Good Read....Singlespeeding the Tour Divide

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  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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  2. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

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    That's OK. Singlespeeders seem to love a long, arduous journey! Tenacious and stubborn bunch.
     
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  3. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

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    I couldn't sleep last night, and that made for a really good read at 2:00.

    If I ever tried something like the Divide, I can't imagine doing it in race mode. More like snail mode. That guy definitely had the racer mentality from start to finish.

    And 32x18 gearing for consecutive 12000 foot days. o_O
     
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  4. mike

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    Racing the Divide and similarly long BP courses has become a game of sleep deprivation. Cool..I guess.

    But simply pedaling hard all day every day? After a week it's just another day in the office. If you survived. :eek:

    I can't imagine racing it, either. (I'm an anti-racer, tho.) I think being in a hurry through all that excellence would absolutely ruin it. Hell, a touring pace still makes you feel like you're blowing through cool places that deserve hang time. To each his own...
     
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