The Tour Divide is over. Ollie Whalley of Christchurch, New Zealand was the top finisher. The Z-Man finished yesterday at 4:20 in the afternoon, which puts him in the top handful. I had absolutely nothing to do with his accomplishment, yet somehow I feel proud. My best to Cjell - and to Sue and Bernie, who have to be two of the greatest, most patient and understanding parents in the world. Your boy done good.
Some thoughts from Cjell on money and life.
P.S. Saying the Tour Divide is "over" may be a reach. Most of the riders who have not already scratched, probably fifty of them, are still out and will be on the trail for days before finishing. I admire the guys at the back of the train who continue to grind it out for their own personal victory.