June 23 ’09. Heavy snowpack in the mountains and a weather pattern that turned the trails into gumbo mud caused me to (wisely) terminate this adventure. Much of the route thru Montana was closed by Mother Nature or by Father Forest Service. At Lima, Montana the weather prevented further passage along the route. I could’ve diverted via highway to northern Wyoming, but then the journey would’ve turned into a road trip, instead of an off-road adventure. So I threw in the towel. A June 10 departure date was just too early for the route to be passable. Keep that in mind when you plan your own CDR adventure.
2009 BestRest CDR Trip (The Short Way Down)
About the Author: David Petersen
I'm David Petersen, owner of BestRest Products. You can see my photo on the home page. I've been riding motorcycles for almost 60 years, and during that time I've had some wonderful adventure. In 2000 I started BestRest Products - our first product was a folding back rest, hence the name of the company. Over the years I kept designing and inventing gear. Today we have over 300 products in our store, and I created many of them. I ride a BMW R1200GS, a BMW F800GS, a Honda XR650R, and two KTM 450-EXCs. Plus I have a couple quads that I keep at a summer cabin. I spend most of my free time riding with my wife Judy. When not riding I'm answering the phones at BestRest or working in the shop on some project. I'm also the author of "How To Ride A Motorcycle Off Road", which is a free book you can download from the website.