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Offline Jamason

Continental Divide Tour
« on: April 07, 2012, 10:15:36 pm »
I am currently traveling from Port Saint Joe Florida to Seattle Washington.  I am getting a little tired of the standard road trip and therefore after this I plan to do the Continental Divide Tour.  (I am retired so time is not an issue)

I am a road biker and ride my mountain bike strictly to smooth out some dirt road rides etc..  I don't jump logs or fly through the air.  What kind of bicycle skills are required for the CDtour?

Secondly.  Most people I notice go from North to South.  I would prefer to go from Mexico to Canada.  Is that a problem?  I would leave early next spring.

Offline jamawani

Re: Continental Divide Tour
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2012, 01:38:42 pm »
South to north is, in many ways, better.
Temps, rain & snow, mud conditions.
However, you should not leave before June 1.
A winter's worth of snow takes a long time to melt out.

None of the dirt roads are that technical -
Although there can be long distances between services - esp in Wyoming.
The caliche can become impassable in NM in late July/August.
The mud can be brutal in Montana in June.