I was pretty excited about watching this movie, as I have a passing interest in mountain biking and a strong interest in the Leadville 100 (though as a trail runner). I was a bit disappointed in the movie, as I believe they missed a golden opportunity to really showcase the race and Leadville. I'm a fan of Lance's, for things he's done both on and off the bike, but this was simply a paean to Lance Armstrong, sort of follow Lance as he kicks the locals' butts movie. There were some amazing shots of the race course, others showing how tough the racing is/was, but very little of the race's history or the characters that inhabit it. That being said, it's still worthwhile searching it out, if only to get a small taste of this beautiful area of Colorado. That, and it makes you want to go out and ride.
Race Across The Sky 2010 from Citizen Pictures on Vimeo.
Yesterday I came home to a great surprise! MORE SECRET SANTA! Whitney, of Running With Whit, sent me an amazing blog gift exchange package. Unbeknownst to me, Jill had given my name to 2 other bloggers, as I had volunteered to send out 2 gifts. Whitney must have a direct pipeline to info about me, because this gift clearly had me in mind. S'mores cocoa mix, Flex-Tastic, a Glade scent pack (pomegranate
açai - smells great!), and Balega trail socks. Besides the wine and Johann's writing at Run Tall, Walk Tall, the Balega socks are another South African product worth seeking out. Thanks again, Whitney, for a great and thoughtful gift.
Oh yeah, the Flex-Tastic. To me it looked like my wife's pedicure thingy, but this product spreads the toes more aggressively, which "massages and relieves sore feet; straightens and re-aligns problem toes; and restores flexibility and circulation." I wore them for a half hour last night and they definitely affect the feet - reserving judgment on positive or negative, but that initial try was promising.