Tour Divide 2013
he has been checking at his stops i guess , he definantly mentioned at butte that on trackleaders he seemed to be pulling a gap on mike.
I thought using your mobile phone in anything but an emergency was not allowed by the rules or did they relax that -not followed for a couple of yearsPosted 4 years ago
tral_rat: The original border to border race had the no telephone’s rule but once a second race started from Banff they were allowed.
The border to border has not taken place for a few years – everybody goes from Banff – but if you want to ride the old border to border then ‘phones still not allowed. If you do use a phone you are dq’ed.
I think the rules were set before smart phones technology kicked in and perhaps difficult to monitor.
People like Mike and Craig are not stopping and checking there phones every 15 minutes – they are too busy riding. Also minimal coverage except in towns so not as many opportunities to check as you might imagine.
The valley Mike is riding up right now is really nice. Remember camping at Little Joe campground one night.Posted 4 years ago
Last night the first American, Markley Anderson was 8th and after a 20 hour stint, and counting, has moved passed jameso and Leo into 6th.
The chasing pack, including James, heading for Lima will be hoping for dry weather. It is a long tough walk through the sage brush if it rains.Posted 4 years ago
one of the vets could confirm but to me it looks like hes gone to the end of the dead end track fannied about for a bit – then pitched up for the night.
theres nothing in that loop is there ? lodge , restaurant, shop, camp ground ? going by the names looks like forest tracks to mePosted 4 years ago
yep sensible choice
given that on the call ins mike sounds like hes ready for a night out on the town and craig sounds absolutely nailed – like he is giving it his all….. hes pulling back a gap on mike every night by going into the wee hours but every day mike gets closer to him and hes getting more rest.
although i believe mikes mantra was its not he who rides fast but he who lives fast……. craig is living fast – but can he keep it up for another 2 weeks – 3 or 4 hours a night sleep , times so short the camping symbol doesnt even come up on the trackleaders board.
best of luck to him but i am still rooting for mike.Posted 4 years agoSTATOMember
Nope still dont get it…. especially if you thought you could do a decent time, let alone set a record.
Cos its an ITT not really a race? If your fastest youll be at top of leader board irrespective of when you did it.
Its annoying you cant just watch the people in the ‘race’ tho, rather than all riders.Posted 4 years agoarrpeeMember
Re. the Tour Divide diet, there was a really good piece written in the magazine by a former competitor, which went into a fair amount of detail about the food. Remember her writing about consuming ice cream sanwiches from gas stations at ‘1000 calories a pop’ and still losing weight at a scary rate.Posted 4 years agocompositeSubscriber
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