Since returning to the UK, I have spent a fair amount of time scrutinizing my decision to quit the divide ride early. Whilst I am a little disappointed that I didn’t make it to Mexico, I do feel that it was the right decision. For me, the lack of civilization, facilities and scenery that did after a while appear to blend into one and the same made the ride feel a little monotonous after a while.
I am really glad that I did go and give it a try though. I had been fascinated by the ride and the race for over 3 years and I don’t think I would ever have stopped pondering the idea if I had not gone a tried it. I covered nearly 1200 miles, passed through/into Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado and met some really great people on my journey. The memories I have from my trip will stay with me forever.
All I can say is that if you too are considering riding the divide, then get those flights booked as you never know whether it is for you until you go give it a try!
Feel free to ask me any questions and I will try to help where possible.