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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread Reply #540 on: June 19, 2015, 05:27:48 AM
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« Reply #540 on: June 19, 2015, 05:27:48 AM »

Josh Johnson call in...will second or third that recommendation to listen. Having raced last year I can empathize... I almost cried at his plight...but then it just got so much worse I switched to laughing mode. I am sure between his choice words he had to laugh to get through it too. He has to have used up all his bad Karma. Sending good vibes your way Josh!

To Val (rode with a you few hours last year looking for a washed out turnoff..you talked going up hill while I gasped for air) watching her husband Josh Kato: Great to see him getting some redemption! Cant hear his call ins too well but hope he is feeling as good as his stats look. Now don't you wish you were out there in this epic women's battle! I miss being out there but then recall my Josh Johnson moments and think perhaps it is good to watch this year. Enjoying the competition and seeing all push themselves beyond what they thought they could do. Head winds and Peanut butter mud to come..:-( My air conditioning and cup of coffee don't seem bad right now.

Kent McDonald

Kent,

I remember riding up that hill.  You were not slow!  I think I recall you flying away down once we reached the top..  I am not a downhiller Smiley 
Yep I am sort of torn between enjoying watching and wanting to be out there riding.  I sure had some bad moments but it was also such an amazing experience!  I am really excited by how well Josh K. is doing and wishing Josh J.  better luck!  Watching all these amazing competitive women has been great.  Maybe some day I will get a chance to go again, but for now coffee and watching dots is great fun. 

I am a bit worried though because Josh K. and Dylan T. did not seem to get much sleep last night.  I hope they don't burn themselves out.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread Reply #541 on: June 19, 2015, 05:54:42 AM
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« Reply #541 on: June 19, 2015, 05:54:42 AM »

Wow! Six within 60 miles up front and all still in front of the JayP record. Amazing riding out there.

I'm curious about the story behind the stick on the Mirko Haeckers bar bag ... is it to fend off wild animals or hold something together??
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread Reply #542 on: June 19, 2015, 06:37:27 AM
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« Reply #542 on: June 19, 2015, 06:37:27 AM »


I'm curious about the story behind the stick on the Mirko Haekers bar bag ... is it to fend off wild animals or hold something together??

Dogs? Someone could open a roadside stand in Cuba selling these for running the dog gauntlet down the road.  They also make a great emergency tent pole, splint, or use it to prop your head up (between forehead and bar bag) once you get to New Mexico.  Act now and get a free stick for scraping mud out of your chainstays! 
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread Reply #543 on: June 19, 2015, 07:03:17 AM
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« Reply #543 on: June 19, 2015, 07:03:17 AM »

‪#‎TourDivide15‬ - Tony Buchman and Marty Johnson called in from Helena!
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread Reply #544 on: June 19, 2015, 07:23:36 AM
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« Reply #544 on: June 19, 2015, 07:23:36 AM »

Hey Russ,

I think my buddy Michael Kinney is on his way down from Wise River right now.....If you run into him...can you tell him Shane says hi and all of his Plan for Adventure friends are following his journey...Very proud of him.

Thanks!

V/R Shane
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread Reply #545 on: June 19, 2015, 08:13:39 AM
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« Reply #545 on: June 19, 2015, 08:13:39 AM »

I am a bit worried though because Josh K. and Dylan T. did not seem to get much sleep last night.  I hope they don't burn themselves out.

Looks like they made a solid move last night.  They're racing!  As a native Washingtonian who stills spends a lot of time in the Lake Wenatchee area, I'm rooting for JoshK.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread Reply #546 on: June 19, 2015, 09:15:11 AM
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« Reply #546 on: June 19, 2015, 09:15:11 AM »

As a native Washingtonian who stills spends a lot of time in the Lake Wenatchee area, I'm rooting for JoshK.
As the Gunnison/Crested Butte valley has sent out many riders for the past 4-5 years and I live here I have to go for Neil! The young gun underdog! And if he can get the record the valley will have the M/F record holders if Eszter dot can hold on. Eszter was living here then so it counts!  thumbsup Of course it would be fun to see someone in 3nd -5th make a push in the next state to overtake.

Surprised that there aren't odds set in Las Vegas. Or maybe there is? 3:1 JP, 5:1 Neil at the halfway point? Remember this is just an exhibition. Please no wagering.

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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread Reply #547 on: June 19, 2015, 09:19:39 AM
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« Reply #547 on: June 19, 2015, 09:19:39 AM »

I think we should also give a shout out to the NoBo riders. Kevin Jacobsen is having a great ride! Golden spoke looks like it might be around Brush Mountain Lodge again!
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread Reply #548 on: June 19, 2015, 09:49:04 AM
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« Reply #548 on: June 19, 2015, 09:49:04 AM »

I have a question about the NoBo riders. They don't seem to be listed on the leaderboard based on their milage. Is this a trackleader problem or are they not judged the same way as GD SoBo? Saul Britton is now in Atlantic City, 1325 miles into his NoBo ride. Where does this place him in the race? Thanks.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread Reply #549 on: June 19, 2015, 09:54:11 AM
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« Reply #549 on: June 19, 2015, 09:54:11 AM »

Saul Britton went off course. If you look at his track, you see he didn't do the part from Steamboat Lake to Wamsutter, because he got lost. So he'd be nowhere on the leaderboard.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread Reply #550 on: June 19, 2015, 10:05:27 AM
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« Reply #550 on: June 19, 2015, 10:05:27 AM »

Sorry for the silence in Ovando but wasn't in town yesterday.  My friends made sure to take photos and names so will be downloading soon.  But currently I am riding down memory lane with Tracy Burge and her posse of Carolyn McClintock and Jess.

Back at it shortly!
Carry On!
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread Reply #551 on: June 19, 2015, 10:24:40 AM
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« Reply #551 on: June 19, 2015, 10:24:40 AM »

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Dogs? Someone could open a roadside stand in Cuba selling these for running the dog gauntlet down the road.  They also make a great emergency tent pole, splint, or use it to prop your head up (between forehead and bar bag) once you get to New Mexico.  Act now and get a free stick for scraping mud out of your chainstays! 

 thumbsup

To lift the secret of the stick - It is a pole for his self made tarp.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread Reply #552 on: June 19, 2015, 10:34:06 AM
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« Reply #552 on: June 19, 2015, 10:34:06 AM »

‪#‎TourDivide15‬ - Hal Russell called in from Basin!

http://mtbcast.com/site2/category/td15/
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread Reply #553 on: June 19, 2015, 11:57:14 AM
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« Reply #553 on: June 19, 2015, 11:57:14 AM »


"Tight at the front of the pink dot race, with Bethany D very consistent with her daily 4am/5am wake-up-and-ride approach, having caught Lael W today after Lael looks to have rested for 8+ hours last night.  Alice D on the single speed, as tough and solid as she is, will find some spinning out in the long flat-ish Big Sky country and Great Basin roads for the next several days.  Eleanor M and Jill H just another 2-4hrs back.  Yes, tight."   

i nabbed the quote above, because the women are indeed putting on quite a show out there!  also it should be noted that both Alice and Eleanor are rolling single, and leading that catagory too!!
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread Reply #554 on: June 19, 2015, 11:59:11 AM
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« Reply #554 on: June 19, 2015, 11:59:11 AM »

Whoa, I'm just now realizing the route doesn't go through Rawlins this year... by a long shot. Is this among the larger of (non-fire related) reroutes in recent years?

Full services in Wamsutter?
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread Reply #555 on: June 19, 2015, 12:35:42 PM
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« Reply #555 on: June 19, 2015, 12:35:42 PM »

Do the riders have any sense of where their competition is on the course??
Currently, 1st and 2nd are only separated by roughly 10 miles.  Are they both aware of this?

Awesome Race!
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread Reply #556 on: June 19, 2015, 12:43:08 PM
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« Reply #556 on: June 19, 2015, 12:43:08 PM »

Considering JayP is posting selfies on Facebook, I imagine he is also checking Trackleaders!
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread Reply #557 on: June 19, 2015, 12:54:55 PM
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« Reply #557 on: June 19, 2015, 12:54:55 PM »

Considering JayP is posting selfies on Facebook, I imagine he is also checking Trackleaders!

I would think it'd be hard to eff-around online too much when you have a dude right on your tail trying to hunt you down.
Of course I'm not JP...




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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread Reply #558 on: June 19, 2015, 01:07:58 PM
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« Reply #558 on: June 19, 2015, 01:07:58 PM »

Whoa, I'm just now realizing the route doesn't go through Rawlins this year... by a long shot. Is this among the larger of (non-fire related) reroutes in recent years?

Full services in Wamsutter?

Not fire related, but reroute due to high traffic and construction thru the old route.  If I remember correctly a wind farm is being constructed in that area.  Also major road construction (maybe south of Rawlins?) last year that must be continuing this year. 

Apparently big Truck Stop at Wamsutter and more gravel/dirt on this new route compared to prior.  But some pretty remote navigation thru the new route as well.  Could be interesting for some to find their way.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread Reply #559 on: June 19, 2015, 01:09:33 PM
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« Reply #559 on: June 19, 2015, 01:09:33 PM »

It's a little warm and windy down the road in Rawlins. Get your chapstick on!


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