come to find out, my tour addiction didn't hurt as bad as i thought, because i have been redirected toward following chris in the Colorado Trail Race. he has sent me a couple of spot links which help me follow, but the official spot links have been down and i can't see him in relation to the other riders.
so far, i'm very happy he's still alive and well. it's a long, long race and it's much more of a race against nature than the other guys, at least as far as i'm concerned. chris would probably tell you different, though. he actually suggested that i do it next year...silly boy.
that would require sleeping outside.
anyway, there are several ways to check progress, but i'm hoping the official spot tracking comes back online soon. you can check here: