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    Has anyone ridden the Continental Divide Trail? Is camping required? It looks like an intriguing trip.
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    I think I remember seeing a post on Advrider, but it was quite a long time ago that I saw it. You might search over on that site, you might find something.
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    I bet it is a non-motorized trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    I bet it is a non-motorized trail.


    We can definitely ride it...at least for another year. Here's a recent YouTube Video by some riders from Charlotte.

    I think our TWs would be more fun than their overloaded, tall BMWs, at least for someone with riding skills like mine.
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    There is a moto route for the trail and yes lots of folks try it - and many complete it.

    The GPS tracks for much if not all of it are available on the ADV rider site. I know CityMan had the intention of riding the New Mexico portion, but had a pile up on rough roads doing the North bound leg in the Shadow of the Rockies Route before reaching the Continental Divide. I have driven parts of the NM route in a 4 x 4 and have a friend who has done 75% of the state also with a 4 x 4. Much of it is not bad, but it can be complicated by weather (particularly mud and snow)and logistics. Its a planning, endurance, resourcefulness and flexibility exercise. I'd choose my riding companions carefully. And yes, I'd rather do it on a TW than a bigger bike. Tom
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    My wife and I rode it with a couple of friends a few years ago from North to South. I was on a DR650 and she rode her DRZ400S. It was a great trip, with incredible scenery. We camped often and got a motel every three days or so for a warm shower and to do laundry.



    I highly recommend taking this trip, and the TW would be perfect for it. There are quite a few sections that are at 8,000+ feet so something closer to stock jetting would probably be best. I put Dial-A-Jet's on both of our bikes and we had no issues at all up to our max height of 13,000 feet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by GapRunr View Post
    My wife and I rode it with a couple of friends a few years ago from North to South. I was on a DR650 and she rode her DRZ400S. It was a great trip, with incredible scenery. We camped often and got a motel every three days or so for a warm shower and to do laundry.



    I highly recommend taking this trip, and the TW would be perfect for it. There are quite a few sections that are at 8,000+ feet so something closer to stock jetting would probably be best. I put Dial-A-Jet's on both of our bikes and we had no issues at all up to our max height of 13,000 feet.



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