2016 BOM 1000 Photos

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Timmer, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. Force0321

    Force0321 Dirty Pirate

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    I just have a few photos from the 1st days track. Was to busy trying to stay upright.
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    Looking back up the Slide. Photo courtesy of Bradb. Picture doesn't do it justice. It was steep! Especially dragging up a GS1200!
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    Cabin at Fisher lake
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    1st nights camp at Fisher lake
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    2nd nights camp.Just above Fred Burr pass.(8 miles from hwy 1)
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    Busted bars and guards , thanks to day 1 rocks
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    Fixed! New bars and handguards.
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  2. LewisNClark

    LewisNClark Long timer

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    Please keep pictures coming. I'd planned on this trip but punched a whole in my WR case a few months ago and still waiting on parts.....Hope to do these tracks next summer.
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  3. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50+ yrs on 2 wheels

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    Looks like your ready for another go already!
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  4. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    Views from Judith Peak
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    Crummy cell phone pic of the amazing cottonwoods at our camp on the Missouri River
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    The ferry ride process
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    My ferry ride - just two of us
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    Checking out the ferry equipment
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    BigDog and crew riding across
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  5. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    Day 2

    On the way to Gypsy Lake to unite with the gang--some incredible vistas:

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  6. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    Day 3

    Gypsy Lake--I rode to the lake to check it out:

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    On my way to White Sulfur Springs:

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    Castle town--such a bustling place, we left rather quickly:

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    Lewis and Clark:

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    Memory is murky on where and when this is (on our way to Judith Gap??), but wow:

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    This guy is ready for the Small Bike challenge:

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    But then he took the bypass:

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    We are buncha cavemen I tell you:

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    Making new friends, shooting the shit, keeping the fire going:

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    Timber Creek Campground:

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  7. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    Day 4

    Side trip to Swimming Woman:

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    Because you can't have a BOM without a KLR:

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    Vistas from Judith Peak:

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  8. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    Day 5

    James Kipp Rec area, my 2nd time here...

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    Our campsite roommate:

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    I believe this is from the morning, for some reason got up at 4:30 am:

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    Waiting for sunrise over the Missouri:

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    Here it is:

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  9. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    Missouri crossing:

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    This is where we came from:

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    And this is where we are going--this is after the hill climb:

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    I took a partial bypass to the Bear Paw Campground:

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    Go home littie one, and you don't have to grant me a wish either:

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    A few more not long after:

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    They all went back home.

    At the Bear Paw Campground--I got soaked just as I got there. The sunset was stunning:

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    Google photos made this pano, cool!!

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  10. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    Day 6

    Starting the day in Big Sandy:

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    To me this photo does not do justice to the view--it was incredible!!

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    In Fort Benton after some riding in the gravel:

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    I stopped at the Missouri Breaks Information Center:

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    Thainer Creek Campground--I went back down the hill fishing, but ended up at someone's house instead. Meet Mars, my new buddy:

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    That is all I got... Surprisingly, not a sinlge photo from those water crossings. What was I thinking??
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  11. Force0321

    Force0321 Dirty Pirate

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    I'm not getting any photos.
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  12. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    Same here except I did see the google panorama

    Edit: I see them now. Nice shots
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  13. Migrant

    Migrant Been here awhile

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    Same here except I did see the google panorama
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  14. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    Bummer, I will look into it
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  15. jjmyzrider

    jjmyzrider Been here awhile

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    This Day one is sounding like it might kinda fun, I think if I am free on Sunday, I will go have a good time on this trail and see how bad it is. Depending on my schedule that is, it's on my "to be ridden" list for sure.

    Looks like a fun time, I can't believe I can't find the time to ride trips in my own state, year after year. Maybe next time, but then again I seem to say that every year too. I wish riding got in the way of doing other things, but its just the opposite. I was planning on riding the first 2 days, however my daughter got sick with a fever that lasted 14days and I had to stay home with my girls, as they didn't make it to their grandparents house as scheduled. She is well again and not really sure what caused the illness, but her getting better and being comfortable was top priority. I have the track saved for a future ride.
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  16. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    If you don't get it done this week (I'll be in SoCal for a week), keep me in mind. I wouldn't mind trying it on my 400.
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  17. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50+ yrs on 2 wheels

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    I would recommend you NOT run the Gerogetown Lake to Galen segment from the original GPX. I have eliminated that part from the Blog GPX download file. It was not ridable. Those that did get through did so only due severe group effort because they could not go back. I think they all tapped into internal resources none of them thought they had.

    The rest of the ride is pretty fantastic. Because it runs in a crossed figure eight, it is easy to break down into more manageable (time wise) segments. And while rougher than previous MT1000 routes, it is still manageable by good riders with the challenge routes upping the game a bit, but definitely do not run solo over the harder stretches with a bike you can not pick up by yourself. As Timmer says, several man cards where punched by several people.
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  18. Sachou

    Sachou Adventurer

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    It was fun...up until the Lake. I would then insist that you turn around. Plenty of fun deep water and manageable rock fields up until that point. But after that, trust me - we tore that trail apart, and the bogs are rutted way deep now. I honestly wasn't very keen on impacting the environment like that either, but it was a matter of necessity.

    Afterwards, we all kind of tossed around ideas of "well, if I was on this bike...", and kind of settled on a Rokon Trailbreaker as the best tool for the job for that trail.
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  19. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    Here's one of the stream crossing videos I finally got uploaded to Smugmug.



    There are more but may have to wait for a better internet connection.
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  20. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50+ yrs on 2 wheels

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    DAY 1 assorted pics.
    The start of the start. My next door neighbor bought the lot between us so no one would build on it,
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    Gas & go time. Not very long & we're getting right up there.
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    And the games begin. Brewster Ck.
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    Then above Georgetown Lake, the ante is upped a bit.
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    A hole in one.
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    The camping the first night was very "dispersed". Georgetown Lake.
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