Bill "Doc" Wenmark racing the LT100 on a fatbike
As many of you already know, the Leadville Trail 100 is today. The mountain bike race is one of the most widely known ultra endurance mountain bike races in the country. It’s not easy to get in, and not easy to finish. You can find information about the race here.
Imagine doing the Leadville 100 on a fatbike. Take tires that are 4 inches wide, a bike that weighs in excess of 30 pounds that is most at home in the snow or on a beach, and introduce it to altitude and intense mountain bike trail in the Colorado Rockies. Would anyone be up for that type of challenge?
Bill “Doc” Wenmark is, and has already proven he can do it. Doc completed the LT 100 on his Salsa Mukluk in 2011 in 11 hours 27 minutes. He’s racing this year to see if he can complete it (again on a fatbike – his Mukluk) in under 11 hours. Since this is his 16th LT100, if anyone can do it, he can.
Maybe there are other fatbike riders doing the LT100 this year also. If not, hopefully Doc has inspired some to try. Since Ride Fatbikes is the community for fatbike riders, by fatbike riders, let’s all cheer on Doc. We heard from him yesterday, and he said:
Bill "Doc" Wenmark completes the 2011 LT 100 on fatbike
Lance Armstrong stopped by today to wish everyone luck and reminded everyone that the two finishes he has at this race were the most difficult bike races he has “ever done”.
That left all the first timers with a lot of thoughts to consider before the gun goes off in the morning.
Semper Fi to all.
Whether you personally know anyone riding the Leadville 100, or you want to cheer on Doc, let’s wish for a great race for everyone. Good luck Doc!