Continental Divide

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Re: Continental Divide

Post by Motorrad » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:32 pm

more rain and hail today.. officially on the "continental divide".. had to go around one snow bank. only the bicycle guys have been doing. and all the motorcycle guys have been turning around... NOT ME... I stuck the front tire in the bicycle rut. and grabed a handfull of 640cc KTM in 3rd gear... moved a s**tload of snow.. and went through..

made a detour to Polbridge for a danish... AWESOME warm out of the oven home made bearclaws, etc... was nice eating them and drinking fresh coffee after being rained on for the past hour...

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Re: Continental Divide

Post by Motorrad » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:35 pm

[quote author=DoldGuy link=topic=9385.msg84172#msg84172 date=1341516262]
That second picture (by the River) is Awesome. Appears you and Pops are having a great time. Let him know he is inspiring me to take a trip like this before.......

Have Fun & Be Safe! :-D

DoldGuy
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Pops is 60.... no reason you cant do it...

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The wilkis tunnel is 1.16 MILES long... rode it till it turned into knee deep water... which is last oh id say last 500ft.

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Re: Continental Divide

Post by Motorrad » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:35 pm

How do you guys tour places like the Grand tetons, and yellowstone? In a car? On the main road with the exhaust spewing motorhomes, and fat kids covered in icecream bars from somewhere in the midwestt?


here is how I do it... (PS.. you can route around most of the "pay" to get into the park things in the dirt... yep... free enterance into the parks...

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Re: Continental Divide

Post by Motorrad » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:37 pm

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Re: Continental Divide

Post by Motorrad » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:38 pm

been outrunning thunder lightning storms for several days..

was neet... we chased a lightning storm across the great basin... watching it rain, and lightning ahead of you... but not on you... then the 50mph winds hit... decided not to pictch a tent.. .and hotel'ed it...

next we ran over some pass's.. in colorado.. etc etc.... got T-boned by another storm... SERIOUS ugly... pitch black... was where we needed to go (salida).. so we decided to turn right and outrun it over to Buena Vista. CO. (where I am sitting right now)...

uncle G met up with us.. has been with us for several days...


AS OF today.... I have missed my wedding anaversary... and my wifes birthday... yea my wife is great and understands...

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Re: Continental Divide

Post by Motorrad » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:39 pm

The storm I chased across the great basin..

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Re: Continental Divide

Post by Motorrad » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:39 pm

St Elmo Colorado..
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Hotel sign in Grants NM

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Re: Continental Divide

Post by Motorrad » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:41 pm

From St elmo we got alot of rain from then on.. Ended up in Gunnison for the night.. as. my routes from there down had BIG BOLD notes from me saying DO NOT GO WHEN WET!! As the roads turn into that ugly pottery clay stuff that just packs up on tires etc... I have been in that stuff before... (every step you take walking you grow 4") so did way more pavement in NM then I wanted to... but still stuck to the trail pretty darn close... and saw everything I would have in the dirt.

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Hancock pass colorado. (actually part of the trans america trail, that I didnt get to do when I did the TAT... because it was snowed in.. so I re-routed and did it instead of marshall pass)

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Creede colorado.

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somewhere in newmexico (natural arch)..

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and... sadly.. back to the truck..

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Re: Continental Divide

Post by Sandblaster » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:32 am

Wow! some really nice pics and I'm sure awesome memories for you.
Thanks for sharing...
Did you do any fishing while on your trip?
Probably not, it would get expensive buying out of state licenses for every state...
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Re: Continental Divide

Post by Motorrad » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:40 am

Sandblaster wrote:Wow! some really nice pics and I'm sure awesome memories for you.
Thanks for sharing...
Did you do any fishing while on your trip?
Probably not, it would get expensive buying out of state licenses for every state...

you hit it on the head.. stupid license laws.

if they would sell one that was good in every state... .... Oh wait.... that would make toooo much scense..
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