As many of you know already seven days is all that I was able to complete on this years Tour Divide. Seven days, damn. That’s considerably shorter than I had planned to ride. I had planned to make it all the way to Mexico. More like TWENTY-SEVEN days. What a bummer. Wait, what a training ride! I learned so much in those few days. Things I never would have learned at home. About packing. About pacing. About eating. About myself.
I’ve started to upload some pics, but I’m still having problems with the words. Just how should I share this crazy adventure? How do I share what I’ve learned? I think in the next week or two I’ll make a post about each day. Pics and words to describe what each day was like. Then, I’ll share what I learned about my kit. What things I would change. Yes, there are many things I would change. Things I could’ve done better/smarter.
In seven days I rode 640 miles. My average was 120 miles per day. That’s right where I wanted to be pace wise, but I didn’t realize I was doing that. For some reason I thought I was moving slower than that. I think that’s pretty awesome, because that means I could’ve pushed myself even harder. Well, I think I could’ve anyways. Maybe I would’ve broke sooner?
So stay tuned as over the next week or two I share my stories from the 2011 Tour Divide. Don’t forget, the race is still going on. The Southbounders and Northbounders have now crossed paths and it looks like they could be done in a week or so! Crazy.