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Offline MFairlie

Re: Tour Divide 2013
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2013, 08:47:45 am »
Is there going to be a Tour Divide Race this year? I have been checking in on Tourdivide.org and there has been no updated page. They still have the start date from 2012. There twitter hasnt even been updated in 250 days or so. Me and My buddy are doing the entire route this year and I couldnt be more excited!!

Offline John Nelson

Re: Tour Divide 2013
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2013, 11:13:13 am »
Their web page may not mention the 2013 race, but their Facebook page does.

https://www.facebook.com/tourdivide

Offline MFairlie

Re: Tour Divide 2013
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2013, 09:40:49 pm »
Awesome! did not know they had a Facebook! thanks for the help.

Offline JayH

Re: Tour Divide 2013
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2013, 07:47:57 am »
Trying to get up to speed on this tour so bear with me if I sound ignorant.  Would a Salsa Vaya be able to handle the Tour Divide route?
I have a 3ish year old Salsa Vaya (compact double that I'd probably switch to a true triple) with 26" wheels, road drop bars, Avid disc brakes..
or would a Fargo be a much better fit for the tour. Not intending on racing but just wondering about the route for those that have done it.

Going to check out bikepacking.net too as well...

Jay

Offline MFairlie

Re: Tour Divide 2013
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2013, 09:50:27 am »
What is the consensus on the sleeping situation? will you guys be mostly tarp camping, tent, or hotel, I figured I would be tarp camping and a hotel every 4 or 5 nights?

Offline tesswardle

Re: Tour Divide 2013
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2013, 04:49:09 pm »
5 of us biked a very small segment from Banff to Kalispel, Montana this past summer.  We had a great time and biked anywhere from 25-55 miles per day.  We enjoyed the scenery and stayed in motels twice.  We took 9 days.  This summer we will bike another 7-9 days and enjoy the ride! We pulled trailers and learned the value of packing as light as absolutely possible!