Saturday, August 11, 2007

Leadville Hatchery

Near the 20 mile mark of the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race prior to the Pipeline crew station there is a National Fish Hatchery. The lead group of five riders including Dan Wiens and Floyd Landis passed the hatchery at 8:10 am. Photos confirmed the observation that that Floyd had a red raspberry on his thigh and blood on his knee. Floyd is number 1220.

Standing along the side of the road a few cyclists nearly took my toes off. I am not a crazy Basque fan and was politely in the dirt. But I did move back after a few close encounters. The riders were strung out and dribbled past us for the next hour that we stayed.