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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #380 on: June 23, 2019, 11:27:53 AM
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« Reply #380 on: June 23, 2019, 11:27:53 AM »

Oh yes. Group think has to be involved.

Really interesting to think what would have happened had the de facto neutral support of Brush Mtn not been there.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #381 on: June 23, 2019, 11:35:03 AM
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« Reply #381 on: June 23, 2019, 11:35:03 AM »

looks like SS has scratched ?
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #382 on: June 23, 2019, 11:52:18 AM
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« Reply #382 on: June 23, 2019, 11:52:18 AM »

looks like SS has scratched ?

He's listed as a scratch on Trackleaders...bummer!!!  A fantastic run for him.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #383 on: June 23, 2019, 11:59:44 AM
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« Reply #383 on: June 23, 2019, 11:59:44 AM »

Really interesting to think what would have happened had the de facto neutral support of Brush Mtn not been there.

I agree. Everyone would have to keep going to gain Steamboat or backtrack out of Slater Valley.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #384 on: June 23, 2019, 12:32:05 PM
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« Reply #384 on: June 23, 2019, 12:32:05 PM »

I'm sure the group mentality has sunk in. Waiting for someone to make the move...and now it's getting late in the day

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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #385 on: June 23, 2019, 12:35:13 PM
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« Reply #385 on: June 23, 2019, 12:35:13 PM »

I can't wait to see what happens when Alexandera rolls in ... will she tromp right past all of them in her work boots carrying her bike?  headbang
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #386 on: June 23, 2019, 12:38:14 PM
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« Reply #386 on: June 23, 2019, 12:38:14 PM »

Thank you SO much for the addition of the weather layer, Scott!  You're feeding my sickness, and I can now close at least one tab on my browser.  

EDITED to add: this is crazy interesting!  Not necessarily what I needed as another "time suck', tho!  Some riders are experiencing headwinds, while others are getting a little break with a slight tail wind.  Those getting the headwinds are in warmer temps, while those with the tailwinds are getting rained and snowed on.  This insight is just another layer that facilitates us trying to get in the heads of these admirably crazy people and imagine what they're going through.  Thanks, again, Scott!
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #387 on: June 23, 2019, 12:52:22 PM
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« Reply #387 on: June 23, 2019, 12:52:22 PM »

Care to cut & paste for us non FB users?

the text:   A momentary truce. Scenes from Brush Mountain Lodge and Clark, Colorado. Josh Kato, Chris Seistrup, Steve Halligan and Nate Ginzton have all been successful in getting over the pass and descending into Clark and Steamboat Springs. Rain, snow and mud soon after have made the road impassable. Itís 16 miles from the lodge to the peak and thereís word the other side of the pass is worse. This group made plans to set out at 3 a.m. this morning in hopes of better conditions, but awoke to snow. Hours later, itís still snowing. In Clark, Josh Kato told us about looking for shelter near the top of the pass and finding a cave. He quickly kept trudging on when we spotted a cougar inside. This is a Tour Divide for the books.


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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #388 on: June 23, 2019, 01:05:38 PM
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« Reply #388 on: June 23, 2019, 01:05:38 PM »

Brush Mtn Lodges web site pics:  https://www.brushmtn.com/photo-gallery/

More pics from Lasl's FB post:



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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #389 on: June 23, 2019, 01:51:45 PM
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« Reply #389 on: June 23, 2019, 01:51:45 PM »

#TD19 - Hal Russell called in from Lima!

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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #390 on: June 23, 2019, 03:37:10 PM
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« Reply #390 on: June 23, 2019, 03:37:10 PM »

It's a good thing that bodies stack easily at Brush Mountain Lodge.  There are enough great cycling stories assembled there to keep my attention for days!!
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #391 on: June 23, 2019, 05:45:10 PM
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« Reply #391 on: June 23, 2019, 05:45:10 PM »

So Iím guessing itís still a blizzard at the lodge and thatís why no movement?
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #392 on: June 23, 2019, 05:55:08 PM
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« Reply #392 on: June 23, 2019, 05:55:08 PM »

So Iím guessing itís still a blizzard at the lodge and thatís why no movement?

Impassable mud
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #393 on: June 23, 2019, 05:56:12 PM
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« Reply #393 on: June 23, 2019, 05:56:12 PM »

Impassable mud
Maybe it will freeze up later tonight and riders will make a mad dash.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #394 on: June 23, 2019, 05:56:57 PM
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« Reply #394 on: June 23, 2019, 05:56:57 PM »

Here's a pic of the now infamous Brush Mtn mud...


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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #395 on: June 23, 2019, 06:04:23 PM
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« Reply #395 on: June 23, 2019, 06:04:23 PM »

Hmmm...not too much mud there.  Maybe just a splash with some Simple Green... Cheesy

Seriously, that looks terrible.  Yeah, it doesn't seem like there's been much precipitation in the area today, but without either cold to freeze it or sun to dry it, it's going to be pretty miserable to push through.  And it's a long stretch...15+ miles to (I think it's called) the Watershed Divide crossing at the top of the climb, then several miles down to lower elevation before things firm up.  Even at a three-mile-per-hour pace (which might not be possible), it's probably seven hours...pretty painful.

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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #396 on: June 23, 2019, 06:19:55 PM
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« Reply #396 on: June 23, 2019, 06:19:55 PM »

Any thoughts on Josh Kato's status?  He's been stopped for close to 5 hours, which might be longer than any stop he's had so far.  Maybe a SPOT issue?  Maybe he's sleeping for a night push over Boreas?  Anyways...if he is stopped there in Silverthorne, I've been pondering his strategy...after the last couple of days, one can hardly blame him.  I'd be a puddle at this point... Cheesy
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #397 on: June 23, 2019, 06:27:06 PM
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« Reply #397 on: June 23, 2019, 06:27:06 PM »

Looks like Chris blazed down Gold Dust trail.
Josh might be drying clothes and getting a rest through that mess he just went through.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #398 on: June 23, 2019, 06:45:34 PM
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« Reply #398 on: June 23, 2019, 06:45:34 PM »

I am in awe of Chris Seistrup - what a gnarly coupla days he just had. Saw a pic of him from this morning in knee deep fresh snow.

Now blazing down Elkhorn Rd with replenished supplies into clearing, wide open skies with a soaring spirit approaching the golden hour...

...that's how I like to imagine it anyway  Wink
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #399 on: June 23, 2019, 06:48:21 PM
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« Reply #399 on: June 23, 2019, 06:48:21 PM »

Any thoughts on Josh Kato's status?  He's been stopped for close to 5 hours, which might be longer than any stop he's had so far.  Maybe a SPOT issue?  Maybe he's sleeping for a night push over Boreas?  Anyways...if he is stopped there in Silverthorne, I've been pondering his strategy...after the last couple of days, one can hardly blame him.  I'd be a puddle at this point... Cheesy

From a Facebook post 2 hours ago: "After a few nights/days in freezing conditions I am drying out, getting checked out and eating a proper meal." He is referring to a reinjured shoulder. "Iíll get back out there but I just need a little pause."
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