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Hey Gang:

I am flying out to Leadville on Friday and thinking or renting a mt. bike out there before we  climb Pikes Peak. Does $50 a day seem too much to rent a niner mt bike? Next question does anybody know if there is an online cue sheet for the start of the Leadville 100. I have thoughts of maybe riding the 1st 32 miles of it.

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Ride with GPS.

https://ridewithgps.com/find#search/0/search%5Boffset%5D=0&search%5Bstart_distance%5D=50&search%5Bstart_location%5D=Leadville&search%5Bkeywords%5D=Leadville+100&search%5Blength_min%5D=0&search%5Blength_max%5D=500&search%5Belevation_min%5D=0&search%5Belevation_max%5D=10000&search%5Bsort_by%5D=

$50 seems like a bargain.
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Thanks for the ride info. I printed it out and think I will do the first 32 miles of it.

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Powerline descent is in the first 32 miles (if you're talking one way) and should be fun/challenging, especially if you turn around and go back up! The views overlooking Turquoise Lake are stunning.  If you can I'd also consider tackling Columbine which is the big climb up to the midway point in the race.  Hell of a climb but being at the top over 11K feet is rewarding!  This would need to be something you tackle another day unless you ride most of the course.

Keep in mind there are road and dirt road sections really not worth riding unless you are doing race recon.  Some of these are in the first 32 miles.  You can get a better idea of what is what here:  http://trailgenius.com/trail-genius-map/leadville-100-mtb

I did race recon last year and on day 1 we did the first 30 miles and back (59 total) then day 2 we tackled Pipeline, Twin Lakes and Columbine and back.
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Powerline descent is in the first 32 miles (if you're talking one way) and should be fun/challenging, especially if you turn around and go back up! The views overlooking Turquoise Lake are stunning.  If you can I'd also consider tackling Columbine which is the big climb up to the midway point in the race.  Hell of a climb but being at the top over 11K feet is rewarding!  This would need to be something you tackle another day unless you ride most of the course.

Keep in mind there are road and dirt road sections really not worth riding unless you are doing race recon.  Some of these are in the first 32 miles.  You can get a better idea of what is what here:  http://trailgenius.com/trail-genius-map/leadville-100-mtb

I did race recon last year and on day 1 we did the first 30 miles and back (59 total) then day 2 we tackled Pipeline, Twin Lakes and Columbine and back.


I am actually only staying @ Leadville to get use to elevation flying in Friday and then the following Tuesday we are climbing Pikes Peak. I have thoughts of doing Leadville 100 sometime so thought while I was there should check the course out. Do you think $50 for a day rental on a Niner is fair. I have never rented a bike before?

Zman

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Yes, I don't think you'll find a good MTB rental for less than $50.  I think for a really good quality MTB $75+ is more typical.
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Yes, I don't think you'll find a good MTB rental for less than $50.  I think for a really good quality MTB $75+ is more typical.


So last question for you. Since you did some recon rides there. I have a cue sheet of the fist 50-60 miles of the ride. Do you think it could be ridden without a speedometer. I really don't want to rip one of one of my good bikes and don't want to buy one out there. I might have one laying around my parts stash I will have to look.

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Not sure I have ever used a speedometer specifically.  I don't ride without my Garmin, however. For stuff like this I always find or build a .gpx file and load on my Garmin for guildance so I don't accidentally go off track/get lost.  Plus, if it's not on Strava it doesn't count, right?  (kidding)
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Not sure I have ever used a speedometer specifically.  I don't ride without my Garmin, however. For stuff like this I always find or build a .gpx file and load on my Garmin for guildance so I don't accidentally go off track/get lost.  Plus, if it's not on Strava it doesn't count, right?  (kidding)


Well you are speaking a foreign language and guess I am old school and haven't taken the plunge yet and bought a Garmin. What is Strava? [biggrin] kidding I still only have a flip phone and just learned to text the last year. If it ain't broke don't fix it. I like my $32 a month cell phone bill. [biggrin]

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