Leadville — The 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race Podcast, p/b Floyd's of Leadville is the show for people racing (or just interested in) The Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race. Fatty (a 22-time LT100 finisher), Hottie, and a host of experts answer your questions, give you training tips, detail the course, and tells the stories about the highest and hardest one-day mountain bike race in America: The Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race.
S4E11: Leadville's Local Legend: Marvin Sandoval
Leadville is a legendary place to most of us, so what does it mean to be one of the local legends there? Marvin Sandoval would know. He's consistently a sub-nine-hour finisher of the LT100, has raced the Leadman nine times and has won the series twice. Along the way he's collected a lot of great stories and valuable information for anyone who races the Leadville 100.
S4E10: Finish Faster with a Well-Maintained Chain
In endurance racing, little improvements can add up to big differences. That's why we have Adam Kerin of Zero Friction Cycling as our guest. He runs an entire testing center dedicated to chains and lubrication. We asked Adam to focus on the conditions we see in the Leadville Trail 100 and how we can save valuable time with some smart drivetrain choices.
S4E09: The Scariest Half Hour
If you've raced the Leadville 100 in the past nine or so years, you've no doubt noticed Earl Walker at some point in the race. He's the guy in front of the lead racers, and he's got a million amazing stories. What it's like to tear down Columbine at 50mph while clearing the way for cyclists going nearly that fast. Doing impromptu traffic control. Things he's seen up front that nobody else has ever seen. You are going to love his stories about the race across the sky.
S4E08: The Guy Who Rode the LT100 Every Week for 8 Weeks
Heath Speckman is a Leadville State Trooper, an Air Force Veteran, and a one-time MMA fighter. And those are the things we hardly even touch on in this episode. Because Heath is also the guy who Everested by riding up and down Columbine over and over. And Heath is the guy who rode the Leadville course every week for 8 weeks last summer. And in short, Heath is the nicest guy who will ever tear your legs off in the race.
S4E07: Peter Stetina Attempts a Kokopelli FKT
You likely remember Peter Stetina from his World Tour days. Or from his fourth-place finish in the '19 LT100. But we heard he had a great story about his very recent attempt to set a new record on the 142-mile Kokopelli Trail. It's a great story on its own merits, but it's also hyper-relevant for Leadville racers...because that means Pete was out riding about as long as many of us take to do the LT100. Enjoy this story—and learn a ton—from a guy who makes a living doing crazy-long rides.
S4E06: Hardtail Party
We’re joined by the host of the popular Youtube channel Hardtail Party for this episode. Steve has a deeper understanding of the pros and cons of hardtails as your everyday ride than just about anyone, and has some extraordinary recommendations on how to select your next bike (but you may be surprised what he recommends for a Leadville racer). Enjoy this episode with an incredibly smart guy with a very smart channel and a really great riding philosophy.
I absolutely love listening to these guys. I’m doing my first Leadville this year. These podcast have been awesome to get me excited, pumped and ready to race out at Leadville.
I love this show.
These guys. This race. This show. Their absolute dedication to sounding pro yet authentic. How did such a niche event wind up getting the best podcast in cycling?
Great podcast for LT100 participants!
The ultimate guide for first time Leadville participants. I listened to the podcast in 2018 before my first attempt, and buckle finish. I would recommend that anyone thinking about participating in the race listen to the podcast. Fatty and Hottie cover the full spectrum of the event from gear recommendations to the suffering and challenge of conquering this race. Highly recommend!