Tour Divide

The 2011 Tour Divide kicks off today with the Grand Depart. A few solo riders are already on route heading south from Banff. This year will see 71 riders start southbound and 15 riders start northbound, plus a handful of riders taking on the ITT (individual time trial) challenge at various points throughout the summer. Live Tracking via SPOT, race call-ins, and more on the Tour Divide website and and arm chair commentary on bikepacking.net.

Here’s to a solid few years of re-making my body and fitness, when I hope to be out there… and good luck to 2011 riders!

5 Responses to “Tour Divide”

  1. Wil says:

    Yeah, Mike! Soon enough we will be on that line and rolling out for what may be one of the greatest experiences of our lives.

  2. George S. says:

    Now, that’s a great plan. Have you read Eat, Sleep, Ride by Paul Howard yet? It was pretty enjoyable. I look forward to toggling between TD and RAAM over the next two weeks. Thank god for the internets.

  3. mb says:

    Hey George! I haven’t read Paul Howard’s book, but am reading everything online I can about the route.

    I’m not a fan of RAAM, impressive riders and riding for sure, just notmy thing. Would love to see more of this type of thing though: http://www.jaypsdirt.com/blog/95-raamblings

  4. Kirsten says:

    Hey mike,
    My name is Kirsten and i am a Tour Divide fan, and the manager of a guest ranch along the route…Brush Mountain, in Slater CO.

    I was wondering if you would mind if i made stickers of your Avatar? Only with the date changed for this year’s racers/fans?

    It is such an awesome/simple and cool design!

    Let me know what you think?

    Thanks
    kirsten
    p.s. –looking forward to seeing you up here in a couple of years! (:

  5. mb says:

    Kirsten -

    I sent along an email. I’ll work up some 2011 versions… and send something along.

    -Mike