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Old 08-09-2004, 09:33 PM   #106
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Originally Posted by 12ride
we were the group Paula let in to use the bathroom that morning at Elkhorn Hot Springs.
I went back and read your entire trip report and saw that you did go up Lava Mt. trail. - sorry for the mis statement in my previous post I just missed it in the one page that I read on your climb up Fleecer Ridge.
We were most impressed with all the folks using leg power to ride the route. Almost daily we commented about how we were glad that we could simply twist a wrist and go up those step switchbacks.
A very good read on your trip. 12ride
Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed my (very long) writeup.

Riding the divide on a pedal bike isn't only for the superhuman (we certainly aren't)--though we did see Mike Curiak during his record breaking 16 day ride (now that's superhuman). It takes some determination and you definitely put yourself in a vunerable position at times, but with the risk comes other benefits, as I'm sure you adventure riders know.

I still think most anyone could pedal the whole thing if they wanted to. Having the (somewhat crazy) desire to do so is another thing. As you know from reading my journal, climbing the big passes was no problem, it was the flats (and washboard) that nearly killed me.

Keep on riding!

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Old 08-10-2004, 12:59 PM   #107
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Originally Posted by DHackney
In the mudhole in the prior picture, if you go to your right about 20-30 yards you can cross pretty easily.
That sounds like about the same place we crossed, but in the wet conditions we experienced I wouldnt call it easy. Crossing the water wasn't the problem, it was getting up the other side of the stream bank on the GS in the greasy mud. It was a real slip and slide, but again we had unusually wet conditions for this time of year.
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Old 08-11-2004, 04:46 PM   #108
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Divide route

[Some posters in this thread have been asking about GPS files.

The full set of GPS files structured for a ten day dual sport ride are on my web site of our CD ride from July. The tracks from our actual route for our nine day ride are also on that page and include additional waypoints from our actual route. We rode everything we could, including some things that are not on the maps but are included on the GPS routes.

It's an incredible ride and worth whatever you have to do to make it happen.

Luv2Lean - great pics and a fantastic ride report!


I down loaded your tracks into Mapsource then plotted the Divide and it seams like in many places the tracks were quite far from the Divide. In many cases this appeared to be because of a more "fun" dirt route vs long highway sections. However in some cases especially in New Mexico it looked like there were dirt roads closer to the actual Divide. My guess is that the route was done for bicycles not motorcycles. What do you know?
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Old 08-13-2004, 11:12 PM   #109
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Originally Posted by lacrestadr
Chuck/12ride, Are you talking about the lava mountain just south of helena after the frohner meadows turn off? North Fork of Quartz Creek which is where 1878-D1 is??? And then another portion of the trail quite a bit further south just north of wise river and west of Divide, near Fleecer Mountain? On the adv. cycling map both of those route portions are designated as "trail", compared to "forest service gravel". Trying to get as much info as possible before I make the trip. Thanks for any info/insight or even wisdom!
I believe the section you are wondering about is this one.

My second post on day 2 and 3 cover that section of the trail. We went past the Lava Mt. turn - It looked stupid steep and rocky.

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Old 08-14-2004, 11:07 AM   #110
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Good job gentleman! Fantastic ride report and pictures.
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Old 01-16-2007, 02:14 AM   #111
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Nice thread!!! Very educational!

Makes a MT guy wonder.... I do ride some of the trails mentioned near here (Helena,MT). And do hope to wander a bit furthers soon! (you are making that larger DS more of a consideration!! lol)

Thanks for taking the time to post the photos and to answer our questions! You are helping many more then the ones posing them!

Safe travels!

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Old 01-16-2007, 06:09 PM   #112
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Hey Rudy,]
Thanks for reviving this thread and some fantastic memories. It gave me a reason to reflect on the trip. I am glad you got something out of the report.
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Old 12-23-2007, 08:49 PM   #113
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Nice one...glad I found the link on the Hackney site.
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Old 12-24-2007, 03:19 AM   #114
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Awesome ride

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Old 12-24-2007, 02:49 PM   #115
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Viva Airheads! Great report!
No kidding!!! Out of all those bikes, the Airhead pulls it off!

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Old 04-24-2008, 03:57 PM   #116
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Great witeup and I am afriad this thread is going to cost me some of my savings.
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