Sunday, June 20, 2010

FATHER’S DAY 2010 – RACE AND TOUR UPDATES!

 

Races/Tours I am following:

 

The Tour Divide

Mountain Turtle LogoMark has a new post up this afternoon following a conversation with Kent “Mountain Turtle” Peterson. Kent is 900 miles into the race now. Remember that he rode 845 miles just to get to the start line! Kent is reporting on the mud conditions and how bad it is this year from that perspective. He apparently remains in good humor and upbeat and is enjoying this epic ride. Check out the posts at KentsBikeBlog and the pod casts at MTBCast. 

 

My cycling experiences on tour, with Fargo

Fargo logo Jim Artis and Fargo are now in Kennebunk, ME for the evening staying at the EconoLodge after a 34 mile day. Jim was able to mitigate the rubbing issue somewhat although it still remains. He is now reporting that it is likely to take a redesign of the rear platform to resolve the issue. Still, this is his longest day today for riding on what has become an interesting field test of the quad. If you’ve been following this story, you know that Jim has experienced considerable unanticipated expenses while on the road and is no longer a part of the TOD: Ride for the Republic. Anyone wishing to assist in whatever manner or amount possible to offset expenses may make a donation to his ongoing development of Fargo via PayPal. If you would like to make a donation, post Jim a note on his blog. I’m sure he would appreciate your assistance!

The Tour of Switzerland

Congratulations to Frank Schleck for his victory in taking the overall GC title in the Tour de Swisse. Team Saxo Bank also had the third place finisher on the podium along with Shleck. Team Radio Shack rider Lance Armstrong placed second overall. HTC-Columbia rider Tony Martin took the stage victory today. Former GC leader finished in 40th place at 2:19 back of the leader dropping him to 5th place in the final GC. Team Radio Shack riders Levi Leipheimer and Andreas Kloden finished 5th and 6th respectively in the final stage. The Tour of Switzerland has certainly  set the tone for much debate going into the Tour du France.

The Tour of Discovery: Ride for the Republic

A day of rest for Raphael Giraldo and Manifest Destiny. Check his site for updated reports, images, and videos!

I hope your weekend was great!

Until later,

-Zeke

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