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Offline Harry1987

GDMRB 2015 Casual Ride!
« on: August 24, 2014, 12:11:50 pm »
Hi Guys,

I am planning on riding the GDMBR in Summer 2015.

However, I'm disgusted that none of my friends want to quit their jobs to do it. I have managed to get a 3 month sabbatical of sorts off work which sorts that problem right out.

Anyhoo, If anyone knows of anyone who is keen to do the route at a somewhat leisurely pace then please get in touch.

Without this turning into an online dating profile, I am quite fun to be around and have a keen interest in chatting nonsense (but deadly serious about this post!)

Thanks
Harry 


Offline stever1210

Re: GDMRB 2015 Casual Ride!
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2014, 12:13:48 pm »
Harry,

Good Morning!
Hey Man I am planning on riding the Route next July as part of a fundraiser for
 http://www.Bikesnotbombs.org check them out!

This is going to be an epic event.

and you are certainly welcome to join me and others!

So let's stay in touch

More to follow about this this Adventure in to the wilds of the Rockies!!

Peace

Steve Reynolds
Steve Reynolds

Offline Harry1987

Re: GDMRB 2015 Casual Ride!
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2014, 06:27:29 pm »
That's what I'm talking about!

Sounds amazing.

Background is I'm from, work and live (unsurprisingly given I work here) in the UK. Got a year work/holiday visa for Canada and going to move over to BC in January. No job sorted as yet so should be pretty flexible in terms of when I plan to set off.

Keep me in the loop with your plans as it would be great to at least start / do some of the ride with you guys!

Look forward to hearing from you

Cheers

Offline JamesLBFerguson

Re: GDMRB 2015 Casual Ride!
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2014, 04:34:22 am »
Hi all

I am planning this too!

I will be coming from europe, so I believe I'm only allowed 3 months in total in the US, so I need to leave spare time to get from/to airports.

Lets stay in touch - would love some company!

James

Offline Harry1987

Re: GDMRB 2015 Casual Ride!
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2014, 01:28:35 pm »
James,

Can you message me your email address to discuss this further!

Offline Ride4fun

Re: GDMRB 2015 Casual Ride!
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2014, 08:03:44 pm »
Hi,

 I am planning on riding the divide or at least attempting it myself over July and August.  I would be interested in talking to others who plan to go and maybe join others for the ride.

Jerry

Offline JamesLBFerguson

Re: GDMRB 2015 Casual Ride!
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2014, 02:27:28 pm »
That's when I am planning to go too.

Do send me or Harry an email if you'd like to discuss further  :)

« Last Edit: October 30, 2014, 02:39:52 pm by JamesLBFerguson »

Offline fourinarow

Re: GDMRB 2015 Casual Ride!
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2014, 11:59:59 am »
Seasons greeting everyone,

I've been thinking about doing the GDMBR for some time, and finally, I'm going to commit to doing it in 2015. Since I'm from the UK I'll email Harry to see what's going on before he jets off to Canada. I hope you realise how cold it gets there Harry. I spent 3 months working in Montreal over winter a few years back.

If anyone wants to fill me in on how things are developing for the GDMBR that would be most welcome.

Regards

Shaun

indyfabz

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Re: GDMRB 2015 Casual Ride!
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2014, 03:27:12 pm »
I hope you realise how cold it gets there Harry. I spent 3 months working in Montreal over winter a few years back.

Depends where in B.C.. With an average January high of 46/6 and an average low of 26/2, Victoria isn't that bad.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2014, 03:28:59 pm by indyfabz »

Offline Adam J Bavier

Re: GDMRB 2015 Casual Ride!
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2015, 11:51:24 pm »
Hey Guys, are there a few of you meeting up then?  Would be great to join you if there was room.  Look out for each other and split campsite and or hotel costs.  I was hoping to follow the GDMBR book.  Appears like one basically needs to in many areas due to the camping/hotel options. I'd consider myself a casual rider who is not in a rush

I'll be on my Moonlander fatbike.  Currently I could average a short 20 miles, but hoping to make it up to the 35+ by July 1st.

My current plan for this tour was to be dropped around 250 miles east of Glacier National Park, get there by the 19 and hope the Going to Sun Road is opened.  Then head to Banff.  There is 474 miles between the east side of Glacier and Banff.  If you all were interested in having me part of your group I would take the "Marias alternative" around Glacier, so I would not have to worry about whether the road was open.  Then I'd for sure make it by July 1st.

I'm going to private message you guys in case you don't see this message.


indyfabz

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Re: GDMRB 2015 Casual Ride!
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2015, 07:50:17 am »
My current plan for this tour was to be dropped around 250 miles east of Glacier National Park, get there by the 19 and hope the Going to Sun Road is opened.  Then head to Banff.  There is 474 miles between the east side of Glacier and Banff.  If you all were interested in having me part of your group I would take the "Marias alternative" around Glacier, so I would not have to worry about whether the road was open.  Then I'd for sure make it by July 1st.

While the West Lakes Road Crew is already at the pass and clearing the Visitor Center, it's always risky to plan something around the road being open that early. I would poke around the park's official web site to see if there is a date that the road definitely will not be open before due to construction activity.

Unless you plan to do a near century budget at least one extra day for the Marias Pass Alternative. I did it in the opposite direction back in '09. St. Mary to Sprague Creek Campground on the west side of the park. About 100 miles. It was a lonnnnnnnnnnng day. It's going to be even longer on a Moonlander. There are not a whole lot of services between W. Glacier and E. Glaicer. There are none between E. Glacier and St. Mary.

Offline Venchka

Re: GDMRB 2015 Casual Ride!
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2015, 09:17:38 pm »
Adam,
I don't have a Montana Alberta map in front of me, but if you are starting your bike ride 250 miles east of GNP and your destination is Banff, seems like you would be better off heading to Banff straight away.
I 'll dig out my maps and ponder awhile.
Good luck.

Wayne


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Offline Venchka

Re: GDMRB 2015 Casual Ride!
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2015, 09:42:49 pm »
According to Google it is approximately 325 miles from East Glacier, MT to the Banff Springs Hotel traveling north along the east side of GNP.
Where in Montana will you be "dropped off "?

Wayne


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Offline AlbertoC

Re: GDMRB 2015 Casual Ride!
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2015, 12:39:20 am »
Hi all,

We´re leaving Vancouver around mid June and expecting to hit the Banff area mid July to start the gdmbr. We also plan to take it easy, about 2.5 months, with some diversions to visit places like Moab on the way, and perhaps skip New Mexico. Just completed a fairly long journey in South America, so have good experience on dirt roads yet none in bear country.

If anyone is planning a mid July departure, please get in touch! Otherwise have a good ride South

Alberto

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Offline Venchka

Re: GDMRB 2015 Casual Ride!
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2015, 09:07:00 pm »
Adam,
Logan Pass opened today, June 11. You can ride across Glacier National Park. Have a great trip.

Wayne


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« Last Edit: June 12, 2015, 10:23:19 am by Venchka »
Wayne
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You've come far pilgrim...Feels like far...Were it worth the trouble?...Huh? What trouble?