Thursday, July 9, 2015

One BIG Tick



The 2015 Tour Divide Race is still being run but has been won by the fast guys and girls. In something of a new course record of 14-ish days.

I managed to finish last Thursday in a time of 20 days, 3 hours and 26 minutes. Much better than my hoped for 23 days but to be honest when I set that target I had no real idea what to expect nor how I would go day after day for 3 odd weeks.





TICK !


More to come.





Cheers.

8 comments:

  1. Amazing effort and well done.

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  2. You are the man!! Congrats on finishing it in your rookie year. I was following your progress everyday and rooting for you.

    You must have been completely knackered by the end but elated to see that sign. Looking forward to your detailed report(s).

    Now, would you ever do it again?

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    1. Thanks Brandy. Glad I made it but NO, never again!

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  3. Congratulations big bro. I was also watching your progress on the tour divide spot tracker. I watched all morning on my rdo for about 6 hours cheering you on.
    Glad you ticked off one of your bucket list items. Maybe you should put up a bucket list for motivation for more things to tick off.
    A big effort and we are proud of you here. Congrats mate and enjoy the fruits of your success.

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    1. Thanks Oll. The fruits? A numb finger, two numb toes and 7-8kg lighter...............

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  4. Congratulations Dave! An amazing achievement!
    It was great to be able to see you briefly in Pie Town. I hope you had a grand time out there.
    By the way, I think there must be some special prize for those of you that were able to loft your bikes up in the air at the finish.

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    1. Thanks Josh! Congratulations on your win. I cannot fathom how hard you front guys push. Well done.
      Yes, it was nice to see you in Pie Town. I came into town pretty beat up and left in much better spirits. I didn't heed you subtle warning about the Gila though and didn't carry enough food for the next 2 days. I lost a lot of weight and power those next two days and to be honest I don't know how I lifted the bike. The very last remnant of energy I had I guess. ;)

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