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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    Hell, I think you both oughta drop down to the Bum one of these nights; We can talk and look at maps.
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  2. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50+ yrs on 2 wheels

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    Thumbs up on the Bum. Being a certified SS bum, most of my nights are free.

    And I should have mentioned route-finding tools. Maps, GPS, Routing programs (BaseCamp).
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  3. Wallowa

    Wallowa Long timer

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    OK, as usual I probably missed it, but where or what is "Bum"?:wink:
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  4. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    Bum Steer bar. It's where my restaurant is.
    And as luck would have it, centrally located between Stevi and Missoula!
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  5. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50+ yrs on 2 wheels

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    Good BBQ:clap
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  6. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    I'll second the good BBQ!


    Tim in Burien, WA
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  7. Wallowa

    Wallowa Long timer

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    More to look forward to on the 2014 M1000...even if I am a vegetarian..:D

    Phil
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  8. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    Thanks for the kind words.
    I am really looking forward to this ride!

    And speaking of good eats, how are we gonna carry a big griddle for Tim to cook flapjacks on?
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  9. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50+ yrs on 2 wheels

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    See Msg #32
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  10. Wallowa

    Wallowa Long timer

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    Let me know and I can pack sourdough starter...:brow
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  11. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    Hahaha! Outstanding.
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  12. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    Hmmmmm. Subscribed.

    If I join up, hopefully I can finish uninjured this time. :cry :cry :cry

    I'll be around West Yellowstone before the ride starts if you need any routes checked out in that area.
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  13. MissionBackRoads

    MissionBackRoads Adventurer

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    looking for anyone interested in teaming up on part or whole of the 2014 montana 1000. DRZ400 WR250 XR450 you get the idea:huh
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  14. Stinky

    Stinky Team Hematoma

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    The lighter you pack, the more fun you will have. In 2011 I did it on my 450 packing as light as possible stopping just short of a bivi sack. I've never had as much fun before or since. In 3 years I've never needed a water filter. It was always available at gas stops. Stove? Not really necessary either. I've taken a stove two years and only used it once or twice per trip. 'Course I'm not a coffee drinker. YMMV.
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  15. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    You're right, and I rarely 'need' my stove or water filter. But I always bring em.
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  16. Wallowa

    Wallowa Long timer

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    With 9.7 gals of gas and the love to camp outside of campgrounds...a water filter and stove are a must for off-road trips...having said that most of my cooking, which I enjoy more than most public food joints, ends up over very small wood fires...of course 'only where permitted'!:D
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  17. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    Outstanding. Don't want to drag the thread too far off the path, but do you carry a grill or something?
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  18. Wallowa

    Wallowa Long timer

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    Old solid, very light weight tubular backpacking grill; place on two rocks and you have a cook place/fire pit...will show you it when we meet :D
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  19. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    Looking forward to it.
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  20. DirtyPatches

    DirtyPatches Been here awhile

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    I'm planning to bring my "grill pan", wood pan handle attached to wire grill platform. Make a small fire, get good coals going, and flame broiled steak. Weighs nothing, but gotta have a small propane stove to make coffee and boil water, love my Coleman single burner. Worried about fire restrictions though so we'll see.

    Excited for the 1000, hoping to rendezvous with a few guys close by get a small group to meet the big one. Anyone in Florence area message me. Got no touring buddies, they all got 350s and just want to trail ride.