Friday 28 Sep 2012 14:00

Mission Accomplished!!

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Thursday 27 Sep 2012 13:01

Hachita, NM!! Just killin time...

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Thursday 27 Sep 2012 11:35

LAST DIVIDE!!!

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Thursday 27 Sep 2012 10:18

65 miles!!! What what.

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Wednesday 26 Sep 2012 21:09

In the bustling metropolis of Separ, NM. Where NOTHING is...but a tourist store. Camping outside next to that.

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Wednesday 26 Sep 2012 14:11

Met up w/ a Canadian cyclist...will ride to Separ w/ him.

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Tuesday 25 Sep 2012 22:30

Had a great day! Ran into Patrick (local warm showers host) at the Gila Hike and Bike, and he was kind enough to treat me to lunch!! Awesome day!!

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Tuesday 25 Sep 2012 10:41

Yummm

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Tuesday 25 Sep 2012 9:41

Bike checkup time.

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Monday 24 Sep 2012 21:29

Finally - Silver City, NM

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Monday 24 Sep 2012 13:19

Another one down!!

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Monday 24 Sep 2012 13:18

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Monday 24 Sep 2012 10:46

The climb is well worth it today!

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Monday 24 Sep 2012 9:53

Quite the climb this AM...at least its paved!

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Sunday 23 Sep 2012 17:13

Look what I found!! COLD WATER!!!

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Sunday 23 Sep 2012 16:20

Back on pavement! Wahoo

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Sunday 23 Sep 2012 16:08

Finally some downhill into
The valley below.

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Sunday 23 Sep 2012 15:46

Flats and flies, two things NM has in abundance.

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Sunday 23 Sep 2012 15:01

Another divide crossing!

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Sunday 23 Sep 2012 13:20

Rocky Canyon - aptly named

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Sunday 23 Sep 2012 13:05

Truth.

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Sunday 23 Sep 2012 11:26

Came down the otherwise only yesterday!

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Sunday 23 Sep 2012 11:08

The climbing continues. And it's hot. Fun.

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Saturday 22 Sep 2012 20:56

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Saturday 22 Sep 2012 18:12

There is nothing flat about NM b4 silver city.

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Saturday 22 Sep 2012 18:06

Headed back down...will take on climbing back out in the AM.

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Saturday 22 Sep 2012 15:19

Finally some downhill!

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Saturday 22 Sep 2012 14:09

Wall lake. Aptly named.

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Saturday 22 Sep 2012 13:42

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Saturday 22 Sep 2012 12:38

Geronimo Trail

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Saturday 22 Sep 2012 12:23

Suddenly, in the middle of nowhere...there's a ranger station and a pop machine!!!! The best .75cents I've had in a long time!

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Saturday 22 Sep 2012 9:49

The landscape changes so drastically here!!

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Saturday 22 Sep 2012 7:19

Morning from the Gila Wilderness!

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Friday 21 Sep 2012 20:25

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Friday 21 Sep 2012 17:36

Rackin em up!

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Friday 21 Sep 2012 15:19

Check!

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Friday 21 Sep 2012 14:12

Ahhh shade again!!!

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Friday 21 Sep 2012 11:56

Lots of wide open space.

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Friday 21 Sep 2012 10:41

From mountains to wide open vastness...just like that.

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Friday 21 Sep 2012 10:24

Lovely field of yellow flowers!!

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Thursday 20 Sep 2012 18:56

Camp!

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Thursday 20 Sep 2012 15:59

Bones - of a big animal...cow? Horse?

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Thursday 20 Sep 2012 12:41

Live to ride another day!

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Thursday 20 Sep 2012 9:27

It's all down hill from here!

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Thursday 20 Sep 2012 9:24

Toaster House

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Wednesday 19 Sep 2012 22:42

At the toaster house of pie town. Amazing.

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Wednesday 19 Sep 2012 19:03

Racing dusk again...

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Wednesday 19 Sep 2012 16:08

Off to Pie Town!!

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Wednesday 19 Sep 2012 14:15

Lots of rock. Trying to fly to pie town...

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Wednesday 19 Sep 2012 11:24

Subway therapy....today's gonna be a long day...

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Wednesday 19 Sep 2012 10:38

Argg...first flat of the trip. Guess I can't complain...haha

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Tuesday 18 Sep 2012 16:24

Shower, laundry and supply up!

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Tuesday 18 Sep 2012 8:37

Really old homestead.

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Tuesday 18 Sep 2012 7:11

Morning!!

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Monday 17 Sep 2012 18:29

Camp for the nite! Nice view!

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Monday 17 Sep 2012 13:49

I feel like in on another planet, something out of starwars.

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Monday 17 Sep 2012 12:18

First wipe out of the trip, (first of two today cause of the sand) I was able to jump off and take it at a run...haha one of those moments you wish someone else could have seen it was SOO cool...

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Monday 17 Sep 2012 11:55

Mud, rocks and cactus.

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Monday 17 Sep 2012 10:52

Ojo Frio. Filtered water here...pretty gross.

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Sunday 16 Sep 2012 18:46

View from camp.

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Sunday 16 Sep 2012 18:20

Racing dusk.

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Sunday 16 Sep 2012 18:07

Deep artesian well in the middle of the desert. Mother nature never fails to impress!

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Sunday 16 Sep 2012 17:06

Headed down!

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Sunday 16 Sep 2012 16:08

Been headed for this guy for ages...fun now to see up close!

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Sunday 16 Sep 2012 15:34

The story of NM

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Saturday 15 Sep 2012 22:09

B&B type lodging from a trail angel.

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Saturday 15 Sep 2012 18:53

Gettin there....

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Saturday 15 Sep 2012 14:40

Love the red color!

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Saturday 15 Sep 2012 13:55

Ice cream sandwiched however, never better!

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Saturday 15 Sep 2012 13:53

Lunchables, still just as disgusting as they were in 4th grade...

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Saturday 15 Sep 2012 11:50

Hi!

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Saturday 15 Sep 2012 11:14

Detour to avoid mud took me UP to this lake....lovely!

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Friday 14 Sep 2012 16:13

Free camping for the night!

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Friday 14 Sep 2012 14:32

Been craving fries for a long time....craving taken care of!

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Friday 14 Sep 2012 12:10

El Rito - one horse town For Sure! Cute but a lot of closed up buildings.

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Friday 14 Sep 2012 10:39

Back on Route...time to roll to Abiquiu!

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Thursday 13 Sep 2012 17:22

Got Mud?!
Off day-spa day-NM style

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Wednesday 12 Sep 2012 18:30

Let's just say I am so wet, I had to ask for a mop to clean up where I was sitting...and even took off my shoes so I wouldn't track mud after mopping.

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Wednesday 12 Sep 2012 14:52

A wild day of mud. Details to come.

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Wednesday 12 Sep 2012 7:32

Rain soaked tent ...

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Tuesday 11 Sep 2012 20:28

Rain rain go away! Gonna pack a wet tent tomorrow....

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Tuesday 11 Sep 2012 17:12

Incredible views!

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Tuesday 11 Sep 2012 16:59

That's UPhill by the way...

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Tuesday 11 Sep 2012 15:19

"Inpassable when wet"... I bet!! Inpassable when dry!

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Tuesday 11 Sep 2012 15:03

So true, only sprinkling at the moment...hope that's it...this "road" is ROUGH!

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Tuesday 11 Sep 2012 13:58

Final state!!!

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Tuesday 11 Sep 2012 13:40

Waiting out a thunderstorm ahead of me...almost to CO! And realizing I have amazing helmet hair right now...ha. Gotta kill the time somehow.

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Tuesday 11 Sep 2012 12:20

Headwind from hell and logging trucks. Blaaa

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Tuesday 11 Sep 2012 11:48

Surprisingly a steep climb! Glad it was paved!

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Tuesday 11 Sep 2012 10:39

A climb up La Manga Pass yields spectacular views!

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Tuesday 11 Sep 2012 9:43

Nothin like another morning summit.

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Monday 10 Sep 2012 18:37

Rice and tuna. Staple this trip....

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Monday 10 Sep 2012 15:00

Finally getting to dry out!

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Monday 10 Sep 2012 13:43

Fruit filled pies. Yum. Homemade too!

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Monday 10 Sep 2012 11:42

Quick break

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Monday 10 Sep 2012 11:27

My view

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Monday 10 Sep 2012 10:47

Following this river all day

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Monday 10 Sep 2012 10:11

Bfast never tasted so good!

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Monday 10 Sep 2012 8:46

Crazy nice view

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Monday 10 Sep 2012 8:13

Morning!

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Monday 10 Sep 2012 6:57

A cold one lastnite but more because the last 10miles I traveled were downhill and windy...have all my clothes on and am now toasty in my tent. Ahhh - the stars were out in force.

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Sunday 9 Sep 2012 19:13

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Sunday 9 Sep 2012 18:56

Sunset

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Sunday 9 Sep 2012 18:25

Incredible views ... Everywhere.

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Sunday 9 Sep 2012 17:11

Summitville Superdund Site

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Sunday 9 Sep 2012 16:25

One of the coolest things about accomplishing lofty goals...the universe rewards you for your effort. Three motorcyclists came over the pass with me and gave me a celebratory beer. Thanks guys! Cheers everyone!!

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Sunday 9 Sep 2012 15:56

Made it to the top of the Great Divide!
11,910'
Downhill to Mexico!!

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Sunday 9 Sep 2012 14:51

What is that you say? Oh, am I still climbing? Yes! And staying hydrated too...3 more miles to the top! Only 3!!

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Sunday 9 Sep 2012 14:11

Not only am I gettin closer to the top, but I'm even closer to Fuch. Seriously, who named that?

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Sunday 9 Sep 2012 13:40

Whole mountain sides changing colors. So beautiful!

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Sunday 9 Sep 2012 13:27

Still climbing! Gonna be exhausted tonite!

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Sunday 9 Sep 2012 11:54

Lovely day, quite a climb....

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Sunday 9 Sep 2012 11:35

Wide dort road but heavy loose gravel makes it hard to grip the road.

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Sunday 9 Sep 2012 11:24

Officially starting "huge climb" as labeled on my map. Gummy worms, see me thru!

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Sunday 9 Sep 2012 7:46

Breakfast of champions. Time to power up the biggest "hill" of the route!

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Saturday 8 Sep 2012 18:58

I'm hot, dirty and doin laundry!

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Saturday 8 Sep 2012 16:37

Lookin way more southwest.

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Saturday 8 Sep 2012 15:54

Love this route, kitchen was closed but they offered to make a sandwich for me anyway because I'm a "Divide Rider"....

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Saturday 8 Sep 2012 13:07

Wild rocks!

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Saturday 8 Sep 2012 12:59

Carnero Pass! 10,166'!

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Saturday 8 Sep 2012 12:13

Climbing up to 10,166'. What else would I want to do on a Saturday morning?! :-)

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Saturday 8 Sep 2012 9:21

Ninja this AM - its a cold one!

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Saturday 8 Sep 2012 6:41

Sunrise over my tent

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Friday 7 Sep 2012 17:32

Cochetopa Pass, 10,067'
Check!

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Friday 7 Sep 2012 17:02

Heading up another pass.

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Friday 7 Sep 2012 15:15

Treating my water...looks safe but just want to make sure.

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Friday 7 Sep 2012 13:42

The views keep coming!

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Friday 7 Sep 2012 11:21

Snack break with lovely views

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Friday 7 Sep 2012 10:57

Haha
Ok fine, I won't play in the ditch....

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Friday 7 Sep 2012 7:04

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Thursday 6 Sep 2012 20:42

Glad I'm not staying here....lots of truck traffic and dirty cowboys. Ha!

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Thursday 6 Sep 2012 20:41

Very cool to meet a divide racer tonight in Sargent. Had a salsa fargo (TI of course). Sick bike and fun stories!

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Thursday 6 Sep 2012 18:33

Thanks to my aunt and uncle for a fabulous dinner!!

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Thursday 6 Sep 2012 18:15

Snack in a 1 horse town

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Thursday 6 Sep 2012 17:12

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Thursday 6 Sep 2012 17:02

Downhill's like butter...

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Thursday 6 Sep 2012 16:38

Marshall Pass - 10,842'
Count it!

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Thursday 6 Sep 2012 16:35

Crossroads

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Thursday 6 Sep 2012 15:12

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Thursday 6 Sep 2012 14:35

Fall is here!

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Thursday 6 Sep 2012 12:57

Zig-zagging up mountains...

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Thursday 6 Sep 2012 11:31

Start up to Marshal Pass

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Thursday 6 Sep 2012 11:15

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Wednesday 5 Sep 2012 15:56

Wide open southpark, co.

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Wednesday 5 Sep 2012 13:28

Off the pass...great views!

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Wednesday 5 Sep 2012 12:50

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Wednesday 5 Sep 2012 12:23

Made it up Boreas Pass!! 11,482'

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Wednesday 5 Sep 2012 11:56

Lovely ride!

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Wednesday 5 Sep 2012 10:16

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Wednesday 5 Sep 2012 9:16

Breckenridge - lovely day

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Tuesday 4 Sep 2012 18:23

Fireside Hostel for the night...big climb tomorrow AM!

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Tuesday 4 Sep 2012 17:37

Big Colorado Flag!

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Tuesday 4 Sep 2012 16:02

What a perfect day!

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Tuesday 4 Sep 2012 8:12

A little off-day adventure up Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder.

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Friday 31 Aug 2012 10:36

Nice change of pace...paved!

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Friday 31 Aug 2012 8:03

Sunrise on the Blue River.

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Thursday 30 Aug 2012 19:48

Sunset from my tent

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Thursday 30 Aug 2012 17:05

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Thursday 30 Aug 2012 13:21

Wide
Open
Space

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Thursday 30 Aug 2012 10:46

Yup, a waist high ford of a creek thanks to beavers...

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Thursday 30 Aug 2012 9:23

Climbing up Lynx Pass

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Thursday 30 Aug 2012 7:41

Morning!

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Wednesday 29 Aug 2012 21:03

Wild camping with a Dutch guy in a lovely meadow. Cows also nearby. Raining - but almost full moon comes out every now and again.

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Wednesday 29 Aug 2012 17:49

Climbing!!

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Wednesday 29 Aug 2012 16:00

Same same - lovely!

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Wednesday 29 Aug 2012 15:48

Beautiful views continue

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Wednesday 29 Aug 2012 15:33

Awesome views along the route today

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Wednesday 29 Aug 2012 14:37

Despite being partly cloudy, it's a warm one today!

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Wednesday 29 Aug 2012 13:23

Leavin the boat!

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Wednesday 29 Aug 2012 10:06

Bfast of champions

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Tuesday 28 Aug 2012 19:13

CHEERS! Halfway done!

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Tuesday 28 Aug 2012 13:30

I Spy Steamboat Ski Mountain!

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Tuesday 28 Aug 2012 6:50

Morning from Steamboat Lake!

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Monday 27 Aug 2012 18:40

Someday ill write an ode to dusty roads and aspens ...

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Monday 27 Aug 2012 12:56

COLORADO BABY!! Only 2 states left!

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Monday 27 Aug 2012 11:32

I spy Colorado!!

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Monday 27 Aug 2012 10:46

Aspen Alley!

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Monday 27 Aug 2012 6:59

A lovely campsite just above a good water source. Perfect!

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Sunday 26 Aug 2012 19:17

Dusk...

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Sunday 26 Aug 2012 17:53

Creasted my climb 4 the day! Now to
Get close to CO!

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Friday 24 Aug 2012 19:18

Coming out of the great basin ... All you can eat Chinese - bring it on! Hope I don't regret this tomorrow!

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Friday 24 Aug 2012 13:48

Another one 'bikes' the dust!

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Friday 24 Aug 2012 12:40

Goodbye Great Divide Basin!!

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Friday 24 Aug 2012 9:48

PAVEMENT! Yahoo

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Friday 24 Aug 2012 9:02

It never ends!

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Friday 24 Aug 2012 6:06

Dawn over the A&M Reservoir.

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Thursday 23 Aug 2012 22:43

Long day! Camping next to a reservoir and listening to fish jump.

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Thursday 23 Aug 2012 10:50

A desert well!

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Wednesday 22 Aug 2012 20:26

Bonsoir Lune!

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Wednesday 22 Aug 2012 19:43

Sunset!

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Wednesday 22 Aug 2012 19:15

Little meadow of primitive camping!

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Wednesday 22 Aug 2012 18:02

Ok the climb out of Atlantic City isn't a piece of cake.

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Wednesday 22 Aug 2012 14:42

Pretty cool has the cont. divide trial ( walking version) and all water sources listed.

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Wednesday 22 Aug 2012 14:19

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Wednesday 22 Aug 2012 12:15

Another divide crossing!! Cha-Ching!

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Wednesday 22 Aug 2012 10:51

Seriously amazing views...

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Wednesday 22 Aug 2012 10:11

This is what my morning initials...how about yours? Ha!

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Wednesday 22 Aug 2012 9:10

Divide crossing!!

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Wednesday 22 Aug 2012 8:58

Creek side wild campsite.

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Tuesday 21 Aug 2012 14:08

On the Oregon Trail!

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Tuesday 21 Aug 2012 13:23

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Tuesday 21 Aug 2012 10:56

Wide. Open. Space.

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Tuesday 21 Aug 2012 10:16

And just like that...back to dirt.

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Tuesday 21 Aug 2012 8:51

Haha there are so many "historical markers." I wonder who writes them...this one ends "So ended fremont's exploration of the wind river mountains and his stay in sublette county." Earth shattering stuff this...hehe

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Monday 20 Aug 2012 23:10

My room has two coyote or wolf hides on the wall...hmmm

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Monday 20 Aug 2012 22:50

Gearin up for the Great Basin - long, hot & dry. Added water to my rig and time to crank out miles! (well in the AM that is) nite!

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Monday 20 Aug 2012 10:04

Busy morning of laundry and planning the days ahead! Lots of biking to do!

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Sunday 19 Aug 2012 22:27

A lot of "to-do" items tomorrow....let's hope I can get out of town relatively early...

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Sunday 19 Aug 2012 14:59

Heaven .....

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Sunday 19 Aug 2012 11:50

More sand to pedal thru.

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Sunday 19 Aug 2012 11:44

I love when the choice between uphill or downhill is downhill!

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Saturday 18 Aug 2012 19:22

Camp!

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Saturday 18 Aug 2012 17:47

Union Pass! Finally!

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Saturday 18 Aug 2012 16:59

Wide open spaces up top of the world!

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Saturday 18 Aug 2012 16:24

Incredible view!

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Saturday 18 Aug 2012 14:29

Wahoo...back on route. The "alternate" route i took to save on climbs was no walk in the park! 12 more miles up Union Pass! Here I go!

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Saturday 18 Aug 2012 12:44

More "up"...

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Saturday 18 Aug 2012 11:39

Closer to the top!

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Saturday 18 Aug 2012 11:05

Dirt and up up up today!

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Friday 17 Aug 2012 21:05

Here's to 1000miles!

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Friday 17 Aug 2012 15:44

Lava Mountain Lodge - great place for a stop/food/visit

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Friday 17 Aug 2012 14:28

Togwotee Pass Down!

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Thursday 16 Aug 2012 20:12

Well deserved if I say so...

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Thursday 16 Aug 2012 15:44

Bear paw vs human hand

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Thursday 16 Aug 2012 15:09

Taking a shade break...

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Thursday 16 Aug 2012 13:12

Leavin Grand Teton!

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Thursday 16 Aug 2012 11:26

Every meal should end with pie a la mode!!

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Thursday 16 Aug 2012 10:25

:-)

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Thursday 16 Aug 2012 9:59

Love this view...

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Thursday 16 Aug 2012 9:44

GOOD MORNING! Wish you were here!

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Wednesday 15 Aug 2012 19:44

View out of my tent...

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Wednesday 15 Aug 2012 18:58

Sunset at Jenny Lake.

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Wednesday 15 Aug 2012 16:17

A bit smokey, but still a beautiful view.

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Wednesday 15 Aug 2012 12:03

Had a blast in Jackson, now to tackle the rest of WY!

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Wednesday 15 Aug 2012 8:20

Snuggled w/ two awesome poodles this AM. They tried to help me pack.

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Monday 13 Aug 2012 17:36

Yup, this happened....(Thai x2 in as many days)

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Sunday 12 Aug 2012 16:16

Have been dreaming of this moment for a month! Thai in Jackson, WY!

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Sunday 12 Aug 2012 13:28

Made it to Jackson, WY!! Doing some re-arranging of gear. Yes, I rode down here...(in a car, gasp!) but it just worked out better this way - and now I can spend more time here vs. having to just blow thru and move on.

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Sunday 12 Aug 2012 8:51

IDAHO BABY!

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Sunday 12 Aug 2012 8:27

Morning!!

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Saturday 11 Aug 2012 20:20

We have fire!!

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Saturday 11 Aug 2012 14:17

Lunch with Anders.

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Saturday 11 Aug 2012 10:03

A perfect day to ride!! 77deg and sunny...ahhh life is good

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Saturday 11 Aug 2012 9:41

Left town this AM amid maybe 40 Dirtbike divide riders. Only was able to catch the last few leaving.

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Saturday 11 Aug 2012 7:34

YUMMM nothin like gas station microwaveable breakfasts....

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Thursday 9 Aug 2012 13:44

Hauled a$$ so as to see the w soccer gold medal Olympic game. Success!!

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Thursday 9 Aug 2012 7:58

Today's bfast: a fruit bar, vanilla almond butter on bread and Canadian beef jerky. Bfast of champions.

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Wednesday 8 Aug 2012 16:05

It is so windy and about to pour, I've set up my tent under a shelter...but had to get creative with the rigging because I can't stake it down. And it's blowing gusts of 20+mph!

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Wednesday 8 Aug 2012 12:47

Long, straight, wavy and hazy.

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Wednesday 8 Aug 2012 11:15

Long and straight...

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Wednesday 8 Aug 2012 10:27

Leaving the Pioneer Mountains...purdy darn beautiful!

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Wednesday 8 Aug 2012 9:47

The smallest post office ive ever been to!

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Wednesday 8 Aug 2012 9:11

Breakfast, water fillup and a visit from a cute pup.

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Tuesday 7 Aug 2012 18:37

Points for presentation!! Spaghetti w/ meat sauce!

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Tuesday 7 Aug 2012 18:31

It's always the strange little places which come out and surprise you with the best food!

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Tuesday 7 Aug 2012 18:19

Couldn't resist.

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Tuesday 7 Aug 2012 17:52

Always nice to see!

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Tuesday 7 Aug 2012 17:14

10/11,000ft peaks in the distance...

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Tuesday 7 Aug 2012 15:19

Grand Vista. Aptly named!

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Tuesday 7 Aug 2012 12:18

Long paved stretch is a nice break now from the past few days of truly "off road"...

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Monday 6 Aug 2012 23:09

How typical a sight. Laundry drying in motel room.

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Monday 6 Aug 2012 13:17

Made it down! EPIC

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Monday 6 Aug 2012 12:44

Not flat

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Monday 6 Aug 2012 12:36

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Monday 6 Aug 2012 12:26

Taking a break on the descent!

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Monday 6 Aug 2012 12:17

Heading down!

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Monday 6 Aug 2012 12:01

Yes, I came from there!

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Monday 6 Aug 2012 11:57

Fleecer Cows!

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Monday 6 Aug 2012 11:35

Headed up there...

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Monday 6 Aug 2012 11:08

Gettin closer!!

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Monday 6 Aug 2012 9:44

Let the climb continue!

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Sunday 5 Aug 2012 19:11

Wow - Lovin this view and downhill

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Sunday 5 Aug 2012 18:59

Yip yip!! 7086 Feet above sea level!!

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Sunday 5 Aug 2012 18:41

More beautiful views!

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Sunday 5 Aug 2012 17:26

Continental Divide #5 (total so far I believe)...and crossing the CDT!

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Sunday 5 Aug 2012 15:30

Fantastic view!! Overlooking Butte's watershed.

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Sunday 5 Aug 2012 13:52

Crossing under a railroad trestle...

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Sunday 5 Aug 2012 13:37

There is no two ways around it...it's hot, smells like smoke (forest fire somewhere??), got a big climb and this (momentarily) sucks. Can't wait for the downhill on the other side!!

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Sunday 5 Aug 2012 10:10

Yum......

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Saturday 4 Aug 2012 23:14

KOA in Butte. Kinda hate these big campgrounds, so noisy and it just doesn't feel like camping w/ so many other people here...but I'm not complaining. Free WIFI and HOT showers.

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Saturday 4 Aug 2012 21:01

BUTTE!!!!! Holla!

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Saturday 4 Aug 2012 20:02

I've officially biked on every possible road surface today ...

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Saturday 4 Aug 2012 18:35

A few places ive been waitin for all trip. This is one! Tunnel No.9.

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Saturday 4 Aug 2012 17:19

Oh yeah! More hike-bike!

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Saturday 4 Aug 2012 16:22

Haha love this sign...

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Saturday 4 Aug 2012 13:47

Hellish route but worth the view!!

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Saturday 4 Aug 2012 12:34

Lava Mountain - what you got?!

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Saturday 4 Aug 2012 11:46

Despite its difficulty, it's SOO much fun!!! And beautiful!

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Saturday 4 Aug 2012 10:40

"next 2+ mikes are steep and rough"...no kidding!!

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Friday 3 Aug 2012 20:18

The super awesome people camping next to me just shared their dinner of pasta, spinach, olive bread and fruit w/ me!! Sooooo awesome! Their two twin kids are adorable too!

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Friday 3 Aug 2012 19:36

Beautiful campsite for the nite - park lake.

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Friday 3 Aug 2012 16:36

Brutal road conditions...inch deep sand and washboard - up and down. Ugggg!

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Friday 3 Aug 2012 15:19

Lovely view on the way down! Headed toward Park Lake, MT to camp.

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Friday 3 Aug 2012 13:48

Funny how that works: a 20deg drop in temp from ridin last and I'm actually cold!!

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Friday 3 Aug 2012 12:41

I'm on the right route!!!

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Thursday 2 Aug 2012 12:24

It's a tough life... Catching up on the Olympics today during my day off...

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Wednesday 1 Aug 2012 17:08

Motelin' it...just gotta be done. Day off in Helena tomorrow! Yahoo

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Wednesday 1 Aug 2012 15:11

Power food b4 7 mi of interstate riding. Glad there's a good shoulder!!

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Wednesday 1 Aug 2012 14:07

5994 feet!! Made it up Priest Pass!!!

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Wednesday 1 Aug 2012 11:32

Top snack break! Honey Roasted Peanuts! Yum

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Wednesday 1 Aug 2012 11:28

Made it to the top of climb one!

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Wednesday 1 Aug 2012 10:46

Another perfect day to climb!

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Tuesday 31 Jul 2012 20:30

Life is good!

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Tuesday 31 Jul 2012 16:53

I've always wondered what and who these old log houses are doing and belonged to at the top of remote mountain passes...

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Tuesday 31 Jul 2012 16:52

Time to climb! (or in my case, push)

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Tuesday 31 Jul 2012 13:31

Couldn't ask for a nicer day.

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Tuesday 31 Jul 2012 13:00

Heading up towards my first pass today...dusty but infrequently trafficked dirt roads and plenty of shade opportunities!

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Tuesday 31 Jul 2012 12:04

Keepin on truckin...hello Helena Nat Forest!

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Tuesday 31 Jul 2012 0:03

Yup!! Followed this black bear down Huckleberry Pass today!

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Monday 30 Jul 2012 16:11

A much needed rootbeer float post Huckleberry Pass today.

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Monday 30 Jul 2012 10:01

Climbing up Huckleberry Pass...view is amazing!

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Monday 30 Jul 2012 8:33

Campsite at coppers lake

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Sunday 29 Jul 2012 14:39

Haha, I was worries it might not be open...but now I know. Ovando is open!

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Sunday 29 Jul 2012 13:13

Hard to see picture, but nothing like some awesome downhill to lift spirits on this 90+deg day! (pic shows my route going downhill via topo lines)

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Sunday 29 Jul 2012 11:36

If only I had all day here!!! Ropeswing!!

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Sunday 29 Jul 2012 11:32

Lovely lakes!! Cottonwood Lakes, MT. Should have camped here!!!

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Sunday 29 Jul 2012 9:53

A lovely morning on the trail...

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Saturday 28 Jul 2012 22:30

This happened:
Lunch: rootbeer float, chicken fingers & fries.
Dinner: chicken leg, corn bread, bacon baked beans & coleslaw.

I seriously love bike touring.

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Saturday 28 Jul 2012 17:04

Happiest kid right now!!

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Saturday 28 Jul 2012 14:00

Despite the heat, beautiful country this...

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Saturday 28 Jul 2012 13:07

Hot! Shade break, 97.9deg

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Saturday 28 Jul 2012 12:43

Not the only one Enjoyin the shade!

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Saturday 28 Jul 2012 11:20

Beer, beans, bacon. Enough said.

Small town American stores, love em.

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Saturday 28 Jul 2012 11:12

Breakfast of champions.

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Friday 27 Jul 2012 18:44

Mission Accomplished!! Olympics on TV!!!

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Friday 27 Jul 2012 11:41

Philly cheese steak in Swan Lake, MT - gas station style. Not my first choice, but not that bad either!

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Thursday 26 Jul 2012 18:35

A hot dusty day, taking a load off before final 6ish miles to some sort of camping.

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Thursday 26 Jul 2012 15:53

Lots of long, rolling country roads....reminds me of Maine to Oregon last summer ... These paved sections make me wish for my road bike.

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Thursday 26 Jul 2012 14:08

Late lunch in Columbia Falls. Found a large box of hot tamales, really don't have room for them, but got em anyway!

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Wednesday 25 Jul 2012 10:02

Highly recommend the Buffalo Cafe in Whitefish...breakfast heaven! Will go back for bfast tomorrow b4 leavin too!

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Tuesday 24 Jul 2012 18:49

Heaven for a hungry cyclist: Whitefish's farmers market, live music & food carts!! Eating at as many as I can. #nomnom

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Monday 23 Jul 2012 17:26

Camping next to a teepee!!

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Monday 23 Jul 2012 8:06

Joined at camp by ACA group! Fun to camp with and they kindly shared dinner and breakfast!!

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Sunday 22 Jul 2012 13:38

Yup, this kinda day...

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Sunday 22 Jul 2012 12:42

I've coined a new cycling term..."shadehoppin". Where you cycle from patch of shade to patch of shade...

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Sunday 22 Jul 2012 12:05

Back on the road headed toward Whitefish...will prob take a few days to get there. Hot weather!! :-) not complaining thow!

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Saturday 21 Jul 2012 21:01

The final push to get over the border needed a little something special! Thank you Oreo ice cream cookie! (not pictured, 5hr Energy too)

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Friday 20 Jul 2012 11:23

Best breakfast bagel ever! Holy cow! Fernie's Big Bang Bagels - nom nom!

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Thursday 19 Jul 2012 18:31

Typical scene: siting outside the camp registration building in Sparwood, BC, "borrowing" wifi...

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Thursday 19 Jul 2012 11:51

You know your climbing a good grade when the oncoming traffic have a "runaway lane"...I'm just sayin...

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Thursday 19 Jul 2012 8:21

THIS is the part of bike touring I love.....

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Wednesday 18 Jul 2012 15:42

Made it to Elkford! Has been a long few days of mostly wet/rainy weather. MUD is the element of choice as it has really dictated how fast i can go downhill, how hard it is to pedal on the flat and how frequently and often I have to get off and just push the bike uphill. Ohhhhh how different a few rain drops make! The good side is I didn't get sunburned nor ever didn't have water to filter and drink!

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Sunday 15 Jul 2012 12:15

Let GDMBR Begin!! Sure it's pouring rain....fitting I say! Goodbye Banff!

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Thursday 12 Jul 2012 16:15

Bike is built and seemingly made it unscathed in transport! More setup tomorrow and last minute fun.

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Thursday 12 Jul 2012 7:50

Morning!! Sunrise from Banff! Busy day ahead - off to find coffee!

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Touring The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route - Canada to Mexico - Summer, 2012. #acaGDMBR

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CONGRATS!!!

This area was my favorite part of your trip last year - the pics were & are amazing!!! Hope you're having a blast!

If you are bored and have wifi you can have a look at our Vietnam and Pacific Coast trip on www.kenandjenny.com

Cycleoz: charging gadgets happens anytime I stop at a restaurant or store...just plug in the iPhone or camera. I also have a small portable battery that can charge my phone, camera, cycle computer from a USB port. If you are going to have "gadgets" on this type of trip where you could go 2days with out electricity, you need a portable source. Lots of ppl use solar chargers, however I had this other one previously so am using that.

I'm bet you are glad that you have got minimal luggage. How Are charging your gadgets

cycleoz: there is very little what I'd call "technical singletrack" or traditional downhill mountain biking. It's more like you said, wild ruts, rocks, sand and sections where you have no choice but to push (up and down). It's all very weather dependent too...what might be a nice dirt road today could turn to impassable mud tomorrow. There are a few sections where the ACA maps give you options around really difficult stretches...and a lot of people end up taking those. For example, yestersay's ride down Fleecer Ridge is only for those wanting a real challenge as the downhill is literally just down the side of a mountain. (ie if you were to fall, you'll fall for a while)...so the map gives an alternate route but also tells you to try it - but definitely walk your bike.

Btownbound : thanks!! This route is so different every day! From paved, gravel, rocky to insane... I've seen it all! And there's SOO much more to come!

Those rough roads looks like a real challenge. From the photos it looks like the ride is not technical at all, but more ruts and deep sand make it hard. Is that the same for pushing up the hills?
Ken

Your ride is so awesome. I feel like a chump with all the roads I ride. Congrats on tunnel No. 9.

Ken - Glad you are enjoying it!! I am following the ACA maps from Banff to Antelope Wells, however as you noticed I have taken highway 83 down to Seeley Lake here...that's because Im nursing a knee back to health....(old injury really, just re-aggravated in an off bike slip in mud on day 3 - nothing glamorous) and I figure I'm in it to finish...so I'll skip some of the climbing at the moment. Not to say 83 was flat!! ha! far from it!! but the grades were more gradual (or so I am telling myself) and easier on my knee. but as of tomorrow, im back on ACA's route toward ovando and lincoln (spelling??). any other questions, just ask!! also follow me on twitter: @RideDivide....

I'm impressed with your tracking. I'm using it to plan my ride for next year. If ACA do the same rides next year. I'll do the Banff to Whitefish with them and then do Whitefish south with my wife as she is not a strong rider. Do you think that is a good option? I also notice you are now riding on Route 83 and not the ACA route. Is there any reason you have done that? Continuing on how did you plan your route?

May the wind be always on your back and all hills downhill.

Ken

Sweet ride! I'm doing my first tour right now and find your trip very impressive. I hope you make it to glacier. It's my favorite park. Good riding and stay cool in the rockies.

Also I'm sorry for lack on TMT posts but in Canada here I don't have my phone turned on (to avoid expensive roaming fees) but when I enter the US, these will pick up bigtime!

Saw my first Grizzly today actually!!!! Was riding down a hill along a river, he was just off the path maybe 30feet. With the noise of the river he somehow didn't hear me (I was even singing!) and thank goodness! Was epic thow/I feel very lucky to have seen one so "easily"! If you are smart about it, make noise as you ride, hang/box your food etc. at night...you should be pretty good. I consider this being my first sighting a sign that I'm doing something right and they hear me and leave b4 I run into them!

Any bears yet. Coming from OZ I don't know weather to worry about them

Dad, Uncle Dan and Auntie B wish you all the best. Sitting on the deck before bkfast, we are thinking of you!!!!! What a gorgeous day here...hope the same for you. Looking at Mt Princeton.... You will be here in 6weeks?
Love ya....

Beth

It finally starts. Good luck