Mosquito Pass via ATV

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After taking the big girls to Mount Massive, Kayla was owed a mountain adventure. So we headed out on an ATV together on the best weather day of the week. Went to the east side of Leadville and I figured we ought to drive up Mosquito Pass. I have run it enough times but never actually drove to the top. … Read More

Leadville Firecracker 5K 2016

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Distance 3.11 miles Time 41:19 Pace Hers! Rank 156th GPS Analysis Strava “So anybody want to race 5k in the morning?”, I asked. Harmless question. Sydney said, “Yes!”. Reagan said, “OK, I want to beat Sydney”. Kayla pops out, “Me too!”. What? You are 6! You can run 3.1 miles at 10,000 feet. But I didn’t tell her that. Let’s … Read More

Drink Your Night Run

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Well, now you can have your own Night Run anytime you want at Periodic Brewing in Leadville. See lower left on the drink menu. Chris is having a good time with the names! I hope the tradition continues. Someday I hope to do it again myself.

Leadville Trail 100 Run 2015 Pacing

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Shad Mika moments after finishing as a big buckle Leadman. Taking off the gloves like he just whooped someone’s ass. Well, that was a different way to spend a week. For the last five years, I have spent as much of August as possible in Leadville. I hosted night runs. I had gatherings. I tapered. I raced. Not this year. … Read More

Leadville Zip Lines

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On the way into Leadville on highway 91, this establishment, Top of the Rockies, offers snowmobiling in the winter. A few summers ago, they built a zip line ride as well. I figured they saw my zip line creation and were trying to give me competition. Bring it! Kim decided enough was enough and booked us on a tour there. … Read More