Continental Divide

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Continental Divide

Post by Motorrad » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:18 pm

Copy and pasted from another forum.. (kx500 ahem...)... original can be found here http://www.kxriders.com/forums/index.ph ... 385.0.html

Basic plan.. ride from mexico to canada... sticking west of the rockies. doing things like the Great western trail, and the Tour of Idaho. then come back down the Continental divide route...


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Re: Continental Divide

Post by Motorrad » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:19 pm

Next stop.... Phoenix (casa grande to be exact). to unload in friends yard... and ride off into the sunset...

officially walking out door.... NOW... (june 15 2012)

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Re: Continental Divide

Post by Motorrad » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:20 pm

ON a side note... car ran great... drove till 1am ish.. to Gila Bend... we are cheap. and used to "stealth camping".. so I GPS'ed a dirt road off into the Sonoran desert.. and we slept there. woke up and drove the rest of the way into casa grande... had breakfast in a little cafe. and on to friends house... loaded up bikes. and rode approx 75 miles (via dirt roads across indian reservation).. sorry didnt stop to take pictures... lots of bad looks..

we are currently sitting next to the pool at a Best western in "Apache junction" to ;beat the heat, and the weekend traffic on the next 2lane road we are going on.. so we will zip out of here early in the AM.. and head tward "Strawberry" AZ.....

here are some pictures of where we slept for the night.. total fluke.. we hit what was once the "first batalion mormon trail". which was also the Butterfield stage route.. could still see the trail pounded into the desert.

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Re: Continental Divide

Post by Motorrad » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:21 pm

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iPHON UPDATE...

SITTING in flagstaff.. camera took a s**t.. so spent alot of time intown looking for a replacement... so couldnt ride out of town to get to camp intime before sunset.....
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Re: Continental Divide

Post by Motorrad » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:21 pm

oh.. also got a nail on first day..

have to say..

I am sold on the TUBLISS setup..

if I didnt have that on there.. I would have had to be changing a rear tube in 109F weather... instead I tossed a plug in it.. .blew it up. and rode on....

also got re-routed by some fires near Young AZ....

alot of ROCKS today.. 6mph crawl for 30 miles at a time..

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Re: Continental Divide

Post by Motorrad » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:24 pm

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Re: Continental Divide

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Re: Continental Divide

Post by Motorrad » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:29 pm

Lets see... last few days...

lots of Morrell Mushroom hunters.. kind of strange..

today we got rained and hailed on. first weather of the trip. the Mcgruder coridore was snowed in.. we worked our way around most of it... as well as downed tree's... hopping over them, going under them... riding down 10" embankments and back up to go around them... through snow banks (leaving foot peg drag marks as you go through from the tires cutting down in) made it all the way to the peak of the cooridore... to hit one down tree we couldnt get around... not without a chainsaw... so had to come back... No pictures of any of this of course.. as it was raining the entire time... re-routed to fuel (was 200 miles in at that point since last fuel in shoup ID) and pops only has a 250 range unlike my 350 tanker truck bike)...

Currently sitting in Hamilton MT.. going to head to Lowell ID tomarrow.. and do a big ZIG ZAG just so we can do the LOLO motorway... worth it since we are this far...

Watching Colorado close... rumor of them going to stage 3 fire restrictions... (no travel except on highways).... if thats the case... .Im going around it....


first link is a video....... click on it

http://s13.photobucket.com/albums/a289/ ... =video.mp4


Look... ID kx500 is at the top of that hill looking at me..
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Re: Continental Divide

Post by Motorrad » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:30 pm

The LOLO motorway was snowed in... we made it about half way... went through ALOT of snow drifts.. then hit some that were Inpassable on a motorcycle. had to come back.. re-route.. currently sitting in St. Maries ID.

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Re: Continental Divide

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