Monday, June 30, 2008

Colorado Here I Come.

Next event up is the MTB National Marathon Championships out in Breckenridge, Colorado. For the second year, the Firecracker 50 will host the Marathon Championships.

Eric Tiffany and I are heading out together and will meet Good Ben for a fun weekend of riding/racing in Colorado. I am looking forward to a couple of days in the mountains. It has been about 6 years since my last visit to Colorado to ride. I am looking forward to the views and trails of the Firecracker 50.

Am I ready for 50 miles of racing at altitude? Heck no, but I plan to have fun and enjoy the event anyway. I have ridden at high altitudes before, but never at race pace. We will see how I handle it. I hear that if you do not have time to acclimate yourself to altitude that it is best to just arrive the day before your planned event. That is what Eric and I will do. Hopefully it works out well for both of us. Gerard says I am going to suffer like dog at altitude. Heck, I do that at any elevation...

1 comment:

Shane"CRASH"Jones said...

Have a good time in Colorado. I definitely need to do some riding with you guys.