Great Divide Intro

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Yamaha Divide

Motorcycling The Great Divide

The Beautiful

With Kevin and Jim Lamm

This adventure was on the book Cycling the Great by Michael McCoy. A few years Mr. McCoy mapped a bicycle from Rooseville Montana (at the border) to Antelope Wells New (at the US/Mexico border). His book maps and a detailed description of the laid out in a 62 day schedule for mountain The book, which is still in and readily available, is all you really to do this ride, on a bicycle or

If you’re traveling by motorcycle, a GPS is advisable since you are moving a bit faster than a bicycle be, and you won’t want to be stopping to at maps every few miles. GPS based on Mr. McCoy’s book are for free on the Adventure Cycling Website. and they also maps of the routes. Several have also modified the GPS specifically for dual-sport motorcycles.

If you want details just me, I can send you what I used and I can you to others who can also help.

The is about 2600 miles and we crossed the Continental Divide of the States 27 times. It’s 80% dirt, the rest of the time you are on or concrete just trying to get to the section of dirt. The dirt from moderately technical track, to gentle double to hard and fast gravel or We took ten days to do it, two weeks or would be even better.

There are plenty of places to along the way, both in campgrounds and, if you don’t primitive camping, quite you could just pitch tent along the trail. only a few places where gas is a I think I went about 260 between fill-ups a couple of

I did the ride on a 2001 Triumph and Jim was riding a Suzuki DRZ400. As you can a wide range of motorcycles can be for this ride. The 300 mile of the Triumph Tiger was nice to and the fuel injection was also due to the large elevation changes Other than that, bike was fine, you could do it on any dual-sport motorcycle.

The Tiger was a bit for much of this route, and a bit on ground clearance, but despite the we made it through and had a blast it. Adversity is the root of adventure. I regret taking the Tiger and I do it again in a minute.

That being said, my to you is that the ideal motorcycle for route would be a large cylinder dual-sport such as a KLR650, BMW F650, Husky KTM 640, etc. with modifications.

The thought that I to leave you with is that is truly the America the Beautiful You don’t know how pretty is until you see some of these In that respect, it is fitting our little adventure began on Day. I will also say it will be better done than later.

Wilderness land in the USA is being up and developed at an alarming rate. It has popular with America’s to buy a piece of wilderness and build a log home on it. Baby-boomers are retiring California, selling their million homes and moving to

Phoenix is spilling it’s all the way over to New Mexico. My advise, go see it while you can.

Now enjoy the that Jim and I took. When you are drop me a line, let me know you think, and let me know where you been. As you mouse over the a latitude and longitude will next to your pointer. are the closest navigational coordinates I had, in most cases are accurate, in some cases are an estimate.

If you need accurate navigation email me.

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