Kent “Mountain Turtle” Peterson is closing in on Banff, AB, Canada after several days of riding to the BEGINNING of the Great Divide Race. Kent has been on the road since last Thursday making his way through Washington, Idaho, Montana, and now Canada in order to start the race on Friday. He is currently on the BanffWindemere Parkway heading toward the intersection with the TransCanada Highway and then on into Banff. According to the calculations I get in Google Earth he has only 38.9 km to go in order to reach Banff as of this posting.
Kent’s Travel Information Through Tuesday Night
Date Miles Overnight Stop State/Province total
Wed Jun 2 0.0 Issaquah WA 0.0
Thu Jun 3 102.1 Thorp WA 102.1
Fri Jun 4 124.5 Moses Lake WA 226.6
Sat Jun 5 154.8 Coeur d'Alene ID 381.4
Sun Jun 6 147.8 Libby MT 529.2
Mon Jun 7 112.7 Cathiness BC 641.9
Tue Jun 8 113.3 Dry Gulch BC 755.2
As of waking up Wednesday morning Kent had ridden 755.2 miles, or 1215.1 km.
|Data courtesy of KentsBikeBlog and Mark Canizaro used under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Rights|
This is, by any standard, a remarkable “warm up” for a race! Have you ever wondered about what someone in Kent’s position might be ruminating on while pedaling hour after hour? Well, check out the answer to that question as Kent ponders seeing “Dennis Hopper’s Ghost”.
Our best to “Mountain Turtle” in the coming days as he heads south along the spine of the Rockies!