I did it folks. I finished the hardest mountain bike race in the world. It took everything I had to get it done in a competitive fashion. In 24 days I pedaled from Banff, Alberta to Antelope Wells, NM up and down the Continental Divide along some of the most inhospitable terrain imaginable. My sweat, blood and tears were left on the course. I can’t be prouder of the accomplishment. I met so many wonderful people who shared in the suffering of the Tour Divide. I will write more later. I’m home and resting. Still processing this thing. I still can’t believe I actually pedaled across the USA off-road. I learned a lot about myself out there and went through an emotional roller coaster along with physical pain that stabbed me constantly as I lived this event. Thanks to all of my family and friends for their undying support and prayers. Most of all thanks to my rock, Jackie, for keeping me in the game and believing. I can’t tell you the emotions I felt when she sped into the Mexican border to pick me up as I stood there in the dark wrapped in salt and dust from the beating I took from this race. Thanks baby!
I also want to thank my wonderful sponsors, especially Price Point and Sette.