1/3 Great Divide Tour Complete
Hello Fellow Thru-Riders,
I just finished my summer tour on the Continental Divide Trail from Whitefish MT to Jackson, WY. It was the biggest adventure of my life. I took my LHT with fatty 2.1 since the trail is 80% fire roads. The route was way more challenging that I thought. This ride is not for the faint of heart. There were many days when I walked my bike up and DOWN hills. Many 2 hour climbs going 4 miles per hour. My bike held up strong and was amazing however in hindsight my joints would have preferred that I took a bike that was not rigid. We saw lots of wildlife but never got that close to a bear. The people of Montana may very well be the nicest people I have ever come across and that include the Irish of which I am one. Without fail when we would emege from 3 days in the woods to a small town some local Montanan would take us in and let us take showers and sleep in or around there house without the fear of bears eating your food. I have countless memories and stories that will never be forgotten.
Eat, Sleep, Ride, Divide
Until next year when I hit the trail again,
luke ocean beach, san diego