Bob Goes Mining for Lead – He Got In!!!

Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race

Well, Bob just burned his last ship on the shores of his enemy.  He was just informed that his entry into the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race was accepted.  Yeah, that’s right.  Bob Jenkins will be riding 100 miles in the mountains of Colorado with some of the best racers in the world.  The race is Aug 14th, so Bob has right around 6 months to get ready.  This is AWESOME!  I wish I had the cajones to do this with him… Maybe next year.  Anyway, good luck, Bob!

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About Lukas Lamb

Husband to a wonderful wife, father to 4 incredible kids (3 daughters and 1 son), adventure racer, mountain biker, runner, lifter of weights, reader of books, and lover of life. He can be found on Google+

Posted on February 11, 2010, in Upcoming Races and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I’ve got a lot of work to do, especially considering I’ve never ridden a century before….ever.

    I don’t think the reality has set in yet.

  2. It will. What’s the big deal…I mean it’s only 100 miles and it’s not real technical stuff. However, it is a little hilly in spots.

    Are you planning on going out a week or two early to let your body get used to the altitude and maybe preride part of the race? I think they recommend at least 7-10 days as a minimum to let your body gets used to the “thin air”.

    I know people who have gone out there for wrestling competitions. They flew in the day before and suffered a lot due to the altitiude. They were in great shape but still gassed hard core during the competition. Other times, when they went out for a 1-2 week training camp and then competed they had no real problem with the altitude.

    Maybe Luke knows the recommended minimum acclimanization period reccomended for events at that altitude (I think the length has something to do with the amount of change in elevation from where you live to where you are competing). I imagine this might be a once in a lifetime deal. You should try to get out a little early so you aren’t limited by the fact you acclimated to the altitude.

    Time to kick it into the next gear and get mucho serious with your training and diet. Luke has helped me immensely with both over the last five years. He helped me get my diet right and took my fitness up several levels. I lost over 100 pounds and got in good enough shape to fight professionally. I credit with for enabling me to do much of this. See what he recommends.

    Do you have a support crew? Do you need people there with you (I’ll see if I can make it if you do)? Let us know what you need and we will help you all that we can. Are you going to buy a new bike? Rent one? Or stick with you currrent one? Are you planning on riding it on your single speed?

    Good Luck and kick some butt. To finish it would be a heck of an accoplishment. If you were to lace or win it would be even more impressive. Train your ass off, eat right, and commit yourself to preparing for the race and I am sure that you will finish the race before the cut off.

  3. The goal is to survive.

    I won’t have enough vacation time to do all that acclimating business, but I am signed up to do the Silver Rush 50 one month before the LT 100, so maybe that will help?

    Luke is already working on my new diet, and I will shamelessly tell everyone I know that I now have a personal trainer/nutritionist.

    I’m going to be buying a full suspension Epic. There’s no effing way I’d try to do Leadville on my Hardrock. My back would be destroyed.

    Right now I know that Don Daly is going to be in the race, and Gomed is coming with me. As far as I’m concerned, the more the merrier. I think we could make it into one hell of a party.

    Gotta go……need to train:)

  4. Congrats Bob…. You are better than you think you are….. Dont tear yourself up too much training for this… Its just a LONG bike ride! You can do this…

  5. Congrats, Bob! That’s going to be a great experience. Make sure you get a power meter to go along with your personal trainer/nutritionist. 🙂

    Peat

  6. Congrats Bob I wish I could be out there riding beside you. I know Luke is helping you with all your personl training needs but if you need anything else let me know. Good luck and get to training!

  7. My birthday is Aug 14, and all I want this year is for your bitchass to crush the LV100. Bob don’t on’t be a jerk, and give me want I want.
    Crush that shit homey.
    Storm

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