2014 Best of Montana 1000

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

  1. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50 yrs on 2 wheels

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

    MoonDogMT ride on

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    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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  3. Tourmeister

    Tourmeister What's that funny noise?

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    <----- wimped and stayed in a nice warm soft bed after a REAL hot shower on our last MT ride :D Of course that was after five days of riding and camping :ricky
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  4. zzo

    zzo Been here awhile

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    Timmer/Wansfel: Thanks for doing this again.:clap 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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  5. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50 yrs on 2 wheels

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    That's OK. We'll give you a second chance. Just head north next July!
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  6. Sleddog

    Sleddog Currently Benched

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    I'm going to keep an eye on this as it comes together:deal I've been thinking of doing something out West again this summer!

    Sleddog
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  7. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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

    Tim


    Tim in Burien, WA
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  8. Wallowa

    Wallowa Long timer

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    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"? :D
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  9. StoneAgeMan

    StoneAgeMan Wanderer

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    Referencing "liquid carrying capacity" HellsAlien wrote:
    I've heard that Urals are good for this:d. Especially the garbage-hauling part since shaking the contents isn't as much of an issue.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/UYAiSbDda3essIhSgkR2TdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vyTlrIzRfRw/UCgwAeUVtUI/AAAAAAAAE2U/JW_4MU_yUSE/s400/P1020719.JPG" height="300" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/115844626734803765666/2012BestMTDay4Part1?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2012 Best MT - Day 4 Part 1</a></td></tr></table>


    Of course one may have to wait for the Urals to catch up as their operators tend to stop for picture taking activity:
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/GhzMlnitQgB5L78Tk1rfhdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-X7CyFZtJPEM/UCYElL13N0I/AAAAAAAAFMY/zkn1VVI6l8Y/s800/P1020761-mountain.JPG" height="633" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/115844626734803765666/2012BestMTDay4Part1?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2012 Best MT - Day 4 Part 1</a></td></tr></table>



    The stock Ural air filter also can give picture-taking opportunities:<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/fuQCkOAy9rAbSXlt0pvvdNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-EyhWqChqwc4/UEO_MRWE0MI/AAAAAAAAEXw/6ihdwvvWhGM/s288/P1030412.JPG" height="216" width="288" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/115844626734803765666/2012BestMTDay7?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2012 Best MT - Day 7</a></td></tr></table>


    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:
    [​IMG]
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  10. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    Stone Age Man,

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


    Tim in Burien, WA
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  11. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50 yrs on 2 wheels

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    We got a bite! Now we just have to reel him in!
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  12. StoneAgeMan

    StoneAgeMan Wanderer

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    Here's some bait:evil <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/EpIKD8dZxSp5NCVZwoE8GtMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OmWZn_45APo/UB8igVYIooI/AAAAAAAAEq8/uV5k_a9zkGQ/s800/P1020574.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/115844626734803765666/2012BestMTDay3Landscape?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2012 Best MT - Day 3 Landscape</a></td></tr></table>
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  13. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50 yrs on 2 wheels

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    How I love this country and it's Big Sky! Great picture!

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  14. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    I've loved that 'Big Sky' moniker since I first heard it back in the '60's.


    Tim in Burien, WA
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  15. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50 yrs on 2 wheels

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    Good read - The Big Sky by A. B. Guthrie.

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  16. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    I'm hoping that I don't have a conflict with dates. It was a blast until the fires broke us up last year. I'd like to see if I can keep the rubber side down this year.
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  17. sector

    sector Long timer

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    Got a date yet?
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  18. Wallowa

    Wallowa Long timer

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    Ah, Sector... I think Tim is already "spoken for".....:D
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  19. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    For planning purposes, let's use Saturday, July 26 from Troy,MT into the great unknown through Friday, August 1 which will give the weekend to get home. Ron and I have been talking about stringing ghost towns together in a more easterly direction. How's the dates sound?


    Tim in Burien, Wa
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  20. Wallowa

    Wallowa Long timer

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    I really need a get away and your group sounds like a lot of fun and good riding...

    Thanks again for putting this together and I will look for the upcoming details...

    Phil
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