Great Divide

Discussion in 'Americas' started by billy_037, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. billy_037

    billy_037 Been here awhile

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    Hi,

    I was just wondering if someone is thinking of doing the Great Divide this summer (north to south). It keeps on popping up in my mind to do it this summer. I have most of the books and GPS tracks.
    Bike ktm 640 or 950 (yes I know I am lucky to have them both in my barn).
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  2. The Rizz

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    Billy,

    I was planning on doing south to north starting in late june/early july. i want to avoid the monsoon season in new mexico. when are you heading out?

    -Ross
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  3. billy_037

    billy_037 Been here awhile

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    Not totally sure yet. Probably second part of July. Depending on the time available, I will see how far South I will go.
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  4. DirtRideRoader

    DirtRideRoader Armed and Dangerous

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    When is that. I have been rained or snowed on every time I have ridden through NM.
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  5. Louis

    Louis Been off road... on a K12

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    What roads are you lookin' at?
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  6. japple226

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    Give me the low down. I'm game. Bike is always preped. Let me know.
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  7. DrBlackbird

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    Yep,........2, possibly a 3rd hooking up with us in Colorado are making the North to South run this summer. Leaving Houston Friday August 1st and kick stands up either Sunday or Monday.......Have set aside 16 days to do it right....Some camping, larger portion hotels.
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    Hey DrB , You guys gonna have any water crossings on this trip?




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  9. billy_037

    billy_037 Been here awhile

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    Ok guys,
    I am shooting for August; starting at the Canadian border, and following in principal the road of the book "cycling the great divide'. Depending on time available, I will see how far South I will get. That's all the planning I will do. Will take a tent, but I am not planning of using it that much.
    Probably most of your guys are must better organized, but that is just the way I am used to travel. Just leave home, have a general direction, and go, until time runs out.
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  10. Lone Rider

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    It looks like I'll be running a tour ride from south to north sometime in August. If anybody has an interest, pm me.
    Still a few things to be decided...
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  11. DrBlackbird

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    James, as a matter of fact we do. I'll be bringing along my "Ron Popiels Pocket Fisherman" fishing pole......and hanging it off the back of the KLR and doing some trolling for some of those beautiful rainbow trout........Why don't you buy a real bike, one thats newer than 1970 and come along with us. You won't even have to exchange any of your green back for Pesos........
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  12. ChangoGS

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    Hello All!! Gary and i have rode thru some of the most gnarly
    riding there is in Mexico. Example: a dragons tail type switchback
    dirt,rock,sandy, road 6000' elv. or more AT NIGHT for hours.

    I cant make the Great Divide . But wish i could.
    Ya'll have fun and post some pics !!!!!!:ear

    Gary, i was thinking about getting a bike 1968 or older.
    Maye i can troll for fish down south.:evil

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  14. Mountain Goat

    Mountain Goat Wandering Bike Dude

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    I might see you guys somewhere along the way. I have already done the Colorado and New Mexico parts a couple of years ago. The last two weeks of July I will do the Montana-Wyoming-Idaho part going N to S. I will be camping mostly. Kinda concerned about the Grizzly Bears, though. I will be on a DR650.

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  15. Kemosabe

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    It appears I just have been giving the go ahead to take August 1 through August 17 off from work. I am planning on attended the WestFest in Lake City Colorado. My plan is to ride from Bend OR to Roseville MT/slab:cry. Then head south to Denver Colorado on the Contidental Divide swap tires. Then on to Lake City. Spend the weekend at the festival. And then make the return trip on the Trans America Trail out of Lake City back to Oregon. Ride of choice for this will be a KTM 640e.
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  16. chrislroy

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    Hey Billy - I an leaving begining of Julie from Montreal and plan to reach Roosville (start of the trail) around July 10...
    I will ride a 690 Enduro... I think that will do :)

    I have some GPS Maps (from https://www.gpsfiledepot.com) but I am not sure if they are adequate or exact... What map are you using?
    About GPS tracks, I am hesitating between getting the ACA (american cycling asociation) or the GPSKevin one. Which one did you pick? Is there any other choices.

    So my plan is the drive the pickup with the bike to the start point and then start riding south. My girlfriend will drive down the truck on tarmak with all camping equipment and we plan to meet every night.
    Our objectives is to ride safely and enjoy the ride (for me) and visit the parks along the way...

    If you need a partner for the road, I am all in.
    See you
    Christian
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    Dude! That last post was made eleven years ago!!
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  19. chrislroy

    chrislroy n00b

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    Wow, brillant
    And you still read them.
    Well, maybe someone else will and contact me.
    Thanks for letting me. Know...
    I'll keep digging the forum
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  20. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority Supporter

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    Please dig all over the old stuff, there is a lot of good information to be obtained here. Just try to think about when something was posted so your questions/answers/comments will be relevant. It is a common n00b mistake.
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