I've done a couple of centuries. I can't imagine doing that Leadville thing. That's a LOT of climbing....in dirt no less. To me, riding a trail on a mountain bike is twice the effort of riding the same distance on a road bike....especially when the ground is soft.buildflycrash said:I mostly just lurk here because I'm not flying very much at all but talk about biking and you got me. I'm Signed up for the Leadville MTB 100. This is gonna hurt!The main climb starts at 9,200 and up to 12,400 That is over 3,000 feet in 5 miles! The race is in Mid August but I'm starting to ramp up my Mileage already. I did my second full Ironman last year (12Hrs35min).
There is the Hilly Hundred here in Indiana. It is a road event, 50 miles on the first day, 50 on the second, over some of the hilliest roads in southern Indiana. I've never done it, but may this year, mostly because I can't find a buddy to do it with me. It's also pretty expensive, and a bit of a drive from my house. It might be fun with a buddy though.