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Old 09-11-2011, 04:25 PM   #10816
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Check out this thread:
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specifically post # 115 shows photos of his route - all on dirt - up and over Ophir Pass and then on to Engineer Pass and Anaimas Forks. Spectacular country and it would probably fit in with your continental divide routing.
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:26 PM   #10817
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6, what does it mean if I have everything on the list except the boat.

I thought I had the red washed off my neck. These Kalifornians really don't get me. I have a trained set of squirells in the back yard, just in case.

You saw the kayaks hanging under my deck?

And I regularly eat tree rats.
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:06 PM   #10818
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Got that one, and two others in .GPX format...now to figure out the differences and the route we want!
Oh goody. My plan is to have you do all the planning. That's #19... I think.
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:37 PM   #10819
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Bruce,

I didn't know. Then again, I still don't know what a track is... or a waypoint... or anything GPS. But I can track the sun. I generally know where south... so long as it's daytime (and I'm in the northern hemisphere). I think if I would have stuck around college for an 8th year I would have learned to track via stars so I could get around at night. Seriously, how hard can the divide be? Head south... stay on the ridge. Stop before Mexico. Done.

Btw Dana, your welcome, I just planned the trip.
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:40 PM   #10820
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5. A Dog: A dog will tell you if something is edible or not.


I would rather use a cat...A Dog will eat shit it it smells good to him/her
A Dog will eat cat shit from the litter box cause they think it's cookies...

My cat will NOT eat rotten fish or anything else bad ...
Yuppers I really think a cat is better at judging what is good to eat....
See they only eat the fattest and slowest birds & rodents...


I really like 2. Home Security System... I have done that myself
It still works to this day .....
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:52 PM   #10821
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Yeah, I forgot about that LD.
I has a chihuahua dachshund mix that will steal turds from the cat box any time he could. And then want to come like your face !!!
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:22 PM   #10822
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Cats are good for something?
Sure, the more you run them over the flatter they get.






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Old 09-11-2011, 08:48 PM   #10823
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Animated targets ..................
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:02 AM   #10824
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Bruce,
Thanks!
This ride as well as alaska, Labrador/ trans Canada, TAT/TET/TWAT, several weeks in the Cascades, Baja and Rockies are all on the bucket list.

My obstacles to doing it next year:
I can only take that kind of time off in January and last 2 weeks of May and all of June. I'm not sure any of these places are really accessible in my window.
I would like to have a different bike, BUTT(operative word) I could train and get my ass used to longer days in the thumper saddle. My bike will have to do for the next few years. I don't have Marty's iron ass.
Can I muster the discipline to save 15-20 days of leave time? Probably/least of worries.
It would be the longest time me and wifey are apart in 22 years. Can you say Led Zeppelin? Though she will be fine and realizes already that I need this kind of thing to look forward to and challenge me.

With all that said, it is doable if my time off window fits the ride.
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Do you think you could swing the Continental Divide ride next year...I would luv to have you along?
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:47 AM   #10825
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Hey Jack Im just wondering if you have done any planning at all for a trip as long as your talkin about? I mean ,like, how many cameras would you start the trip with and stuff like that
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:49 AM   #10826
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I deserve that......
I am thinking 4 or 5 min.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:17 AM   #10827
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My best guess right now would be mid July/early August and probably about 3 weeks, need to make sure the snow is out of the passes.
Precisely my fear.
Well.. I may be able to get the time off, but it is no where near as certain as the already stated timeframe.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:35 AM   #10828
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My best guess right now would be mid July/early August and probably about 3 weeks, need to make sure the snow is out of the passes.
You shuld be able to leave as early as Memorial day. My buddy has a cabin in Taylor Park CO at 10K and he can get into his cabin just before Memorial day. A check on the snow pack during the winter would be the best guage. Following the CO threads to see if the passes are open would be the final check before going wheeel in the well.

This assumes a south to north aprroach to CDR.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:41 AM   #10829
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from this blog which is very entertaining
http://dwoodworks.com/blogs/?m=20090618
well written and some nice pics

"There’s a narrow weather window in late June/early July–after the snow melts in the high passes and before the monsoon rains come to New Mexico and southern Colorado–when most people make the attempt."
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:51 AM   #10830
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from this blog which is very entertaining
http://dwoodworks.com/blogs/?m=20090618
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"There’s a narrow weather window in late June/early July–after the snow melts in the high passes and before the monsoon rains come to New Mexico and southern Colorado–when most people make the attempt."
Thanks Bob and Marty.

late June could work....

Well Bruce, I'll be lurking and scheming. MUAHAHAHAAHAHAHHA.

edit... my palms are getting sweaty just thinking about it.
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