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Old 01-08-2014, 01:15 PM   #16
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I am looking for a ride this summer. Was looking to ride a portion of the TAT from Colorado west, plus a few side rides along the way. I would be very interested in the Montana ride. Is this open to anyone. BTW, I ride a 13 KLR650.


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Old 01-08-2014, 01:21 PM   #17
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Perfect timing for a planned ride. Is this ride open to anyone? I ride a 13 KLR650!


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Old 01-09-2014, 11:38 AM   #18
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Perfect timing for a planned ride. Is this ride open to anyone? I ride a 13 KLR650!
Open to all. This is an extension of what started in 2010 as the MT1000. KLR is a great option. This is an informal ride. We don't collect attendees. Be prepared to be self sufficient. It will include as much dirt as we can link together. No single track, mostly big bike friendly. If there are tough sections, there will most likely be reasonable ride-around. We try to establish set camp sites every night to encourage camaraderie. Plan on remote camp sites, possibly primitive. I've noticed a few wimps that hit more substantial lodging on occasion and even caught hot showers. Food! We will be sampling lunches, breakfasts, dinners when and where possible. Part of our heritage, but be prepared to cook out.

The ride usually splits onto logical groups, some pre-planned, some ad-hoc. There should be a group of riders to fit most anyone's style and comfort level. Noobs are welcomed and can pick up a lot of experience. (Maybe a snipe hunt should be considered.) Numbers? We had 15 last year, but it could easily double that number. We will distribute the final GPS tracks/routes in the weeks before the ride. We will be sending more details as the months roll out. 1,000 miles will be the minimum. The routes/tracks will be split into at least two per day to keep them manageable. Getting to the start and getting home from the end will add more to the adventure. We could offer some good routes getting to and from if you ask.

Now if we could only recruit a hack to haul the beer and garbage...
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:42 AM   #19
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Ron, that's an excellent summary. All ADVRIDER's welcome! Be sure you can travel at least 130-150 between fuel stops


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Old 01-09-2014, 03:16 PM   #20
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Fuel Stops?

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Ron, that's an excellent summary. All ADVRIDER's welcome! Be sure you can travel at least 130-150 between fuel stops


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What are these "fuel stops" you speak of? MY GSA knows not...
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:29 PM   #21
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What are these "fuel stops" you speak of? MY GSA knows not...
"GSA"? I guess we'll have to include the Starbucks on the route.
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:29 PM   #22
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Good to see you guys keeping this going. ...

Also, I helped plan the 2011 and 2012 MT 1000 rides. ...
I hate to quote me above, but I should correct. I was involved in planning the 2010 and 2011 rides; nothing to do with 2012, FWIW. Brain fart, I guess.

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Old 01-09-2014, 10:30 PM   #23
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<----- wimped and stayed in a nice warm soft bed after a REAL hot shower on our last MT ride Of course that was after five days of riding and camping
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:02 AM   #24
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Good on ya

Timmer/Wansfel: Thanks for doing this again. BTW finding a hot shower is a skill set that should not be disparaged--several years in the Army taught me to appreciate showers. Let the adventure (at least the planning part) begin.
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:10 AM   #25
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<----- wimped and stayed in a nice warm soft bed after a REAL hot shower on our last MT ride Of course that was after five days of riding and camping
That's OK. We'll give you a second chance. Just head north next July!
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:39 AM   #26
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I'm going to keep an eye on this as it comes together I've been thinking of doing something out West again this summer!

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Old 01-10-2014, 03:27 PM   #27
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I'm going to keep an eye on this as it comes together I've been thinking of doing something out West again this summer!

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We'd certainly be happy to have you join us.

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Old 01-10-2014, 04:13 PM   #28
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Well Of Course, If....

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"GSA"? I guess we'll have to include the Starbucks on the route.

Well of course if the Starbucks is located on a dirt road...and if they serve Cowboy Coffee.

Wait...this coming from a person owning a "Womb-Bat"?
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:58 PM   #29
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Referencing "liquid carrying capacity" HellsAlien wrote:
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Urals are good for this too.
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Now if we could only recruit a hack to haul the beer and garbage...
I've heard that Urals are good for this. Especially the garbage-hauling part since shaking the contents isn't as much of an issue.
From 2012 Best MT - Day 4 Part 1



Of course one may have to wait for the Urals to catch up as their operators tend to stop for picture taking activity:
From 2012 Best MT - Day 4 Part 1




The stock Ural air filter also can give picture-taking opportunities:
From 2012 Best MT - Day 7



If I'm still around this part of the world, I wouldn't mind tagging along. I've replaced the Ural's air filter with a more "dirt-friendly" one:
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:10 PM   #30
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Stone Age Man,

We'd sure like to have you along, Ural or not!


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