Tom Miller Durango-Silverton Iron Horse Article



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Here's an article from Dolores Colorado about Tom Miller's Iron horse
ride. Aspen Mike wasn't able to do the Iron Horse this year so Tom was
the only unicyclist to compleate the race this year, and the second
ever. It's an amazing acomplishment if you have ever been over these
passes you know what I'm talking about.

Congratulations Tom!


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Here are the ride statistics from Aspen Mikes ride in 2005 just to give
you the distance elevation and climbing involved.


RIDE STATISTICS 34TH ANNUAL IRON HORSE BICYCLE CLASSIC

· 50 MILES- 80KM
· 28 MILES OF CLIMBING- 45KM
· STARTING ELEVATION 6,500’- 1982METERS
· HIGHEST POINT IN RIDE 10,900’- 3,322METERS – MOLAS PASS SUMMIT
· FINISHING ELEVATION 9,300’- 2,835METERS
· COAL BANK PASS SUMMIT 10,630- 3231METERS
· CLIMBING TOTAL 6,941’- 2,116METERS
· DESCENDING TOTAL 4,302’-1311METERS
· TOTAL TIME 6Hr 15min
· RIDING TIME 5Hr 20min
· FASTEST MALE PRO 2Hr18min
· HEARTRATE AVG 156bpm


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Tellurider wrote:
> Here's an article from Dolores Colorado about Tom Miller's Iron horse
> ride. Aspen Mike wasn't able to do the Iron Horse this year so Tom was
> the only unicyclist to compleate the race this year, and the second
> ever. It's an amazing acomplishment if you have ever been over these
> passes you know what I'm talking about.
>
> Congratulations Tom!



Big props to Tom Miller. Way to go!

But where's the first-person write-up?


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To Tom...

I had heard that you had completed the race. At start time there were
two other unicycles entered as the train departed. I had my KH29 and
Stormy was there on a Coker. When I heard there was a finisher, I
figured someone had started early (a good idea with less traffic in
town as well as on the passes).

My goal was Hermosa but I continued until the mineral springs about a
mile past Honeyville. Stormy and I rode most of the way together. He
kept going as I met my ride home at the bottom of Shalona Hill.

Congratulations to Tom! A great accomplishment. I'm curious what
crank length you used on your Coker for the race and would you choose
the same again?

Again, I predict that one day a unicyclist will beat the train--not
sure how, but I expect some technological improvement that will allow
it to be done.

Carey


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