|04-17-2008, 03:27 PM||#1|
Joined: Aug 2007
Riding the Continental Divide (CD or GCD)
I am planning to ride the first two sections/legs, from the North, of the CD in Mid July on my R1200GS.
1. Roosville, MT, to Polaris, MT (around 528 mi.)
2. Polaris, MT, to South Pass City, WY (around 512 mi.)
Let me know if you are interested in joining the ride. My start and finish would be from Chicago area. If not for the whole ride, part sections riding together would also be good.
Using these maps as the guide for the route as of now http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/greatdivide.cfm
I would appreciate any advice/input for this ride.
|04-19-2008, 04:51 PM||#3|
Joined: Apr 2008
Been there done that, can help
i have done this route all the way to Mexico from banff on a bicycle , you will have a great time , there are a couple of sections that will not be passable on a Moto bike , one is past swan lake campground were it talks about grizzly basin after clear water lake , it was super hard on a bicycle because of all the downed LARGE trees and a fence at the end of the trail, we were carring 70lb og gear sometime we would have to unload it all to get over a log , can't imagine on a moto.
the other is fleecer ridge ok up and down on a bike there was a gate at the bottom , locked .
it has been a long time since i did this route 6 years so i am not sure what has changed , adventure cycling will have updates for you
|04-25-2008, 07:15 PM||#4|
Joined: Sep 2006
What days/dates are you thinking of and how much time on the trail?
what type of bike and camping/no camping?
|04-25-2008, 08:21 PM||#5|
Joined: Jan 2006
My brother's and I did the ride last year. Albeit the route was modified in Montana due to wildfires and road closures we did the same portions. I would strongly consider your choice of steeds dependent on your experience and technical ability. There are several sections that I would AVOID on that big PIG. (I was on an 1150 GS ADV.) My brother (Hakatan) on this board did much of the legwork and mapping. He can be of great assistance. (Tell him I sent you ) Seriously, feel free to PM or email. Here is a linky to whet your appetite. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=250905
Best of Luck!! Its a great trip.
p.s. start at post #20 on my thread if you want to skip the preamble fluff.
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|05-21-2008, 02:07 AM||#7|
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: High Desert, Southern California
On Bokeback mountain right now, broke my L3 from a crash..In a vest for 3 more months. Maybe next year.
|05-30-2008, 11:40 AM||#8|
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Central Texas
I just started planning my trip for next year. I'll be looking for any tips from you. Expecially regarding which sections are closed. Hope you have a great ride!
|05-31-2008, 12:19 PM||#9|
Rudy in MT
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Helena, MT; mountains and dirt roads all around...
Helena area in MT
Several of us from this board in the Helena area.
I'd be interested in meeting up and do keep us in mind if you have any unexpected "adventures".
I live about 1.5 miles East of Mullan Pass just NW of Helena (15 miles out of town).
Hope to meet up with you this Summer!!
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2003 F650 Dakar (purchased 2/3/2007; sold 5/9/12)
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