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    "Ride the Divide"

    Got Netflix? Haven't seen it? Wanna human-spirit biking flick to watch during the cold season?

    It's on watch instantly now.

    (I hope to simply convey info and not turn this into a Netflix thread--if that is possible)

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    I own it! great film
    I'm a cowboy on a steel horse i ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me! View Post
    I own it! great film
    I bet you have a sweet movie collection of bike related.

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    Thanks for the heads up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funrover View Post
    I bet you have a sweet movie collection of bike related.
    ha! i have a few good ones- one of my favorites is a vhs of the old Laguna RADS - basically a race from town hike a bike up and bomb down no particular trail with crashes and questionable tactics! Along with some night-time shenanigans drinking colorados "Banquet Beer" !

    my buddy who rarley posts YO-Retro- used to ride with them. Still rocks his Yo-eddy hardtail!

    back on topic: Mike Dion came out to the showing they had at AMC - really cool guy.
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    We just signed up for Netflix last weekend. Thanks for the heads up!!
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    Saw it in the Springs when it was on tour before video release. Great movie!
    All other things are rarely equal . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me! View Post
    one of my favorites is a vhs of the old Laguna RADS - basically a race from town hike a bike up and bomb down no particular trail with crashes and questionable tactics!
    they still hold that event once a year

    i was invited but never attended because it was poachy

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    Another really good one is "24 Solo". That will inspire you to get off your couch as well.

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    very entertaining documentary. Kungfurooster was invited to that, but he felt it was a little too poachy and the drops weren't big enough to impress his friends.

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    Haha!

    'Poachy'

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    yes, poachy

    you don't think they would be less rad and ride only legal trails in laguna, do you?

    it's all in the name of extreem, no matter what

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    Loved "Ride the Divide." Matthew Lee rocks...to hell with Lance what's-his-name and his catered-to roadie buds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    they still hold that event once a year

    i was invited but never attended because it was poachy
    yah- you wouldnt want to do anything- fun!?
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    Just queued it up - thanks for the tip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me! View Post
    yah- you wouldnt want to do anything- fun!?
    Impossible. Someone told him a joke once, he pulled their heart out through their throat! He was in the Air Force, you know.

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    bought it, watched it, wish i had the time to do it
    i'm not joking, posting is scary

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokefork View Post
    Impossible. Someone told him a joke once, he pulled their heart out through their throat! He was in the Air Force, you know.
    Yes, ive been negatively repped for sarcasm! I better watch my peas and Q's

    Besides the rads crew appears to be a bunch of good guys!


    Meh i think i will watch "Ride the DIvide" and be inspired to ride and not duck punches on the interwebs.....just sayin
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    I've caught this movie a few times on the Documentary Channel...great movie. I like that it keys in on the mental/emotional toll it takes on the riders, along with the physical impact of such a sustained ride.
    There is a part of the movie where the red haired female rides into Hartsel (she rides right past the Hartsel jail)...any idea what the course of the race would be across South Park? I'm guessing she simply rides down Hwy 9 from Fairplay? Is there any singletrack that cuts across South Park from north to south? I've been looking at maps showing you could ride dirt roads from almost Jefferson to Lake George (surprisingly intricate system of dirt roads all through the Tarryall area), but I haven't really found any singletrack out there. I've been thinking this would be an interesting winter ride...maybe on the old Raleigh tourer or something if I can't find some singletrack. Anyone done anything similar, or have any info?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plaidvillain View Post
    I've caught this movie a few times on the Documentary Channel...great movie. I like that it keys in on the mental/emotional toll it takes on the riders, along with the physical impact of such a sustained ride.
    There is a part of the movie where the red haired female rides into Hartsel (she rides right past the Hartsel jail)...any idea what the course of the race would be across South Park? I'm guessing she simply rides down Hwy 9 from Fairplay? Is there any singletrack that cuts across South Park from north to south? I've been looking at maps showing you could ride dirt roads from almost Jefferson to Lake George (surprisingly intricate system of dirt roads all through the Tarryall area), but I haven't really found any singletrack out there. I've been thinking this would be an interesting winter ride...maybe on the old Raleigh tourer or something if I can't find some singletrack. Anyone done anything similar, or have any info?
    None of the Divide route through South Park is singletrack. In fact, by far the largest portion of the Great Divide route is dirt road. There are paved roads and highways where no other choice exists, but vast stretches of it are dirt road.

    I take long gravel grinders over in that South Park country a couple times every year. It's very peaceful (unless it's windy, in which case it is not).

    The whole route is available as a mapset from Adventure Cycling. I have the Silverthorne to Platoro map at home, but it's a pretty old one. I'm guessing that the South Park route hasn't changed much over the years though. I'll maybe post a little exerpt.

    The most current set of maps is the official route for any given year's Tour Divide/Great Divide Race. Sometimes there are exceptions made officially, because of impassible snowpack or for other reasons. In part of the movie you can see a rider referring to the map.

    The maps are really pretty cool. They are not expensive, and any money that winds up with that incredible organization is spent in a good place.
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