May 21, 2018
We kick off Season 1 by addressing the question that keeps every
Leadville 100 MTB racer up at night: "Can I finish this race?" Race
founder Ken Chlouber has some wisdom to lend with his
Rebecca Rusch launches her "Questions for the Queen" segment
with advice on the most important thing you can do while training,
during your taper, and during the race itself.
Coach Jonathan Lee has training tips to get you caught up and
launch your next phase of training.
Finally, Fatty and Hottie get into their weekly deep-dive on the
race course by detailing strategies for getting to the starting
line ready for the race.
We went out of our way, for this podcast, to reach out
exclusively to companies we actually love and buy stuff from
ourselves. Which is to say, you won't find ads here for life
insurance companies or mattresses or cooking kits that come to you
in a box.
Shimano XT Di2 is glorious anywhere, but its magnificence really
comes into play when you're 78 miles into a high-altitude race and
are now at a part of the race where it would be really nice to
shift pretty much constantly, precisely, and perfectly, without
much effort. That's Shimano XT Di2.
- The Feed: The Leadville Trail 100
MTB Race is an eating contest disguised as a bike race, and you
need to train for that eating contest. Get to know the good folks
at The Feed and start using your race food plan now, before it's
- Banjo Brothers: A simple, sturdy,
well-designed, time-tested saddle bag is a must during this race.
Fatty's trusted Banjo Brothers bags on his LT100 bike race for more
than a decade.
- ENVE: Whether you're thinking about
your cockpit or your wheels, the Leadville 100 is the very
definition of an ENVE dream scenario. Fatty's got an M5 bar and 525
wheels on his bike and rides without fear of broken components or