Remember my links to the "Blue Dot"? Yes? No? Well my friend Mary raced the Tour Divide last year and was being tracked by a GPS based tracker called Spot. It was a really cool feature and it was nice to be able to see where she was on course.
The Tour Divide race is a 2770 mile self supported MTB race from Banff Canada to Antelope Wells New Mexico. Mary raced her first ever Tour Divide last year and was the first female to ever finish. 18 riders started the race and only 8 finished. Last year it took her 29 days to finish the race and that was impressive. She has learned a lot from last year and knows a little about what to expect.
It's going to take quite a bit to race this year (Money & Support). If you would like to contribute to her goals she is accepting checks or paypal at; Mary's Tour Divide 2009
She won't be working (no steady cash flow) and living/ eating through Fast food & gas stations. Any help would be greatly appreciated.