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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion on: June 11, 2019, 09:06:11 PM
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« on: June 11, 2019, 09:06:11 PM »

Well itís only a few days till the GD, looking like a fast group of riders lining up this year.

Josh Kato and Lael will obviously be up there. Josh Ibbett on his rookie run but with 2 TCR and and an Italy Divide wins under his belt is no stranger to racing for the win. Kim Raeymaekers has been busy the last few years on Trans Am, Indy PAC and Silk Road and Kai Edel with Trans Am, Indy Pac and a second place finish at Northcape-Tarifa. Both could be contenders although For Kai it will his first off-road ultra. Sofiane is back after a 3rd place finish in 2016 on a cross bike in 16:00:25. Who else to watch? Thereís a fair few others with 15 day goals listed on the unofficial spreadsheet
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 03:17:42 PM
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 03:17:42 PM »

Evan Deutsch (TransAm winner) and Steve Harrigan (TD 4th, Terra Australis winner) are going to be giving it a serious nudge too. Peter Kraft is back for 3rd time, so could be a surprise, as could Stefano Roumaldi who beat JayP in the Italy Divide. Probably deepest field ever lining up this year. Dave Stowe, Janie Hayes (TransAm podium), Geof Blance, Kai Edel ...

Some profiles of the top prospects are up on https://www.dotwatcher.cc/race/tour-divide-2019

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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 09:19:46 AM
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 09:19:46 AM »

Hi there,
I hope people are well!.

Does anyone have any idea how to register with trackleaders for an ITT later on in the season??
It says on the registration form on their website not to use it for the tourdivide.

I'm a total rookie so have no idea and have spent so much time online and coming up zero.

Any help greatfully recieved.

Many thanks.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 11:52:05 AM
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 11:52:05 AM »

Go to the trailtracking tab (http://trackleaders.com/trailtracking) on the trackleaders website and follow the directions to register your SPOT.  I did this for the Idaho hotsprings route and it worked great.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 06:56:15 PM
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 06:56:15 PM »

#TD19 Bill Littmann called in from Eureka!

http://mtbcast.com/site2/category/td19/
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 07:01:19 PM
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 07:01:19 PM »

#TD19 Marty Johnson called in from Banff and Bill Littmann called in from Eureka and later leaving Eureka!

http://mtbcast.com/site2/category/td19/
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 07:16:22 PM
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 07:16:22 PM »

Thanks Joe!
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 05:40:51 AM
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 05:40:51 AM »

The 'ole forum is pretty quiet this year!
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #8 on: June 14, 2019, 07:09:39 AM
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2019, 07:09:39 AM »

It'll pick up.

When Mike Hall made his record run in 2016, he reached Whitefish in 30 hours and Lincoln in (I think) 54 hours...something like that...?  Let's see how the "racers" in the group do...
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #9 on: June 14, 2019, 08:07:41 AM
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2019, 08:07:41 AM »

30 hours to Whitefish. That is insane.

As for the forum being quiet. Most people are over on Facebook these days. It has killed many of the forums where people would hang out. One of which is the mountain tandem forum on MTBR.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #10 on: June 14, 2019, 08:50:08 AM
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2019, 08:50:08 AM »

It'll pick up.

When Mike Hall made his record run in 2016, he reached Whitefish in 30 hours and Lincoln in (I think) 54 hours...something like that...?  Let's see how the "racers" in the group do...

Mike Hall made it into Ovando MT around noon on that Sunday.  So I am seeing how Lael meets that.  Or anybody for that matter.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #11 on: June 14, 2019, 08:51:39 AM
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2019, 08:51:39 AM »

30 hours to Whitefish. That is insane.

As for the forum being quiet. Most people are over on Facebook these days. It has killed many of the forums where people would hang out. One of which is the mountain tandem forum on MTBR.


With that being said this is the forum the photos from Ovando will be posted on.  At the request of the riders I might add.  I will go on the FB media sites to announce that fact when they start coming in. 
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #12 on: June 14, 2019, 09:09:21 AM
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2019, 09:09:21 AM »

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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #13 on: June 14, 2019, 09:17:05 AM
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2019, 09:17:05 AM »

Mike Hall made it into Ovando MT around noon on that Sunday.  So I am seeing how Lael meets that.  Or anybody for that matter.

So around 52 hours...give or take...staggeringly fast.  With the snow the riders will face to the south and Koko Claims lurking today, someone is going to simply have to torch that time.  I can't see it happening.  Records or no, it doesn't detract from what the riders will accomplish.

Hal Russell...70 years young!!!
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #14 on: June 14, 2019, 09:48:25 AM
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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2019, 09:48:25 AM »

My son Justin Heckmanís dot isnít showing up on trackleaders.  His wife reports that it is moving on the spot app.  It posted in yesterday on trackleaders.   Is there anything we can do to get it up and running?  Moms tend to worry and want to see that dot moving forward!
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #15 on: June 14, 2019, 10:02:03 AM
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« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2019, 10:02:03 AM »

So around 52 hours...give or take...staggeringly fast.  With the snow the riders will face to the south and Koko Claims lurking today, someone is going to simply have to torch that time.  I can't see it happening.  Records or no, it doesn't detract from what the riders will accomplish.


Truth there.  No Koko during the Hall administration.  However no snow around here like that year.  Interestingggggg.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #16 on: June 14, 2019, 10:09:05 AM
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« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2019, 10:09:05 AM »

Considering Evan deutsch is a super strong rider I wonder why heís so far back from the leaders?
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #17 on: June 14, 2019, 10:38:49 AM
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« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2019, 10:38:49 AM »

It is a long race. Those who are at the front now might be half way back tomorrow. I know that I don't have the mental stamina to do what they do. Ten hours on the bike and I'm asking, "Why am I doing this?"
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #18 on: June 14, 2019, 11:21:32 AM
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« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2019, 11:21:32 AM »

It is a long race. Those who are at the front now might be half way back tomorrow. I know that I don't have the mental stamina to do what they do. Ten hours on the bike and I'm asking, "Why am I doing this?"

That mental strength is Lael Wilcox's biggest asset.  She can stay on the bike for a LONG time.  Leaders getting ready for Elk Pass now.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #19 on: June 14, 2019, 02:17:15 PM
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« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2019, 02:17:15 PM »

Rooting for Max Southam rode with him and his dad back in 2014 towards the end. GO MAX!
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