Sunday, June 17, 2007

Great Divide Race Update #1

Rick made his way to Montana, via the slow Train. There were a few bumps along the way that nearly made him miss the start, but it all came together in the end. Jason and Maripaz from De La Paz coffee happened to be in Montana at the same time and picked him up at the train station in Whitefish on thursday. They also gave him a place to sleep that night and a ride to the start in Rooseville friday morning. Thanks Jason and Maripaz.
The race started on Friday at high noon. I spoke to him Friday night, and he sounded really good. It Looks like he's in about 3rd place right now.
You can read his updates, or listen to the podcasts via the links at www.greatdividerace.com
Some bodies are already breaking down, one guy was chased by a bull Moose, another had an encounter with a Mama Grizzly and her 3 cubs.
I think I'll sleep better once Rick is out of Montana.

8 comments:

Allison said...

I've been following the race on the blog. All I can say is wow. What an adventure!

Anonymous said...

the garros are cheering for rick all the way! steve & denise

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

holee-crap.

ak said...

Hunter abides...

Jason said...

Was great meeting up with Rick in Montana!! The whole family is following the race. Good to see he is leaving bear country.
Jason and Maripaz

chrisp said...

Good luck Rick!

Brent said...

Post a picture of the rig Rick is riding for this adventure.

(is it the same one he rode up here in Bend?)

Hooptie said...

Dont make your move South Colorado...they will never see it coming...then attack Rick attack!