Helena Handbasket: Helena Area ADV Riders' Union

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Chadx, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Hound Dawg

    Hound Dawg Bike Horder

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    Those guys did stink!
  2. Hound Dawg

    Hound Dawg Bike Horder

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    I would like to explore that area. I haven't ridden in there since high school. If you want to hit that again before winter please let me know. Again, I'm still on my "summer schedule" so I'm usually available sat, sun, mon, tues. Other days are possible too. Maybe Speedster can sneak away from the grind also and joing us:rofl
  3. Stinky151

    Stinky151 Been here awhile

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    Looks fun!! Let me know too, I will gladly ride the battle pig KLR down from great falls to join you
  4. Speedster

    Speedster Gizmo Slut

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    Hound Dawg doesn't ever work a day that ends in "Y".

    Like I said before, you're the one putting in the long hours, are you sure you can fit something like that into your schedule?:huh:dizave It must be tough to be a lottery winner, trust-fund hippie, and independently wealthy all at once. :lol3 Oh, yeah, and a guvmint man too! You're probably going to vote for "What's His Name" again to keep that schedule! I'd vote for an African Lion before I voted for that Lyin' African!

    Speedster

    PS. Post up a couple more photos, I haven't been on that road yet, it looks good.
  5. Hound Dawg

    Hound Dawg Bike Horder

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  6. Cheap Ryder

    Cheap Ryder Ride for enlightenment

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    There is a Trans Alp for sale where I work (montana motorsports and marine). If you are looking for a classic bike with only 13K on it come by and take it for a ride. I have friends with over 180K on their trans alp and they still use it for a daily driver. Trans Alp is the 600 V twin imported in 1989 in the states and then sold in europe where it morphed into the africa twin.
  7. Speedster

    Speedster Gizmo Slut

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    Hey Crue,

    Just a little heads up if somebody is looking for something to do. I'm racing, so come find me to say "hi!" or at least to pick my bike up off of me!

    Helena is hosting a Motocross Race on Sunday September 16th. This is a take-off of our Famous Wednesday Night Races and will use the same format.

    We will be donating a minumum of $1000 to Troy Hickman to help with his injuries and doctor bills from his accident a few weeks ago while practicing for the Bozeman race. So...the more people that show up, the more we will donate!!! Please come and support this event for a downed rider.

    8:00 a.m. - Sign-Up.

    10:00 a.m. - Practice (Two 10 min. practice sessions for each class)

    Practice Schedule: Big Bikes - 10 min., Women and 80's - 10 min., 50's and 60's - 10 min. Cycle through this twice.

    11:00 a.m. - Riders Meeting

    11:15 a.m. - Racing

    Schedule: 125 A/B, +30 A/B, Women & 80 A/B, 250 A/B, +40 A/B, PeeWee50 & 60 A/B.

    Motos are 5 laps except; 80's & Women are 4, 60's are three and 50's are however many they get in the time it takes the 60's to go three.

    RACE Entry Fee is $15.00. There is NO gate fee for spectators, so you can bring the whole "Clan". As well, the track will be fully prepped.

    Great news! I was just informed that Crown Trophies will be donating trophies for 1st & 2nd place finishers in the 50, 60, and 80 kids classes! Also, the 50's will be getting participating medals below 2nd place [​IMG] Thank you VERY MUCH Crown Trophies of Helena for these donations!!!

    This is a pretty low key event, intended to just be some great riding on a great track with a bunch of great folks. The event usually gets over about 2:00 or 3:00. High Fun Factor, Low Fuss Factor..........
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  8. jjmyzrider

    jjmyzrider Been here awhile

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    Photos?.....or it didn't happen. Lets see some shots of the race.
  9. Speedster

    Speedster Gizmo Slut

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    So you wanna see photos of me tipped over on a hill trying to kick start my stalled bike on the 1st lap of the 1st moto? :(: Well, do ya? :rofl I was too busy cussing to take any photos. :lol3 Then I was too busy catching up after being a half a lap behind. Meh, you're right, it didn't happen!

    2nd moto was better, got passed on the last lap by an even older, crustier guy than myself, but I still ended up 3rd. I'll take it for my 3rd time on the MX bike this year. Sheesh, I gotta get out more! ADV too! Dakar hasn't moved off the stand & charger since the July trip. I suck!

    Speedster
  10. Hound Dawg

    Hound Dawg Bike Horder

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    For once we agree on something!
  11. Cheap Ryder

    Cheap Ryder Ride for enlightenment

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    Had a chance to ride the 1200 yamaha super tenere last night......sweet for a big bike, great long distance rough road bike. The new honda 250 street legal liquid cooled inverted fork fuel injected dual sport for 500$ cheaper than the yamaha 250XT just got here.
  12. Speedster

    Speedster Gizmo Slut

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    Bill, you just let me know when you get one of THESE in, mmkay?:tb I'm looking hard at the new '13 CRF450R, but I'm waiting a little bit to see what the reviews on it are. When I get a new bike every 9 years, I don't want it to be a turd!

    [​IMG]
  13. Cheap Ryder

    Cheap Ryder Ride for enlightenment

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    Speedster you just missed the Dakar that came and went.......altho it was called a trans alp and would need to travel thru the time warp tunnel to get from 1989 to present. One of the latest dakar bikes maybe can be ordered just remit your $900,000 deposite. We already have the air forks special pump and gauge set ordered for the 13 CR450.
  14. jjmyzrider

    jjmyzrider Been here awhile

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    Looking for somebody to ride with tomorrow, anybody have some time to get out?:norton
  15. Chadx

    Chadx my toot toot

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    Ha. Yeah, we got 8 - 10" of the white stuff in BoZo (more closer to the mountains). How much did you get up in Helena?
  16. jjmyzrider

    jjmyzrider Been here awhile

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    that....maybe a touch more. The wife could not get up the driveway with her new AWD car! I wasn't even close to getting up it in the work car, I have got to get that ATV back together and the plow on it soon.
  17. mbhunter

    mbhunter OnTheEdge

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    Measured 16 inches on a table in the yard, westside. Finally above zero.
  18. Speedster

    Speedster Gizmo Slut

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    Holy Cow, a little quiet around here. Just thought I'd give it a bump to see if anybody is around. Sorry, I've been in the Basement playing with Jo Momma, but thought I'd check in to say "hi"!

    Speedster
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  20. mbhunter

    mbhunter OnTheEdge

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    Too cold to be anything but quiet. I don't even feel like working on the bikes. I think its goiing to be a long time untill spring.