Daily Archives: June 24, 2011

Tour Divide: Not a Race for Asthmatics


What a great—if short—race. To cut a long story short (which follows below), I got disqualified on Day 1 when I had to go to the hospital due to an asthma attack due to the smoke from forest fires in Arizona and New Mexico. I got myself north of the smoke and rode the course as far as Steamboat Springs for a total of 1,000 km. However, the chest infection I got after the asthma attack made all those 3,000+ metre passes too difficult and I decided at Steamboat to call it quits for health reasons. Had a great time and saw great country. Would have loved to continue but health has to come first. So much for the short version. Read on for the details …

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