Bozeman Uprising

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Putts, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50+ yrs on 2 wheels

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    Ran into this link to a mountain biker track when I was curious about "Ross Pass to Truman Gulch" and did and Inter net search.

    Ron
  2. BAGSTR

    BAGSTR BAGSTR

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    Wansfel and JJzrider,

    Thanks for the feedback gents. I am Not looking for the Double Black Diamond
    trails, just want to get out and see the country from the Intermediate type trails.

    I will leave the north/south Bridger Divide to the guys on 150 two strokes.
    Do you guys think the Bangtail Divide is reasonable on a 350 Orange bike?


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  3. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    I don't know about the first mile or two off Stone Creek Road, but once up on top the Bangtail Divide Trail is pretty easy. On the North end from the parking lot on Brackett Creek to Skunk Creek Rd. there's a trail called Brackett Creek Trail or Grassy Mtn Trail. The first mile or two from the parking lot is a bit scary a lot of elevation change and switchbacks. I'd take Skunk Creek Rd. down to Brackett Creek Rd. if you're coming out up north.
  4. MTvtwin

    MTvtwin noob rymes with boob hehe

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    Thanks Putz for hosting the last uprising fun all around as usual. Susie and I would like to throw out an option of hosting a moto maintenance day for the next uprising? We have a big shop, a couple of bike lifts and for thought is might be a great way to connect with inmates, especially those hurting for space, or have been putting off getting their scooters ready?

    With the riding season coming full speed, would like to hear from any in the most need and could schedule accordingly. With the wealth of knowledge from other inmates and a handy cold beverage to facilitate lubrication, we could do most anything from tuneups, to equipment changes to mounting those farkles that have been building all winter.....

    Let me know if your up for it and when in the next month or so would work best for people. Of course the grill will be hot, cooler cold and plenty of comrades to lie too...

    Sean
  5. Dust Rider

    Dust Rider Cuttin dust w/ the Dutch

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    Stone Creek is closed to Motorized use. Access is at Olsen Creek, Jackson Creek, Skunk Creek, and Bracket Creek trail head. Bracket Creek Trail has a intermediate switch back climb right from the start and is single track. Watch out for Mountain Bikers!! Skunk Creek on the North starts as FS road. Jackson Creek on the south also starts as FS road and then can take single track off of it. Once on top of the divide there is great single track riding, hill climbs, and FS roads to open up bikes. The whole Bangtail is intermediate riding. If you bike is street legal, you can ride up highway 86 to skunk creek, down to Jackson Creek, ride the side of train track (not legal but..) to Bear Canyon and cut back into Bozeman on 3 gallons of gas.

    Truman Gulch to the Ridge at Bridger is a RODEO! There are a few areas where you have to pin the throttle and hold on. Some of the switchbacks are so gnarly you just flop the bike over and cry or hill climb straight up and hope you make it.

    Ross Pass is an easy ride up from South Fork of Bracket Creek trail head. The FS did a land swap a few years ago and the trail now goes up the South road, not the North. It is a mix of single track and jeep road. It goes along Bridger Bowl, and JR's ranch (Bohart) up to the pass. Some of the trails are that interconnect are non motorized so be aware. It is fun riding, with good views but the trails are not that long.

    BAGSTER: yes you can get a KTM 350 up there. I do all this on my KTM 450 XCW. Another fun place close to town is the Bear Canyon to Trail Creek Loop. Its good to have a GPS for this. It is an interconnected trail system that is all day fun! But be aware if it has rained, as a lot of the area is clay and get slick as snot if wet. This loop has good mud holes and bogs to cross. You will get wet and bike will be covered in red clay! Pack a fishing pole for the creeks and lakes. This area is intermediate to advanced riding skills.
  6. BAGSTR

    BAGSTR BAGSTR

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    Big Thanks to Putts and Dust Rider in addition to the earlier posters.

    Your info gives me a place to start on my return in June / July. This is
    the type of information I was looking for.

    Enjoy your Spring!


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  7. 90 wt

    90 wt Adventurer

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    Sounds like a good time. New fork oil is on my to-do list. Bought the oil a month ago but haven't gotten around to it yet.
  8. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    You're welcome Sean, and thanks for firing up another get-together.Don't have any maintenance to do, but I'm ready for the happening. I made record progress tearing apart my trials bike, down to the frame engine, and forks; cleaning her all up; freshening the carb; and putting her all back together. She runs like a dream now! So the trials bike is ready when you are!
  9. Cunning Linguist

    Cunning Linguist Adventurer

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    With a personality like this, how could anyone miss this uprising?

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  10. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    Will Donald be there?

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    Maybe you should just set a date since no one is chiming in.
  11. MTvtwin

    MTvtwin noob rymes with boob hehe

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    Perhaps Cunning and his "friend" Donald Ildo will join us :vikingWe dont judge around these parts. At least shes not Blue this time......

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    I will look at planner and set a nice warm day coming up....

    Thanks
  12. MTDuke

    MTDuke Been here awhile

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    Why does this look like a trend? Damn, if he were not so fun to hang around with we would have to question his off duty activities.

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  13. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    Thank goodness most of my porn searches come up with these guys.
  14. 90 wt

    90 wt Adventurer

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    Bumpity bump.

    TGIF.
    Sunny and 70 on Friday makes it tough to stay at work.
  15. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    No shit. Fortunately I work from home, and the trials bike in the back yard is running great. So a little lunchtime puttering is definitely in order today.
  16. MTDuke

    MTDuke Been here awhile

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    Anyone interested in hauling up to pipestone tomorrow? Plans are a bit up in the air, but we are thinking heading over there with a grill, brats, and bikes for some sun and riding.

    It would be a family affair with some folks not riding...like me. I just donated to a poor ortho surgeon recently and have been barred from a bike for a bit. I will be the designated griller and cold beer tester.

    Would likely have extra room in trailers if we go.
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    Moab Sean has a new bike that he swears is collar bone friendly.

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  17. getset

    getset go pop a wheelie

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    Anyone happen to be driving through Gunnison Colorado in the next couple of weeks? I just bought a FE570 and am now trying to wrangle up its transport.

    Once it gets here I may need a lesson on how to keep the front wheel on the ground.:evil
  18. Chadx

    Chadx my toot toot

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    Not only a great summer bike, but a great base for a snowbike kit. Nice!
  19. revelized

    revelized Adventurer

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    Hello all,

    I am a local painter that is looking for new projects to help build my portfolio. I grew up in Ennis and have been in bozeman since 03. Sadly I have not made it to a gathering yet to meet all of you guys, but am hoping to soon. I have worked in auto shops all over the valley and would like to offer my artistic talent to inmates. I am interested in airbrushing anything you would like to help build my portfolio. Trying to fill my free time and I'm running out of things to paint on. If you got any ideas hit me up and let's talk. Hope you all are gettin some seat time in!

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  20. Primal Haj

    Primal Haj Looking for Mecca

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking for an old airhead, ideally a /5, don't care whether it is running or not.

    Any ideas?

    Craig