Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cjell Finishes

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.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The prevailing winds are out of the northwest. I admire a kid who likes the wind in his face.
MjP

Mimbres Man said...

Awesome for all who start and bonus for those who complete the route. Most of these guys are non-professional athletes, and are just bicycle or adventure enthusiasts wanting to test their mettle against the challenges of GDMBR.

cjellmoney said...

Thanks Gunnar. Bummer i missed you on the last MN visit. Catch you the next time.