Pro rider Nate Whitman gives us the daily update on the Leadville Trail 100 from the Herbalife24 Basecamp. Here the latest weather and trail conditions. Nate also breaks down the pro womens race and gives you the key riders to watch.
He may not be a pro in the traditional sense of the word. But as one of North America's best known cycling coaches, it's certainly interesting to see what Chris Carmichael will saddle up come race day at the 2011 Leadville 100.
I was invited to former President George W. Bush's inaugural Warrior 100K Mountain Bike Ride, called the W100K, in April, along with 14 servicemen and women who were injured or lost limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Whether your goal is outright victory, a sub-9-hour time, or simply to finish the race inside the 12-hour cutoff, there are definitive tactics for long-haul racing that can tip the scales of success in your favor.