Helena Handbasket: Helena Area ADV Riders' Union

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

  1. Finnyfire

    Finnyfire Jedi Master

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    Big red one. Nice. Wear that patch on my right side.
  2. Big Red One

    Big Red One If yer gonna be one...

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    Yeah, me too. 2004-2005, Baqubah and Kirkuk.
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  3. Finnyfire

    Finnyfire Jedi Master

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    Sweet. Tikrit here. Same time.
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  4. Lambo3

    Lambo3 .

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    Seems like he's busy welding horses together these days.
  5. Mtmedic

    Mtmedic All bleeding stops

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    A big thank you to Khuddy for letting us go to the outpost and get a tire change. Great conversation and a lot of good information. Thanks Again!!
  6. Bee

    Bee Ride On Brother

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    I'm planning a ride for June 17 weather permitting. Meet at Silver City Bar at 9:00. up Little Prickly Pear to Marsh Cr. to the Divide, down the divide to Stemple into Lincoln. Onto Beaver Cr. Road over Huckleberry Pass into Ovando for lunch. Back home by same route or other possibilities. Interested?

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  7. cwegga

    cwegga Been here awhile

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    I would probably be but, I'm busy that weekend. :(
  8. Bee

    Bee Ride On Brother

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    can anybody point me to the Montana 1000 site for 2017?

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  9. Wansfel

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

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  10. mpillis

    mpillis Been here awhile

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    Hi guys, I am heading to Helena Montana on June 20th thru 27th and it is killing me that I am flying out and won't have a bike to ride. I have searched for rentals but nothing. I am 62 , and been riding 46 years and ex MSF instructor. If anyone in the area might know someplace to rent one or have one they would rent for maybe 2 days. Looks like some good dual sport riding in the area so a 250 would be ideal.
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  11. Mtmedic

    Mtmedic All bleeding stops

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    Everybody out riding?
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  12. cwegga

    cwegga Been here awhile

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    I'm going to ride the McDRZ up to Kalispell this weekend for the horse show at Rebecca Farm. I should at least get to ride Stemple pass and if I'm early enough, I may be able to ride dirt from Swan lake to Bigfork. Mostly I've been taking the vehicle with air conditioning lately and letting my bike sit.
  13. Bee

    Bee Ride On Brother

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    Took a nice 150mi. ride to Ovando and back, mostly on the dirt.
  14. zzo

    zzo Been here awhile

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    Just got back from seven days of the BOM 1000. Rode 1439 miles on my KLR650. Left Helena on Sunday via I15 to Dillon. I missed the first day and was catching up the the group. Then went east on gravel to Ruby River road, south to Red Rocks Lakes, east to Idaho, south thru Teton NP, and east almost to Dubois, WY. Next it was south to Atlantic City, then to Ten Sleep, WY. At this point we started looping back thru Cody, over the Beartooth Pass and on to Big Timber. From Big Timber it was only a few hours home today. It was a fun ride with good folks from MT, TX, WA, NV, CA, OH, Canada and probably elsewhere. Where possible we were on dirt and gravel and we saw a lot of great back country. Most of the bikes were KTM's this year, the majority KTM 690's with hardcore dirt riders. Tonight the remaining riders will camp near Bernice if anyone wants to ride down and see them.
  15. zzo

    zzo Been here awhile

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    IMG_2046.JPG Here's the fire burning southwest of White Sulfur. This was taken today in the morning. The fire is west of US89 and south of US12. US12 has construction with two areas with pilot cars. There was also fire equipment coming from the west going to the fire this morning.
  16. cwegga

    cwegga Been here awhile

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    Here's a couple of pics from the way up.
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  17. Korndogg

    Korndogg Been here awhile

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    Hey guys,

    I'm from VT but the end of next week I'll be riding dirt bikes with 2 buddies for 5 days in the Lincoln MT area. Any avid dirt bikers in the area that can hook us up with some good riding for our trip? Or any facebook groups etc I should check out?

    Thanks!
  18. jjmyzrider

    jjmyzrider Been here awhile

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    what type of riding do you want to do?
  19. Korndogg

    Korndogg Been here awhile

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    We'll be on KTM dirt bikes. 300 2 stroke, 350 and 500 4 strokes. So less roads the better. Unmaintained roads, tricky terrain and single track would be great.

    Edit: And of course any scenic views, etc that aren't to be missed!
  20. jjmyzrider

    jjmyzrider Been here awhile

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    Single track: I know of one that may still be open. I think it's trail 246, or any cobinations of those #s. It goes from Marsh Creek along the CDT to start then hang a right to Jeffers Creek, up to Dalton Mountain via single track. Kinda hard to find if you don't know the area.
    Called Helmville-Gould trail. Is a trail listed on the f.s. map that goes down to Stemple pass rd from said trail, I haven't found that trail yet.
    I used to ride from Stemple pass to Fletcher pass via single track, that may be closed under newest travel plan.
    Views: Granite Butte look out. Top of Marsh Creek. Atv trail off the north side of the tower, may be closed now as well.
    That's all I know of, Montana has very limited single track opportunities, it kinda sucks for that riding style.