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Old 02-20-2013, 12:54 PM   #16
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Hi Scott
I just found out I don't need that stomach surgery yet so I won't be down next month.
Now my only problem is getting that 950 up and running. It's been in the shop for 10 weeks now and
tomorrow I pick it up and take it to a new shop and see if they can figure it out.
Good news Gary!

Hope you have better luck with a different tech!
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:28 PM   #17
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Bend is my home but since I retired 2 years ago I've been spending winters riding the trails in S. Arizona. Will be moving over to Moab for the last couple weeks in April to ride Trail 90s with 30 other guys, then back home for a few weeks. Will probably ride the old GL500 to Alaska this summer. If you feel like heading north let me know.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:37 PM   #18
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I am in north west in Idaho. I am also one of those retired guys that wants to ride all the time. I usually wind up doing a lot of solo rides because too many people are still working and paying my social scurity.

Let me know any time you want to ride in Eastern Oregon, Washington, or I know all the roads in Idaho.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:05 PM   #19
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That sounds great--here's hoping the timing works out for all of us!!

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It looks likes there's a handful of guys out there who are retired and free to do a lot of riding this summer. I'll keep everybodies name who replied to this post and be in touch as we get a little closer to some better weather. I'll spend
the next month putting together some two and three day ride ideas. It's a liitle tuff in early spring with the snow in the Cascades but we'll see how the spring snowmelt progresses. I'm open to any one else who might have an idea for a ride. I'm open to pavement, gravel or dirt riding but prefer to stay away from the nastier dirt and single track. I have a bad knee and bad shoulder that just won't tolerate tooooo much abuse. I also don't have to be going full throttle all the time to have a good days ride..Although there is something to be said for doing 60 or 70 on the right dirt road.
Any way post up any thoughts you have. Hope to meet up with you all soon.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:50 PM   #20
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I am in north west in Idaho. I am also one of those retired guys that wants to ride all the time. I usually wind up doing a lot of solo rides because too many people are still working and paying my social scurity.

Let me know any time you want to ride in Eastern Oregon, Washington, or I know all the roads in Idaho.
One of the rides on my bucket list is doing the Lolo motorway. If a guy did it from west to east are there any good get backs that far north that cross the state to make a loop out of it. Last year I did the Magruder Corridor and the Gravely Range in Montana and all I can say about that is WOW
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:11 PM   #21
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That sounds great--here's hoping the timing works out for all of us!!
Looks like we might meet up on the crooked river at the end of March. Looking forward to it.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:20 PM   #22
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I'd sure like to be there . . . so hoping the weather's good enough to ride down. Like the man said, "We'll see . . . "

Would be great to meet some of the folks out here.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:04 PM   #23
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Hello Rockyroad, from over here in Idaho. I too have plenty of time to ride and have done so; find myself doing a lot of solo rides on back roads and forest services roads. I too camp and cheap motel.. mostly camp. Last year I went south of the border and spent almost 4 months on the road. This up coming year will be closer to home... lots to explore in our own backyard. I have found slowing down a bit and taking in the scenery and carrying a fishing pole for those interesting spots one runs across to be enlightening.

Yes, Ride while you can! Hope to be reading some of your exploits here in the future.

See you out there
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I hear you about slowing down and taking in the surroundings. There is a lot to see in our little corner of the world and a 30 second stop every now and then just doesn't do it justice sometimes. I guess that is one big advantage of riding solo, you get to set your own pace . I've stopped riding in the middle of the day when I was solo and set up camp cause the sceen in front of me needed to be seen at sunset and midnight and sunrise.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:22 PM   #24
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++ on riding retired. I'm trying to make up for lost riding time also.

Loop ride for Magruder? Check last years pictures Best of Montana 2012
And this year's version in August Best of Montana 2013 planning. This year backwards starting in Kamiah in the Lolo Motorway down to Virginia City and the Gravellys, then back to Elk City over the Magruder. Probably close to 1000 miles - 7 days.

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One of the rides on my bucket list is doing the Lolo motorway. If a guy did it from west to east are there any good get backs that far north that cross the state to make a loop out of it. Last year I did the Magruder Corridor and the Gravely Range in Montana and all I can say about that is WOW

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Old 02-26-2013, 10:13 PM   #25
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One of the rides on my bucket list is doing the Lolo motorway. If a guy did it from west to east are there any good get backs that far north that cross the state to make a loop out of it. Last year I did the Magruder Corridor and the Gravely Range in Montana and all I can say about that is WOW
One of my favorite rides is do the motorway and then drop down to Kelly Forks, to the North Fork, up the North Fork, over Fly Hill and down into the St. Joe. Then you can either follow the St. Joe or take the back roads to make a loop. Go over Freeze Out and drop down into Clarkia.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:38 PM   #26
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One of my favorite rides is do the motorway and then drop down to Kelly Forks, to the North Fork, up the North Fork, over Fly Hill and down into the St. Joe. Then you can either follow the St. Joe or take the back roads to make a loop. Go over Freeze Out and drop down into Clarkia.
Looks like I have to spend some time tonight looking at my maps to see
just where this loop is. I heard the old motorway is probably big bike friendly, what about the rest of the loop you laid out here? What time of year is all this usually open?
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:32 AM   #27
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++ on riding retired. I'm trying to make up for lost riding time also.

Loop ride for Magruder? Check last years pictures Best of Montana 2012
And this year's version in August Best of Montana 2013 planning. This year backwards starting in Kamiah in the Lolo Motorway down to Virginia City and the Gravellys, then back to Elk City over the Magruder. Probably close to 1000 miles - 7 days.

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How many people did it last year ?
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:02 AM   #28
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Took me awhile to follow as the drop down is 'drop up' to Kellys Forks?
I want to do it!

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One of my favorite rides is do the motorway and then drop down to Kelly Forks, to the North Fork, up the North Fork, over Fly Hill and down into the St. Joe. Then you can either follow the St. Joe or take the back roads to make a loop. Go over Freeze Out and drop down into Clarkia.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:49 AM   #29
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One of my favorite rides is do the motorway and then drop down to Kelly Forks, to the North Fork, up the North Fork, over Fly Hill and down into the St. Joe. Then you can either follow the St. Joe or take the back roads to make a loop. Go over Freeze Out and drop down into Clarkia.
I have to agree with sorebutt, that is a really good loop and I am sure that sorebutt is doing that loop as a day ride. I would suggest it as a two or maybe even three day ride the first time. I liked camping at the Spruce tree campground on the upper St Joe to start from. We did it that way on the Triple T Overdose ride a few years ago.

I personally like going over Hoodoo pass also, or going up the St Joe and popping over to St Regis and heading towards Glacier/Waterton/Frank Slide/ Crowsnest pass/Fernie...
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:40 AM   #30
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Hi there rockyroad, I have alot free time for riding and sometimes its hard to find folks who have days off during the "work" week. My dad hates it when I take off by myself. I live in Bend and I have a few ride/rallys already planed out for the season and I'll have open days too!
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