My name is Nicholas Kennedy, and above this post you will find my personal experience with Tour Divide, the 2,745 mile mountain bike race from Banff, CA to Antelope Wells, NM.
My perspective is that of a complete “noob”, a “wanna-be”, a “rookie”, and a “wimp”. As you read, remember that. One day I’ll go back and use the lessons learned in the following pages to race again. I completed this race in 2011, when I was 22 years old.
If you’re thinking of racing, touring, seeing all or part, or simply want to know more about the race, please feel free to look this over. Ask me questions, and I’ll answer as best as I can.
It’s a life-changing journey. Best wishes to those gearing up for the race.
I’d also like to take this time to thank everyone who supported me during this endeavor. Thank you to everyone who watched and cheered as my little Blue Dot bounce up and down the Continental Divide. I’d like to thank my friends for believing in me, every trail angel I met for helping me in my times of need, my family for supporting me in this trip, and especially my mother. I know I gave you more gray hairs than you deserved, and that you didn’t leave the house for the month that I was gone, for fear that I might hit my SPOT emergency button and you would need to fly out to save me. Thanks, Mom.