The Battle Mountain Invitational: A Visual Experience

For those who haven't been to the Battle Mountain Invitational at Beaver Creek Ski Area, the experience is, well, breathtaking. Hopefully, the pictures here convey just a little of that sense--and in more ways than just one. By virtue of the times logged here, I'm nominating this as Colorado's toughest course. You can decide that for yourselves, though.

Enjoy the slideshow...

The uphill chase is long and grueling, both for biker and for runner. Not just anyone qualifies to ride lead bike here.