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Old 07-25-11, 09:40 PM   #1
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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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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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