Author Topic: Pros/cons of which direction to ride GDMBR  (Read 3514 times)

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Offline fargoman

Pros/cons of which direction to ride GDMBR
« on: January 21, 2010, 06:41:33 pm »
I'm researching various aspects of riding the GDMBR, and would love to hear from people who have ridden the entire route.  The trip reports I've read were mostly from people riding southbound, but a few were riding northbound.  Regardless of direction of travel, strong headwinds at different areas on the route seemed to be just a fact of life, and that there is no preferred direction to mitigate them.  Some people traveling northbound felt that the climbs seemed steeper than the descents in general.  Some people started in the south hoping to experience lower average desert temperatures and encounter less snow in the northern mountain passes later in the season.  Any comments based on your experiences would be appreciated.  Thanks.

Offline John Nettles

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Re: Pros/cons of which direction to ride GDMBR
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 12:42:53 am »
An extremely similar question was asked over in the General Questions forum.  Might want to check there.

Offline JimF

Re: Pros/cons of which direction to ride GDMBR
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 10:08:11 am »
Take a look at topofusion.com and the link to the Great Divide. Scott compiled a detailed S to N journal along with GPS data. Some wind rose data may be available for some meterlogical stations. Good luck.