2017 Best of Montana 1000 Pictures

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Timmer, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. Wansfel

    Wansfel I'm not lost! The world is just a bit misplaced.

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    Hmm...that guy looks familiar. We'll probably see the bike again some day.
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  2. outbactktm

    outbactktm Bullrun Bison

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    Congrats Will welcome to the SE club
    Hope to see you next year

    Brent
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  3. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Day 6 Thursday 7-20-17

    Time to pack up and get riding again. I'm enjoying each day's new beginning and thinking about the adventure ahead.
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    Before heading out I rode around some of the side streets of Ten Sleep.
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    I left town from a different route than what was on the GPS tracks. It was only a few miles and I joined the route but I enjoyed the way I went. That's part of the fun of this ride no one expects riders to stay exactly with the group, you create your own adventure.

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    Hyattville, WY
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    So many of the places I went through on this ride I will return to and spend a little more time.

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    Stopped to read the signs and have some trail mix for breakfast.
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    Adventure Girl and Hells Alien stopped for a few minutes too.
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    And off they go.
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    Up at a 9500' elevation again and I'm amazed at how the flowers flourish.
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    Greybull, WY
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    Looks like some of the rider stopped for lunch.
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    The sky was clouding up.
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    I was riding right into the storm.
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    In Cody I stopped at a McDonalds to hopefully wait out the storm. I thought it would pass quickly but it stayed longer than I though. After about 30 minutes of thunder and lightening I decided to grab a room rather than camping. After getting the bike unpacked, showering and relaxing for a bit I went out to find the storm did blow over. I could have camped comfortably after all. There were a couple decisions I made that I later wished I had decided on something different. :(: Oh well, it's all part of the adventure. :D
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  4. WSobchak

    WSobchak Long timer

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    I think that might be my favorite pic from this thread...
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  5. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Day 7 Fri 7-21-17

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    Orange signs look ominous.
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    Luckily the wait wasn't long.
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    Stopped to check out what was under the bridge but I couldn't get a good picture.
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    Stopped at another bridge to check out a waterfall and got a shot of Olivia.
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    There is a geocache out here. All I had to do is follow the trail to find it.
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    Taking time to enjoy the flowers along the way.
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    Trail back to the bike.
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    Fletch1234 spotted my bike and decided to find out what I was checking out.
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    Top of the World Store. Good place to buy stickers, a soda, sandwich or whatever. There is also rooms for rent and campsites.
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    Top of Beartooth Pass.
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    Back in Montana.
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    My pictures just don't do Beartooth justice. It's some where you just have to ride to be able to understand the feeling of being there.
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    The water is so clear
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    Camp for the night.
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    This one looks like it needs a caption :D
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    Fun at camp
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    Adventure Girl counted bikes once it appeared no more were rolling in. There were 37 bikes here.
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  6. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Day 8 Saturday 7-22-17

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    There is a gate that has an auto opener if you want to leave camp before the designated open time - I think it was 8:00 am. Some riders had already left with no problem but as other riders got to the gate it didn't open. People looked for a switch to open it, there was movement back and forth that should have triggered the gate but nope. Then another rider came up, passed the bike and the gate opened like magic. We all hurried through it before it closed again. :lol3
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    Time for breakfast in Livingston, MT
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    There were flowers greeting me.
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    Yummy
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    When I went back out I found this little guy/girl keeping an eye on the Superbug :pynd. It sure was a happy pup and didn't say a thing when I got on the bike. Not a very good watch dog but then again it may have been a different story if some got to close to it's truck.
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    Headed out of town.

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    As I was head north on 89 my bike died twice in a construction area. After stopping completely it would start again and run fine. It had done it a couple times before this and I thought it might be something in the gas. After the second time it died in the construction area I decided it was time to turn back to town and try to figure out the problem. The bike started again and got me a ways but then died again. That was it. I didn't want to keep going and have it die in a real bad spot so I checked my phone and I had service so I called for a tow truck. There was a wider spot up ahead by the bridge so I pushed it up there to wait.
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    It wasn't too bad hanging out next to the Yellowstone river.
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    My ride arrived.
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    The party is over :(:
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    Got to a motel and called a friend to come get me.
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    Day 9 - Sun 7-23-17

    Rainbow007 was coming to get me but she had a long drive. I was able to get a late check out but I told the clerk I would leave the room by noon. At noon Rainbow wasn't there yet so I moved my stuff out to the lawn. I had unloaded most of the stuff off the bike so it wouldn't be as heavy for pushing it up into a pickup.
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    There's my ride, Rainbow007 showed up.
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    One of the forest fires we saw around Missoula.
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    We went to the campground where all the riders were treated to a BBQ hoping some of them would still be there. Only two left and I was able to say good bye to them.
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    Went to Wanfel's house to see if anyone was there. I was able to say goodbye to Big Dog and Dingweed as they were getting ready to pull out. Finally I was able to pay Brad the debt I owed him since Atlantic City. He told me my share of the campsite was 15 cents and by golly I was going to get him paid. :lol3
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    It was a treat to meet WansfelWife and hope to see her again :thumb.

    HUGE thanks to Wansfel for creating this route, finding us terrific camp areas, and everything else he did to make this ride the highlight of my summer! :clap
  7. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire Just this guy...

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    Came across a handful of additional pictures cleaning up my phone... These are mostly from Day 2 along the second challenge section, and just after. But before climbing up into the Gravelly's.

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  8. Motosapian

    Motosapian Been here awhile

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