Sam, you make us all proud and full of envy. With only 3 weeks left until Leadville, It's too late for the rest of us to pull this off. Just do me a favor and stay away from my wife when we are out there. She has a weakness for dudes with a dirty upper lip.
Monday, July 21, 2008
I have a good friend (let's call him Sam), who is racing Leadville for the first time this year. Sam is fast and in good form. He's one of those guys who has a solid chance at a sub 9 in his first attempt. But it's not his fitness or training that is going to get him the sub 9. It's not even his super light Scandium Niner that will get him the sub 9. Nope, he has a secret weapon that makes him faster. Something that requires weeks maybe even months of nurturing and care. Something that makes the rest of us wish we had the guts to attempt. Sam has grown himself a fine looking mustache to give him the extra attitude and edge needed to pull off a sub 9. I'm still trying to locate a picture of Sam's facial hair but it looks similar to this: