Preparation for Pikes Peak

Together with my usual travel mate Erik I in 2005 had been to Colorado to have a closer look on this interesting state, and as the first activity we climbed Pikes Peak. For this summit my running mate Martin had heard that there should be a mountain race to the summit, so after I had got a good impression of the mountain he talked me in to also participate in this race myself. The following year we then went to Colorado, and one of our first trips was for Martin so he himself could have an impression of the route up.