The bicycle-built-for-two is a custom Vicious painted blue in the front, pink in the back. Tracey Petervary, along with her husband a veteran of Alaskas Iditasport, has nicknamed the tandem rig the Love Shack and thusfar morale seems good. Race fans can track the field as well as individual racers via SPOT satellite maps at the Tour Divide website: Replica A Lange & Sohne 308.032 Langematik Big Date Men's Watch tourdivide. Podcast summaries and individual racer call-ins can also be found at mtbcast. To read my account of surviving a previous Divide race, check out: Jon Billman
Photo courtesy of Red Bull.Ultra-marathoner Karl Meltzer can outrun a horse. To prove it, Meltzer recently completed the first-ever run of the full 2,064-mile Pony Express route in 40 days, finishing on October 25. The run commemorated the 150th Replica A Lange & Sohne 223.021 1815 Walter Lange Men's Watch anniversary of the old delivery route. Horses employed on the historical Pony Express ran no more than ten to 15 miles before a fresh horse took over duties, meaning riders used scores of them for a single delivery. Meltzer, at the pace of roughly two marathons per day—with a 100-miler to wrap it up—tested the limits of human endurance, dubbing his Red Bull-sponsored run from Sacramento, California to St. Joseph, Missouri the Human Express.
I caught up with Meltzer (by phone, not on foot) to get his take on the record-establishing feat.--Nick DavidsonWhy the Pony Express?It was Red Bulls idea. I had mentioned running the Appalachian Trail again, but they werent really for it. Then they said, Hey, what about the Pony Express trail? Why dont you see if you can run it? I had to think about that for a little bit. Im a mountain runner, really. I like trails. But this being Replica A Lange & Sohne 215.032 Saxonia Men's Watch mostly dirt roads and flatter terrain, it was a different type of challenge for me. So I said, Lets go for it.Did you encounter logistical difficulties finding and mapping the route?Absolutely. I took two different trips to scout the whole route. But the thing is, even with a four-wheel drive vehicle, you cant go everywhere cross country. And theres a lot of private land. So we scouted the most efficient route the old guys took.