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Gear Talk / Re: A folding bike for touring?
« Last post by kukula on Today at 12:53:47 pm »
When I win the lottery, an early purchase might just be a Moulton:
Routes / Re: CDT Ride - Anaconda MT area (2-3 day)
« Last post by CMajernik on Today at 10:27:28 am »
I agree with what indyfabz suggests. MT 569 has minimal traffic, great scenery, and is a good way to get back to Anaconda. Definitely go clockwise from Anaconda. Just so you know, bikes are allowed on the interstates in MT so you can ride them to reach the route. Another option would be to go into Butte and ride the loop north of town.

Unless we have an early storm this area will be free of snow in October, though cold at night. Usually in October we have beautiful indian summer weather. Bow hunting season has already begun and rifle season starts around the 4th weekend in October. To be safe wear bright clothing.

If you wanted, from Wise River, you could ride south to reach camping. That road also has good scenery and very little traffic.
Routes / Re: ACA North Star 2014
« Last post by mbattisti on September 16, 2014, 09:55:41 pm »
for an account of this year's ride, check out
Routes / Re: ACA North Star 2014
« Last post by yumadons on September 16, 2014, 09:41:22 pm »
Did anyone keep a North Star journal?
General Discussion / Safe to cycle the USA? Things do happen.
« Last post by Westinghouse on September 16, 2014, 08:25:47 pm »

A man cycling from the NE USA to Miami, FL went to stop at a McDonalds in Vero Beach, FL. An apparently paranoid schizophrenic homeless man just walked up and stabbed him to death.
Routes / Re: CDT Ride - Anaconda MT area (2-3 day)
« Last post by indyfabz on September 16, 2014, 05:19:03 pm »
I don't have my map handy, but IIRC, that section includes the famed Fleecer Ridge, which is quite a steep slope down heading south.

The Wise River Club is a neat place with good food and adult beverages. There is also a small mercantile in town. This summer I did a road tour through there after crossing the Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway south to north. Saw a bunch of participants in the Great Divide MTB Race while I was there. There is no established tent camping in town that I know of, but I recall reading a journal on Crazy Guy where the rider got permission from the club's owner to camp out back. If you head south on the Byway for a while, there are some U.S.F.S. Campgrounds, but that would take you out of your way.

I know there is a paved option from Wise River back to Anaconda that I believe crosses the CD. You head west on MT 43 then make a right onto MT 569/Deep Creek Rd. That will take you back to MT 1 just outside the center of Anaconda.
Routes / CDT Ride - Anaconda MT area (2-3 day)
« Last post by finster on September 16, 2014, 02:16:36 pm »
Hello all,

My first post to the forums so pardon any etiquette violations. I will be in the Anaconda, MT (Georgetown Lake) area for the month of October and would like to sample the CDT with an overnight ride (2 -3 day). Scenery (off the road as much as possible) and a taste of the challenging terrain is most important. My intention is to do the whole route next year. I will most likely be solo and so I am planning that I will have to return to start on my own (or maybe I can bike to/from start/finish from Anaconda?). Looking at the ACA map the section between Butte and Wise River caught my eye. I will be riding a fat bike. I am an endurance junkie, do well at altitude and seasoned in extreme cold winter camping but I am interested to know if things will be passable in Oct, if hunting season is a concern and any other logistical tips from the locals/experienced would be helpful.

I did search the forum but did not find much related so if there are similar posts that I missed please let me know.

Thanks in advance!
Temporary ACA Route Road Closures / WA Parks Section 2 / Maps 24 and 25 / 9/2014
« Last post by CMajernik on September 15, 2014, 01:32:22 pm »
Between Twisp and Carlton, SR 153 is closed due to a mudslide. We had a rider go through there last week and they are not expecting to open anytime soon.

Clockwise (CC:) To get to Carlton-Twisp Road: coming out of Winthrop, take the Twisp-Winthrop Eastside Road (as indicated in the map already). Once you hit the T-intersection at SR 20 (still unmarked), take a RIGHT. The Carlton Twisp Road will be a HARD LEFT just a little ways down the road. The traffic is moderate as this is now the main road from Twisp to Carlton.
Gear Talk / Re: New Adventure Bike...from Trek!
« Last post by TwoWheeledExplorer on September 14, 2014, 11:26:01 pm »
From talking with the Trek rep at the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival MTB race (Trek is a long-time sponsor) the 920 will be available starting in February.

Ride safe,
Pacific Northwest / Re: Astoria to Boise
« Last post by bogiesan on September 14, 2014, 08:21:19 pm »
The I84 freeway is usually available for bicyclists but is closed to bikes for a few months due to construction. The bypass adds a few  miles but the miles are very interesting. Be sure to check with ODOT before you try to use the regular highway route from Pendleton to LaGrande.

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