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Jan 4, 2019

By now we've all sent in our registration and are waiting to see if we got lucky with the lottery. While we're all waiting, Hottie and Fatty answer some questions from our listeners, including:

  • What major changes in training led to Fatty's change from being a 9 - 10 hour guy to being a low-8 guy?
  • How do we feel about the creek crossing being covered (and other course changes)?
  • What's the best bike for a first-timer?
  • Would we ever do this race on a fat bike?
  • How should racers -- especially racers without a crew -- prepare for bad weather?
  • Have we ever thought we weren't going to finish?
  • How important is your position in the starting corrals?
  • What is it about this race that keeps us (and others!) coming back?
  • Where are the places on the course where you're tempted to go too fast? Where are the places on the course where you go to slow?

It's a fun free-flowing hour of conversation about this race we love. 

Big thanks go to our sponsors:

  • Floyd's of Leadville: We’re very excited to have Floyd’s of Leadville as our presenting sponsor; check out Floyd’s at and use the code FATTY at checkout for a 15% discount on your first two orders.
  • Shimano: You already know they make the best components, drivetrains, and brakes. You know how many mountain bikes Fatty and The Hammer have between them? Around half a dozen. You know how many of those bikes have Shimano XT or XTR brakes? All of them. Coincidence? I think NOT.
  • Banjo Brothers: Fatty and Hottie are both such huge fans of these tough, practical and affordable bike bags and packs. Go to and get 20% off your order. And you know what? Be sure to pick up a Deluxe Seat Bag, size Medium while you're there. You'll be amazed at how much it can hold, and some day you'll be glad that bag is holding it.
  • ENVE: The best wheels — for road, gravel and (of course!) mountain bikes. If you want a faster time at Leadville, the best upgrade you can make is a great wheelset. And the best wheelset you can possibly own for the Leadville 100 is the ENVE M525