be there but look and listen for the Livestrong table of goodies, all the proceeds from sales on Saturday at the Canyons go to the Livestrong foundation, including the CarboRocket.  Be nice to Dorothy and buy lots of stuff.

If you haven’t already, and I know you haven’t, click on the pink Fatcyclist jersey in the side bar and donate to my Livestrong page.  Each $5 gets you a chance to win a years supply of CarboRocket.