Tour Divide: Black Sheep Ride for the Divide

Word from the Tour Divide is that the owner of the Black Sheep Bike, Jake Kirkpatrick, had to abandon his effort.

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Tour Divide: Geared up

The Tour Divide kicked off on June 10, with most of the original 83 riders choosing to take on the 2,745 miles going north to south. Twelve days into the trek and a thinned down field of riders is strung out between Montana and Colorado.

One of those riders is Jake Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick, of Boulder, Colorado, rolled out of Banff, Alberta, Canada on his custom Black Sheep Bike titanium singlespeed 29er, which was fitted with racks and other trick features built especially for his first-time riding the Tour Divide.

Unfortunately, word from the trail is that about 11 days into the multi-week adventure,  Kirkpatrick had to abandon his effort due to being sick, cold and dehydrated.

Check out Jake Kirkpatrick’s custom-built Black Sheep Culebra featured on in 2010.

An American in France

What’s it like to be an American cyclist living in France? Watch to get professional road cyclist Joe Dombrowski’s view.