I got the news over the weekend about Jay Petervary’s accident. He was in the midst of his Great Divide Ride Unearthed ride down the GDMBR from Jasper when he was struck by a car I forwarded as much of the news as I could via the MTBCast FB page. FWIW, the driver stayed on the scene and called for help; which is good to hear. Jay’s alive, aware, and has undergone and will undergo some surgeries. Additionally, he has:
-L2 burst fracture
-Left forearm fracture
-Right humerus fracture
-Cut cornea, but no blurred vision
-butt, hip, elbow abrasions
-Scheduled for arm surgery today.
-be there 2-3 days and do a spinal review
-possible backbrace 4-6 weeks
Jay is widely known for his tenacity and endurance; qualities that will no doubt serve him well in his recovery. There has been a huge outpouring of support, thoughts, and prayers. These haven’t gone unnoticed by his wife Tracey Petervary and are much appreciated. #RideForward
Here is your True Up and recap for Day 20 as we give congrats to Sofiane Sehili and all who have finished so far, wish well those who have scratched, and hear Captain Nat Cobb’s Trekian-homage to Fleecer Ridge!
Here is your True Up and recap for Day 11 as we give props to Marshall Byrd kicking it NOBO, wish Bruce Gordon the best on his recovery, and Snickers appear from no where for Nat Cobb!
Here is your True Up and recap for Day 8 as most racers make their way out of the Northern Rockies, we get an account of what it’s like to hit that SOS from Mike Enfield, and our SOBO leader closes in on Colorado!
Here is your True Up and recap for Day 5 as weather continues to be the story and SAR reports 10 recoveries in the last 72 hours!
The Tour Divide is on and here is your Day 3 True Up and recap!
RIP, Hal Russell! Your tenacious pursuit of adventure was only surpassed by your kindness, positivity, and smile! Regardless of how tough the road and day’s slog might have been you always had something to say about the people you met and the beauty in that day. “Inspiration” gets thrown around a lot but you truly were inspiring to so many people from family, friends, and countless people who followed your adventures who never met you but were amazed by you nonetheless! You’ve left a mark in this life and an example for those left behind. We thank you for that!
You can find Hal’s call-ins here.
Days 23 of the Tour Divide Border-to-Border and the Great Divide Classic! We true-up only 1 call as Jackson Lester called in as he worked his way down the last 65 miles to the border!