Saturday, August 11, 2007

Leadville Startline

We arrived at Harrison and 6th in Leadville Colorado for the race start. The elite riders had their bikes lying on the pavement as the rest of the peloton queued up behind the netting. The fire engines arrived to put up the start/finish banner. Late arrivals were checking in with race organizers at the start line. There weren't alot of spectators until Floyd Landis appeared and the flock congregated for signatures and photo ops. After a few snapshots we hiked up the hill on 6th to watch the peloton start the race. The array of riders passed by. There were five tandems, but I saw only three. I also saw the rider with the one leg. As the group moved up this little incline, a rider commented "this hill feels good!"