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Old 11-21-2012, 04:29 PM   #31
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Could anyone who has done the Antelope Wells-Silver City-Pie Town runs lately comment on road/trail conditions? Looking at doing this on a dual sport hack rig over Thanksgiving in a couple weeks. Fire road stuff is ok, but 24-30" deep embankments due to washouts are problematic on a 1500 lb rig...

Shame we lost the thread for this when the site was re-organized.

Nothing south of Grants.
There are arroyos north of there that can be eaten up pretty good.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:42 AM   #32
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Thanks bull4ever,
What is the ideal months or weeks for the CDR?
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:16 AM   #33
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Thanks bull4ever,
What is the ideal months or weeks for the CDR?
I would say for the usual weather that September and October are probably the best months. Not too wet and just a little cold at altitude. Passes still open. You could go in June to about 10th of July or so but you get hot in NM and some CO passes are still in ice. Those are probably your best shots.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:06 AM   #34
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Nothing south of Grants.
There are arroyos north of there that can be eaten up pretty good.
Are the conditions suitable for a motorcycle?
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:42 AM   #35
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Well, Thanksgiving is over.... Where are the pix and ride report?
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:36 PM   #36
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The Great Divide!

I bought the book a few years ago. I live nearby in Salt Lake and I'd deffinately join in along the way with my 1150 GS. Keep me posted on dates and route. jwatkins@coinsys.com - Jeff
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:59 PM   #37
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im looking at doing the cd in 2013 as well i have not decided if im going to take my yamha wr250r or my triumph 800xc but i do know that june is way to soon lot of places are still impassable due to snow july,augast,september would be the best time to do the ride
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:53 AM   #38
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OK so my interests have been peaked.... Im on board, pending my work allowance..

How long is this ride typically?? I read somewhere that its anywhere from a week to a month...?? Sound right?
As for my trips, I prefer tent camping, with a motel every now and then for a hot shower.

I've been really thinking about doing this ride lately..... Gonna be tough and good
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:57 AM   #39
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actully divide is 3100 miles long depending on the route some of them is around 2700 miles but if your going to do this right you should take your time so im thinking around 3 1/2 weeks thats what im aloting for my self theres no need to rush through it one should enjoy them selves and be relaxed if you rush though it you might miss something lol
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:30 AM   #40
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Any recommendations on paper maps for the Continental Divide?
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:15 AM   #41
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Any recommendations on paper maps for the Continental Divide?
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The original route was designed for mountain bikes, as in bicycle:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/greatdivide.cfm

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Old 12-18-2012, 04:53 PM   #42
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is there a reason why you dont want to just load the trail in to your gps paper maps are always good back up i usally carry both where ever i go
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:05 PM   #43
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is there a reason why you dont want to just load the trail in to your gps paper maps are always good back up i usally carry both where ever i go
I have the GPS tracks but like paper maps also.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:33 PM   #44
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+1 on the wish to join a raiding party for the CDR. I am 55 on a R1200 ADV with some 20 years off road experience. Good mechanical skills and planning.

I would prefer to do North to South but I can still get down to New Mex to start. I have a preference for Mid Aug to end Septemeber. Camping and Moteling in equal measure.

Maybe someone start a list of who is planning to go when? I can if people send their date details.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:44 PM   #45
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Any recommendations on paper maps for the Continental Divide?
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I used Cannonshot's tracks. I loaded into my 60Csx and it was plug and play. I used AAA paper maps to study it plus a set of Benchmark map books. I only took Wyoming Benchmark plus the AAA state maps. They are free after joining AAA.
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