JonnyRides

Continental Divide Ride 2017

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SO I heard summer is the best time for this as it is about as tolerable for beginners as can be. I want to take a couple of new riders as well as do the ride myself.

Looking for any pointers, tips, or possible ways to stay on the dirt as much as possible.

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Honestly either way would be great haha, GPX or getting lost but heading in the correct direction, as long as the sun is setting on my right I think it would be good haha

 

I would however appreciate the files

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We're doing this from North to South the last 2 weeks in July.  We'll be running pretty light, 3x990's, 1x1190, & 1xHonda AT.  We'll be carrying our camping stuff, camping most of the way, grabbing a room when we get too rank etc.

I have a few sets of gpx files from various spots around the interwebs and other forums.  

I'm generally a Klim Badlands setup, but given the heat and majority of this is offroad I'm thinking my Leatt Airfit and a jersey will be the plan.  The Badlands does not pack down at all, so I'm thinking of a packable rain jacket like the Scott Ergonomic DP Rain Jacket.  My only concern is the 3000km blast back home will be mainly on pavement and I would prefer more abrasion resistance.

Given that the CDR will be a decent paced affair, I could just stick with the Klim and it does move enough air as long as I stay moving.

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We're planning on 9 days down and 4-5 days back.  Total distance is around 7,000km give or take a few hundred.  Back will all be secondary highways.  Down will be the CDR>

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