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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #140 on: June 12, 2017, 07:07:23 AM
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« Reply #140 on: June 12, 2017, 07:07:23 AM »

I'm pretty sure the TD is going to go into Fernie every year now.

Thanks for the video stream Kathy, neato!
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #141 on: June 12, 2017, 07:15:33 AM
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« Reply #141 on: June 12, 2017, 07:15:33 AM »

Does  anyone know of an app or software program that will give the cumulative elevation gain as they move through the route?
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #142 on: June 12, 2017, 07:18:18 AM
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« Reply #142 on: June 12, 2017, 07:18:18 AM »

Does  anyone know of an app or software program that will give the cumulative elevation gain as they move through the route?


This will be close, but will not have the new section from Elkford to Fernie to where it goes back into the original route.  The rest of it should be accurate.  Move the "B" dot from New Mexico to the location of your rider and the cumulative should be in the Profile/Stats section.   https://td-2015.eatsleepridegreatdivide.com/
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #143 on: June 12, 2017, 08:08:36 AM
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« Reply #143 on: June 12, 2017, 08:08:36 AM »

I'm pretty sure the TD is going to go into Fernie every year now.

Thanks for the video stream Kathy, neato!

I looked at the addenda for the Adventure Cycling maps over the weekend to see if they made mention of the bridge, and the one bridge on-route in the Flathead is a PERMANENT removal, not to be rebuilt.  I believe ACA is leaving their official route alone and just noting the change.

Here's the exact text:
(Sep 2016) The bridges at mile 60.1(96.7) and 61.1(98.3) will be replaced during the summer of 2017.
(Sep 2016) At mile 70.5(113.4), the Pollock bridge over the Flahead River will not be replaced. The river is easily fordable except during run-off which occurs during May to mid-June (in a typical year).


Because the TD runs in early June (during snow-melt), I'm guessing 2016 is the last year for Flathead Pass, and the route will indeed use the Fernie-to-Harvey-Pass-to-Cabin-Pass route.

I suppose whether or not Koko Claims remains is TBD.  I bet businesses in Elkford and Sparwood would like it left out.  But the comments on MTBCast are unanimous in the brutality of that section. Smiley
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #144 on: June 12, 2017, 08:31:50 AM
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« Reply #144 on: June 12, 2017, 08:31:50 AM »

Looking forward to hopefully meeting you guys on a much more casually-paced tour in the next 2-3 years.
And we will be here.  Aint' goin' nowheres!!!
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #145 on: June 12, 2017, 08:44:20 AM
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« Reply #145 on: June 12, 2017, 08:44:20 AM »

Somebody please remind the Commander in Chief , before he rolls through town, to refrain from talking about his dating habits.


Maybe I should turn off the audio to be safe.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #146 on: June 12, 2017, 09:14:47 AM
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« Reply #146 on: June 12, 2017, 09:14:47 AM »

I wonder what happened to Belgian Stefan Maertens at the end of Day 1. Whatever it was really slowed him down. It appears he took a long rest in Round Prairie and somehow managed to claw his way back into the top 10! What a massive effort by him!


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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #147 on: June 12, 2017, 09:24:53 AM
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« Reply #147 on: June 12, 2017, 09:24:53 AM »

#TourDivide17 Rick Ashton called in from Eureka! Jason Marshall called in to say he is OUT! Craig Copelin called in from Fernie! Brian Lucido called in from near Lincoln! And Tyler Ubinger called in from Whitefish!
http://mtbcast.com/site2/category/td17/
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #148 on: June 12, 2017, 09:48:43 AM
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« Reply #148 on: June 12, 2017, 09:48:43 AM »

Does  anyone know of an app or software program that will give the cumulative elevation gain as they move through the route?

This will be close, but will not have the new section from Elkford to Fernie to where it goes back into the original route.  The rest of it should be accurate.  Move the "B" dot from New Mexico to the location of your rider and the cumulative should be in the Profile/Stats section.   https://td-2015.eatsleepridegreatdivide.com/

Thank you!  I thought that was out there somewhere!
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #149 on: June 12, 2017, 09:54:12 AM
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« Reply #149 on: June 12, 2017, 09:54:12 AM »

   For Stefan this is his third run.  He was in 6th place last year, but was the first Belgium.  Stefan used to be an overweight truck driver who raced motorcycles on his spare time.  He caught the bicycle bug,  now look at him go.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #150 on: June 12, 2017, 10:09:17 AM
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« Reply #150 on: June 12, 2017, 10:09:17 AM »

Place makers #4 and #5 into Ovando at 10:45 am. 
Rob Davidson of New Zealand, age 50 and Bradley Ryan of CA age 28
Met up at the Y in Banff and found they have similar riding abilities so have been keeping pace with each other.  This is Robs 3rd TDR so he knows the ins and outs and says Brad is his Sherpa and carries him and his bike over the tough parts.  Not TRUE Bradley says.  But they both agree that the detour this year is going to be epic story telling.  As one of them said it is the equalizer:  it is miserable for all and slows down the speeders.  They're in the Stray Bullet for a quick meal and then lightening fast back on the trail.


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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #151 on: June 12, 2017, 10:19:54 AM
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« Reply #151 on: June 12, 2017, 10:19:54 AM »

Place makers #4 and #5 into Ovando at 10:45 am.  
Rob Davidson of New Zealand, age 50 and Bradley Ryan of CA age 28
Rob Davidson rocks!  thumbsup
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #152 on: June 12, 2017, 10:27:58 AM
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« Reply #152 on: June 12, 2017, 10:27:58 AM »

Cheers to you David Stowe from Jeff in Hachita.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #153 on: June 12, 2017, 10:31:27 AM
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« Reply #153 on: June 12, 2017, 10:31:27 AM »

See ya next year Jeff!
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #154 on: June 12, 2017, 10:36:19 AM
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« Reply #154 on: June 12, 2017, 10:36:19 AM »

Cool!  Your story from that last ride is one of my top ten.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #155 on: June 12, 2017, 10:51:00 AM
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« Reply #155 on: June 12, 2017, 10:51:00 AM »

I wonder what happened to Belgian Stefan Maertens at the end of Day 1. Whatever it was really slowed him down. It appears he took a long rest in Round Prairie and somehow managed to claw his way back into the top 10! What a massive effort by him!
  I heard he broke his derailleur and had to walk/ride single gear to a shop and then wait on a part?  I think he spent many hours there and has been catching up ever since.  I read that someplace
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #156 on: June 12, 2017, 10:52:09 AM
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« Reply #156 on: June 12, 2017, 10:52:09 AM »

Has anyone heard anything about Eddie O'Dea?  He ride with our club some back in Georgia and we are tracking him. 
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #157 on: June 12, 2017, 11:26:33 AM
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« Reply #157 on: June 12, 2017, 11:26:33 AM »

Eddie did put a call into www.mtbcast.com from Eureka

http://mtbcast.com/site2/2017/06/11/mtbcast-tour-divide-17-eddie-odea-called-in-from-eureka/
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #158 on: June 12, 2017, 11:33:21 AM
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« Reply #158 on: June 12, 2017, 11:33:21 AM »

Rob Davidson and Brad Ryan have left Ovando and at noon Greg Gleason, 50 years young of SD has arrived as rider #6 in this long conga line of racers.  The over 40 year olds are tearing it up this year!  Greg is suffering from a bit of chest breathing issues.  Have seen this so many times.  Mostly from the cold, the wet and the exertion but if rest is the only remedy, Greg says he'll just sweat it out.  Other than that he is rather enjoying his journey.

Carry on.  More to come.


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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2017 - race discussion thread Reply #159 on: June 12, 2017, 11:53:47 AM
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« Reply #159 on: June 12, 2017, 11:53:47 AM »

  I heard he broke his derailleur and had to walk/ride single gear to a shop and then wait on a part?  I think he spent many hours there and has been catching up ever since.  I read that someplace
  I heard he broke his derailleur and had to walk/ride single gear to a shop and then wait on a part?  I think he spent many hours there and has been catching up ever since.  I read that someplace

It was reported via the Facebook group. Peanut butter mud ate his rear mech.
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