Yesterday I rode over to the finish of Leadville, mostly on trails. It seemed like when I was over 11,000 feet, really over 12K, I wasn’t so good. There wasn’t much difference between race pace and stay-on-your-bike pace. When I started descending, I wasn’t close to being in control. I was dizzy. I was off-balance and kept hitting the edge of the trail. When I got a couple thousand feet lower, I was much better. If you want to get a little dizzy, watch some of the video I made of the descent off Kokomo Pass I made yesterday. I was using my Shimano camera mounted on a BarFly Garmin mount. I wouldn’t watch the whole thing, there is no reason to. I’d start around 6 minutes in, it starts getting a little more rocky there. It looks super fast speed, but in reality it is just regular speed. It was much, much steeper than the video shows.
Here is a video from a couple days ago of Vincent and Lisa on a tandem riding the Peaks Trail from Breckenridge to Frisco. Skip the start, it gets good about 1 minute in. They were hauling ass on a tandem. I could follow them pretty easily, but you couldn’t have paid me enough to be on the back of it. Lisa doesn’t really ride, so she is too green to understand the danger. I think I had the fps set too fast, so the quality isn’t that great.