"This race is very hard. Period. They dubbed it the hardest race in America, and it's certainly living up to that name. Altitude is evil. It's especially hard to deal with when you're not prepared for it, mentally or physically. In some ways that's the reason for coming here; after this we head to Durango for the USA Pro Challenge. It's a double-edged sword, though. A race like this could prepare you well for what's next, or you could just dig yourself into a big hole." – Morgan Schmitt