“2010 Forever West” Featuring The Best Of The West On Big Trailies

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by DockingPilot, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    I've been anxious for this report.

    What a great mix of bikes.
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  2. Jedediah

    Jedediah Been here awhile

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    This looks really good!

    Love the history aspect. Very cool.

    Jed
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  3. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    We mount up and continue up the Medicine Lodge Creek Rd towards the ghost town of Bannock Montana
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    This was a revisit to Bannock for a few of us. John, Duane and I were here in 06' when we toured Idaho.
    The real deal. This town was so lawless in it's heyday life expectency while living here was very short.
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    The equivalent of a Ford F150 pick-up back in the day...cool bear-claw cloud formation in the sky.
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    It was getting late in the day and Dillon was not far. So we headed for it. Fuel, food and a motel would be waiting.
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    After supper Duane finds the Macy's of Dillon Montana and does a little shopping. We loved it. We really did.
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    Tomorrow we will head up onto the Gravelly Range, a jaw dropping experience not to be missed.

    More later.........
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  4. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    maybe he thinks he is buying an ADV shirt?
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  5. xymotic

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    :lurk 1st day and already a couple front page pix:thumb this is gonna be good!
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  6. F8 Pilot

    F8 Pilot Bak in the Sadl & Lovinit

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    :lurk I'm All In :lurk I've been waiting for this...you go DP! :clap
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  7. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    As far as photos, you fellas havent seen anything yet !
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  8. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    I like your way of doing things with the opportunity to feel alone yet riding with others. There are may places in the west as well as other areas where being alone is the only way to really experience it to it's fullest.

    The nice thing about winter is people have time to write ride reports about their great adventures during the riding season and I have time to read those reports.

    Subscribed and waiting for more. :lurk
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  9. johnpitts01

    johnpitts01 Long timer

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    This was our best trip to date. Great riding, scenery and camping. You won't be disappointed.
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  10. Butcho

    Butcho Been here awhile

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    Got to do this ride soon, This just might push me over the edge :nod
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  11. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    This will help give everyone a general oreintation of where we are going. Riding the loop clockwise. The beauty of the route is that it at times takes us very far from from civilization giving us the true experience we all seek. The other thing is it takes us to little known western historical locations one normally does not even know exist and they are still intact due to little vistation due to location. So the trip has a 2 fold appeal. Its more than just a ride from point A to point B. It has an added bonus of these little gems along the way.
    I should also say, we went the last 2 weeks of Sept. A big gamble on weather. But as you will see, the weather could not have been better. Perfect temps and skies!

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  12. #1Fan

    #1Fan Been here awhile

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    :clap:clap
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  13. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    Subscribed. I love these epic ride reports from you Frank. :clap

    Bad part is they show just how bad my riding life sucks. :lol3
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  14. byways

    byways byways

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    The weather gods were with this group.

    While Sept. and Oct. are the driest months typically, it rained a lot in the region of their starting point -- eastern Idaho and southwestern Montana -- right up to their arrival date. Really had me concerned.

    Then barely a cloud in the sky once they arrived. But then it resumed raining right after they completed their great journey and returned to the old country.

    This adventure was meant to be ...
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  15. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Looks just like the Pine Barrens.


    :lol3
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  16. repsolrider

    repsolrider Been here awhile

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    I'm in ,awesome start.:evil
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  17. byways

    byways byways

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    Bill's Cycle Shop in Idaho Falls really did treat these guys and their bikes well. A big "Thanks!" from this homeboy.

    Check 'em out on Facebook.
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  18. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    Right... so let's get the show going. :D
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  19. danceswithcages

    danceswithcages Been here awhile

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    I've ridden around SW Montana several times over the years and it's great seeing your pics of Bannack.

    Reading your RR right now, a cup of coffee with a splash of Baileys makes it feel warmer than the -8 outside :D

    Thank you!
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  20. Yo. I'm Bow.

    Yo. I'm Bow. arm chair

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    zoom zoom
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