Tour Divide 2013
Been following this for the last few day.
Does anyone know whether it’s within the rules to keep track of your competitors on your own phone?
Would mike know how much of a lead he has or is the sound of someone shouting ‘rider coming through’ the first indication that he’s gonna get?Posted 4 years agoMSPSubscriber
I didn’t realise there was a 2x rule.
I am more liking the idea of doing it as a TT rather than the grand depart, just do it as fast as I can, battle my own capabilities. Not only am I a good chunk slower than these guys on the bike, I just couldn’t make do with so little sleep.
Combining the speed they travel at, with the tiny bits of sleep, I think they must be aliens or mutants or something, they sure as hell aint human.
By the way, does anyone know if that UK divide style race is going to be repeated again?Posted 4 years agoBlackhoundSubscriber
It’s not 2x record pace it is 1.5 times. Stop following the dots and get out on the bloody bike;-) Could be <22 days the way they are going.
I seem to recall the 2x is for ITT only, not sure if an error, or anomaly.
By the way Craig is a really nice guy and very competitive, I had the pleasure of a day in his company 2 years ago. But I like Mike as well and will be really happy for the winner but also very sorry for the loser.
MSP – Do you mean the Highland Trail Race from Tyndrum? If so then yes, it is on again. Entries from November 1st:Posted 4 years agocompositeSubscriber
MSP do you mean EWE (England Wales England? Think it only had 3 riders last year and none finished? As I remember; there were a lot of issues with the route not actually being that rideable due to how much rain we had.
Not seen anything on Aidan’s blog about him organising it again this year.Posted 4 years ago
Well Craig and Mike are currently stationary at the same point!
Mike’s been there 7 hrs longer than Craig so (hopefully) got a lot of rest. Great effort from CS to catch up though.
Edit: Ah, perhaps this explains it:-
“in Steamboat as of around 10:25. Replaced SPOT batteries but doesn’t appear to be working”
So Mike’s not with Craig but is further along the trail but SPOT not working (should have checked the update times), darn! Not a great ad for SPOT is it.Posted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscriber
What are the rules about leaving the route?
Could be he missed a turn, so would he have to go back to the turn and re-start?
Whoops – he already has. What a bummer.Posted 4 years agomcmoonterMember
Mike Hall’s average daily mileage is incredible, then he puts in an ‘all day attack’ across the Great Basin. We rode on the paved road across a tiny section of perhaps 40 miles of the basin. There is a whole lot of nothing out there, certainly no water or habitation, just tumbleweed and wind.
High five Mr Hall.Posted 4 years ago
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