Tour Divide 2013
jameso–thanks, I know the area around both FR28 and FR159 as I have camped in the area a number of times, so that clarifies what I was trying to figure out.Posted 4 years ago
I think the actual fire was east of you—not surprised you encountered the smoke—almost the whole damn state is smoky these days waiting for the monsoon season (actually got 1/2 inch of rain here last night–first real measurable rain in almost 6 months).bigrichMember
Mike hae told be before leaving that once you finish you normally have another day to pedal back to civilisation. …so a finish meeting was planned for him. He now gets some R&R and to visit the Pivot guys befor flying home next week.
he found time to go for a relaxing……..bike ride out of Phoenix. Nutcase.Posted 4 years agojamesoSubscriber
STmind – A couple of rear flats, a cut sidewall and a cut tread that I didn’t fix properly 1st time meant 3 stops for UST faff, but otherwise no mechanicals aside from a broken frame-bag zip that I stitched up on day 2. That and some right-hand nerve issues / numb fingers made getting things in and out of the bag hard so I just left stuff in there and faffed less. I aimed to get through on the same parts as I started on (hence the 1×6 gearing that didn’t do me much good in the last sprint!) and it worked out, no bike shop stops needed.
Blackhound, thanks, and thanks for the advice earlier in the year, very much appreciated.
Qwerty, thanks; Stroud-born but living in Herts now, ah well. Still love the Cotswolds.
Bland, it would have been an easier ride for me without the pressure of such close racing all the way but they pushed me harder and in the end I rode better for it. Without Alex on my case I’d never have experienced the sleep-monster side of endurance riding later in the race ) a surreal place..
Geoffj, Jeff Jones did a better job there )Posted 4 years ago
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