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Old 12-05-2009, 09:26 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by XC Rider
Really looking forward to seeing your comparison of TAT and the CDT; especially with regards to difficulty level. Since doing the TAT this year, my dad's been talking about getting into DS riding, and I'm already trying to come up with a trip for us to take together next summer. I'll be looking and listening to what you have to say. Keep up the good work!
If my Dad ever expressed an interest in riding with me, this is probably the ride I would take him on.

In general the CDT is easy and scenic.
It would be very big bike friendly.
A KTM 950 with the right tires would eat it up.

A BMW GSA might be a handful in two sections:
- Right after Pinedale WY, there is a section that has a tricky ledge you need to blast up. (Easily skipped)
- The section of trail right as you enter New Mexico. (Not so easy to skip)
If my Dad ever expressed an interest in riding with me, this is probably the ride I would take him on.

Logistically this ride was easy.
The only places that you will need extra range would be the sections from Pinedale WY to Rawlins WY, (you migt be able to get a couple of gallons in Atlantic City if you ask nicely) and Grants NM, to Silver City NM. (We rode 235 miles on a tank full, and just barely made it.)

Thanks for the praise.
Q~

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