The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route from Canada to Mexico.

Welcome! This site documents a two month, solo, unsupported mountain bike tour of the The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route from Banff AB Canada to the US-Mexican border at Antelope Wells, NM. The trip began in late July and finished 25 SEP 2007. It took 61 days and encompassed 2842.32 miles.

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06 June 2007

Couch test ride with partial gear package.

I was able to get The Couch out for a decent ride with the partial gear package the other day. Major missing pieces are the small food bag that goes on the front OMM rack, the map case and the 4 pack rear water bottle setup.

Note the modification to the front rack with the water bottles...goal is to be able to carry 144 oz on the bike with the capacity for 128 oz in my pack. Yes, there is a 128 oz hydration bladder on the market...made by Ultimate has nice no-slosh baffling.

The compression dry bag on the back OMM rack holds the sleeping bag, sleeping mat, tent, extra clothes and my sub-freezing jacket. The bag on the outside contains the tent poles.

The articulating gear bag on the back end is interesting, especially when it starts to 'interact' with me and the rest of the bike in full travel.