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    worldtraveller worldtraveller's Avatar
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    Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

    Just like to ask of who here has ridden the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route .

    What route or routes did you ride?

    What did you think of it?

    Is the route totally uninterrupted or does it disappear sometimes, due to development etc?

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    it goes on roads in a lot of places. Some of those roads are paved and fairly busy

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    Go Here:

    http://topofusion.com/divide/gps.php

    Find the file you want, save, and open in GoogleEarth.
    Should give you a great overview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
    it goes on roads in a lot of places. Some of those roads are paved and fairly busy
    Yup, some are bad condition also... From what i've read a few riders this year said they will not return due to too much road, but that might be due to the fact certain mountain passes were closed.

    2010 there was a fatality also as a rider came round a bend on a dirt road and hit a pickup truck head-on.

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    Ride the Divide

    Watch the film "Ride the Divide". If nothing else, it will give you a good overview of the mental state of the participants before and during the race. It's brutal. In a good way.

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    last year I gave it shot, rode from Banff to Butte in 7 days, and bonked in a crazy way, with saddle sores like never before...
    its a beautiful experience, of what I managed to try. Its forever changed my scope of cycling. That is, a day on the bike, a series of climbs, a bike tour, etc... all of that now has a different measure.

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