Silverton, Colorado home of The Hard Rock 100, 100.5 miles over 66,000 feet of elevation change with an average of 11,000 feet, this race defines endurance. Think about these folks when on your next ride and feeling tired, you’ll be glad you don’t have to duct-tape your feet to keep moving.

Let a man or women find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels with a chain — at least in a poor country like Russia — and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires. ~ Leon Trotsky