Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by Tory Wells » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:40 pm

And that's a wrap! Awesome job Joe!
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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by pbakwin » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:12 pm

I thought Justin's time was very good. Joe just did it THREE DAYS faster!
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Post by justiner » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:28 pm

Chapeau, Joe! He was certainly the quicker one on course. I admire how he made the challenge and journey his own, especially all the deviations he did to the course I had laid out: moving from Evans to Pikes via Tarryall, his Gash Ridge romp to Lindsey, his foray into the Sawatch from Lake City, his traverses over Hope Pass and Argentine Pass.

Lots of ideas to think about for the next challenger, and the next chapter of this wild adventure. I have an obvious bias, but it's my opinion that this is one of the greatest self-powered adventures one can take in Colorado. It makes say, racing the Colorado Trail look like a prologue.

Like the "walking artist" Hamish Fulton would perhaps profess (and I'm certainly paraphrasing), no two journeys are ever taken the same way, and only the individual on the journey knows the true nature of the trek. To really understand, one must go themselves, inspired by the ones that have gone before them.

For this challenge (and those like it), it certainly is a small brotherhood still.
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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by Tory Wells » Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:04 am

It's refreshing to see Joe and Justin getting some love on the second page of the newspaper this morning, rather than the usual team sports BS.
http://www.denverpost.com/2016/08/26/cy ... ng-record/
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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by FireTruck8 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:03 am

Absolutely amazing and congratulations Joe.
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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by FlatProf22 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:49 am

Congratulations, sir!
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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by andrewhamilton » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:58 am

I'm super impressed by Joe's trip through the 14ers. 32 days is a pretty amazing feat for a self-supported bike/hike through the 14ers. I love that he started and finished in Gold Hill, whereas back in 2003 I started and finished my self-powered run from my house in Jamestown, just a few miles away...

Anyway congratulations Joe! Im sure you must be satisfied by the way this all turned out!
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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by pbakwin » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:01 pm

Tory Wells wrote:It's refreshing to see Joe and Justin getting some love on the second page of the newspaper this morning, rather than the usual team sports BS.
http://www.denverpost.com/2016/08/26/cy ... ng-record/
Nice article but they got the time wrong by a day: 31d8h33m
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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by Matt » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:34 am

pbakwin wrote:
Tory Wells wrote:It's refreshing to see Joe and Justin getting some love on the second page of the newspaper this morning, rather than the usual team sports BS.
http://www.denverpost.com/2016/08/26/cy ... ng-record/
Nice article but they got the time wrong by a day: 31d8h33m
Then, there's this:
08/24/16 Quandry Peak
I'd expect better from such a seasoned writer and his copy editor...

None of that takes away from such a bad ass accomplishment.
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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by Jim Davies » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:24 am

Also "Bierdstadt". At least he stuck to the traditional misspellings. :)
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Post by TomPierce » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:25 am

Very, very impressive accomplishment. Congrats, Joe!
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Re: Joe Grant's Tour de 14er

Post by justiner » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:55 pm

Matt wrote: Then, there's this:
08/24/16 Quandry Peak
I'd expect better from such a seasoned writer and his copy editor...
Haha, that may have been me. As a silly joke on my side, I put the mountain as, "Mt. Quandry Peak" on the chart/spreadsheet. Believe it's written similarly on the sign on the hw?


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