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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by mrjonj, Sep 9, 2019.
Day 0 - Ready to go finally. Adventure starts when things don't go as planned.
Have fun, be safe...stop procrastinating, lol. I love you.
Safe travels and I hope you have an epic adventure!
Hoping to do this ride in the next couple years, looking forward to following along
I’m planning on this ride next year (north to south.) Seems a little late in the year but is this the best time to avoid the rain in New Mexico?
I'm planning this ride next year south to north. Very much looking forward to your report. Roll on!
We all love you.
Day 0 shakedown proved some major flaws in packing. Need to adjust and downsize. More to follow...
How was the first week?
I’m situated in steamboat springs and plan to take a few days here minimum. I’ll try and post info and pics from day 0 follies as well as days 1 thru 3. It’s kinda a blur and tired is an understatement so going to enjoy the area, rest up, and maybe find some local trails for a quick ride or two.
Ahh, the steamboat springs KOA. I was just there a few weeks ago while I was cycling the continental divide. It was the most expensive campground I paid for on the whole GDMBR. $48USD just to pitch my tent... I see you balled out and got the cabin tho lol
I started later than anticipated. Just life and wanting to get things done around the house first.
Day 0 - I initially planned to start that day and was up late getting things together and trying to pack things I may need. All together I had around 85 liters of items packed on bike. I set off to to do a shake down and make it to Chama NM. PS, I’m staring in Abiquiu and circling back on the lower section later. I live in NM and want to take on the norther sections that may get weather.
At 80 liters of gear it proved too much. I’m generally a desert rider and prefer no gear. I put in around 60 miles of dirt with harder sections and 120 of pavement to total 180 but made 0 progress where circled back home to rethink the packing and gear setup. I shed 30 liters and am now totaling around 50. Much more manageable and enjoyable to ride.
Pic of 80 liter loadout, and the revised (smaller) loadout on the bike?
What items did you decide to leave at home?
Hi adv’s. I’m still on the road and do plan to post pics and trip report day by day. But is difficult to do while traveling and most pics are on camera video camera and cant easily pull over to my iPad. When I’m back home ill post by day pics then comments for the day. I found the way I like to travel in not by plans or pre arranged route so I am way off course from CDR. Some CDR, some BDR, necessity for supply or spare tubes plays in a lot as well. All is good and situated in the wester hotel in Ouray for a day trip up over the pass and local Jeep trails. Below are pics I have from IPhone.