Even though no one has heard of this thing, these racers are gods in certain enthusiast circles. I was fortunate enough to join the reigning King of the Mountain, Carlin Dunne, who set the current two-wheeled record in 2012 at 9:52.819, for breakfast along with fellow racer Micky Dymond.
You might not have their posters on your walls, but both these guys are considered legends in any competition. In fact, toward the end of our meal, the cafe owners recognized them, came over with markers and a poster, and asked sheepishly for autographs. When the server handed me the black Sharpie, I was at once humbled and humiliated. I may have had the guts to stand on a corner of Pikes Peak, but there's no way I'm ever going up that thing on two wheels.
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