Scott EllisScott Ellis (left) and Ron Kennedy riding Old Fall River Road on July 26th. Photo by Gale Bernhardt. The Northern Colorado cycling community is morning the loss of one of their own this morning.  Scott Ellis of Loveland died of an apparent heart attack while ascending the Power Line Climb during his 19th Leadville 100 on Saturday. The 55 year old member of the Peloton Cycling Team was a regular on Gale Bernhardt’s monthly rides to Estes Park and had completed the trek every month for at least a decade.  Equally impressive is the fact that the Leadville 100 has been around for 21 years and Scott had raced it 19 times.
As a loved and respected racer in the community there were countless posts on Facebook wishing Scott luck before the race and even more expressing sadness at the loss of a friend.