Eat, Sleep, Ride: How I Braved Bears, Badlands, and Big Breakfasts in My Quest to Cycle the Tour Divide

Eat, Sleep, Ride: How I Braved Bears, Badlands, and Big Breakfasts in My Quest to Cycle the Tour Divide


For Paul Howard, who has ridden the total journey de France course in the course of the race itself—setting off at four am every day to prevent being stuck by means of the pros—riding a small mountain motorcycle race may still carry no worry. nonetheless, this isn’t simply any mountain motorbike race. this is often the journey Divide.

Running from Banff in Canada to the Mexican border, the travel Divide is greater than 2,700 miles—500 miles longer than the travel de France. Its course in the course of the middle of the Rocky Mountains comprises greater than 200,000 toes of ascent—the identical of mountaineering Mount Everest seven times.

The different challenge is that Howard hasn't ever owned a mountain bike—and how will education at the South Downs in southern England organize him for napping tough within the Rockies?

Undaunted, Howard swaps the sleek tarmac roads of France for the dust, snow, and ice of the travel Divide, keeping off grizzly bears, mountain lions, and moose. humming roadside lovers are changed via humming mosquitoes. combating undesirable climate, consuming whiskey with a cowboy, and making a song karaoke with the locals, Howard's trip changed into greater than only a race — it turned the journey of a lifetime.

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