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Offline gravelgrinder29er

GDMBR ride partners
« on: March 07, 2014, 04:42:13 pm »
Hi there, I'm new to this forum.  I'm planning to do the GDMBR this summer and I'm looking for ride partners.  I've made contact with one other rider on this forum already.  I'm 37, from southern ontario, Canada.  Planning to do the route in 30-40 days.  Looking to camp mostly, motels when I need to dry out.  I'm very flexible as to start dates and length of trip if it means I can get a good group/partner.

let me know if you're interested!

Offline Nicolai Michel

Re: GDMBR ride partners
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2014, 03:31:15 am »
Hi gravelgrinder29er,
  I'm also 37, also planning to do the GDMBR this summer (starting late June or early July depending on the snow conditions.) My partner dropped out, so I'm also looking for people to ride with. I figure I'll need at least 60 days, so it sounds like you're much faster than me. I'll try to do some loaded rides with lots of elevation gain ASAP to get a better idea of the daily mileage I might achieve. My only other off-road tour was the Kettle Valley Railway Trail in BC, which doesn't have any steep climbs.

Offline warofattrition

Re: GDMBR ride partners
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2014, 02:02:03 pm »
I also have the gdmbr in mind but in the month of August..I am planning on 100+ a day..if you are flexible enough for an August start let me know..I live in salida on the route and have plenty of experience on the route and bikepacking...

Offline ihoogendam

Re: GDMBR ride partners
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 10:40:19 pm »
Hey, I was also planning on August. I was planning on 35 days or less.  I am 30 years old, and live in the Portland, Oregon area. 

Offline Nicolai Michel

Re: GDMBR ride partners
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014, 05:52:28 pm »
I've decided to do it South to North. Flying to El Paso, TX on June 3. Will bike to Columbus, NM (alternate start/end) from there.

Offline JAT3

Re: GDMBR ride partners
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2014, 06:21:24 pm »
Hi All,
I am riding from Banff, AL ( 05 Jul 14) to Butte, MT ( 19 Jul 14).
I've previously ridden the Nothern Tier cross county and the Pacific Coast Route.
Go Fast ... JIM