Motorcycling the Great Continental Divide Trail

Oh yes, it’s a thing. It’s a wonderful thing. It’s a difficult thing. It’s something I’ll never forget.

I completed the ride back in July of 2016. I planned to complete the journey in twelve to fourteen days, but managed to finish in nine. My KTM 1190, which I affectionately call “Godzilla,” demolishes miles. I’ve ridden all the big bikes. Nothing is like the KTM 1190. It’s lighter, faster, more graceful, and more athletic.


Here’s a really solid recap of the route and some of the specific challenges I had to overcome as a solo rider on a 500-pound motorcycle (plus gear). If you’re at all curious about doing this ride, read my recap.

If you spend a lot of time on motorcycles and have ‘iron butt’, a seat probably doesn’t matter much to you. However, if you’re like me and can’t always be riding, a seat that fits right is pretty important. For years I had heard about Renazco. I finally bit the bullet and dropped the cash. Based on my experiences now, I can say it’ll be something I do for any dual sport motorcycle from today forward.

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