Author Topic: Boulder,CO to Missoula,MT  (Read 481 times)

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Offline filip

Boulder,CO to Missoula,MT
« on: May 08, 2024, 12:07:06 am »
Hello!
TransAm vs Great Divide? Lewis and clark?
Starting May31st or June1st, Trek520 with 40mm tires, so can handle some gravel. Anyone done any or all of these and can recommend?

thanks!
« Last Edit: May 08, 2024, 12:10:39 am by filip »

Offline John Nettles

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Re: Boulder,CO to Missoula,MT
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2024, 12:54:58 am »
With your bike, I would do the TransAm.  It is a wonderful route.  The 40mm tires would be OK (but not great) on most of the GD but other places you would have a very rough ride and probably hate it.  The only issue is you may be starting a bit early.  Be sure to plan ahead and keep an eye out for the weather and verify your place of lodging is open.
 
Whatever you decide, I wish you a wonderful tour!
 
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Offline jamawani

Re: Boulder,CO to Missoula,MT
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2024, 02:36:53 am »
I also suggest the TransAm.
I would suggest riding up to Fort Collins, then West on Hwy 14 to Walden.
I think starting off with Trail Ridge Road thru Rocky Mountain N.P. would be a little much.
Plus, it may not be open by Memorial Day given recent snow and cold temps.

Offline filip

Re: Boulder,CO to Missoula,MT
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2024, 10:59:10 pm »
thanks yall, transAm it is!