Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by justiner » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:06 pm

G&T are done and Joe is descending to Motezuma, interesting! Maybe he'll cross over via the full meal deal Argentine Pass. The west side isn't very rideable, so it would be a hike-a-bike all the way up.

Only Longs is left, the webcam shows, uh,
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Well, it could be worse. I'm trying to psyche myself out to ride up to join him on the summit (tonight, tomorrow?), but I just broke out all my winter gear, just to sit here and type! :)
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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by pbakwin » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:22 pm

He clearly did not do Bross. It's a weird and I think highly controversial choice. Bross is definitely a 14er. Yes it's officially off limits but everyone does it all the time. I any event, he did what he did. Tagging Bross would add, what, 30min? So, if the next person does Bross but finishes 30 or 60 min behind Joe's time ... ?
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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by lodgling » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:31 pm

pbakwin wrote:He clearly did not do Bross. It's a weird and I think highly controversial choice.
He's definitely not entitled to claim the $1 million prize money that's for sure. Maybe it wasn't in from the summit?
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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by dnye » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:54 pm

pbakwin wrote:He clearly did not do Bross. It's a weird and I think highly controversial choice. Bross is definitely a 14er. Yes it's officially off limits but everyone does it all the time. I any event, he did what he did. Tagging Bross would add, what, 30min? So, if the next person does Bross but finishes 30 or 60 min behind Joe's time ... ?
Peter, I completely agree. It is a weird omission.
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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by JIntfen » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:12 am

He hauled ass over night. Appears as though he got to the peak of Longs this morning at 7AM. Grats Joe!
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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by pbakwin » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:23 am

Epic finish! Go Joe!
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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by dnye » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:38 am

Way to go Joe! This has been a pleasure to follow. Truly impressive journey.
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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by Count40 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:20 am

Dont correct if I am wrong, but here is just an attempt to put it in terms relative to some events, one of which has been annoyingly celebrated in all media this summer.

Did he just do a Leadville 100 MTB every day for the duration of Olympics?
And, he also did that measly extra credit of two peaks (rounded up, but not much) each of those days.

Yes, deserved a pat on the shoulder. And, why not, a brooding ride into the sunset. ;)

So nice.
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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by kwhit24 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:35 am

Congratulations Joe! It has been amazing to follow your progress as a weekend warrior from behind a computer. I look forward to following you on your next adventure!
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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by CreekRunner » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:48 am

Ahh. If only he finished a day later. Big congratulations to Joe and kudos to ability to overcome breakdowns and still travel at blazing speed.
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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by jerseybrian » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:20 am

Congratulations Joe! One day i'd like to try the tour but for now i'm just trying to complete the long's duathlon. Baby steps.
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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by hangingbelay » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:24 pm

Looks like he's in the homestretch!! Congratulations, Joe. Amazing achievement!
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