2014 Best of Montana 1000

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Timmer, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    Wasn't there a guy up in Troy offering up tent space?
  2. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50+ yrs on 2 wheels

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  3. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    That right.
    Well I have no problem with camping in the wild. I'd prefer it actually.
  4. Wallowa

    Wallowa Long timer

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  5. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50+ yrs on 2 wheels

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  6. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    I'd like to be able to arrive in camp early, and BS around a bit the night before.
    Where that is doesn't matter much to me.

    I can see where it might be tough to find a spot if you don't really know how many there'll be!

    I'll put in some bucks if it'll help get us a spot.
  7. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    You all are getting a sniff of the myriad of details that Ron and I constantly think about and how to solve. Please continue to raise the issues, but don't necessarily look for immediate solutions other than the dates are LOCKED IN. We'll release information as we think is necessary to do so.

    Right now, what we really need is a count of who's in. Could you please repost your intent to join us after this message. I'll then post the participants on the first page of this thread. While it's not optimal, we may need to disperse our first night's camping and have a common Saturday morning meeting point.

    Also, ALL relevant information needed for the ride will be re-posted on the first page so one doesn't have to wade through this thread (as interesting as it is!).
  8. dammitdave

    dammitdave Long timer

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    Blackboots and dammitdave are in for sure and PArt is off the fence and signed up as well! dd
  9. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50+ yrs on 2 wheels

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    I updated the blog for Day 4 route - Thanks to 81husky's input:
    " Canyon Creek charcoal kilns on day 4? Trapper Cr road out of Melrose takes you to the kilns, and then Quartz Cr road hits 43 just East of Wise river."

    2/27 update - add dirt segment from Melrose to Wise River adds 25 miles, more dirt , less pavement, more to see - thanks 81husky. http://goo.gl/maps/wd5XJ 186 mi.

    Adds 20 miles to the day over what looks to be an interesting segment.

    Ron

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  10. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    I"m IN. I really appreciate the work you guys are doing.
  11. OlyRider

    OlyRider Long timer

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    I'm in. Looking forward to this ride very much!

    Olyrider
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  12. 4r22mny

    4r22mny Old n' Slow

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    Haven't done one like this before - with this many folk that I don't know - but since I seem to be one of the mass of folks (old guy, big bike) I'd like to be present. :lol3

    4r
  13. airheadbruce

    airheadbruce Uncle Dumbshit

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    Been on the fence a little, but I'm gonna join up. Got dates on the calendar and permission from the boss.:clap
  14. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    In like Flynn.
  15. MoonDogMT

    MoonDogMT ride on

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    I'm planning to make at least part (TBD by weather-dependent summer work).

    Could do some pre-riding in the Dillon area this spring if needed.
  16. Wallowa

    Wallowa Long timer

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    Been in communications with Ron and based on Tim's post concerning that first night....I went ahead and reserved a campsite at Fish Creek CG in the Park for the first night [7-26]...no big deal, it only cost me $11.50 with Golden Age Pass...soooooo, I can take one more vehicle in my site [max 2] and 7 more persons [in case of wandering gypsies that might need a place to stay]. As this unreels, if needed someone can camp at my site.


    Site is C109, non-generator loop on the lake....not certain of quality of site, but all I need is a place to flop:D

    Phil
  17. DirtyPatches

    DirtyPatches Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a plan! Good ol bitterrooot troop adventure back :thumb
  18. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    In with probably one more.

    If you need to know, I'll probably bail out somewhere around Bannack and head back to West Yellowstone.
  19. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    The Great Northern Brewing Co is only about 30 miles away :1drink
  20. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50+ yrs on 2 wheels

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