All CDR Tracks wanted

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - West & PNW' started by Shelby88, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. tbirdsp

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    As we came from the north the road was blocked by a big pile of dirt and there was a sign from a government agency (USFS?) saying the road was closed to motorized vehicles.
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    Big Dog got to 0.7 miles from where you got? I will PM him to see what he says about the other end.
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    Jerry, If I remember this right Big Dog founds rocks blocking the trail on the south end. He rode further in and met someone from the Forest Service and turned around and rode back out.

    I mentioned in another thread that the CDT needs a reroute through this area from Seeley Lake all the way past Big Fork. When you turn Left onto cold creek and go down upper and lower porcupine it is a nice ride but Big Fork area needs a rework. I wouldn't have minded skipping it if there was a better option out of Seeley Lake and around Big Fork. I wanted to do it on my way back down through but ran out of time!
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    OK I looked at six tracks I have and edited and filtered and added options. Let me know what areas are a problem?

    When I filtered it came out 8,500 pionts so I made it 17 tracks so you can add 3 options.

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    Can't find the piece you are talking about.
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  6. VTRally

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    It's right where you are looking now. Seeley Lake is South of where Big Dog was stopped by rocks and Big Fork is North. That 90 mile section could use a reroute from Seeley Lake to north of Big Fork IMO.
    I attached a .gpx that is saved to open right where it needs to be changed.

    You have to divert from the proper CDT in two places in that section and it means you are on slab for a while.

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    I thought you were talking riding south not north. You mean from Swan Lake to Seeley Lake? All six tracks I have used this route. Where is the bad part?
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    I've done the CDR 3 times and Fleecer all three times. Twice going South and the last time going north. Every time we we do it, it gets better. You are correct in that most bypass Fleecer and should if they are not experianced riders. I will say it is getting easier in that there are more tracks than the first time I went down in 2003. Then there was just one two track jeep trail which was a no no. We free lanced through the sage brush. Now you can take a secondary double track and do fine. My riding buddy who is a very good rider dropped off Fleecer on a fully loaded 990 ADV with just a little pucker. I ride a KLR and even as brake challenged as it is no problem. My hats off to you and anyone else that goes up on a loaded big bore dual sport bike. The 640 is a great choice if you attempting to go up. I have loads of experiance and even unloaded I wouldn't try it with a KLR. XR650 Honda would make it no problem. For someone riding solo to attempt this very steep and very long climb. You were one lucky dog. Again, way to gooooooooooo. It's good to hear a few of us are doing FLEEEECER....
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    It was one of the many highlights of the trip. It's what I love best about being on a bike. Surprises around every corner, not only scenery and people you meet but how you surprise yourself.
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    That's the key - stay off of that loose shale jeep trail. We didn't know any better at the time. My buddy terryth was in front of me on his DRZ so I just kept thinking "Well if HE can do it..." - until he crashed. I got stopped OK but I couldn't even get a foot down securely and eventually just fell over. If we stood the bikes upright they started for the bottom of the hill even with both wheels locked:eek1 Terry ended up riding his bike down in the sage after walking all of his gear to the bottom. Our biggest problem was we had too much gear strapped behind us and couldn't move back far enough for such a descent.

    I did hear of one guy who made it up Fleecer on a KLR. He was an experienced trials rider, the bike was geared down, and he had a support truck carrying his gear.
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    Well I guess that makes going up it with no trials experience, a loaded bike with a full tank of gas and no support crew an adventure!
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    Yeah but it wasn't a KLR! :lol3
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    Are you familiar with the "Ultimate Dual Sport" thread where it has been stated that the KLR is every bit as good as anything else? I know this is not true but it is amazing the number of people who believe the KLR to be the end all of bikes. It's great, don't get me wrong but........
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