Well, once again luck, mojo, or whatever you want to call it was not with me nor the rest of the amigos who were hoping to get into this year's Leadville 100 mountain bike race. The online letter went as follows...
Dear Leadville Trail 100 Family,
We deeply regret that we were unable to accept your application into
the 2010 Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race. We really wish we
could accommodate every interested rider, but we simply can’t. Our
goal and primary obligation is to offer every racer the nation’s
highest quality athletic experience with the utmost degree of safety,
medical care and racer support. The ever increasing numbers of
returning racers and new applicants are testimony we are meeting our goal.
We do not keep a waiting list....
The letter goes on to explain that if you participate in the Carmichael Training Systems 2-day mountain bike camps you can have an automatic entry into the race. Now this is a great option, but it also comes with a great price tag. A $1,250 price tag!
Of course Life Time Fitness is also offering their "essay" contest as a way to gain entry into the race.
So, I guess once again the "Amigos" are losers...Bullshit! We have plenty of other alternatives and I will now for certain enter Ore to Shore once again this year.
We meet Sunday to plan our race calendar and have a couple of Bloody Marys.