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Jarral R.

Gunnison, Colorado
I live a very active lifestyle with Type 1 diabetes in Gunnison Colorado at 7750ft. I participate in many endurance activities such as the Leadville 100 mountain bike race and Grand Traverse Ski race from Crested Butte to Aspen. I play in the mountains skiing, biking, hiking among other... Full Bio
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Tour Divide 2012, Day 17 and 18 and....finish? by Jarral R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Day 17 Route I was beginning to dream of pie. Pietown was ahead. A two restaurant town and both served pie and lots of it. It was still a ways ... Read on »
Tour Divide 2012 Day 15 and 16 Into a lower income tax bracket... by Jarral R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Profile Days 15 and 16 Day 15. Into the land of breakfast burritos. Route Day 15 I never get tired of waking up high in the mountains ... Read on »
Tour Divide 2012. Day 13 and 14. Meloncholy and obsessions set in. by Jarral R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Day 13 and 14 profile Day 13. My obsessions begin to thicken.Many people ask what I thought about while riding. Soooo many things. But I real ... Read on »
Tour Divide 2012. Days 11 and 12. Changes in Lattitude and Guest post by Phil and Paul by Jarral R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Day 11 Changes in latitude, changes in attitude. Route Day 11 I awoke before sunrise feeling just a little guilty about not finding Eszter the nig ... Read on »
Tour Divide 2012, Day 9 and 10. Set Sail Gary! Full speed ahead! and The world goes down the... by Jarral R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Day 9 and 10 Elevation profile Day 9. Set Sail Gary! Full speed ahead! I am a man. I am a man who does silly things. I like to race on skis in t ... Read on »
Tour Divide 2012. Day 7 and 8. Kiwis are coming! And if you go fast enough you don't feel the bumps. by Jarral R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Elevation Profile Day 7. The Kiwis are coming! Well before the race I came across a blog by one Ollie Whalley. A friend from Christchuch NZ s ... Read on »
Tour Divide 2012, Day 5 and 6. It doesn't hurt so much if you pedal like a duck. by Jarral R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Day 5.  It doesn't hurt so much if you pedal like a duck.Adam and I had camped beside the narrow road and we didn't get up super early. My ankles had started to ache t ... Read on »
Tour Divide 2012, Back to Canada and back south. Day 3 and 4 by Jarral R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Day 3. Did your kids cry when you left?When we last left our hero, Serge the Canadian from Fernie had left (with most of the other contenders) at 3 am. I was losi ... Read on »
Tour Divide Out of Banff into the Wild. by Jarral R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Some BackgroundIf you want to just read my ride details scroll down...... The Tour Divide is a self supported* time trial from Banff Canada to the border with Mexi ... Read on »
Tour Divide into the Void by Jarral R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking It's really not about the destination it's about the journey. On an event like the Tour Divide the preparation spans weeks, months, or even years. Getting to the start in ... Read on »
Jarral's Long Awaited Tour Divide Gear List! by Jarral R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking As all of you regular readers of this fine bit of literary brilliance must have been wondering is what is this punk going to carry on this reeeeaaaaalllllly long race? As ... Read on »
Living on a thin line and not. by Jarral R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking The Tour Divide is a long race. Maybe a bit more involved than the Colorado Trail Race, CTR, that I did last summer. The CTR  is much shorter and frankly I was worried abo ... Read on »
Jarral's Miracle Cure (Tour Divide secret weapon) by Jarral R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking This past week during spring break we took the kids down toSt. David, AZ which is just east of Tucson to play with my parents. It ofcourse had been warm dow ... Read on »
Two boys and fundraiser for type 1 research update by Jarral R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Well you may know that I started a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research foundation through the following link http://www.crowdrise.com/RaceTheTourDivideforDia ... Read on »
Riding in the winter in Gunnison CO and big projects. by Jarral R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking We've had a warmer than normal winter so far and less snow also. This meant that I have been riding my bike a bit and not skiing much. It is actually the first time in man ... Read on »
Tour Divide 2012 by Jarral R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking A friend, Sean Rainsford, from New Zealand with diabetes had ridden the Tour Divide (TD) as a two year tour a few years ago and stopped by our house. That put the idea in ... Read on »
Into the VAPOR! by Jarral R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking It's raining now. It was raining two weeks ago. One week ago a high pressure moved in and shoved the rain down to the four corners south west of here. One week ago the m ... Read on »
Colorado Trail Race "It's the final countdown!"--come on sing along! by Jarral R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking This is the 4th and final part of my Colorado Trail Race Saga for part 1 click here for part 2 click here for part 3 click here . I finally fell into a deeper sleep so ... Read on »
Colorado Trail Race Day 3. by Jarral R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking This is Part 3 of several long posts of my Colorado Trail Race Adventure.  For Part 1 preview go here . For Part 2 Days 1 and 2 go here . For Part 4 go here . Day ... Read on »
Colorado Trail Race Day 1 and 2 by Jarral R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking This is Part 2 of several long posts of my Colorado Trail Race Adventure.  For Part 1 The race preview go here . For Part 3 Day 3 go here .  For Part 4 the final countd ... Read on »