Leadville is less than 2 months away and if I'm going to get a sub 9 this year, I need something extra. Something to give me the mojo to shave 30 minutes off my time. I just don't know what it is. A tattoo? Facial hair? A bald guy pony tail? Paint my face like a skeleton?
Or maybe it's my bike. Maybe I need to throw a rigid fork on it. Or ride my single speed. I've got to do something different than last year. Just not sure what it is I'm lacking.
If Leadville were a 20 mile race, I'd be set. But it's not. it's 100 miles. I've only ridden 100 miles once so far this year. Most of my rides have been pre-work or lunch rides. 1.5 - 2 hours average.