With June 9th looming just around the corner, all of Gleason’s training will soon be thoroughly tested. Aspects of the TDR just can’t be replicated though. Will what he’s been imagining, and talking and reading about match up with reality once he starts turning pedals?
With the rediscovery of his mountain bike, and “The Thing” to help him meet his fitness goals, Gleason began his training for 2006’s Chequamegon 40 in May of that year.
Salsa sponsored rider Greg Gleason just turned 50, and as a birthday present to himself, he’s embarking on 2017’s Tour Divide Race. But his route to the start line of this monumental endeavor has had a few turns along the way.
In 2015 I wrote a less complete version of this song, Flint Hills, for Salsa Cycles. I rode the DK 200 in 2015 and 2016, and saw firsthand what a tremendously positive impact this race has had on the community. I went back to the song and wrote a couple more verses. With the help of my partners at Salsa Cycles and Dirty Kanza Promotions we want to use this song to help support DK co-founder Joel Dyke’s wife Michelle and family.