The Tour Divide is the world’s longest off-road race. It is also the world’s longest self supported race. From Banff Canada to Antelope Wells New Mexico. It covers almost 2800 miles with 200,000 feet of climbing and descending crisscrossing the continental divide. You have to navigate on your own. There are no check points or aid stations. You ride as far as you can everyday. You sleep where ever you can. Showers were a luxury. Some days had temperature swings of almost 100 degree Fahrenheit.¬†How did I ever decide to do this? I am positive beers were involved. Lots of beers and shit talking. I love a good challenge. If I really want to tell people that “Impossible is nothing” I have to live by those words too.

What I want to share with you are some of the stories, both good and bad. There was heartache, happiness, feelings of being the strongest person alive, and also times that I wanted to lay down and never move again being a failure to everyone I ever tried to inspire. Some of the stories are 100 percent factual, some of them are probably a little skewed due to fatigue and being concussed. If you get anything from this adventure I went on, I hope that it is the fact that I am a normal everyday guy that refuses to quit. I am not a natural athlete. I am surely not the smartest. My gear was not all top of the line, best you could get. I just want to show people that you can do anything that you want to. The two ingredients are hard work and consistency. Relentless forward motion. You will have times that you are on top of the world. You will all so taste the bitter sting of defeat. If you keep moving no hardship can last forever. So join me on this journey.

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Thanks Mucho,

Mike

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