Another gold star on the side of Laramie is the cost difference. The Laramie Enduro only costs 60 bucks. Leadville is almost 5 times as expensive (factoring in the 15 bucks for the lottery). Sure, at Laramie you don't get a nice shiny belt buckle for finishing, or get the chance to race with the living legends Dave Wiens, Floyd Landis or Lance Armstrong, but you do save a bunch of money that can be used for gas, lodging, food, or even bike parts. Plus, you get to race with folks like...some dude riding a sweet
I'm excited for Laramie this year and will try getting into Leadville again in 2011. Unless I hit the Nebraska Powerball this weekend which will allow me to enter the Leadville Training Camp (cost is 1200 bucks!) which guarantees a spot in the 2010 Leadville race. Then I'm in!