Hometown winner Dave Wiens.
The one and only finishes second!
It was quite some time before anyone else made their way to the finish line. After watching the press swarm for a bit, we explored Leadville on foot (with Molly in tow). We stumbled across a cute little pizza place. We were NOT disappointed. They were very friendly and provided a most delectable pizza consumption experience. (They get 2 thumbs up and four paws up for letting us sit outside with Molly) Yes, Molly liked the pizza too.On the way back to the car, we saw a small crowd hanging out on the sidewalk. Upon further inspection, we noticed they were all waiting in front of the "Ugly Cookie" which had a sign that read, "Sold Out of Cookies - will reopen at 2:40) With a loyal fan base like that, we had to give it a try. Mmmmmmmmm.... Can the Leadville culinary experience get any better? We'll have to make another trip to find out. We headed out shortly after the cookies.
I was really impressed by all the mountain bikers. One guy collapsed after he finished and had to have 2 guys help him to the first aid station as he literally couldn't walk. I told James he needs to try to ride it next year. He responded, "You'd have to let me buy a sweet mountain bike first!" We'll see...
Here are some other pictures from the day. Happy weekend to everyone!