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Old 02-12-10, 01:59
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Default Leadville is a Scam

I wanted to do this race/ride to just say i did it. I like challenging rides and this looks like one of them and after my friend suggested it three years ago i figured i would try to get back in shape and motivated.

So i got rejected but in my rejection email i was told i could definitely gain entry if i did one of Carmichael's leadville training camps. Curious I looked it up and it was $1250 bucks for the 2 day training camp. Total BS and i won't be registering next year.

See the email below:

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 and cannot yet accept entries for
2011.

There is still ONE way you can gain entry into the race. For the third
year, the Leadville Trail100 has partnered with Carmichael Training
Systems to host three 2-day mountain bike camps in Leadville in July
2010 in preparation for the LT100 MTB Race. Camp participants will
earn guaranteed entry into the race and the race entry fee is included
in the camp fee. Athletes who are unsuccessful in the lottery will
have first priority to get into a CTS LT100 Camp. Call CTS today at
866-355-0645 or visit www.trainright.com to reserve a camp spot and
we’ll see you at the start line on August14.

We would also encourage you to consider entering the awesome 50 mile
“Silver Rush” on July 17. It’s a tough, demanding and incredibly
beautiful ride in Leadville’s historic east side mining district.
Also new this year is 24 Hours of Leadville on Sept. 4 & 5 – for when
100 miles isn’t enough! Try it solo or grab some of your friends and
sign up as a team. In addition, we are offering a special $50 discount
on the 24 Hours of Leadville race by including this Code: 24Pb on the
race application. Simply download it from the web site, fill it our
and mail it in!

Last, but certainly not least, we always need and welcome volunteers
to assist the mountain bike and running events. Not only is it very
rewarding to help other riders and runners achieve their goals, but
preference in the 2011 entry process is also given to those who
volunteer for any of our 2010 races.

We are sincerely grateful for your enthusiasm and dedication to the
“Race Across the Sky”.
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Old 02-12-10, 02:19
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I wanted to do this race/ride to just say i did it. I like challenging rides and this looks like one of them and after my friend suggested it three years ago i figured i would try to get back in shape and motivated.

So i got rejected but in my rejection email i was told i could definitely gain entry if i did one of Carmichael's leadville training camps. Curious I looked it up and it was $1250 bucks for the 2 day training camp. Total BS and i won't be registering next year.

See the email below:

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.

BLA BLA BLA

There is still ONE way you can gain entry into the race. For the third
year, the Leadville Trail100 has partnered with Carmichael Training
Systems to host three 2-day mountain bike camps in Leadville in July
2010 in preparation for the LT100 MTB Race. Camp participants will
earn guaranteed entry into the race and the race entry fee is included
in the camp fee. Athletes who are unsuccessful in the lottery will
have first priority to get into a CTS LT100 Camp. Call CTS today at
866-355-0645 or visit www.trainright.com to reserve a camp spot and
we’ll see you at the start line on August14.

BLA BLA BLA

We are sincerely grateful for your enthusiasm and dedication to the
“Race Across the Sky”.
Wow only $625 a day to listen to The Kid pontificate, and they give you a free entry.......such a deal.
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Old 02-12-10, 04:20
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Talking scam-o-rama

Leadville is a scam;riding fireroads for how long? for how much?
Gimme some singletrack dammit!! There are other 100 milers out there with single track,all they lack is the hype,and the fact that ******strong doesn't ride in them. Which IMO is a good thing. Go suck the hype and ride fireroads if you want;but anyone in Co. could tell you about 100 other better free rides!
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Old 02-12-10, 04:33
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After reading that crap, I'd never register for Leadville. What a bunch of a-holes. F**k them.

The E100 in Utah is about 99% singletrack at an elevation of 6,400 - 10,000 feet. No problems registering.
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Old 02-12-10, 04:47
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Totally agree. My wife is already on the ball in finding some other cool places to do some riding.

You speak of Utah, my inlaws live in St George and i am dying to do some real riding out there.

No more hopnig to ride leadville for me.
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Totally agree. My wife is already on the ball in finding some other cool places to do some riding.

You speak of Utah, my inlaws live in St George and i am dying to do some real riding out there.

No more hopnig to ride leadville for me.
Gooseberry Mesa is a spectacular trail. Hit the Gem Trail as well, which starts in Hurricane. Lots of others. If you're going to ride out in Utah, ride Moab in the spring and the Salt Lake area mountains in the summer.
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Gooseberry Mesa is a spectacular trail. Hit the Gem Trail as well, which starts in Hurricane. Lots of others. If you're going to ride out in Utah, ride Moab in the spring and the Salt Lake area mountains in the summer.
Everyone should ride Moab at least once. I think it's pretty commercialized now BUT there is nothing quite like it.

And it's not too far of a drive from St George...
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Old 02-12-10, 14:35
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So..... Is everyone here angry because they didn't get in? Because they didn't win the lottery? Because they don't respect the safety issues that could result from having thousands upon thousands of riders? Because you all feel a sense of entitlement? Or...

Are you angry because of the gouging that CTS is doing to try and make a buck? However, remember that they did pay a hefty sum in sponsorship. They purchased that right.

Remember, you don't have to go. Oh, and don't kid yourselves, you would absolutely go even if "dueche-strong" did the ride. I don't think anyone here would say "no" to an opportunity to ride.
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So..... Is everyone here angry because they didn't get in? Because they didn't win the lottery? Because they don't respect the safety issues that could result from having thousands upon thousands of riders? Because you all feel a sense of entitlement? Or...

Are you angry because of the gouging that CTS is doing to try and make a buck? However, remember that they did pay a hefty sum in sponsorship. They purchased that right.

Remember, you don't have to go. Oh, and don't kid yourselves, you would absolutely go even if "dueche-strong" did the ride. I don't think anyone here would say "no" to an opportunity to ride.
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So..... Is everyone here angry because they didn't get in? Because they didn't win the lottery? Because they don't respect the safety issues that could result from having thousands upon thousands of riders? Because you all feel a sense of entitlement? Or...

Are you angry because of the gouging that CTS is doing to try and make a buck? However, remember that they did pay a hefty sum in sponsorship. They purchased that right.

Remember, you don't have to go. Oh, and don't kid yourselves, you would absolutely go even if "dueche-strong" did the ride. I don't think anyone here would say "no" to an opportunity to ride.
Let me guess, you purchased the Carmichael Training systems Platinum package and it totally helped you finish your local MS 150?

Are you bummed that your training package did not include the "Extract of Cortisone" Strock, Kaiter, Lachuga, and Armstrong's did?
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