Luke In New Mexico: Tour Divide Day 18

No updates from Luke in awhile.  I guess 15 hours a day on a bike is taking up most of his time.  I just did the math, and for the last 18 days Luke has not been riding his bike for 41 hours.  So for 9 hours a day he is not riding, 9 hours to sleep and eat and fullfill the other required functions of life.  He’s like a bike riding machine, churning out a consistent 130 miles per day over nearly every kind of terrain imaginable.  He’s got about 360 miles to go.

Several pictures of Luke have surfaced on Facebook.  You guys may have noticed I don’t use Facebook but my good buddy Mike is keeping up with the action.  A gentleman by the name of Brett Simpson has been riding Tour Divide with Luke and posting some amazing photos.  I hope he doesn’t mind if I repost them here.  In one comment Brett says he’s trying to stay with Luke Ragan, there are lots of strong riders out here.  How cool is that!

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New jersey?


Luke’s bike in the middle.


Luke’s getting some use out of those aerobars I gave him!


You can spot Luke's bike from the blue tape on his aerobars.

You can spot Luke’s bike from the blue tape on his aerobars.

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About Matt Gholson

Cycling, school teaching, husband.
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2 Responses to Luke In New Mexico: Tour Divide Day 18

  1. Steve says:

    I am struck by the differences between two epic cross-America bike races held at nearly the same time – Ride The Divide and RAAM. In addition to being a road-only race, RAAM is all about support crews and more than one bike/rider. This allows riders to do nearly impossible things on the bike, like ride for 48+ hours straight. RTD is the antithesis of RAAM – completely unsupported with one bike and the stuff you can carry. Riders for both events are tough as nails and its fun to see how they manage the unique challenges of each race. Thanks for sharing Luke’s story.

  2. Matt Gholson says:

    Also RAAM is very official, TD is just show up and ride.

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