Last night my son & I went and saw the exclusive one night showing of Race Across the Sky. It was a documentary covering the 2009 Leadville Trail 100 bike race, one of the most intense endurance races of all time. Go to here to see the trailer and you can find everything you want to know about Leadville here Leadville 100
I find watching mountain bike races not as fun to watch as road racing, but this was different. This documentary had an imax movie feel to it. I think the word that comes to my mind is epic. This is an epic race in which the course is set in the beautiful mountains around Leadville.
Yes the movie set set around Lance, David, Travis and some other well know pro riders but it was also about the regular racer and their story. One thing you get from the film is that the pro's think it cool lining up with the regular joe. Lance said that this was the race that made him come back to cycling and that wining was not number one. He did win the race and broke a new course record.
I hope that if you miss going to this movie that it comes out on DVD for you.
I am going to put this out here. I don't care if you like Lance or not or care if he wins another tour. But I do think that him coming out of retirement will do one thing. I think cycling will become a much bigger main stream sport in the United States because of him. I think in the next two years we will see some of the big series cycling event both road and mountain. Think Coors classic of the dirt and maybe Tour DuPont for the road. Let see if I am wrong on this.
"Your better than you think you are and you can do more than you think you can".-Ken Chlouber-Leadville 100 founder