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1  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion on: June 19, 2019, 10:48:39 AM
In the 2018 Cordillera they are listed as:

Men's - Chris Plesko, 2016, 15:08:04
Women's - Alice Drobna, 2014, 22:06:36

Tandem record - Jay and Tracey Petervary, 2009, 18:13:50


2  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion on: June 19, 2019, 09:19:40 AM
what are men's and women's singlespeed records?
3  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion on: June 14, 2019, 07:17:46 PM
it's silly to leave a walking section in a cycling race.

But it is not a mtn bike race if there is no hike a bike.  No wonder all the drop bar gravel bikes and so few mtn bikes
4  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Tour Divide 2019 Start List Link on: June 06, 2019, 11:19:25 AM
Any Terry Smiths or equivalent this year?
5  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: TR - 2019 AZTR 750 on: June 01, 2019, 09:26:33 PM
great story and photos
thank you
6  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2020 AZTR on: May 23, 2019, 11:04:21 AM
Thanks for clearing that up John.  I have heard from other people (including a race director) that even cutting through a parking lot is a *
I prefer that when discrepancies occur, following the Official Land Manager's trail signage beats the gpx track.

Also, thanks for the changes to the time and route too.  Looking forward to October 2020, it will be a 60th birthday present to me.
7  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2020 AZTR on: May 22, 2019, 03:40:48 PM
yes I am excited

to how many decimal places is 0%?  
I remember a short cut in Sonoita by going into the truck stop rather than sticking on the highway, wandering aimlessly (literally) in the dark around fallen trees within no obvious bike tracks anywhere near my GPS track before Tusayan, and weird GPS track errors that would obviously be short cutting switchbacks before Flagstaff (maybe one of those wandering Sedona vortices)  ;-)
0.0% would be reasonable
8  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2019 AZTR Race Discussion on: May 19, 2019, 06:45:32 PM
Hey Dave, for  a moment yesterday, it looked like you were doing a YoYoYo
Did you have to ride all the way back to Parker Lake for beer?

Congratulations  too  occasion14
9  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Big Horn Trail Race 2019 on: May 17, 2019, 12:48:22 PM
I feel that I have to finish this!
10  Forums / Routes / Re: Bike Packing Routes Lower Mainland BC. on: May 14, 2019, 03:18:13 PM
best to take the West Coast Express to Mission and start there
or put your bike on the front of a bus and head as far east as you can
you need to get east of Mission or Chilliwack, north of Squamish, or elsewhere in BC before you can start
you can't hike or ride into the back country from the North Shore because of protected watersheds/drinking water sources

or urban bike trails/routes from the airport to get you out of town
11  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2020 AZTR on: May 11, 2019, 06:25:18 AM
Yeah! Let's do it
12  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2019 AZTR Race Discussion on: May 08, 2019, 07:53:01 PM
Dave is back out there
13  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2019 AZTR Race Discussion on: May 06, 2019, 08:36:49 AM
Dave are you doing 4 Peaks on the way back?
14  Forums / Question and Answer / Re: What Frame Platform: mountain or road bike? on: May 03, 2019, 02:27:38 PM
depends on if you want to ride rugged trails or smooth gravel roads
If you would want more than city type SUV or CUV to drive your route, such as jeep and 4x4 tracks with lots or ruts and ledges, then I would choose a mtn bike
15  Forums / DIY / Make Your Own Gear (MYOG) / Re: Rebuild on old Flash 29er questions on: April 28, 2019, 08:36:02 AM
going 1x will cost you lots of money for no real advantage
a 1x set up with a cheap 11/10-50 cassette will be heavier than an old 3x8 XTR set up
16  Forums / Question and Answer / Re: Tubeless or marathon plus on: April 27, 2019, 07:31:48 PM
After 1300 miles in Arizona with no problems, when I took my tires off to replace them due to tread wear, the insides looked like a porcupine from all the broken off cactus thorns.
So how do you know that tubeless has not been working for you.  You may have already ridden many miles and had the sealant successfully self seal for you
17  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2019 AZTR Race Discussion on: April 27, 2019, 05:02:02 PM
It looks like Brett Stepanik is 'scootering' the bike along the No Rim snow detour. Maybe he can get what he needs to repair Jacobs Lake.

Some of his segments were 7 to 9 mph. So he is probably just walking all uphills with his singlespeed
18  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2019 AZTR Race Discussion on: April 27, 2019, 04:50:07 PM
Because the spot went away on the North Rim we're not gonna know for sure without a gpx track, but I'll bet Hanoch Redlich also didn't avail himself of the snow detour to Jacobs Lake. That's a feat we tend to lionize racers for accomplishing.

His last spot was about 1 hour from the top of the North Rim at 7 days 16 1/2 hours, and he finished in 8 days 0 hours.  So after he assembled his bike, he had about 5 to 6 hours from the top of the Rim to the Border.
19  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2019 AZTR Race Discussion on: April 24, 2019, 08:39:21 AM
He is following the route he loaded into his GPS before he left home.  I found in 2016 that unless I could find someone with a cable that matched my GPS and had a computer with the appropriate software that updating my GPS before the start would have been impossible.  
He probably thinks he is still following Rule 1 (ride the whole course and don't deviate).

A different but related topic:  (AZT reroutes from year to year).
In 2016 there were official and signed reroutes off the GPX race track by Oracale, and I believe that would have been ruled off the race route,
However, we were informed to take the reroutes near Pine off the GPX race track and official AZT route.
It's hard to keep track.
20  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2019 AZTR Race Discussion on: April 19, 2019, 08:02:25 AM

definitely one of the more interesting bike setups I've seen in recent memory lol

Is she on a fixie with no brakes?
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