The Divide: A 2700 Mile Search For Answers

Cycling the Great Divide…alone? The first thing you’ve got to ask yourself is: “What the hell am I doing?”

At least, that’s what Nathan was saying less than two miles into a 2700 mile route, when he encountered his first major problem and his first major decision: turn back, or press on? It was all uphill from there.

As an amateur cyclist with no touring experience, Doneen pulls you into a world of erratic weather, cramped bivy sacks, and overwhelming solitude as he crisscrosses the Continental Divide on his way from Banff, Alberta to the U.S.-Mexico border, bumping into Tour Divide racers, stumbling upon CDT hikers, and surprising all sorts of Rocky Mountain wildlife.

With the help of some trail angels, kind strangers, and other adventurous spirits, Doneen teases apart his past while battling the personal assumptions and cultural expectations that have been steering his life…all while trudging through mud, swatting at insects, and slathering chamois crème on saddle sores.

So are you ready for an adventure? Ready to get off the beaten path… The plotted course… That red line? Then join Nathan on The Divide.