The Cordillera Volume 1 by Eric Bruntjen

By Eric Bruntjen

The Cordillera is the literary magazine of Divide Racing. among those pages you'll find tales of festival, drama and humor which may in simple terms come from The Divide: A racecourse stretching from border to frame, from wilderness to mountain and center to middle. you'll trip in addition to made up our minds athletes as they negotiate snow coated peaks within the Rockies and an alkaline desolate tract around the nice Basin. you'll meet an artist who questions his personal lifestyles in New Mexico, a tender racer facing bad judgements in Montana and a talented lady rider who discovers hidden pleasure at the Fourth of July. you'll be taken care of to the lengthy and infrequently tragic background of bicycles at the Divide and a lot more. those are the tales of The Divide and the folk who race there.All proceeds from this quantity visit profit the journey biking organization.

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Copyright Aaron Teasdale It took every single element of my soul to get through that, I had to be perfect; I had to concentrate like never before. It is times like that, 52 where I am operating at 100% capacity as a human, surviving in the elements, when I get energized. That is when I feel most alive. My eternal quest is to always get back to that place. My advice to those racing the GDMBR today is to focus on the journey, not the goal. It doesn’t matter how fast you do it, no one cares. What matters are the stories you will tell and what you learn about yourself.

The term Buffalo Soldier came from the American Indians who interacted with the black soldiers in what were called the Indian Wars. After the Indian Wars were over there were a few years during which these soldiers were in Forts, in the American West, without an active battle to fight. That gave James A. Moss, a white Lieutenant, the 35 idea of creating the Bicycle Corps and to try it out with the Buffalo Soldiers stationed at Fort Missoula, Montana. It is interesting to note that Lt. Moss had graduated at the bottom of his West Point class, which gave him this undesirable duty station in Montana.

Moss leads. National Archives photo. 39 Independence Day Jill Homer O n July 4, I woke up to brilliant sunlight and crisp air. It tasted like morning in the early fall, with hints of seltzer and wood smoke. I stocked up at the last gas station in town and checked my maps for the phone number to the Pie-O-Neer café in Pie Town. I had already accepted that clinging to the hope it would be open on a national holiday was a futile at best, but I had heard entire legends formed around the pie in Pie Town.

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