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Old 01-09-2013, 03:01 PM   #526
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I haven't gotten through your report but I was wondering what mapping program that is. Is that part of a Garmin package?
Garmin Topo US
Also Garmin Topo Canada
Both worked fine.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:46 AM   #527
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What an absolutely superb ride report ! The effort you put into it is terrific reading with all the history photos and dialogue.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:10 PM   #528
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What an absolutely superb ride report ! The effort you put into it is terrific reading with all the history photos and dialogue.
Thanks! It is intended to entertain and inform, but mostly to encourage and help out the next guy to get a chance to enjoy it in person for him/herself.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:13 AM   #529
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Thanks for this interesting and useful report

My nephew participated in the Tour Divide Race on a mountain bike last year, doing about 1800 miles and a lot of altitude before dropping out with a foot injury. I thought that I wanted to work out a way to do it on my motorcycle and now I see you've done it for me better than I would have.

The bike ride is very tough on hardware, too. My nephew builds mountain bikes and is now using a motorcycle chain on his single speed bike in anticipation of his next attempt.

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Old 03-16-2013, 11:10 PM   #530
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My nephew participated in the Tour Divide Race on a mountain bike last year, doing about 1800 miles and a lot of altitude before dropping out with a foot injury. I thought that I wanted to work out a way to do it on my motorcycle and now I see you've done it for me better than I would have.

The bike ride is very tough on hardware, too. My nephew builds mountain bikes and is now using a motorcycle chain on his single speed bike in anticipation of his next attempt.

http://febikes.com/
I have a lot of respect for the bicyclists encountered along the route. Big job riding that route. I can't imagine what it would be like to race it on bicycles. Interesting about the motorcycle chain.

I shared your link with someone I know that has been a custom bicycle builder. He found it interesting too.

I'm glad you enjoyed the report!
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:31 PM   #531
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Thanks a ton!!!

Cannonshot,

My buddies and I used your RR and your tracks for a GDR from Antelope Wells to Banff, and departed from the border on June 16th with four GS12's and a chase truck with a spare DRZ400S. Thirteen days of riding to my sister's home in Canmore with epic weather and a detour to Vail and Aspen so we could spend some time with the CO500 Charity Road Ride and pick up a 5th rider on another DRZ400S. Arrived in Canmore on June 28th and spent the next day sightseeing and finishing up the ride at the parking lot at Norquay. Two of the GS riders crashed heavily, but soldiered on with non life-threatening injuries. A third GS locked up (still hasn't been torn down to determine the cause) about 40 miles south of Rawlins, so the spare DRZ was pressed into service. Only two detours..... southwest of Cuba, NM we had to stay on NM279 at Arroyo Balcon to 550 North into Cuba due to road construction. And once we were about 20 miles north of Coleman, AB on 940 we were forced back onto 22 North all the way up to the Trans Canada due to all of the road closures in Kananaskis from the rain/flooding. Many thanks to you..... without the information you provided, there is no way that this ride could have been as epic as it turned out.

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My buddies and I used your RR and your tracks for a GDR from Antelope Wells to Banff, and departed from the border on June 16th with four GS12's and a chase truck with a spare DRZ400S. Thirteen days of riding to my sister's home in Canmore with epic weather and a detour to Vail and Aspen so we could spend some time with the CO500 Charity Road Ride and pick up a 5th rider on another DRZ400S. Arrived in Canmore on June 28th and spent the next day sightseeing and finishing up the ride at the parking lot at Norquay. Two of the GS riders crashed heavily, but soldiered on with non life-threatening injuries. A third GS locked up (still hasn't been torn down to determine the cause) about 40 miles south of Rawlins, so the spare DRZ was pressed into service. Only two detours..... southwest of Cuba, NM we had to stay on NM279 at Arroyo Balcon to 550 North into Cuba due to road construction. And once we were about 20 miles north of Coleman, AB on 940 we were forced back onto 22 North all the way up to the Trans Canada due to all of the road closures in Kananaskis from the rain/flooding. Many thanks to you..... without the information you provided, there is no way that this ride could have been as epic as it turned out.

Best regards.....

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Thanks Race. Sounds like you had a great trip! People sharing info about this ride over the years has certainly done a lot to encourage others to be able to enjoy the experience for themselves (including me). What a great ride! I'm glad the info I shared was useful to your group.
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