Tour Divide: Blue Dot Fever!
June 21, 2012
I got the Fever! ...Two guys are dukin' it out at the front of Tour Divide. Smashin' the record. Only a couple days to go! How will it end? Makes it hard to do anything but rote work, like shipping orders. (3 women are smashing the women's record!)
An interesting thing is that one of the leaders is riding a Rohloff with Belt. ...A first for that system!
Then there's Cjell Money. (Pen-name. What's it mean?) He's riding Northbound and closing in on his own finish. He's a nut. On a singlespeed. He's running about 10th, I think, compared to the Southbounders. Cjell raced Northbound because that's where he was when the race started -- after finishing a tour up thru Mexico. When he gets to Banff he needs a ride back to CO, fyi, or he might have to ride back down. (He just posted this request to the race thread!) Page 56 of the TD '12 thread at http://bikepacking.net shows him riding a wheel into a rest stop. Here he is probably the rest of the time. ...That's how TD parties.
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