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TD14: Day 23 & 24 (or, He Did It)

by Andy Amick

Tour Divide 2014 guest post by Kristi. He did it. He did it. Don’t get me wrong, we all knew he could do it. I knew once he started he would finish – that’s just who he is. But it’s one thing on the night before the race for me to tell Andy, “You got […]

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TD14: Day 21 & 22

by Andy Amick

Tour Divide 2014 guest post by Kristi. Andy has had a few slow days, he had to change his overall plans in concern of a forest fire. Saturday morning he had 340 miles left to go, I believe they are mostly flat miles on the road. His plan is to make a big push these […]

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TD14: Day 18 to Day 20

by Andy Amick

Tour Divide 2014 guest post by Kristi. Welcome back, my faithful Tour Divide followers. We are hitting the home stretch now. Andy has crossed into his last state – New Mexico! By the end of day 20 he had just under 600 miles to go. He has mentally been undergoing some challenges – first mud […]

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TD14: Day 13 to Day 17

by Andy Amick

Tour Divide 2014 guest post by Kristi. First, my apologies for not having a post up sooner. There were a few nights Andy stopped in an area where he wasn’t able to upload photos. Then when he did upload photos, I did not have a chance to put it all together for you. Thus, I […]

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TD14: Day 10 to Day 12

by Andy Amick

Tour Divide 2014 guest post by Kristi. I’ve had some people ask me “How is Andy doing physically?” He told me the other day that it seems like something new hurts each day. He’s had some pain in his Achilles and his left knee on and off throughout these first 12 days. He said his […]

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TD14: Day 7 to Day 9 (Or, Here Comes the Sun)

by Andy Amick

Tour Divide 2014 guest post by Kristi. Day 7 through 9 update, and I feel that (my favorite) Beatle George Harrison sums it up best: Little darling, it’s been a long, cold lonely winter. Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here. Here comes the sun. Here comes the sun, and I say, […]

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TD14: Day 4 to Day 6

by Andy Amick

Tour Divide 2014 guest post by Kristi. Welcome, welcome to another Tour Divide update. I’m starting to feel like a broken record as I gather Andy’s pictures and notes on each day…it’s been cold, it’s been wet. Sometimes he is even walking his bike through snow. He’s had to buy new waterproof gloves and a […]

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TD14: Day 2 & Day 3

by Andy Amick

Tour Divide 2014 guest post by Kristi. Hello out there! Well, as I am posting this update it is Tuesday 17 June, or Day 5 of the Tour Divide. My hope was to have updates for you on Andy’s progress from Day 2 through Day 4. However, while I know his Day 4 distance from […]

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And They’re Off!

by Andy Amick

Tour Divide 2014 guest post by Kristi. UPDATE: Sorry, Instagram did not like how I did the numbers on my original post. Fixed the issue, pictures should publish now. Hello all you Pale Spruce readers. This is Andy’s wife, Kristi, taking over his blog while he is riding the Tour Divide 2014. I’ll be blogging […]

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Pushing Through “The Resistance” On Overnight Trips

by Andy Amick

It’s almost a given for me to experience “the resistance” about two hours into any type of overnight or multi-day trip.  Whether I’m with a group of friends, with my kids, or solo, my mind hits a roadblock with thoughts of home, my wife, and my family.  Once I push through this mental state, I […]

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