Continental Divide Ride

Discussion in 'Americas' started by StromNTom, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. afmeyer

    afmeyer Adventurer

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    What kind of tires do most people use on the CDR?
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  2. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    Knobbies that are DOT legal like Dunlop 606s or Pirelli Pro Scorpion FIM all terrain enduro work well. You will find some sand in NM for sure in short stretches. I also use Tire sealant products as the cactus thorns are everywhere in SO NM.
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  3. Pago Cruiser

    Pago Cruiser Been here awhile

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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.
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  4. mtnbikster

    mtnbikster n00b

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    If you don't mind me joining, please keep me posted on the details. thx
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  5. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    FROM SEPAR UP TO MIMBRES IS ALL GRAVEL ROADS PRIMARILY. they are plowed and have been done by hack many times. FR 150 OUT OF MIMBRES OFF NM 35 IS a rugged JEEP trail in some places but still passable.I am looking at a SEPAR-WHITE SIGNAL, TYRONE MINES, QUAIL RIDGE, SILVER CITY, GEORGETOWN RD, TO MIMBRES route FYI.
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  6. afmeyer

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    Do you mean plowed to level the dirt or plowed to remove the snow which I doubt. What is a hack? Are you referring to a taxi?
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  7. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    plowed dirt roads.no snow there yet, but will be in snow by mid december. You are below 6k ft until after you get north of mimbres.
    Hack refers to a sidecar, especially one for off road work.
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  8. Balthazard

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    Hi guys,
    I would like to ride the CDR next summer ideally August 2013.
    In good shape, 57 from Montreal Quebec, good rider up to level 3 of 5. Poor in mechanic, but hard worker. Would prefer motel but camping occasionnaley is ok. Flexible agenda.
    Would like to join a group. Let me know of openings.
    Nbalthazard@gmail.com
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  9. 8thdwarf

    8thdwarf perfect,just perfect

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    I'm in for a CD ride south going north OR North going south :norton just need a start date and location :D ... I'm no expert but no slouch either. I've been playing in the dirt for a long time and just recently, 3 years ago, got back into bikes after a long layoff. I've got a '98 XR650L, and a '10 F800GS.... LOVE the GS.... I've taken both on 3 week camping trips the the last couple of years. I'm starting to look into next years trip and a CD ride would be awesome!

    I'll keep lurking to see what comes about :ear
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  10. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    You do realize this is right in the heart of the monsoon,rainy season correct?:eek1. You have never seen more gooey, peanut butter like mud than the Rockies has! NM, CO get ALL of their rain from late July to mid September. Then.... there are also the swollen ,rushing ravine creeks that can drown you with the run-off also.... Worse than the mud:eek1! Might want to re-think that plan. Could really turn into an "adventure" that you did not plan for.
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  11. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    Nothing south of Grants.
    There are arroyos north of there that can be eaten up pretty good.
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  12. Balthazard

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    Thanks bull4ever,
    What is the ideal months or weeks for the CDR?
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  13. buls4evr

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    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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  14. afmeyer

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    Are the conditions suitable for a motorcycle?
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  15. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    Well, Thanksgiving is over.... Where are the pix and ride report?:clap
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  16. jwatkins_61

    jwatkins_61 El Jefe - Baja Bombardier

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    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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  17. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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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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  18. jrsride2002

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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
    ~Junior
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  19. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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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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  20. Spartan

    Spartan It's All Attitude

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    Any recommendations on paper maps for the Continental Divide?
    Thanks.
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