Chris has made it to Copper in a few minutes shy of 29 hours.
He sounds good, hungry and tired, but good. The call reminded me a bit of the Divide, but I tried to remind him that with more sleep and some food, things will be looking up. He crashed yesterday and did something else today, so he said his knees are a bit banged up. Other than that he's feeling ok physically, just pushing through the mental stuff at the moment.
He's only two hours behind the lead guy and a half hour or so ahead of the third place guy. Hopefully the guy in third place will catch him and he'll have someone to ride with for a bit. He reports lots of walking, but that was only to be expected.
Next call should be from Leadville tomorrow afternoon.
Pedal swiftly my Christopher!