Friday, April 02, 2010
Missed out on the Laramie Enduro
Damn you Armstrong! The Lance Effect has rippled all the way to Wyoming for the Laramie Enduro. For those of you who aren't familiar with the Lance Effect, it's the phenomenon of high probability of unsuccessfully gaining entry into an Endurance MTB event for which Lance Armstrong will be participating or has participated in the past. Leadville 100 MTB is has been afflicted by the Lance Effect. I can accept that.
But now the Lance Effect is spread like a bad case of poison oak on a hot and humid summer day. Since a lot of folks weren't able to get into Leadville, like myself, many have opted for the Laramie Enduro. Can't blame 'em. It's a great event with plenty of sweet singletrack and awesome support. Registration opened at 1 PM CST and promptly filled up all 300 spots in about 5 minutes. I wasn't in front of a computer at 1 PM so I missed the boat. I tried around 1:15 to no avail.
Damn you Armstrong. Damn you. Per the Phantom's suggestion, you are banned from PCL events.