When Sir Edmund Hillary came down from summiting Mount Everest he said to George Lowe: “Well, we knocked the bastard off!”. That is exactly how I feel about finally finishing the Tour Divide race on my third attempt. It took me 22 days, 1 hour and 29 minutes to travel the 4,418 km from Banff Canada to Mexico, but I finally got the long sought after photo, finishing 27th out of the 143 starters (40% scratched). With my extra side trips I averaged 208 km/day. Whew. Makes me tired writing that! Apologies up front … this is going to be a long post as it covers 22+ days of racing!