Leadville — The 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race Podcast, p/b Shimano is the show for people racing (or just interested in) The Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race. Fatty (a 23-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.
S7E00: Getting In & Getting Info
In this mini-episode, Hottie and Fatty encourage you to enter the lottery for the 2024 LT100...but also, to not expect to get in the race that way. We dig into what the surefire ways are to get in, what the tradeoffs are, and strategies to get in that cost less (but are also less certain) or that require more time and patience. Also, we have a request as we plan out Season 7 (!!!) of this show: fill out our listener survey at leadville.fm/survey. It will help us help you get ready for the highest and hardest one day mountain bike race in the country.
S6E27: Fatty's 2023 Race Report
This is it: the season's final episode. Like in other seasons, we end with Fatty's race report...but this was no ordinary day on the course for Fatty. In this episode, he talks about what it's like to do his 25th Leadville 100...less than three months after a C2-C5 spine fusion.
S6E26: Tales from the Finish Line, 2023 Edition
The 2023 Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race is now behind us and it's time to look back at the day. Hottie and Fatty talk about and with scores of racers, chatting about Keegan's record-breaking day, how numerous former guests did, and even a few surprising statistics. Enjoy this 2023 retrospective!
S6E25: Top 5 Tips for Racers, Crew, and Spectators
Hottie and Fatty talk about their Top 15 Tips -- five each for racers, crew, and spectators -- as we get close to race day. Whether you're out there on your bike trying to get yourself to the red carpet, taking care of your (let's face it) crazy cyclist, or just hanging out at Twin Lakes Dam watching this incredible race unfold, this is an episode you do not want to miss!
S6E24: LFAQ MegaSpecial + Podcast Group Ride Deets
Nate Whitman joins the show to answer a whole slew of your questions about preparing for, executing, and recovering from the Leadville 100. We're also incredibly excited to have details on this year's podcast group ride. Don't miss this episode!
S6E23: Racing With Power (Meters)
We've never raced the Leadville 100 with a power meter, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be done. There's a lot to be learned from racing with power, and a good case to be made for it. Coach Jonathan Lee of TrainerRoad joins us to make that case.
We also take on the question of whether it's worth the time and travel for flatlanders to spend less time in Leadville, and more at a midway point (altitude-wise) like Denver. For once, Hottie and Fatty actually agree on the answer. Astonishing!
I have been listening to Fatty since you “tried out“ for a professional cycling team. Through blogs and podcasts I’ve come to appreciate him and this race he loves so much. Throw in hHottie and now you have a bangers podcast that really does a great job promoting this race. At some moments I’m inspired to try to partake but it ain’t gonna happen.
THE source for all things Leadville MTB
Fatty and Hottie combine knowledge, experience, humor, and great personal chemistry to help anyone learn what they need to make their Leadville Trail 100 MTB race the best that it can be. Technique, gear, fitness, nutrition, and the course, all covered with the perfect amount of detail in an incredibly engaging manner. When I see the "new episode available" mark appear on the LT 100 tile in my podcast app, I stop everything and give it a listen.
Amazing podcast. Great tech content, guests, and banter. Thank you!