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The 2022 Tour Divide watchers thread.

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June 10th 8am.

I've seen plenty of pictures of snow on the passes. There'll be fire diversions aplenty too.

How many film crews will there be this year? :lol:

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When is the sock scrutineering take place?
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Doesn't Josh Ibbet like a film crew?

Best moment for me will be when Steve Large going south meets Geof Blance going north. Both strong riders and friends that I'll be watching closely.
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Looking forward to tracking Steve, all the best buddy!
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I flew in today - now in a crappy hotel in Calgary. Moving to Canmore to meet up with a few others tomorrow. UK riders are Phil Jones, Danny Green, josh Ibbett, Chris Ellison (Dale's Divide organiser), Anthony Ball, Chris Ross.

Should be fantastic although there's still snow on the passes, and significant reroutes (the Gila is closed so we go around through Mogollon.

Really looking forward to it now!!

Thanks for the support so far!!
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Nice Steve but whatever you do, don't order grits for breakfast - it's truly vile.
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Will be following your dot Steve, good luck.
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we go around through Mogollon
That may be the way we were sent in 2013, the Bursum Road. I remember it well, no spoilers though eh. I was using cues and odometer only so as soon as we went off-route after diversion news in Pie Town I had to follow signs and look for recent tyre tracks as a clue I was still on route. There was only 2 roads to follow but there were many miles w/o signs and not knowing if I had missed a turn. Still, a beautiful route. Added a fair few miles to the course. Best of luck!!
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I was going to say "this will be more compelling to watch, than BGT" but I think it deserves much more praise than that.

Have a blast, guys - jealous of the landscapes that you'll be experiencing.
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jameso wrote: Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:43 am
we go around through Mogollon
and look for recent tyre tracks as a clue I was still on route
Did you DQ yourself for getting assistance :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Dave Barter wrote: Tue Jun 07, 2022 9:06 am
jameso wrote: Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:43 am
we go around through Mogollon
and look for recent tyre tracks as a clue I was still on route
Did you DQ yourself for getting assistance :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
At one point I asked a forest ranger if I was on the right road too. :grin:
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They've added some off road bits after Mogollon, but at least the route is published with that detour in.

Lots of bear warnings in Banff....
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Good luck, enjoy and stay safe
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/adds trackleaders to the browser bookmarks

Good luck Steve! 👍
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I see Sofiane Sehili is having another shot. Not looked at the full list of starters but I probably wouldn't recognise some of the current fast crowd to judge if there's anyone who'll contest it with him. Or if Sofiane has fully recovered from his injury.
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voodoo_simon wrote: Wed Jun 08, 2022 2:27 pm Bicycles of the divide
https://bikepacking.com/bikes/2022-tour ... gs-part-1/
Have dropbars gone back out of fashion this year?!
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This time, we’ve split them into two categories: drop-bar and flat-bar bikes. Find details on more than 50 flat-bar rigs here
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slarge wrote: Tue Jun 07, 2022 10:14 am Lots of bear warnings in Banff....
Remember Steve, you don't have to ride faster than the bears, just faster than somebody else :grin:
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Phil, I'm looking for a fat friend at the moment...... actually, just looking for a friend......

Flat bars are the future - soon the world will go full circle and drop bars off road will be looked at like we look at elastomer forks.....

Josh Ibbett is racing also but has a chest infection so not sure what he's doing yet, but there's so much snow on the passes I suspect it won't be a record breaking year - but who knows?

It's going to be an odd race I suspect - some stretches that should be fast will be slow, and some reroutes will speed things up a bit. Also there is a staggered start this year - waves of 10-15 based on target finish time at 10 minute intervals. This is stipulated by the Alberta Parks authority I think to avoid clashes with walkers, other trail users..... could mean some start 1-2 hours after the faster riders
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Best of luck Steve have a great ride :-bd
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Steve a friend of mine Geof Blance is about to start his nobo (singlespeed). When you meet him call him a Kiwi test from me
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Bon Voyage and strong ride Steve, I'll be watching your Dot.
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As ever - Don't be sub standard Steve.
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Good luck Steve, hope you have a good ride and look forward to hearing all about it afterwards!
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