OK, it looks very much like I'm going to ride the 2022 Tour Divide as an individual time trial, departing the third or fourth week of June. Six months out, my high-level target is to complete the ~2,700 miles in 23 - 27 days. I was at the grand depart in 2018 but scratched and in 2019, picked up where I left off and toured for two weeks. I know what I'm getting into here and my mind and body are in a reasonable place to make those kinds of predictions.
Based on multiple requests from readers, I've posted my working bike and gear list--with the level of granular detail several degrees above what makes the annual "rigs of the tour divide" article on bikepacking.com. I'm around 90% complete on the bike setup, I'll post some glamour shots as soon as it's together.
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