Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A day at the dunes

We drove up to Leadville, CO on Thursday so Lenny could compete in the Leadville 100 mountain bike race on Saturday. He was able to finish the race in 10+ hours, and now can actually say he competed with Lance Armstrong who came in second place!

Other highlights of the weekend include seeing friends Adrian and Margo from Colorado, who we haven't seen in too long, hanging out with Amy & her friend Lindsey, and cheering on Lenny and his teammates Mike, Doug & John. The low spot was me getting altitude sickness immediately upon entering the town of Leadville at 6:30 pm on Thursday(altitude 10,430 ft.), visiting the ER at 10:30 PM, getting a steroid shot in the butt, and taking Diomox, steroids and oxygen for the entire weekend.

Sunday night we drove down to Monte Vista, CO and spent the night at The Mansion B & B, which I would highly recommend. Monday we drove out to the Great Sand Dunes,hiked up to the top and then checked out the surge flows in the river below. We ate a nice picnic lunch and then hiked up a trail and crossed a creek to a beautiful waterfall.

The lack of oxygen, hiking, and sun left me feeling like a bit of a trainwreck, but I'll resume painting that sunflower soon!

1 comment:

ojulius said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you went through the altitude sickness! Sorry to hear. You're one tough chicklet to get back out there and support the crew for the race after all that! :)