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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #40 on: June 09, 2017, 09:55:51 AM
mapster127


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« Reply #40 on: June 09, 2017, 09:55:51 AM »

For the ladies also watch Marketa Peggy Marvanova . Peggy for short. I rode with her for the first couple days in 2015 before she dropped me like a rock. I think she did 21 or 22 days in 2015. She is a strong rider.

I'd say Lee Craigie is the one to watch. Her HT550 last year was pretty  stout.


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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #41 on: June 09, 2017, 10:01:37 AM
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« Reply #41 on: June 09, 2017, 10:01:37 AM »

I thought they had to use the new High Rockies Trail due to grizzlies
and what happens when they get to the orange line through Fernie? 
What is now the official route?
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #42 on: June 09, 2017, 10:08:01 AM
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« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2017, 10:08:01 AM »

Just for giggles, I ran the leaderboard to "projections" Ben is on an 8:18 pace. Smiley
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #43 on: June 09, 2017, 10:08:46 AM
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« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2017, 10:08:46 AM »

A couple more start photos ....Jay P, and of course Crazy Larry doing his thing...


* TD Start 5.jpg (63.98 KB, 288x384 - viewed 1298 times.)

* TD STart 6.jpg (32.06 KB, 192x256 - viewed 1269 times.)
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #44 on: June 09, 2017, 10:20:09 AM
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« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2017, 10:20:09 AM »

Just for giggles, I ran the leaderboard to "projections" Ben is on an 8:18 pace. Smiley


From experience, he'll go crazy for a couple of days then settle into a steadier, but still amazing pace.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #45 on: June 09, 2017, 10:23:39 AM
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« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2017, 10:23:39 AM »

wait....Jay P as in Petervary....?  Is he going without a spot.  Im not seeing his name on trackleaders
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #46 on: June 09, 2017, 11:19:17 AM
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« Reply #46 on: June 09, 2017, 11:19:17 AM »

Anyone else "following along" on Google Streetview? Most of the route is available up to the turn at Elk Pass Trail Head.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #47 on: June 09, 2017, 11:38:37 AM
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« Reply #47 on: June 09, 2017, 11:38:37 AM »

wait....Jay P as in Petervary....?  Is he going without a spot.  Im not seeing his name on trackleaders

Wondered about JP too.  And Guy Martin?  Nope, don't see him either.   icon_biggrin

From Joe Polk's MTBCast:

"And racers, donít forget to get your Salsa headset cap from Jay Petervary so you can get some pie in Pie Town!"

http://mtbcast.com/site2/2017/06/09/mtbcast-episode-june-9-2017-tour-divide-17-kickoff/
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #48 on: June 09, 2017, 11:42:53 AM
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« Reply #48 on: June 09, 2017, 11:42:53 AM »

I think Jay is "participating" as a salsa rep this year and not actually racing.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #49 on: June 09, 2017, 12:42:33 PM
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« Reply #49 on: June 09, 2017, 12:42:33 PM »

in the nicest most respectful way possible, i hope that some of you out there, in the wee dark hours of the nights, have some kind experience with Mr. Mike Hall-  RIP Mike!
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #50 on: June 09, 2017, 02:22:54 PM
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« Reply #50 on: June 09, 2017, 02:22:54 PM »

Wondered about JP too.  And Guy Martin?  Nope, don't see him either.   icon_biggrin

After coming off his Fireblade at the Isle of Man TT this year, Guy was lucky to get away with a cross-threaded left wrist. He probably wishes he was back on the TD this year.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #51 on: June 09, 2017, 03:08:23 PM
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« Reply #51 on: June 09, 2017, 03:08:23 PM »

Looks like the leaders are walking along 43 heading to Elkford, same as '16, must be some rain about eh?....for many will be their first experience with PB mud
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #52 on: June 09, 2017, 03:24:06 PM
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« Reply #52 on: June 09, 2017, 03:24:06 PM »

It will also be interesting how much Mike Halls Record ghost dot from last year gains on them as they negotiate the re-route
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #53 on: June 09, 2017, 04:07:27 PM
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« Reply #53 on: June 09, 2017, 04:07:27 PM »

Looks like it might be pretty wet toward the back of the pack! How many times has fortune favoured the fast in this race? It seems like the back of the pack always suffer the worst of the weather.

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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #54 on: June 09, 2017, 04:42:34 PM
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« Reply #54 on: June 09, 2017, 04:42:34 PM »

Looks like it might be pretty wet toward the back of the pack! How many times has fortune favoured the fast in this race? It seems like the back of the pack always suffer the worst of the weather.



Hey flyboy, I knew you would be watching Smiley

Looks like it could be 2014 conditions over again.... did someone mention mud?

Thanks for the pics Tractormann.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #55 on: June 09, 2017, 04:48:46 PM
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« Reply #55 on: June 09, 2017, 04:48:46 PM »

Steve Halligan looks like he might have had a mechanical in the mud... stuck at mi 85 for over an hour. Shame as he is the fastest Kiwi on course and I'm picking him to break Ollie's time from 2012...
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #56 on: June 09, 2017, 04:55:07 PM
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« Reply #56 on: June 09, 2017, 04:55:07 PM »

The topic of weather seems up front so with that I'll post about the weather coming up in our neck of Montana the next 5 days. 

Sporadic rain today, rain Saturday, Monday and Tuesday with Mon and Tues calling for heavy rain [one site says 1" on Monday and we never get that forecasted!].  Best yet, rain and lows around 37 tonight which means snow around the 6,000' level.  This is 2014 all over again.  Hypothermia, and misery.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=47.06156020623962&lon=-112.91720766130379#.WTszgmgrLIV

But being Montana this could change hourly.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #57 on: June 09, 2017, 07:15:21 PM
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« Reply #57 on: June 09, 2017, 07:15:21 PM »

Hey flyboy, I knew you would be watching Smiley

Looks like it could be 2014 conditions over again.... did someone mention mud?

Thanks for the pics Tractormann.

Right back at you Mark! Have you finished therapy for your 2014 freeze-fest yet?  icon_biggrin
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #58 on: June 09, 2017, 08:02:52 PM
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« Reply #58 on: June 09, 2017, 08:02:52 PM »

Very happy to see another most successful start. Give it hell out there! We're all very happy and a little jealous of your journeys, ahead!


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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #59 on: June 09, 2017, 08:07:48 PM
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« Reply #59 on: June 09, 2017, 08:07:48 PM »

Steve Halligan looks like he might have had a mechanical in the mud... stuck at mi 85 for over an hour. Shame as he is the fastest Kiwi on course and I'm picking him to break Ollie's time from 2012...
I hope its tracker and not a mechanical....
How long has he been using Di2 for Brian?
Seems like just another thing to fail to me : (
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