This summer, MotoAdventureGal and myself took the time to ride the Trans-America Trail in its entirety.
We had a great trip.
We left Connecticut on June 24th and finished on August 2nd, 2009.
If you want to get caught up, our Ride Report of the TAT can be found here.
After completing the Trans-America Trail, we decided to ride the Continental Divide Trail.
I mean why not? We've got the time. We've got the bikes, and gear. And we are on the West Coast so why not!
I had read BigDog's CDT report a few years ago. Mr. BigDog writes great Ride Reports, and he was nice enough to include a GPS file in his Report.
So I re-read the report, downloaded the GPS files, and stuffed the data into the GPS.
All total our TAT and CDT ride, and back home along the Gulf Coast took three months, and consisted of 14,766 miles.
In the end, the route we took looked something like this.
I'll do my best to share everything we saw and did on this trip, but that will take some time. I took over 5,600 Hi-Resolution pictures, and so did Motoadventuregal.
So settle in for a long Ride Report, and enjoy.
P.S. Here are some interesting stats about the CDT.
- The CDT passes though five states. Montana, Idaho, Wyomimg, Colorado, New Mexico.
- Following the CDT, I rode 3430 miles from Canada to Mexico.
- The CDT crossed the Continental Divide 28 times.
- Total elevation gain is 200,000 vertical feet. (That's the quivelent of climbing Mt. Everest seven times - from Sea Level.)