Best of Montana 1000 - 2016

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  1. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    It's time once again to begin our chat about one of ADVRider's most beloved group riding events: the Best of the Montana 1000. As has been the case from prior year's rides, the ride will start from somewhere in Montana on the 3rd Saturday in July, 2016 or July 16, 2016 from a beginning point yet to be disclosed.

    Wansfel and I have had some discussions about possible routings and it's quite likely that this year's route will be exclusively in Montana (perish the thought!) and will include some really different riding from prior year's BOM1000 rides.

    For the uninitiated, the BOM 1000 rides grew out of the original 2 Montana 1000 rides that were run out of Darby, Montana some 8 years ago or so. Not wishing the event to die, I put together a ride the following year and it's been going ever since. Wansfel has done most of the heavy lifting with respect to the route planning, but he and and I are in frequent communication about routes, stops, and other ideas related to the ride. I don't think that there is a rider who has done one of our BOM1000 rides who has not come away with a better appreciation for the terrific off pavement riding and scenery that can be found in Montana. We have many repeat riders and each year brings new riders into the fold. We have riders that come from all over the country to do this event. For 2015, we even had Big Dog Adventures join us and he and his riding partner were the only only ones to fully complete the route within planned time. Kudos to Mark!! See the ride reports link below for more details.

    The ride is planned to be big bike friendly. There is no intentional single track. I personally ride a WR250R and it's fabulous for this ride. Wansfel is on a KTM690 and the 2015 BOM1000 saw a huge contingent of KTM690's. The ride is a full on camping ride with most of our campsites in remote areas. One just has to have about 125-150 miles of fuel range as we pass through a fuel stop at least once a day.

    We'll not initially tally who's planning to do the ride, but we will later in the next post in this thread. But please indicate your interest in the BOM1000 ride by posting into this thread. Feel free to ask any questions and offer any suggestions as to possible route sections in Montana that we should consider. For many of us, the anticipation of this ride is pretty salivating. I trust it will be for you as well.

    Here's some links to prior ride reports:

    2015 Big Dog Adventures Ride Report: http://www.bigdogadventures.com/BestOfMontana2015.htm
    2015 BOM1000 Texas Style: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/best-of-montana-2015-texas-style.1086448/
    2015 Pics and Ride Reports: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/best-of-montana-2015-ride-report.1082389/
    2014 Pics & Ride Reports: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=997064
    2014: Discussion thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=944818
    2013:Best of Montana 1000 Goes Down in Flames: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912458
    2012: Watercat's Pics: http://watercat.smugmug.com/Vacation...2-Montana-1000
    2011: Chadx from 2011: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=709842

    Let's stoke up the internet campfire, and start sharing about the ride.
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  2. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    2016 BOM Attendees (Updated through 7/11/2016 @ 9am)

    Wansfel, Timmer, Sachou, GotItGood, resqdoc
    bionicman, blackboots, BigDogAdventures +1, RoadDad
    onewoodsrider, Force0321, Claybond, WSobchak, MT Viking
    jonz, mikrow, Migrant, 406blues, Kinsman
    Sickyl, Deanman, IdahoRenegade,ManLee, Shred Head Fred
    Bobzilla +3,big-t,Irnrbt
    LC1, Dryfuse, Horse 607, Dingweed
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  3. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    I should be able to make it this year. It has always been fun.
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  4. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    Hi Tim & Ron,
    Hope to attend on new-to-me KaTooM 990 . . . . . . :wings

    Have riden two previous BOM rides . . . . . .:ricky . . . . .

    . . . . . . Awesome fun ! ! ! Looking forward to it ! ! !:drink . . . . . :nod . . . . . :wink:

    :lurk
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  5. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    Hey Watercat, will that 990 loosen bolts like the Husky did?


    Tim in Burien, WA
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  6. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    Yeah, gonna have to invest in some Blue LocTite plus some spare metric bolts ! ! ! :rofl:clap:imaposer:rofl:D:rofl:D:rofl:1drink
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  7. Ladybug

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    I'm watching to see where you are going with this. You always have good routes and folks have a lot of fun.
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  8. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    I'm watching this!
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  9. onewoodsrider

    onewoodsrider Been here awhile

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    Count me in Tim, I had a great time last year.
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  10. Piston

    Piston Been here awhile

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    Never heard of it, this could be fun!
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  11. IdahoRenegade

    IdahoRenegade Long timer

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    IN. Was just thinking about PMing you to set up my vacation schedule. Thanks for all the effort!
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  12. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    Matt,

    Read the links I posted and it should make you get thirsty. You could join us and become one of if not the farthest participant to join us. Right now, I believe that Illinois or Texas is the farthest away participants on prior year's rides.
    Tim
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  13. Wallowa

    Wallowa Diver Down

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    See if I can get all my ----- together next year and ride with the gang. Will follow your posts and teases.

    Phil
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  14. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    I sure you can do it Phil!


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  15. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roaming Rambler

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    Sounds like fun!:lurk
    Lurking for now.
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  16. GotItGood

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    I plan to ride the BOM 1000 2016. I've been thinking about it since last July. I'll try a different cycle this time. image.jpeg
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  17. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    That is a good looking bike. That should make it less work on the ride.
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  18. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    Yup, good choice in bikes. But I'm partial. . . Looking forward to seeing you again.


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  19. GotItGood

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    I rode it four days at Enterprise in September and really enjoyed it.


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    resqdoc Been here awhile

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    Tuning in.
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