Hello All. Newbie here. I was wondering if any of you have participated in (and completed) the Leadville 100? I live in Castle Rock and I ride the front range trails currently (Mt. Falcon, Apex, Green Mountain, Deer Creek etc). I would love to finish the Leadville 100, but I'm not sure I have any business trying. I wondered if its too late to start training with the ride happening in August (I think). With an elevation gain of 14,500 over 100 miles I'm just not sure if I have any shot finishing. I think 65% of riders finish in under 12 hours. What blows me away is that it takes 3-4 hours to run a marathon (comparatively). I've done a century before on a road bike but my sense is that this would be equivalent to 30-40 miles on a mountain bike. I would consider myself as a technically sound rider, with average climbing ability (42 minutes to finish Mt. Falcon). If any of you have finished this race, what was your training regimen? I have friends that do mini triathlons (10k, 1 mile swim, 50 road bike). Should I start with this? What is the maximum allowable time to finish the Leadville 100 (12-15 hours)? Thanks for any feedback.