Back to the Starting Line.

On Saturday I’ll line up with about 1700 others in pursuit of the coveted Leadville Trail 100 Belt Buckle.  If all goes well, somewhere North of nine hours in the Mountain Bike saddle, I’ll cross the finish line.  Like previous years, I’ll be fueled to the finish by tanks full of inspiration received from two great organizations, First Descents and GrassRoot Soccer.  Unlike previous years, I’ll have to scramble to refill those tanks in order to begin another adventure just two days later.  This year I’ll be taking on the Gore Tex TransRockies Run with fellow Vail Firefighter, Johnny “I once ran down an antelope” LoFaro.  TransRockies is an approximately 120 mile, 6 day stage running race Beginning in Buena Vista, Colorado and ending in Beaver Creek.  The intent of these events is not only to push my own personnel limits but most importantly to insure that the sources of my inspiration continue to thrive and better the world.  Please check out both organizations and if so compelled, make a donation to my Crowdrise donation page.  If you’re interested in how the events are going for me, return to this blog page over the next couple of weeks to watch my video blogs and read about the races.  Thanks for your time and consideration.

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If you’re interested in sponsoring future Adventures or just want to say hello, feel free to contact me at contact@ryansutter.com

 

 

 

Code 3 Alarm…

This past August thousands of people flocked to Leadville, Colorado.  They were there to catch a glimpse of Lance Armstrong.  The seven time Tour de France winner and cancer survivor was in the historic mining town to race in the Leadville 100.  The presence of Armstrong brought with it extensive media coverage.  The race was broadcast live online and filmed for the recently released documentary, “Race Across the Sky.”  I personally saw Armstrong for about a half second as he flew past me on his way to winning the event in record fashion.  Continue reading