Best cycling event of the year started this morning; the Tour Divide! Over 100 participants started. The majority left from Banff, Alberta, Canada, but new for this year, was an Antelope Wells, New Mexico start with about 20 starting there. Doing the route from south to north is suppose to be more challenging. I see there might be an advantage of possibly less snow by the time a rider reaches Montana and Canada. The Antelope Wells group will have to deal with heat and smoke from the Horseshoe 2 fire and the out of control Wallow fire just across the Arizona border. Good luck riders!