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In Wamsutter now at the truck stop, may look into one of the supposesly terrible hotels rather than load up and head out.  The headwinds ere a pain today, at least they didn't start up in earnest until later in the afternoon..

The TD route was pretty good, not sure why they called that one section "technical singletrack" as it was not technical at all. Great views and lots of antelope.

We rode the Wamsutter route about a week ago and it was one of the highlights of the trip so far, I would highly recommend it.  I have updated this map with all of the water sources we found. 

- We camped by the Sweetwater River which was flowing strongly. 
- Keep an eye out for the Diagnus Well, its hard to see from the road.
- The reservoir on Bison Basin Rd is not on the actual race route, its on the short road alternative which connects to the race route.
- Camped at the solar well on Bison Basin Rd, it was not pumping while we were there but plenty of water, was cloudy and rainy so maybe the solar panels needed more sun.
- The solar well on Wamsutter-Crooks Gap Rd looks temporary, the panels were on a trailer, right next to the road, pumping with plenty of water
- Wamsutter has a Loves truck stop and good Mexican restaurant but not much else, pretty grim
- The only water we saw between Wamsutter and Savery was a small pond, about a quarter mile off the road, we didn't need it but access would be difficult
- The terrain between Wamsutter and Savery is much more difficult than Atlantic City to Wamsutter and virtually no water, carry as much as you can

More route details at or @bergersride on Instagram

Hmm, is it possible to get Google maps to export those points as gpx? I don't see any way from the maps mobile app...

Routes / Re: Note about GDMBR Warm River rail trail on map 2a
« on: August 10, 2015, 11:48:53 pm »
I stopped by the squirrel river lodge on the way to Flagg ranch/grand Tetons and talked to some bikers. Seemed nice but hit or miss if there would be anyone making food at the cafe.  Other than that it seemed like a good place to stay.

Also, Flagg ranch was not that interesting and actually seemed kind of ugly to me.  While the ride to Coulter Bay was more work than I wanted (maybe 1k of ascending?), the campground is nicer with biker sites and the store has much more than Flagg. Might stay an extra day as the lake views are great

Routes / Re: Great Divide, Frequency of towns and cell phone coverage
« on: August 10, 2015, 11:32:43 pm »
Once I got into the states (no good Verizon plan for Canadian data), I don't think I've been more than a day without data, whether via cell or WiFi.

Routes / Note about GDMBR Warm River rail trail on map 2a
« on: August 09, 2015, 09:42:32 pm »
I did this today and did not find it too loose and sandy, at least not for my 29er+ front wheel and 2.2" back wheel.
It was heavily washboarded though which was annoying. As it rained heavily yesterday around Yellowstone, the first 10 miles or so had some fairly muddy areas to ride through.

Ran into 3 groups of ATV'ers, no big deal.

The warm river campground looked good, right on the river but was a bit crowded with a boyscout group so I went to Ashton. The log cabin motel is closed, but I got a small cabin at the Rankin motel. The gas station next door is a large convenience store and small deli as well.  The pizza place on main street was pretty good as well.

Routes / Re: Berkeley to Davis
« on: July 31, 2015, 02:02:51 am »
Look at the strava heatmap for ideas or search on

Excellent! Getting lunch in sparwood right now the A&W has WiFi!

I'm starting from banff tomorrow, I was wondering about that reroute. I'm looking forward to hear your report on it!

Gear Talk / Re: Saddle Suggestion other than Brooks
« on: June 24, 2014, 03:57:24 pm »
This one ?

I have had one for a couple of years.  Was incredibly hard and took quite some time to break in but I do like it

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