Some great folks met and talked to, possibly Hilary Swank (photo later) , some awesome dudes from New Jersey , Bishop and Adams from Cannondale, Event organizers were great folks (especially Ryan who handed out the Leadville qualifiers and answered all emails, and a lot of other stuff). Lots of great people.
Final bike choice was hardtail 9.9 with super light front tire (xr-0) , top secret beefy rear we will call a revolt and of course Gx2 White Ergon Grips ... So nice to have multiple hand positions for the 80km prologue.
Cool area too, definitely want to go back for some training on the road ... on a road bike or maybe on a mtb to enhance the attacks on the hills off the Lake Placid Tri Course :)
Oh and the Film festival / Raiders of the Lost Ark ... was awesome !
Also watched Hangover 2 over the weekend to make myself sit ... Key line was 'Stay at Home Son' ... awesome