Tour Divide 2013
Mike won the ‘puffer which is ‘merely’ a 24 hour endurance race. A friend, Alex Slaven, has won the same event a couple of times. I’ve seen Alex two days after the ride still looking totally wrecked. Mike has to be superhuman to put so many big days back to back. RESPECT!Posted 4 years agoblandMember
Mike got kicked off the road in Croatia on the RTW by th police due to the wind threatening to blow him off the cliff edge but still cracked on, then mastered sleep riding on the nullabor, you think a road closure will put him off!
The man has beer and Yorkshire tea on his mind, not much going to slow him down now!
Also, did you hear he is riding to the airport after, Austin I think but may be mistaken. Anyhow, not just a quick ride to the shops!Posted 4 years agorexatedMember
There’s not much I’ve read about Mike that makes me think he’s just doing this for the experience; it seems like being the drive to be the guy who did it best is very much part of his psyche.
There’s a positive spin – he can start thinking about next year and use the current ride as a course preview – i.e. doing a race pre-lap. That way come 2014 he’ll know the best racing line around all the corners 😯Posted 4 years ago
I live in Albuquerque and it’s going to reach 100 degrees F by mid afternoon and where he now is, turning south towards Crownpoint, it’s likely to be even hotter as it’s an open, essentially treeless span (except a bit around Grants) all the way south until he crosses the highway 60 west of Datil. Doesn’t seem like it’s going to be too windy today, so that should help as there isn’t anything to stop the wind across that entire stretch.Posted 4 years agobigrichMember
don’t want this ort of thing to happen http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/turias-nearfatal-decision-to-run-in-kimberley-race-20120430-1xutu.htmlPosted 4 years agomikedoubleuMember
Have all the pie you need Mike.
These guys are another type of human, esp MH!Posted 4 years agomotherradarMember
We presume it’s because Jesse is doing the detour due to forest closure, etc, & therefore he’s off the route. The computer can’t account for that, so he’s not ranked until he re-joins the route. I expect the same will happen with James, Alex & Liam. We’re making the most of it while it shows James 2nd! But he & Alex are working their way up to the highest point at the mo….over 11000ft! Keep going guys – you’re doing so incredibly well, & I’m a proud mum!Posted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
Dangerous heatwave expected for south west US this weekend, with temperatures reaching up to 53.9C
that’s quite warm…Posted 4 years ago
Yeah, going to be another hot one today here in New Mexico. Albuquerque forecast looking at 103F and it’s likely to be even a little hotter as they head S/SW. As they continue, I hope they can avoid the massive smoke from the Silver fire. If the wind holds to the typical direction from the SW they should pass to the W and SW of worst of it.Posted 4 years ago
I was looking at maps today and it looks like the official trail might run just to the west of the Silver fire, but hard to tell exactly. If it does run to the west, with generally prevailing SW winds, he might be OK and not have to detour. Not sure, though, how much of the area they might have closed off.Posted 4 years ago
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