I know some pics are being posted up on the old WestFest thread, but I thought it might be good to have a thread dedicated just to the pictures of the festival itself, so you don't have to start at page 137 or so to see what the hell went on there. So here are my entries, hopefully to be followed by the undoubtedly superior work by other inmates. Thursday evening, place begins to get active Some fun water fights in the heat Riders are rolling in The Official KLR Fix-It tent and beer booth Putts and Rebecca faithfully manned the helm Montana 1000 course This one feller rode from quite a ways out with a dog on the back of his KLR and the coolest trailer he built My friend Darin stopped by. He grew up here, and knows every trail, official and unofficial, in the entire Bitterroot. He is the best bike rider I have ever seen operate on 2 wheels. Klay trying his hand on the trials bike More folks filling in the camp area Friday Dinner! Kinsman had the grills and smokers going full time Good stuff, man Fires came out, beer flowed freely, and it was all downhill from there. I put the camera away after that and just.......participated. Saturday Mrs Shady and I actually got to ride the bikes in the morning Everywhere you looked in town there were dual sports I pull up to the West Fest grounds with buncha kegs o' beer in the truck, and I am well received. Saturday dinner is pulled pork. They were on the smoker all day, and damn if it wasn't delicious Kinsman fed about 200 + hungry bastards like it was nothing. Man did we eat some food KLR Row Time for De Noobing. Some guys ran the ever-tightening slow slalom. M Panther took his Silver Wing, with a wheelbase only a little bit longer than my pickup, through the course like it was nothing. Tyll had to show off a bit on the old Beemer. Shit he did the course back and forth like an old pro This youg guy on a very clean KLR did very well. When the course got real tight (as they put the logs closer together each time) he finally dropped it, and lost a shoe. Sgt Marty asks the crowd if he should toss it in the log rolling pond or not The guy with the KLR and trailer did the course with his dog. He had a runoff with the guy pictured previously. Both handled the bikes really well in the tight course But the old master on the 60's Triumph owned them all. He rode it like it was a trials bike. It was really impressive. Lotta these guys you notice I don't list their names, I met so many people I forget half of them. Age, you know. Tyll, master of ceremonies, gives the speech. Things happened after this in the de noobing. I'll look forward to other folks posting pictures of that. So on Sunday after we get everything all cleaned up, a bunch of us head up to Lake Como. I told Tyll to jump off a cliff Crazy bastage did it too And lived And made it back to the boat Cheers! This was my first West Fest. I have been a noob for a few years on the site, and met a few of the folks previously. When the idea for West Fest in Darby came up, I told Tyll I'd do anything I could to help. It was a joy the whole way through, and Val and I met so many great folks who traveled many miles to get here. I wish I could list everyone who went out of their way to give a nice word for what was done to put this event together. Tyll worked tirelessly on the many details, and many other folks put so much into putting this together. But hell, I live right here, and the little bit I could manage to contribute was a pleasure through and through, and not in any way an inconvenience. I was so happy to meet many of the inmates who make up ADV Rider. We picked up the kegs, old tires, oil barrel and other stuff today and were heading home after saying our good-byes to the those who were still around town. Kinda tired, we roll up highway 93. Val turns to me and says, "You know, they really are a good buncha guys." Damn right.