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    A noob's perspective of Tour Divide

    Howdy guys,

    I managed to start a Wordpress for my tour divide writing. I'll be uploading all the chapters by the end of this weekend. Right now, I'm up to chapter 4. I believe I've caught all the spelling, grammar, and things that don't make sense. Hopefully.

    If you are thinking about this race, give it a read.

    I'm a total cycling noob, as far as TD is concerned. This is an account written by a total noob.

    Nick's Misadventure Page

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    Quote Originally Posted by FNFAL View Post
    Howdy guys,

    I managed to start a Wordpress for my tour divide writing. I'll be uploading all the chapters by the end of this weekend. Right now, I'm up to chapter 4. I believe I've caught all the spelling, grammar, and things that don't make sense. Hopefully.

    If you are thinking about this race, give it a read.

    I'm a total cycling noob, as far as TD is concerned. This is an account written by a total noob.

    Nick's Misadventure Page

    This is a GREAT read. Thanks for taking the time to put your experience into words.

    R

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMrider View Post
    This is a GREAT read. Thanks for taking the time to put your experience into words.

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    Always a treat to read someone's personal Tour Divide




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    Awesome. I have plans to do this on 2014 and I have limited experience on ultra long rides so this will be very helpful. THANK YOU!!!

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    No problem guys, enjoy the read and just remember, anything can happen out there! I'm up to chapter 10 so far.

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    good reading, pls keep writing.

    thx

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    Enjoying reading about your adventure. Keep it up.

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    Thanks guys,

    Chapter 11 is up by now. I apologize if you find spelling or grammar errors. I try to catch them when I Can, but it's roughly proofed.

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    A long ways to go riding on only one butt cheek. I wonder how its going to be tomorrow.

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    I am on Chapter 8. Nice job describing your experiences. I am enjoying it. Thanks for putting it down on paper for the rest of us!

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    Thanks guys,

    I realize that it's a bit hard to read in the post style. I am going to attempt to turn the posts into pages that can be accessed whenever. This will make it easier to read in order.

    Stay tuned.

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    subscribed. i want to read this.

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    All caught up on. Looking forward to remainder of your experience. Thanks!!

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    This is hilarious and awesome. I love it.

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    I reformatted the way I've posted this. It's now much easier to pick between chapters, as they are linked to the top of the blog page.

    I've also added chapter 12. I'll add more after work tonight.

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    *LOVES*
    If nothing else I think an appropriate prize for you would be a food shovel, lol! Nothing like a pile of cold leftover hashbrowns on the side of the road....
    "...Some local fiend had built it with his own three hands..."

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    Thank you, Verslowrdr! Chapter 13 is up, and I've totally reformatted the page. I'll be putting 14 up soonish. Perhaps after a ride.

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    awesome post is there a way to link the next post at the bottom chronologically

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    Well, all 19 chapters are posted. It's all there.

    I hope you guys enjoy it! Let it be inspiration to you!

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    That was a GREAT read!
    I too have been contemplating this adventure.
    I hope to fair as well as you did.
    I can relate with some of your experiences just not all on the same trip.
    What advice would you give as far as training and what to prepare for?
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    Bikepacking trips

    Quote Originally Posted by owtdorz View Post
    That was a GREAT read!
    I too have been contemplating this adventure.
    I hope to fair as well as you did.
    I can relate with some of your experiences just not all on the same trip.
    What advice would you give as far as training and what to prepare for?
    First and foremost, mindset. You have to be in the right mindset. The rest is simply pedaling.

    My big advice would be do a few smaller overnight bike packing trips to get ready for it. But you can't overlook time in the saddle. You have to have the stamina to go all day. Not at a fast pace, at least, just steady.

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    Are you the youngest person to finish the TD

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    Quote Originally Posted by minnewasta_angler View Post
    Are you the youngest person to finish the TD
    As far as I know, yes.

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    Good read FNFAL.

    Plan on doing another TD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdaz1 View Post
    Good read FNFAL.

    Plan on doing another TD?
    One day, perhaps. Nothing on the radar yet though.

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