Monthly Archives: August 2008

Equal Time for Louis

A Note from Fatty: Last Monday, I wrote an angry post about how I got crashed at the starting line at Leadville this year. Then, on Tuesday, I backed down, embarrassed at what a hothead I had ...

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Upon Further Reflection

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m generally not a very angry person. Maybe this is because just about any time I work up a nice batch of righteous indignation and then express it, I find myself ...

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The First 30 Seconds

I’m back from Leadville now, and tonight I’m going to try to write a report about what I consider to be the best race experience of my entire life. Really, I enjoyed it that much. But ...

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The Short Version

I’ll have a story to tell early next week, but here’re the bare basics: I finished the race in 10:06 (plus or minus a minute — I can’t find official results posted ...

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For Emergency Use Only

It’s 4:50am. Less than two hours ’til the race begins. I’m making final preparations. Like eating breakfast. making weather-based clothes decisions. And this: Because you never ...

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Badge of pride

Badge of pride Originally uploaded by Fat Cyclist. The top 100 returning Leadville riders get a red, white and blue wristband, allowing us into a special starting area at the front of the line. ...

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The Stairs

Before I begin, there’s something I want to make clear, so you don’t think I am afraid of climbing a few stairs: My office is on the fourth floor of an office building, and I always ...

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