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David Goldberg | Tour Divide 2011

Racer Profile: David Goldberg

David Goldberg Tour Divide 2011

David “Going Global” Goldberg | Tour Divide 2011 Racer


Age: 50

Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado

Quote: “This is more than a bike race…it’s way more. Riding your bike is only about half of it. Physically and mentally surviving it are a wholly different thing. You know, you could be the best cross-country bike racer in the world, but it doesn’t mean that you are prepared for this. The endless hours by yourself in the middle of nowhere…just endless walking through snow and frozen feet, cold hands…”

Interview with David

David’s Bike and Gear | Tour Divide 2011

David Goldberg Bike Tour Divide 2011

David Goldberg’s Bike | Tour Divide 2010


Tour Divide Bike: Karate Monkey–fully rigid steel 29er. This year I am putting back on the steel front fork (to lose about 2 pounds), straight bars Cobalts by Crank Bros and aero bars (last year laying on the front pack got really old) I may still ride a fully rigid ti black sheep that is made here in Ft Collins but the owner has not gotten back to me yet so I am not optimistic.

Wheel set: Mavic 719 (I think that is the number) rims on Hadley hubs (26 pt, 6 pall rear) TUBES & small block 8’s front & back -last year ZERO flats –change to slime tubes at Salida.

Bike Bags

See photo — handlebar kit bag, gas tank, rear seat and frame pack all made by Epic, top handlebar map and food small bag and camelback.

Wearing a backpack? No backpack. Stuff my jersey packets if needed.

Sleep Kit

Sleeping bag: ultra light 35 degree bag

Bivy/tent system: 7 oz bivy by MSR

Ground pad: ultra light therma rest — total weight less than 2 lbs


Front light: ultra light rechargeable handlebar light by cygolight (2 battery packs and light weigh less than 80 grams total)

Helmet light: headlight for all purpose use


GPS: ??

Bike computers: ??

Bringing maps? redacted cue sheets and maps (snippets only)


How do you plan to carry water? 3 bottles on bike and 2 liter CamelBak for dry sections (aka the basin) – iodine for surface water.

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