Dominik Scherer

Dominik Scherer Finished Monday, July 7th at 9 AM

Racer update about:
Hello this is Dominik Scherer calling in from Antelope Wells Border Station. Its 7th of July, 9:41 AM. I recon the 4 of us, Alan, Adrian and Leighton. We crossed the border line at about 9 o’clock this morning. We are done. We are finished. It has been a long and tough ride, especially the last days. What brought me here, the thoughts of my close friends and family were always with me. I want to thank you so much for all you people being there. Believing in me. Thank you. I’d also like to thank Matthew Lee and all the people who helped organize sort of this thing, put it together and give us the chance to ride this route. I want to thank God for all the strength he gave me especially in the last few days to bring me here. Thank you very much. Thank’s a lot. This Dominik Sherer, last call in. Thanks. Good Bye. (recorder time: 2008-07-07 10:42:45 EST)

Dominik Scherer gives a Report from Silver City

Racer update about:
Hello this is Dominik Scherer calling in from Silver City, NM on the 6th of July at 6pm. I was a little lazy with call ins lately because all of the four of us are still together, Alan, Adrian, Leighton and me. I just wanted to let you know that I’m doing good. I’m doing fine. I feel good. We are going to have our last stretch of the whole tour. Looking forward to finishing. I guess we get there tomorrow. I’ll just make another call in there. Thanks a lot. I just wanted to thank my family and friends at home for their support which I can feel. I’m so glad that I’m going to see you all just a bit. Be good out there. Be safe. (recorder time: 2008-07-06 19:01:09 EST)

United Nations Team in Grants

Hey everybody, Leighton White here, in Grants, NM. Riding with the United Nations Team. Adrian, Alan, Dominik and I have all met back up again. We are in Grants. Hopefully we will finish one of these days soon. A little hot. Other than that everybody is doing good. Hopefully we’ll see ya’ll soon. Bye. (recorder time: 2008-07-04 14:48:19 EST)

Dominik Scherer is lovin' his borrowed Rear Wheel

Racer update about:
Hello this is Dominik Scherer, calling on Thursday, 3rd of July. Its 4:30 pm. I’m here in Grants, no not Grants, just before, Cuba, NM, that’s he place. I wanted to call in to thank Bob Morgan from Albuquerque. He is he man. He brought me his own personal 26” rear wheel yesterday evening. He drove all the way from Albuquerque to Abiquiu and brought me his wheel. So I have his 26” wheel now in the rear. It made it very very well over these last few hills we had to do this morning. Thank you very much Bob. This is so very, very good. Thank you. We just had some food, Alan and me and we are stocking up on supplies and we’ll be on our way towards Grants in the next half-hour or something. We did sort of lose Adrian and Leighton on the climbs. We started out together this morning. We sort of lost them. But I think we’ll meet again on the way. That is what I hope for that we will see them again. All you people out there be good, be safe. You people at home, I’m almost through. It is good to know that you are there. You are giving me strength every day. Thank you. Bye. (recorder time: 2008-07-03 17:34:13 EST)

Dominik Scherer's Wheel Replaced

Racer update about:
Hello, this is Dominik Scherer calling in, #13,, Its 4:45am on Thursday, 3rd of July. My rear wheel issues got solved yesterday evening. Bob Morgan from Albuquerque drove all the way out here to Abiquiu and brought me an almost brand new rear wheel. Had to no problem. Put it on. Ready to go again. That's what we are going to do now. Yesterday evening we had a little gathering here. Alan and me were sitting at dinner about 7 o'clock, Leighton White, pulled in. Then we went to bed around 10 o'clock, then Adrian came in. So it was the four of us all in one little room in Abiquiu Inn. We all are just about to go now towards Cuba. All you guys out there be safe. Take care. Have a good time. Bye. Dominik (recorder time: 2008-07-03 05:46:48 EST)

Dominik Scherer needs a Rear Wheel - If you can help, call him in Abiquiu

Racer update about:
Hello this is Dominik Scherer again calling from Abiquiu, NM. I just found out that my rear wheel is decapitated. The rim is cracked pretty badly. I’m in dire need of a rear wheel. The problem is I tried to call all of the bike shops in the area. There was just one which number was OK. They didn’t have anything in Santa Fe. If anyone on the route, has something for me, feel free to reach me here in Abiquiu in the Abiquiu Inn, the 505-685-4378. Otherwise, I’m just trying to ride tomorrow morning over the hills. Just hope that the rim that holds up. Just hoping that the bike holds up because the body feels good and the mind is set for the Mexican Border. So let’s hope that the wheel holds up. I’m trying to be light on my rear wheel to not give it too much stress. Hope that God will help and the whole things going to hold up. That is the situation on my bike. I just wanted to let you people know. You guys out there be safe. Message back home: (rest of message in german) (recorder time: 2008-07-02 18:21:58 EST)

Dominik Scherer resting up in Abiquiu before the Last Big Climb

Racer update about:
Hello this is Dominik Scherer, # 13 calling in. I won’t say Racer # 13 anymore. Alan and me have switched to touring mode from that fresh on. So # 13 calling from Abiquiu on Wednesday, 2nd of July, its 2 o’clock in the afternoon. We arrived just 2 hours or something ago. We had some very, very delicious lunch here in Abiquiu Inn. We are going to spend the rest of the day here in Abiquiu. Doing some groceries and getting proper rest before we head out for the last big climb of the whole tour. Resting up, getting stocked up, getting fueled up. So we gonna last the few days. I hope everyone out there is good. Matthew is going to be finished maybe today, maybe tomorrow. I don’t know. Man this guy is fast. That is for sure. All the rest is with us, not far behind us. Leighton and Adrian, you are doing really, really good boys. Hangin’ in there. Maybe Leighton can catch up. Who knows.. Maybe we meet out there in the dester. It would be really cool to ride the last few miles with you Leighton. All the others be good, be safe. Love to all my family and friends at home, back in Europe. You are giving me so much support and it helps me so much. I really appreciate that. Love, Dominik. Bye. (recorder time: 2008-07-02 15:14:01 EST)

"One of the most grueling bike races on the planet"

Recently, there has been a lot of coverage beyond our blog on the race. Here is an update: Yesterday, the Steamboard Pilot & Today ran an article about the Tour Divide and featured three of our racers, Leighton White, Dominik Scherer, and Alan Goldsmith. Also, over the past few days, MTBR user MarkInTheBoat has posted trail pictures of Matt Lee and Reuben Klein and Alan Goldsmith and Dominik Scherer. Former racer leader Reuben Klein has also sent in some photos of his ankles and knees, as he indicated he would in his final call-in. Reuben mentioned that he believes he messed up his ankle while hiking through the snow, making his attempt the second victim of the deep snows.

Dominik Scherer headed to Indiana Pass

Racer update about:
Hello this is Dominik Scherer here. Its Monday, 30th of June, its quarter past 1. We are here in Del Norte. We are just about heading out to Indiana Pass. See how far we get. Maybe we will sleep up there in hut or we can make if over to Stoner and down to Platoro. We'll see how it goes. So far it is pretty good. Very, very good food here in Del Norte. Organic Peddler cafe restaurant something. Very, good, very good food. My belly is full. I'm not going to make it up Indiana Pass, I think. All you people out there be good. This one goes to the family. Rest of Message in German (recorder time: 2008-06-30 14:17:03 EST)

Dominik Scherer goes to the Dentist

Racer update about:
Hello, this is Dominik Scherer calling in. Its Sunday the 29th of June, 7:22 am. Yesterday evening we made it just right into Salida from Breckenridge. We had a late start from Breckenridge cause I had to see a dentist. Nothing serious I just wanted to be sure that my tooth wouldn't bother me on the trip. We started off at Breckenridge around 10 o'clock and yesterday evening around 9 o'clock. Today is going to be Marshall Pass first then stock up on supplies in Sargents. We'll see how far we get. Going to sleep out somewhere in the wild tomorrow. Camp out. So no call in from there. Tomorrow we hopefully reach some kind of town with a telephone. Just want to let my people that I'm still going pretty good. I'm feeling ok. See you then. Thank you. Bye. (recorder time: 2008-06-29 08:23:14 EST)