High noon today, June 11, Banff Alberta, Canada was the start of my Super Bowl, the only "sporting event" I care to follow every year the 2010 Tour Divide. Totally self-supported bicycle race from Banff, Canada to Antelope Wells, N.M.
I totally admire anyone who even lines up for this event yet alone finishes it, this is no Tour de France with team cars, feed bags, domestiques & masseuses, this is the real deal, the heart & soul of extreme endurance bicycle racing, what these folks will have will be snowy passes, grizzly bears, mud, sleeping in a bivvy bag alone at night, convenience store food & thunderstorms in the middle of nowhere for 2745 miles if they complete the entire route.
Forty-eight brave souls signed up this year & the adventure will be worth following on the blog at www.tourdivide.org including call-in podcasts, spot leader board & pics. Now go ride your bike this weekend & keep these folks in your thoughts & prayers!