Riding the Divide

This is not my kind of bike ride. And also not my kind of documentary. By which I mean that it is not very exciting, it just┬ásort of gets the job done. It’s not very slick. I also hated the music.

But so why did I watch it? Inherently interesting subject matter, of the underground race on mountain bikes along the length of the Continental Divide, from Banff, Canada down to the Mexican border in New Mexico. What kind of rider does this ride? What kind of bike do they ride? What do they eat? Where do they sleep? How do they manage, what is their mental state after a day, after 7 days, after 21 days? Not to mention their physical state…

This is a ride that my brother had intended to do, although I don’t know that he meant to enter the race, maybe just ride the route…

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