?? Continental Divide Trail

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Bigfury, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Bigfury

    Bigfury Adventurer

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    It just may be a year or two until I'll be able to try to do this trail. Just thinking ahead. How far south are you able to go and still be able to turn in a u-haul unit? Seems like a good start. Not sure how to deal with things at the northern end of the trail!!! Worry about that when (if) I get there. This forum: a great place to turn your dreams into reality.
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  2. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Deming, Silver City or Las Cruces NM. Silver City is the closest.
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  3. Bigfury

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    Thank you. That's one small hurdle down. Now need to start preparing myself and my XR650R. I guess just load it up and trail ride it. When I stop falling over it will be time to start working on a schedule. Baby steps
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  4. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) vintage

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    "When I stop falling over" Perfect!!:imaposer
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  5. Bigfury

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    Trying to tell it like it is. I'm inseam impaired, it's quite the learning curve on a XR650R. Enough time in the saddle and I'll get it figured out. There's plenty of challenging single tracks in my back yard.
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  6. eakins

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  7. Bigfury

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  8. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    I would imagine you could turn in a trailer in Lordsburg. It is about a tie with Deming for the furthest south and closest to the CDR.
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  9. benjamin1031

    benjamin1031 Been here awhile

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    I too was an inseam challenged XRR rider. The biggest problem I had was just kicking the bike... Inevitably you will fall over in soft stuff ( sand, silt, ect.) We all know the XRR can be a pain to start after its flooded but with those issues aside you still have to kick it. Maybe it's just mine but when you start the Big red pig you can't just sit on it and flick the kick starter like a motocross racer. I had to stand on the bike (with the kick stand down) and kick the bike like I meant it. That process proved to be quite daunting when there wasn't any rocks to put under the kickstand in fine silt. I now have a Tenere which is much heavier to pick up however, hitting the magic button and riding away can be priceless. I'm not trying to tell you not to take your XRR I just wish someone would have warned me about the Cons of a kick start only bike. Maybe packing a block of wood would be helpful...
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  10. Bigfury

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    Thats only half of it. I also own a XR400R. That makes me twice as stupid. Starting is challenging, but finding the right spot for the bike to fall over is even more challenging. But I REALLY enjoy the reliability and performance of these bikes.
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  11. benjamin1031

    benjamin1031 Been here awhile

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    Great bikes!! There is no comparison for the grin I used to get when in traffic I could roll on the throttle in 3rd gear and pull the front tire off the ground!! Even though I don't own one anymore I will always have an affinity for the Big Red Pig!!
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