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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #480 on: June 25, 2019, 03:02:38 PM
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« Reply #480 on: June 25, 2019, 03:02:38 PM »

 John Schilling's signature on this forum kind of sums it up  DFL>DNF>DNS   acronyms to live by. As a DNS I'm gonna refrain from criticizing anyone in the greater categories.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #481 on: June 25, 2019, 03:08:09 PM
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« Reply #481 on: June 25, 2019, 03:08:09 PM »

Anyone know what bike Nate Ginzton is riding?  I noticed that at least 3 of the lead 4 bikes are Ti.  Being a big Ti fan myself (Ti Fargo) it is interesting to see such a strong showing after the recent dominance of Cutthroats.
Dominating in finishing, podiumming or starting ?
I'm a ti fan too !
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #482 on: June 25, 2019, 03:38:55 PM
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« Reply #482 on: June 25, 2019, 03:38:55 PM »

John Schilling's signature on this forum kind of sums it up  DFL>DNF>DNS   acronyms to live by. As a DNS I'm gonna refrain from criticizing anyone in the greater categories.

Ok, I'm stumped... what is DFL? Google says its 'dating for love', but I kinda doubt that is the intent here Smiley
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #483 on: June 25, 2019, 03:40:03 PM
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« Reply #483 on: June 25, 2019, 03:40:03 PM »

Ok, I'm stumped... what is DFL? Google says its 'dating for love', but I kinda doubt that is the intent here Smiley

Dead Fricking Last??
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #484 on: June 25, 2019, 03:44:17 PM
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« Reply #484 on: June 25, 2019, 03:44:17 PM »

Dead Fricking Last??

Aha, I should have known that one from plenty of experience
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #485 on: June 25, 2019, 03:47:34 PM
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« Reply #485 on: June 25, 2019, 03:47:34 PM »

Aha, I should have known that one from plenty of experience

There's a local race that I have 2 starts in.  First time DNF second time DFL.  DFL is definitely better for the ego.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #486 on: June 25, 2019, 04:17:02 PM
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« Reply #486 on: June 25, 2019, 04:17:02 PM »

Dead Fricking Last??

Or any F'n verb you want substitute  😉
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #487 on: June 25, 2019, 04:17:15 PM
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« Reply #487 on: June 25, 2019, 04:17:15 PM »

My first ride failure on the TD route sent me home pretty ashamed... I was surprised that people at work were excited when I got back to hear how it was out there. I told them that I was embarrassed. There response was that I attempted something that no one else in the building had ever tried before.
“Don't fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” Bruce Lee.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #488 on: June 25, 2019, 04:22:45 PM
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« Reply #488 on: June 25, 2019, 04:22:45 PM »

As long as racers follow the race rules they don't owe anyone an explanation or justification for deciding to stop regardless of the reason.

That is so correct vikb.

Look at Josh - he just loves the hell out of this race. Evertything about it. He is a gifted, inspiring and generally all round great guy. He loves to inspire others to give it a go, no matter the race or route.
Now this is a bit of a long bow to draw on my account buuuttt.... (and I hope that his current medical situation isn’t too serious and he has a speedy recovery)  what if he feels an obligation, no matter how subconcious, to press on, not stop, leave it all out there because of some implied pressure from us sitting here on social media? I would hate to think that someone would push on when they really shouldn’t, just because they know they are being watched/talked about/not meeting someone else’s expectations.
The Divide is a wild beast that attracts all sorts of different people with different goals and aspirations. It has one common element though, be you the lead rider or the lantern rouge - it is a battle of mental toughness. There was a comment on the TD prep threads -from around 2013/4 I think - that this race is 90% mental. The other 10%? Yeah, that’s mental too.... glasses2

Hope you’re ok Josh. That was a rocking effort.  headbang

Let’s see what NM throws at the racers. Chris is currently enjoying the huge downhill roll off La Manga pass and will very shortly turn left onto the dirt again and cross the border grid. How will the Brazos mud be?!
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #489 on: June 25, 2019, 04:38:52 PM
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« Reply #489 on: June 25, 2019, 04:38:52 PM »

All the best to Josh.  Like Mike Hall was, he is a class guy and in a class of his own.  I have always been extremely impressed by his openness and willing to share.  And then there is his talent and drive.  I hope his recovery is quick.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #490 on: June 25, 2019, 05:44:22 PM
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« Reply #490 on: June 25, 2019, 05:44:22 PM »

Hi bikepack family.  Was just reading through this as it seems I have time sitting in a hospital room with a direct view of the Old Woman Trail that comes into Del Norte.  Thanks for the well wishes.  Unfortunately I will not be able to continue forward.  My problem would likely not be survivable before the end.  I will be seeking treatment and hopefully return to this race I love so much.  I seriously thought about getting back on my bike after finding the source of my problem as dying on the Divide would be preferable to anywhere else at this moment.  That would be unfair to the Divide.  It would also be unfair to all of you and my family.  So thank you all.  Keep the TD the TD.  The best race on earth and the most honorable of sporting pursuits.  Love you all. 
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #491 on: June 25, 2019, 05:58:57 PM
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« Reply #491 on: June 25, 2019, 05:58:57 PM »

Rehab is your race now Josh. I'd shoot you a peptalk, but the mental tuffness your packing is just what the doc ordered.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #492 on: June 25, 2019, 06:12:37 PM
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« Reply #492 on: June 25, 2019, 06:12:37 PM »

Josh is fantastic for many reason, but "2019 Josh" will be remembered as "the cyclist who first trailblazed the Watershed Divide in a wicked blizzard."

Way to go, Josh!!

All the best, and get well soon!!
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #493 on: June 25, 2019, 06:16:58 PM
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« Reply #493 on: June 25, 2019, 06:16:58 PM »

My first ride failure on the TD route sent me home pretty ashamed... I was surprised that people at work were excited when I got back to hear how it was out there. I told them that I was embarrassed. There response was that I attempted something that no one else in the building had ever tried before.
“Don't fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” Bruce Lee.

Or this:  "The nature of adventure is that we don't know how it will turn out."
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #494 on: June 25, 2019, 06:20:59 PM
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« Reply #494 on: June 25, 2019, 06:20:59 PM »

#TD19 - Day 12 as Bonnie Gagnon called in from Moran, Peter Kraft called in from Breckenridge, Alexandra Houchin called in from Silverthorne, and Phil Rice called in from Butte!

http://mtbcast.com/site2/category/td19/
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #495 on: June 25, 2019, 06:44:12 PM
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« Reply #495 on: June 25, 2019, 06:44:12 PM »

Josh is fantastic for many reason, but "2019 Josh" will be remembered as "the cyclist who first trailblazed the Watershed Divide in a wicked blizzard."

Way to go, Josh!!

All the best, and get well soon!!

And don't forget the mountain lion!!
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #496 on: June 25, 2019, 06:46:57 PM
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« Reply #496 on: June 25, 2019, 06:46:57 PM »

I have seen a mountain lion during a dusk crossing of sand mtn as well. Divide racers are too skinny to eat according to department of wildlife:)
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #497 on: June 25, 2019, 07:16:26 PM
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« Reply #497 on: June 25, 2019, 07:16:26 PM »

I have seen a mountain lion during a dusk crossing of sand mtn as well. Divide racers are too skinny to eat according to department of wildlife:)

Smell bad too.
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #498 on: June 25, 2019, 07:27:12 PM
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« Reply #498 on: June 25, 2019, 07:27:12 PM »

  I will be seeking treatment and hopefully return to this race I love so much.  I seriously thought about getting back on my bike after finding the source of my problem as dying on the Divide would be preferable to anywhere else at this moment. 
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  Topic Name: Tour Divide 2019 Race Discussion Reply #499 on: June 25, 2019, 08:32:58 PM
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« Reply #499 on: June 25, 2019, 08:32:58 PM »

Hi bikepack family.  Was just reading through this as it seems I have time sitting in a hospital room with a direct view of the Old Woman Trail that comes into Del Norte.  Thanks for the well wishes.  Unfortunately I will not be able to continue forward.  My problem would likely not be survivable before the end.  I will be seeking treatment and hopefully return to this race I love so much.  I seriously thought about getting back on my bike after finding the source of my problem as dying on the Divide would be preferable to anywhere else at this moment.  That would be unfair to the Divide.  It would also be unfair to all of you and my family.  So thank you all.  Keep the TD the TD.  The best race on earth and the most honorable of sporting pursuits.  Love you all. 

Josh, wishing you the best in your recovery.  Thank you for all that you gave to the TD this year and for all that you contribute to this community through your example.  It seems poetic that you would now rest with a view of the trail... offering a small glimpse of the riders that aspire to follow in your footsteps (errr… tire tracks) on the TD. 
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