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General Discussion / Northern Tier Section 10 map 138 tent options
« Last post by ksc on Today at 11:13:32 am »
Got a email from Singing Waters Campground west of Thendara that said they have  no tenting.
Routes / Re: Portion of the NT Between Bismarck,ND and Dickinson,ND
« Last post by ggwbikemt on Today at 04:14:40 am »
I-94 is the only paved road in the area. It also have rumble strips that cover the entire concrete shoulder that can very irritating. It is about 30 miles north or south to the next nearest paved east-west road in that part of North Dakota. Co Road 139 does go through as a gravel road. There are approximately 12 miles of gravel. Feel free to try the gravel and if it is not rideable, there are a few places where you can switch from Co Rd 139 to I-94.   Here is a link to the Morton County Map of the area in question.
General Discussion / Re: Transamerica (and tiny bit Northern Tier) video
« Last post by Sandbagger on May 28, 2016, 09:31:17 pm »
Great video I enjoy it very much. I hope to do the Trans am soon.
Gear Talk / Re: One Bike to Do It All
« Last post by tomenator on May 28, 2016, 09:15:54 pm »
It's going to be a compromise, but I ride mostly road and some cyclo-cross & recently reentered mountain biking with a full suspension 29r bike.   Then I got bit by the Great Divide tour bug and sold the mountain bike (had best resale value of my collection) and got a Salsa Fargo .  That thing feels smack between the mountain bike and my cyclo-cross bike (Bianchi Axis):  so much fun!   Has tons of attachment points for racks and bottles.  And can run a wide tire -  unlike most touring and cross bikes. 
General Discussion / Getting the bike to Banff for the GDR?
« Last post by skundricha on May 28, 2016, 12:36:38 pm »
Hey friends,
My buddy and I will be starting the GDR in the middle of June.  We live in Pittsburgh and are trying to decide whether we should ship the bikes to Banff/Calgary ahead of time or if we should just fly them out with us.  Any advice on the cheapest, most effective way would be greatly appreciated.

Routes / Re: Portion of the NT Between Bismarck,ND and Dickinson,ND
« Last post by indyfabz on May 28, 2016, 06:21:37 am »
If you look at Google Maps Street View, 139 turns to dirt/gravel at the junction with 87. Pavement picks up again by the time it crosses 86.
Routes / Portion of the NT Between Bismarck,ND and Dickinson,ND
« Last post by tbergbeklimmer on May 27, 2016, 10:22:34 pm »
Hola Cycling Friends,

Does anyone know about the portion where you have to enter Interstate I-94 from County Road 139? (NT Section 4)
The reason being is that I absolutely hate riding on Interstates and I was wondering if it's at all possible to continue on County Road 139 or must I ride the interstate for the portion.
I will of course find out once I get there, however I thought I might try to see if anyone else might know prior just to relieve some stress!    :D

I attached a screen shot of the section of the route.

Gear Talk / Re: bike suggestion
« Last post by John Nelson on May 27, 2016, 05:33:12 pm »
Both will work perfectly well. IMO, save yourself a little money and get the LHT. Use the extra money to upgrade another piece of your gear.
Gear Talk / Re: bike suggestion
« Last post by JennyL on May 27, 2016, 04:41:28 pm »
I see! Thank you for the detailed explanation! I appreciate it! One last question before I get the bike -- LHT or disc trucker? I'm not familiar with the disc breaks but they suggest the disc trucker because it has more durability in rain. Thank you!
Routes / Crossing the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge on a Bicycle
« Last post by ksc on May 27, 2016, 04:02:45 pm »
Here is a link that does a great job describing the process:
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