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  Topic Name: TDR 2012 Reply #180 on: February 10, 2012, 01:16:16 AM
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« Reply #180 on: February 10, 2012, 01:16:16 AM »

Yep... The 2012 tour divide will see its first Israeli rider this June...
The training is going on slowly, and the bike and gear are being built right now.
See you on the start line.
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  Topic Name: TDR 2012 Reply #181 on: February 12, 2012, 07:39:30 AM
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« Reply #181 on: February 12, 2012, 07:39:30 AM »

I'm a bit confused about the addition of the Gold Dust Trail near Como, CO.  If I understand correctly it was required for southbounders last year, but when I look at Scott's gpx file the track does not take Gold Dust but instead follows the regular ACA route.  Will Gold Dust be part of the race route for 2012?

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  Topic Name: TDR 2012 Reply #182 on: February 12, 2012, 07:51:00 AM
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« Reply #182 on: February 12, 2012, 07:51:00 AM »

I'm a bit confused about the addition of the Gold Dust Trail near Como, CO.  If I understand correctly it was required for southbounders last year, but when I look at Scott's gpx file the track does not take Gold Dust but instead follows the regular ACA route.  Will Gold Dust be part of the race route for 2012?
... good question, I was riding Gold Dust Trail last year, it was nice, but rather "untypicall" a Tour Divide route ... as far as I can judge. And it is also not mentioned in the ACA maps.
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  Topic Name: TDR 2012 Reply #183 on: February 12, 2012, 08:48:09 AM
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« Reply #183 on: February 12, 2012, 08:48:09 AM »

I'm a bit confused about the addition of the Gold Dust Trail near Como, CO.  If I understand correctly it was required for southbounders last year, but when I look at Scott's gpx file the track does not take Gold Dust but instead follows the regular ACA route.  Will Gold Dust be part of the race route for 2012?



Gold Dust never made it into the Rules, either.  We'll see what happens this year.
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  Topic Name: TDR 2012 Reply #184 on: February 12, 2012, 03:38:48 PM
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« Reply #184 on: February 12, 2012, 03:38:48 PM »

I'm a bit confused about the addition of the Gold Dust Trail near Como, CO.  If I understand correctly it was required for southbounders last year, but when I look at Scott's gpx file the track does not take Gold Dust but instead follows the regular ACA route.  Will Gold Dust be part of the race route for 2012?



We didn't do the Gold Dust trail last year. I believe it was part of the plan but there was too much snow or something and it was dropped in the final route.

I believe Matthew was pushing for it to be included so it may very well reappear this year, assuming better conditions.
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  Topic Name: TDR 2012 Reply #185 on: February 12, 2012, 06:10:16 PM
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« Reply #185 on: February 12, 2012, 06:10:16 PM »

Thanks for the info on gold dust everyone...trying to get my head around this huge route!  My main interest was if the course last year was different than the gpx track anywhere...or if the gpx track was spot on. 
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  Topic Name: TDR 2012 Reply #186 on: February 12, 2012, 06:14:11 PM
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« Reply #186 on: February 12, 2012, 06:14:11 PM »

Thanks for the info on gold dust everyone...trying to get my head around this huge route!  My main interest was if the course last year was different than the gpx track anywhere...or if the gpx track was spot on. 

Last year an "official" track was available from Scott Morris, so if you followed it you were OK.  I imagine there will be the same available later this season.
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  Topic Name: TDR 2012 Reply #187 on: February 13, 2012, 04:42:35 AM
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« Reply #187 on: February 13, 2012, 04:42:35 AM »

Phil, Not sure if you found Gold Dust cues yet, but I came across this. https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?hl=en_US&hl=en_US&key=0AkjYTTBAyG5KdEw3OTRtQzBTYm1WNE4tbnQ3NE9OREE&output=html

Just an FYI on Cue #8 - There is a cabin to the left when you come out onto the road that has a blue metal roof. You can see it when you are still on the singletrack right before the road.
I think it will be updated on TF as well it might already be there.

I posted this earlier in this thread, but just in case you didn't see it. It's not the GPX files, but it's the cues.
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  Topic Name: TDR 2012 Reply #188 on: February 13, 2012, 01:29:17 PM
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« Reply #188 on: February 13, 2012, 01:29:17 PM »

I'm a bit confused about the addition of the Gold Dust Trail near Como, CO.  If I understand correctly it was required for southbounders last year, but when I look at Scott's gpx file the track does not take Gold Dust but instead follows the regular ACA route.  Will Gold Dust be part of the race route for 2012?

I have an email from Matthew dated 6/9/11 that says "oh yeah...for years to come. it[Gold Dust Trail] will be the required line in the future".
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  Topic Name: TDR 2012 Reply #189 on: February 14, 2012, 11:28:29 AM
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« Reply #189 on: February 14, 2012, 11:28:29 AM »

I'm a bit confused about the addition of the Gold Dust Trail near Como, CO.  If I understand correctly it was required for southbounders last year, but when I look at Scott's gpx file the track does not take Gold Dust but instead follows the regular ACA route.  Will Gold Dust be part of the race route for 2012?



It was going to be required but snow pack left the trail unmappable (they couldn't get a good GPS track) until very close to the TD start. So, it was left out last year for fairness. I'm sure it will be on the track this year.

Side note: We were given the cues for the trail and allowed to ride it as an option if we wanted to last year.
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  Topic Name: TDR 2012 Reply #190 on: February 20, 2012, 08:27:35 AM
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« Reply #190 on: February 20, 2012, 08:27:35 AM »

I am going to drive up to Banff from Gunnison, CO a couple of days early. My parents will pick up their car as my Bro is in MT and they want to see him... Anyway I have room for a bike/riders in a Honda CRV to share gas $. It is about the same distance going up the front range or through Salt Lake (I'd rather go that way). Let me know. And I wasn't going to stop much to get there faster....
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  Topic Name: TDR 2012 Reply #191 on: February 20, 2012, 10:35:56 AM
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« Reply #191 on: February 20, 2012, 10:35:56 AM »

I am going to drive up to Banff from Gunnison, CO a couple of days early. My parents will pick up their car as my Bro is in MT and they want to see him... Anyway I have room for a bike/riders in a Honda CRV to share gas $. It is about the same distance going up the front range or through Salt Lake (I'd rather go that way). Let me know. And I wasn't going to stop much to get there faster....

Sounds familiar. I/we (wife and I) have to be in Seattle in late May anyway and then we'll drive up from there. My wife is heading to MT for a family reunion afterward. After that... it's all up to me where I finish and how I get back to Seattle as well as when. Ugh! In any case, I keep forgetting that I need to make hostel or hotel reservations for us. Hmmm. At least this way, I don't have to worry, much about what to do with a bike box and such. It'll stay with the inlaws in Seattle.
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  Topic Name: TDR 2012 Reply #192 on: February 20, 2012, 11:15:00 AM
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« Reply #192 on: February 20, 2012, 11:15:00 AM »

I've got all my gear now for the ride, but I've been unsuccessful at scoring one of Jeff's map wallets - been trying for many months.

Anyone have a map wallet which is surplus to their needs and is willing to part with it?  If so, email me at: chris [at] lpcb.org.
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  Topic Name: TDR 2012 Reply #193 on: February 20, 2012, 12:49:36 PM
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« Reply #193 on: February 20, 2012, 12:49:36 PM »

Christopher,
Last year I tried many times to contact Carousel Design for info/map case.  Not sure I ever did get a reply, but what I ended up using for TD '11 was the Bar Map of the Gods.  Worked very well.  Check out Amazon for one of these map, cue sheet holders:

http://www.amazon.com/BarMap-GODS-FOLDING-MAP-HOLDER/dp/B003N9W1JI

Good Luck!!
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  Topic Name: TDR 2012 Reply #194 on: February 20, 2012, 04:12:58 PM
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« Reply #194 on: February 20, 2012, 04:12:58 PM »

...but what I ended up using for TD '11 was the Bar Map of the Gods.  Worked very well.  Check out Amazon for one of these map, cue sheet holders:
http://www.amazon.com/BarMap-GODS-FOLDING-MAP-HOLDER/dp/B003N9W1JI

I used the same one on the CTR in 2010, and it worked well.
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  Topic Name: TDR 2012 Reply #195 on: February 22, 2012, 09:40:58 AM
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« Reply #195 on: February 22, 2012, 09:40:58 AM »

Any feed back on the book that comes with the maps? Is it worth getting or not? thanks!
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  Topic Name: TDR 2012 Reply #196 on: February 22, 2012, 09:45:24 AM
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« Reply #196 on: February 22, 2012, 09:45:24 AM »

Any feed back on the book that comes with the maps? Is it worth getting or not? thanks!

Well, it's written as a touring guide and so has a lot of background historical info as well as general route info and basic bikepacking advice, but not much in the way of particulars about road conditions, services, etc.  It's a good read, but will not give you an edge in racing the route.
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  Topic Name: TDR 2012 Reply #197 on: February 22, 2012, 10:06:07 AM
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« Reply #197 on: February 22, 2012, 10:06:07 AM »

Great! thanks for the input Bob.
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  Topic Name: TDR 2012 Reply #198 on: February 22, 2012, 08:43:37 PM
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« Reply #198 on: February 22, 2012, 08:43:37 PM »

The book also tells where you can find water and supplies on the route but the surface water will vary year to year of course due to droughts. I enjoyed reading it, learning a bit of history on the route.
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  Topic Name: TDR 2012 Reply #199 on: February 24, 2012, 07:07:33 AM
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« Reply #199 on: February 24, 2012, 07:07:33 AM »

Question on .GPX files - I'm a mac guy, i've downloaded the ACA files for the route, but getting them to convert to readable tracks on my Garmin Oregon 450 isn't working. They have been read by Garmin and added to the part of the "route planner" .... but i need them to be added to the "track manager" ....any help would be appreciated.....
thanks in advance.
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