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Great Divide/ Transam Trail in August

Looking to leave Seattle sometime in August, do Great Divide trail from the north, to central Colorado, then hop on the Transam trail to Oregon. Will be equipped to camp, but will undoubtedly do some moteling as well. Experienced trials and road rider, somewhat new to dual sporting. Riding a DRZ400S. Anyone else available and interested?
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I found this thread on www.thumpertalk.com Some guys were planning to ride the entire trip:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=374210

Maybe you can meet up if your time coordinates.
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Looking to leave Seattle sometime in August, do Great Divide trail from the north, to central Colorado, then hop on the Transam trail to Oregon. Will be equipped to camp, but will undoubtedly do some moteling as well. Experienced trials and road rider, somewhat new to dual sporting. Riding a DRZ400S. Anyone else available and interested?
Hopefully see you going the other way. Keep an eye our for a pair Africa Twins.
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Great divide trail riders

Be sure and stop in for a break and a place to wash off some of the dust, it is currently getting hot and dusty on the trail in my area. I'm just 25km from Marysville out side of Helena Montana.
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Be sure and stop in for a break and a place to wash off some of the dust, it is currently getting hot and dusty on the trail in my area. I'm just 25km from Marysville out side of Helena Montana.
Thanks for the heads up Bill.
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Oy, Mark!

Just a big "HELLO" to you. We met briefly at the Tuggles Gap breakfast diner, just outside of Floyd, Virginia, after you waited two weeks to get your bike outta the pound (customs) and you were three days into your ride. I'm the guy, Andy, who was with a small group of riders, riding a black R1200C, with my wife on a 650 Suzuki Burgman (scooter), and my brother (long-hair hippie freak) on a R1200GS. We had just come from four days of musical fun at FloydFest (you missed it, you dumb shite), and were heading home to Asheville, NC on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

I hope all is well on your ride. I got a few great pics of you, with that bo-tish-ous looking Affrikanner twin.

Enjoy ther States. And stay in touch. (PM me when you get a chance.) And be sure to let me know when you have your travel website up and running. And, man: Get some freekin' pics up, willya?
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Mark, we're heading south on the Continental Divide leaving Rooseville Monday, August 21. Any idea where you'll be? Two on GS's one on DRZ. Hope to see ya!
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Oy, Mark!

Just a big "HELLO" to you. We met briefly at the Tuggles Gap breakfast diner, just outside of Floyd, Virginia, after you waited two weeks to get your bike outta the pound (customs) and you were three days into your ride. I'm the guy, Andy, who was with a small group of riders, riding a black R1200C, with my wife on a 650 Suzuki Burgman (scooter), and my brother (long-hair hippie freak) on a R1200GS. We had just come from four days of musical fun at FloydFest (you missed it, you dumb shite), and were heading home to Asheville, NC on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

I hope all is well on your ride. I got a few great pics of you, with that bo-tish-ous looking Affrikanner twin.

Enjoy ther States. And stay in touch. (PM me when you get a chance.) And be sure to let me know when you have your travel website up and running. And, man: Get some freekin' pics up, willya?
Hey Andy, good to hear from you. As I don't have 15 posts under my belt, I can't PM you! However, in the meantime, you can PM me at:
http://www.xrv.org.uk

I've got a blog all ready to go here on Horizions, just need to spend a bit of time writting it. If you're interested in pictures, you can see a few on these two threads:
http://www.xrv.org.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6046
http://www.xrv.org.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6054

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Mark, we're heading south on the Continental Divide leaving Rooseville Monday, August 21. Any idea where you'll be? Two on GS's one on DRZ. Hope to see ya!
John, good luck for tomorrow! I'm in OK at present and should be hitting New Mexico in a couple of days. Where and when do you think you'll be linking up onto the Transam trail? Would be good to see fellow bikers on the trail, it was deadly quiet running through Northern Arkansas.
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