Thursday, October 15, 2009

Leadville Trail 100: Race Across The Sky

Next Thursday, October 22, 2009, the missus and I will be heading over to the Buckland Hills place (theater? movies? screens? I don't know what to call them) in Manchester, CT, to watch Leadville Trail 100: Race Across The Sky.

(Note: I tried to find a less annoying link for tickets but movie sites seem to be obsessed with senseless Flash stuff.)

It's a race about the 2009 Leadville 100 (warning - the link talks - another site that likes movement).

We'll be meeting up with fellow blogger and friend SOC and Mrs SOC for the show and some eats. A poor substitution for the weekly Tuesday Night race series during the summer but at least we don't have to change clothes in our respective cars prior to attending either dinner or the event.

To be honest marathon mountain bike races don't necessarily float my boat. It's kind of obvious right? Else the blog would have been titled something like "Dirt Rider of the House" or, in more proper Intraweb terms, "Der Dert Schnizzle". Or something like that.

But, in 2009 the race seemed a bit more road like, with some non-mountain bike stuff present. Some ringers in the field. A (transparent) combine between teams. Long flat stretches that encourage drafting. An intense pace set by a deniable rabbit (he got third) on a different team, kinda sorta, that shares the same sponsors as the combine's leader.

Ultimately it ends up being a really, really long time trial. Not a proper Tour TT of 87 kilometers (in 1987 no less), but much, much longer. A time trial, regardless of the circumstances.

Other than that I have no idea what's in the movie, but that's the way I prefer to watch my movies.

Anyway it'll be a nice break from the regular routine.

Maybe we'll see you there.

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