South of the border in the Colarado Rockies, one lone lap dog spent Saturday August 13th participating in what is considered by many to be the most difficult single-day mountainbike race in the world. The race is the Leadville Trail 100, otherwise known as the “race across the sky”. This race starts at 2 miles above sea level and continues going up over a 100 mile out-and-back course that is designed to make every participant dig deeper than they ever knew they could.
Fortunately, veteran LapDogs Race Team member Ian Ptolemy was up to the task, completing the race in an impressive 8:56:39, and in the process, landing 39th in his age category and seizing the previous LDCC record for this race from the Big Dog himself, Michael Cranwell (whom we understand started training for Leadville 2017 this morning…)
Congratulations, Ian, on an epic ride.