CDR & ADV routes Master Thread

Discussion in 'Americas' started by eakins, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. eakins

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    A list of great rides:

    -CDR master thread (here)
    -AK master thread (this is open for some one to start and work it)
    -Canadian Routes - Dempster: http://advcanada.com/rich_text.html
    -GCBAR (Grand Canyon Backcountry Adventure Route): http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...y-adventure-route-the-complete-route.1121875/
    -GWT (Great Western Trail): http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=920759
    -KAT (Kentucky Adv Tour): http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919224
    -LWRR (Long Way Round the Rockies) - http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/long-way-round-the-rockies.1156735/
    -MAT (Maine Adv Trail): http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/the-maine-adventure-trail.1118121/
    -Montana 1000 Rally route: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=503890
    -NWP (NorthWest Passage): http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1038501
    -OAT (Oklahoma Adv Trail): http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848599
    -PCQ (Pacific Crest Quest): http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111885
    -SOR (Shadow of the Rockies) - http://www.transamtrail.com/shadow-of-the-rockies-trail/
    -TAT master threads: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=552416
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=755256
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848449
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=677117
    -TCAT (Trans Canada ADV Trail): http://www.graveltravel.ca/
    -TWAT (Trans Wisconsin Adv Trail): http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=343821
    -TMAT (Trans-Minnesota Adventure Trail): http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=599560#post13449141
    -TWUPAT (Trans Wisconsin - UP Adventure Trail): http://dco43054.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=41&sid=bde77f92302f529f5912df8112840536
    -TNJT (Trans NJ Trail): http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=247636
    -RimRocker Trail (Montrose, Co to Moab): http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/montrose-to-moab-rimrocker-trail.1138356/
    -UPAT (UP Adv Trail): http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=627424
    -BDR (Backcountry Discovery Routes): http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/blog/
    This is our commercial project. Downloadable free .GPX file. Optional map and DVD can be purchased.
    -Heart Of The West & Sierra to the sea ADV Route: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=845500
    Tony Huegel's commercial product. An incredible 6 state Rocky Mountain & Desert west loop.
    -Please give me other ideas: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14857053&postcount=3


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    I've read many a CDR (Continental Divide Ride/Route/Trail also Great Divide Trail) report and have been asked myself the deal with this epic ride, so i thought i create 1 master thread that can link to all the others. I'll expand this first post
    as i find more or people post to this thread. If you have ideas how this should expand, please let me know. Thnx Bill

    Tracks & Planning:
    -The Inspiration
    https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/greatdivide.cfm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Divide_Mountain_Bike_Route
    -Big Dog's original
    http://www.bigdogadventures.com/CD.htm
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108842
    -Google map
    https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zmr9xqjLL8so.kbqLQ6LERgLQ
    -Cannonshot's thread & tracks (Great Divide Ride)
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=619934
    -Countdown's edited tracks (18 tracks @ 500 points each)
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=684076
    -SMIB's planning thread & link to tracks
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=735441
    -Twotaildog
    http://www.twotaildog.com/Motorcycling_the_Great_Divide/00Intro/Great_Divide_Intro.htm
    -Shadows of the Rockies Trail
    http://bigdogadventures.com/ShadowOfTheRockies.htm

    Questions & Conversations:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=763659
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=763817
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=759706
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=763510
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=758383
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=760313
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=864575
    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/north-america/continental-divide-ride-21573

    Ride Reports:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=802385
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=721523
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=738770
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=484931
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=488108
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=381797
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=604560
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=525617
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=707086
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=649523
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=363677
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=711509
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=732908
    http://www.angelfire.com/trek/les_stark/
    http://www.pashnit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7645
    http://www.dwoodworks.com/travel/CDR/index.html

    please post what ever i've missed.
    thanks! bill
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  2. BigDogAdventures

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    This is a great idea Bill------I've always felt that reading ride reports of people that have done the ride will give new riders so much insight into exactly how to prepare for the ride.
    The Bike----the riding gear--the camping gear----and how that all worked out.
    You not only find out what to do---you find out what not to do.

    My ride report I guess was one of the first-----and I look back at it and the thing I wish was much better----- is the size of the pictures. That was way back when most everybody had nothing but dial-up :huh:huh:huh:huh:huh

    And large photos were frowned upon. I remember clicking on ride reports and then going out to the garage and put on a tire or two as all the pictures downloaded----dreadfully painful it was.

    I also remember my inspiration to ride it was Clements Salvadori's (world famous adventure traveler) comment in the AMA magazine that it was the best ride of his life-------------holy crap-----I never would be able to travel the globe like he did---but by god this was in my back yard----------and off I went---I wasted no time in doing it.

    I still have the original book "Cycling The Great Divide" above my desk----and it has stuff highlighted and underlined on about every page.

    Cannonshot did a much better job of documenting the ride----and recording the gps track log then I did and he had the advantage of using big pictures and high speed internet.

    Thanks Bill,
    BigDog (AKA----Mark):D
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    sweet............the SMIBs made the cut:lol3
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  4. Lone Rider

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    IIRC, it was stated as his best in 'North America'.

    It's a Bucket List ride, for sure.
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  5. eakins

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    thanks Mark!
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    how could i not. that is the best ride planning thread i think i've ever seen.
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    For those that have a Netflix account, look up "Ride the Divide" it's a bicycle tour of the divide that has some of the same route, Here and there you will recognize things mentioned in some of the CDR threads plus some of the flavor. A neat perspective. One of the bikes cost more than my KLR
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  9. BigDogAdventures

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    The bicyclists route is where i originally got my route info from---and I think Clement Salvadori did too. I figured out their route---took out the places we couldn't go---like un-motorized areas and such---punched in the route into my gps----and rode it. The rest is history.
    I think I recorded the tracklog with an old Garmin GPSIII.

    BigDog
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  10. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Abcess makes the fart go Honda.-FEO

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    Good idea Eakins!:deal
    Maybe you should title the thread "Is the CDR safe" Then it will be a big hit!:lol3
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  11. blaster11

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    Great idea and thanks for the kind words!
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  12. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Nice idea putting the leads into a single thread. Hope it encourages more people to make this ride. I think it is well within the reach of most riders and is certainly an excellent and entertaining trip.

    Many thanks to people like Big Dog and others for getting so many interested in checking it out for themselves. :thumb
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    +1
    You too Cannonshot!!
    Thanks for all the inspiration!

    to all the ADV riders who have posted ride reports:deal
    Thanks.
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  14. eakins

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    :lol3

    i do find some irony that the 3 sticky threads in this sub-forum are about mexico and south and nothing for the US??? anyone else?

    like i said, along w/ the TAT (and that should have a master sticky too) the CDR is the grand daddy western ride. this is ADVRider based out of the USA correct? why aren't we highlighting treasures in the US???
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    So what would we have to do to get a sticky anyway? I think you are right that many N. American rides should get the spotlight as they are great doable rides. :deal
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  17. river-rider

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    Thanks, Great idea. If I could humbly suggest including the title/author or a one line description for the links above and for future additions.It would make finding things 10x faster. Thanks to all those who have shared all this info!
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  18. eakins

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    great idea. i'll working on labeling what those threads are about, especially the technical one.
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  19. eakins

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    not sure who makes that call? bueller?
    we sticky mexico conversations but not US ones?
    the US has some of the greatest adv routes in the world!
    i don't think this thread alone should be stickied, but a master adv route thread that links to other master ones like this.
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    This thread is too good for page 4!

    STICKY...STICKY...STICKY...:deal
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