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41  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Tour Divide and Trans Am finishers on: August 21, 2015, 04:37:55 PM
Bryan Heselbach would be another, TD'13/TABR'15

Times from Trackleaders:
TD'13 - 22:04:39
TABR'15 - 24:15:06

Completely Unofficial Total: 46:19:45

42  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: Riding the Divide in Winter on: August 16, 2015, 06:43:22 AM
Rode out yesterday to meet up and ride with Iohan as he made his way through on the GDMBR headed south. He'll be making his way all the way to Columbia by bicycle this summer. Here are a few pictures as we dropped in to Clark, CO from up towards Brush Mountain, notice he's a bikepacker now instead of using panniers! He said he's really been enjoying being on a MTB with bags this time around.  thumbsup

Iohan got a flat right at the head of Robert Orr's driveway descending on RCR62 coming in to Clark... since he's not racing I donated a spare tube to his cause:

Had a great time riding and visiting with you again Iohan, keep 'em spinning!
43  Forums / Question and Answer / Re: Are GPX files directional? If so help! on: August 07, 2015, 07:41:08 PM
If you want to ride the track opposite to the direction it was collected and want the performance data you should be able to invert the track in your GPS.

On etrex20/30 you can definitely reverse the direction directly on the device or you can do it in basecamp.
44  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: CTR 2015 Race Discussion on: August 07, 2015, 06:58:28 AM
Got to meet and spend a bit of time visiting with Mike during the AZTR this year up on Mt. Lemmon, great guy, great personality, and like most bikepackers I meet, a real character. Glad you're keeping it rolling Mike! Watching your SPOT daily... GO GO GO!
45  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: CTR 2015 results on: August 06, 2015, 07:06:39 AM
And for all those who completed, you may be interested to put it on record and even get a completion certificate for free!  thumbsup
46  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2016 Tour Divide Preparation on: August 05, 2015, 12:24:06 PM
A cheap snowboard cable lock is all you need. It's light and keeps honest people honest.
47  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: CTR 2015 Race Discussion on: August 05, 2015, 07:46:45 AM
Way to go John F.
Career triple crown
In first 3 grand depart attempts

Edit :
John and Jens McAller also pulled off the azt750 earlier this year. A very hard double, which other than the triple crown challenge finishers (now 8 racers after Ctr ) has only been done by one other person outside a triple. So a very rare feat congrats to both racers.

Thanks Mark! Great job on your double-triple!!

A big thanks to Stefan for putting together an excellent race, it was nice to meet you at the start.

Joeydurango: always a pleasure to see you, great to get to talk to you at the shop the day before the race.. and then nice to get to say a quick hello out of nowhere when you came past hiking with your friends on the trail!

Addy Marx and Nick: great to get to ride(well....push) with you up the San Juans before I eventually got dropped. You guys are some strong doods!

Mick: Really nice to play leapfrog with you for a couple days. I don't think I'll ever forget you bouncing up and down on your bike as you plowed through those rock strewn fields in the high country, some really nice bike handling there.

recover well everybody.... Smiley

Addy Marx and Nick in the San Juans:

48  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2745 stickers on: July 15, 2015, 06:49:21 AM

td-2014.jpg by Mike, on Flickr

Thats from 2014. If someone is printing them for 2015 and onward, please let me know... I designed the original.

Happen to still have an extra from 2014? I'd love to have one. Smiley
49  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread on: June 20, 2015, 12:31:42 PM
I rode out and welcomed Neil Beltchenko to Clark, CO this morning. Got to ride and talk with him for a few miles down the lower descent and flats coming in to the Clark Store. He seemed in good spirits and mentioned that he must not have gotten the memo about how rough the cobble section is dropping towards Clark from the pass and that it took him a bit by surprise. I told him that that may be the roughest descent on whole GDMBR. He also said he wanted to get his bike checked out in Steamboat thinking that he may have some bottom bracket issues.

A couple of shots of Neil coming in to Clark on RCR62:

50  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread on: June 20, 2015, 06:53:06 AM
TD racer Doug Wenger (my husband) reports that Squirrel Creek Guest Lodge located in Idaho on route along Ashton Flagg Ranch Road is open late and WELCOMES Tour Dividers. 24 Hr notice not needed

Stayed at Squirell Creek last year, I loves me some Zack and Grandpa. Great hospitality, a good dinner, laughs, and plenty of room to pitch a tent for a few dollars or they have beds for rent for the night.
51  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2015 TD on: June 06, 2015, 07:27:42 AM
Just wondering if a senior member(or someone appropriate) might like to open a 2015 Race thread so that those of us coming from international locations can set up our families and friends with the thread link?

Good idea... I went ahead and created it. Have fun out there boys and girls!
52  Forums / Ultra Racing / Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread on: June 06, 2015, 07:25:29 AM
With numerous ITT's already rolling and the GD just around the corner it's about time for a TD15 race discussion thread!  icon_biggrin

Have fun out there racers, I'll be in the armchair at home watching the show, cheering you on, and wishing I was out there with ya!
53  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: CTR 2015 Planning on: June 04, 2015, 06:48:09 AM
I'm in.
54  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2015 TD on: June 02, 2015, 09:29:51 AM
I just learned that my cell phone service provider (Straight Talk) does not have roaming services. Does anybody know where one might go in Calgary or Banff to get a cell phone calling card?? Can that be done with cell phones (temporary international plan through your an alternate service provider)??

I set up a free google voice phone number and installed the google voice app on my phone so I could make/receive free voice calls and txt over wifi while in Banff and along the route where there was wifi but no cell service, worked well.
55  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2015 TD on: May 31, 2015, 10:45:39 PM
My guess is that because both are on the device and are very similar they are interfering with each other. Try moving the version one file off of the device and putting just the version two file on the device as opposed to using enable/disable with both residing on it.
56  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2015 TD on: May 29, 2015, 12:03:37 PM
what's that yellow roll under the TT? Tent, tarp?

It's his sleeping mat, he said he rolls without one most of the time but with the weather he stopped and bought one. That under the top tube position he came up with is a great stash spot for it.
57  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2015 TD on: May 28, 2015, 10:07:14 PM
Robert Orr and I got the pleasure of riding some miles with Billy Rice today. We rode down to greet him a couple miles south of the Clark Store and gave him an escort through Clark and up RCR62. Billy was in great spirits and was making his way up to Brush Mountain Lodge to spend a couple days with Kirsten and Greg before moving on.

Here are a few pics:

Billy making his way up 129 when we rode up on him:

Billy's rig at the Clark Store:

Robert Orr and Billy Rice riding up RCR62

Billy and Robert with some big smiles!

Tour Divide fever has officially begun in Clark, CO.
58  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2015 TD on: May 28, 2015, 09:45:10 PM
Scott, do we just download it then drop it into the Garmin folder on the  eTrex, then Enable the map in the settings? Thanks. Dave

Yep, the map should be enabled by default(at least it is on my eTrex20 which is what I tested the img on when I built it), so really you should just have to remove the -v1 image file from the Garmin directory and replace it with -v2 image file. It should show up in settings as GDMBR-basemap-v2.
59  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2015 TD on: May 25, 2015, 09:46:19 PM
Does anyone know if there will be "official" cues for the two new sections or do we have to sort them ourselves?

Cues will be forthcoming, as with all the non-ACA reroutes.  It is possible these could become the ACA route in the future, esp. with the construction mess and endless pavement their current route faces south of Rawlins.
60  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2015 TD on: May 25, 2015, 12:30:31 PM
Poked over the cues and reroutes that bypass Rawlins this year. Looks like the reroute means no Aspen Alley this year. I'm seriously bummed. Sad

Don't worry, there are many more aspen alleys in the Clark and Steamboat area, two of note are one that is after Brush Mountain and just before the descent in to Hahn's Peak Basin before Clark. The other is just as you start the final climb to Lynx Pass. So even if the iconic first Aspen Alley is now off-route, there are still plenty to look forward to.
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