I’ve been to Leadville once, well, twice now. It’s a sleepy little mountain town in the Colorado Rockies with breathtaking views and a tiny main street. The Leadville 100 had been mentioned to me in passing as a must-do, must-see. Expect the unexpected I was told. What I didn’t anticipate was 1,500 riders of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels prepared to tackle 100 miles of rugged mountain terrain, with 12 kilometres of climbing elevation, topping out at over 3,500 metres.