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    Tour Divide 2012 is under way!

    It just dawned on me, the Tour has begun! Check the action on Trackleaders.com:

    Tour Divide 2012 live tracker by trackleaders.com
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    Noticed Dave Nice is doing pretty well in New Mexico. What's the advantage going south to north, if any?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokefork View Post
    Noticed Dave Nice is doing pretty well in New Mexico. What's the advantage going south to north, if any?
    You don't have to fight snowdrifts 10-12' deep up at the Canadian border now and a month or so later you won't be baking in the heat at Mexico that is already blistering under a record heat wave.

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    our WaltWorks buddy Eszter Horanyi is racing TD this year - go Eszter!!

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    Go Fixie Dave!

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    Impressive race. Every year I am amazed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP View Post
    Check the action on Trackleaders.com
    why?

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    Dave Nice is in Del Norte, called in to say he got ran off the road by a truck, went OTB and hurt his ankle, hopes to keep going toward Salida. Neat to be able to follow the riders on MTBcast when they call in.

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    why indeed

    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    why?
    That's exactly the same question I had about paying a week's worth of wages to go to a major league boredom contest and drink three 10 dollar luke warm Coors and eat a 20 dollar hot dog.

    Different strokes for different folks.
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    Wow, this is cool. So is Fixie Dave going from South to North? I wasn't aware you could do that? This is cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brokefork View Post
    Noticed Dave Nice is doing pretty well in New Mexico. What's the advantage going south to north, if any?
    Easier shuttle setup.
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    Sorry for 3 posts. I was looking at Dave's stats. It says he's doing 600+ miles a day? Average speed is 57 MPH? Looks like someone is gunning for a Strava KOM record!

    Why are his stats messed up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure View Post
    Sorry for 3 posts. I was looking at Dave's stats. It says he's doing 600+ miles a day? ... Why are his stats messed up?
    Maybe he turned his SPOT on to check it out before he left St George and then got his ride to Antelope Wells. If trackleaders.com started his stats with the first blip from Utah it could definitely skew is stats.

    Hope Dave doesn't have much trouble with those injuries. TD/GDR riders have lots of crank revolutions. Even small injuries and sore spots can turn into show stoppers after 10 hundred-mile days in a row.

    South to North is tough when you get into the Great Basin in Wyo. There's like one source of water and it's gnarly treeless high desert in the whole basin. Well over 100 miles. The southbound riders cross the Basin from Atlantic City, WY to Baggs, WY sometimes in less than a day. That tells you that there's a pretty good grade and prevailing wind situation in that direction. Upwind and uphill through that would be not much fun.
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    I would chalk the wac number for Fixie Dave up to trackleaders figuring out where he is at and calculating distance and time while using southbound calculations as opposed to northbound. Ex: if he went 100 miles on day one, based on southbound, he is at mile 100. Based on northbound, he is at mile 2645 using the same logic, but technically he would be at mile 100.

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    Just when I was thinking I could concentrate on some projects at work. Now I'll be tempted to check the tracker every hour or so.
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    Just listened to a phone-in from Dave Nice, sounds good, said his ankle is better and was close to Salida. Phone-in from Eszter Honaryl (sp) who is in fourth overall North to South, sounded like she was on a Sunday afternoon cruise. She ate up the CT race last summer and looks like she is going to do the same to this ride. Amazing athletes, all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokefork View Post
    Just listened to a phone-in from Dave Nice, sounds good, said his ankle is better and was close to Salida. Phone-in from Eszter Honaryl (sp) who is in fourth overall North to South, sounded like she was on a Sunday afternoon cruise. She ate up the CT race last summer and looks like she is going to do the same to this ride. Amazing athletes, all of them.
    Just a little break from fire-mageddon...

    Eszter Horanyi has passed south of I-10, south of Lordsburg, NM. She's in the final stretch to Antelope Wells. She's on her way to smashing the womens record for the Tour Divide. Nice work Eszter!

    Also, Dave Nice is way up in Montana. Gonna be really gratifying for him to finish the monster after all the hard knocks he's had over the years attempting it.
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    These guys and gals are amazing...much respect.

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    The tandem with a guy and woman are almost finished, bet that was a trip!

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    Dave Nice just crossed into Canada, I think he's gonna make it this time.

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    Apologies if this is too spammy, but my wife did an article/interview with Eszter a couple of days ago: Meet Eszter Horanyi: Great Divide Mountain Bike Race Winner – 14erskiers.com

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    SlowerThenSnot

    ITT No-Bo, David Nice recently crossed the Canadian border on a fixed SS, and is +/- 600 from the finish.

    David_Nice - Tour Divide 2012 individual history by trackleaders.com

    Think about this...
    2745 unsupported miles on a rigid fixed-gear bike.

    All those hard-earned DH's - gone.
    Zero earned vertical. As a skier/biker, this just makes me cringe.
    No glide, no free ride, just spinny spin spin.
    A long brutal day with town 4 miles below, and for all - relief.
    Except for you, the sole fixed-gear racer.
    Cannot fathom this mental challenge, or level of fortitude.

    Know him only from a few posts here, am following his progress, wishing him the best,
    and regardless of outcome, feel he's a flat-out fuucking hero.


    Gooooooooo............. SlowerThenSnot!!!!
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    Go Fixie Dave, Go!!!!

    That would be so cool to see Dave finish this year, lord knows he has had his share of bad luck in past tries.





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    Yeah Fixie Dave!

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    ITT No-Bo, David Nice recently crossed the Canadian border on a fixed SS, and is +/- 600 from the finish...
    I think you're mistaken. From the border to Banff on the route is less than 300 miles. Right now that trackleaders.com summary says 251.something. He's riding it in the reverse direction from the way trackleaders assumes, so you can look at that number in his trackleaders summary as his countdown to the finish.

    Dave is a really good guy. I've known him for a long time now. We've traveled together and ridden together several times. He's had some hard luck in the last several years. It's truly a joy to see him make the trip to the finish.

    No doubt on the fixie thing. I've been trying to talk him into just putting a freewheel on his bike for this thing for years. Fixed is just too hard for that many miles and that many mountains.

    My opinion on fixed: Freewheeling is a luxury I can afford
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    TomP,
    Posted the stats w/o knowing the site error. Glad to know he's that much closer, thanks for the correction.
    Tonight, each time I hear my hub growl, and think of Dave's suffering, I'll be wishing him my best.
    The best is the one you want to ride most often..

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