Jay Petervary, legendary self-supported long-distance endurance cyclist recently set the record for the Tour Divide. This vignette gives insight into Jay's mind and what it's like to set a record on the toughest bike race in the world.

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Comment by baa baa on December 5, 2012 at 5:36pm

Oh should have noted .. came from Dirtworks.

Comment by Neil Alexander on December 8, 2012 at 1:54pm

Seems he was the only guy in the race... Only one mad enough, perhaps.

Great photography.

Comment by Bill Parker on December 8, 2012 at 2:39pm
Not that I am accusing him of being soft but " this time using a sleeping bag.". Did he say 2,500 feet vertical in 2,700 miles, that seems incredibly little? I reckon I look that wobblily after a longer ride but he does a little more than me. I don 't suppose he noticed the nice scenery. Remind me to think again if I say I will try to break the record.
Comment by Bill Parker on December 8, 2012 at 2:43pm
No 200,000 vertical feet (I think), madness
Comment by JP on December 9, 2012 at 2:03pm

You can time trial this course whenever you want, though the Tour Divide Grand Depart is early in June. Apparently the amount of climbing during this race is the equivalent to scaling Everest from base to top 7 times.

I have a thoroughly watched copy of "Ride the Divide" and cannot recommend it enough. A great watch.

Comment by JP on December 9, 2012 at 2:07pm

I should add that Jay broke this years course record set only weeks earlier by Ollie Whalley from NZ. Awesomeness!

Comment by Neil Alexander on December 9, 2012 at 3:02pm

Ollie Whalley from NZ?!?

There's a joke in there... somewhere. Gotta be.

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