Missoula Maladjusted

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Chains45, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Chains45

    Chains45 Wait.... what?

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    For those souls in the Missoula-Hamilton area (or others in western MT) that may wish to ride together I have decided to start this thread.

    I have not put the bike away quite yet (in fact rode it to work thru the freezing fog this morning) but the weather this weekend (11/22/08) may make 2-wheeled travel problematic - a moist low pressure moving in with cooler temps (that means rain and possibly snow), but the chance to hook up with some local FF for a beer or 2 and to lament the poor weather is always welcome.

    Just so there are no misunderstandings about what colors I am wearing this weekend - GO CATS!!! :D
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  2. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    Well, I'm not sure this is how you wanted this thread to start, but ...

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    Looking forward to getting a ride in out west this spring/summer. I'll keep an eye out here. :thumb
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  3. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    DR's were made for the Bitterroots. Rode to work today as well, fearing the coming weather though. :evil

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    Go Griz! :wave
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  4. Chains45

    Chains45 Wait.... what?

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    Ya beat me to it Tyll, spent the last 30 min looking for a good jpg to post and that beats anything I have found. :clap

    So, with (or without) your permission I now have it saved and will be sending it to my mentally challenged mates around here that insist on rooting for the anemic bears...
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  5. bigskydrift

    bigskydrift dual sport hooligan

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    thanks chains.......my DR 650 is hauling my sorry ass to work all week long;
    will be good to have this thread and hope to get together for some riding sometime with all of you.....even the kitty fans......
    GO GRIZ !!!!!
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  6. Chains45

    Chains45 Wait.... what?

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    Excellent pic of Skalkaho Falls!!!!!
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  7. Chains45

    Chains45 Wait.... what?

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    -15 at the house this morning, my son says Bozeman is colder by a little bit.

    Anybody alive out there? Too much snow on the roads to ride, not enough to ski on. Too cold to sit in the garage and work on farkling the bike, or even to sit and stare at it.

    Hope y'all are having a good Christmas shopping season.:1drink
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  8. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Is it really true that you all raise Dental Floss up there? :dunno



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  9. Chains45

    Chains45 Wait.... what?

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl

    Cannot remember the last time I heard that particular Zappaism... (am I dating myself that I think I have the LP?)

    Hey - a cash crop is a cash crop!
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  10. icebox

    icebox Long timer

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    From a low of minus 16 this morning it is now a balmy plus 8, dental floss only grows indoors up here this time of year, and I can kill most house plants. Stopped at the Yamaha dealer in Island Park and picked up some parts to tinker with, probably with a brew or two. And yes we are still alive, it ain't even cold yet.
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  11. Chains45

    Chains45 Wait.... what?

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    When it gets cold enough to gel the diesel in my truck it is getting on towards nipply, but so far the additives are holding their own. Yes, I have seen it lots colder - worked wells on the North Slope.

    Whats worse is the beer in the truck bed are now all beercicles, nothing popped but the cans are almost spheres - should be interesting when they thaw...:D

    Made it up to a balmy +4 this beautiful sunny afternoon - may have to take my shirt off and get a tan!
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  12. bigskydrift

    bigskydrift dual sport hooligan

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    my garage is so cold, the beer in the fridge has slush in it, and like you said too cold to even stand there and look at the bikes.....


    But........

    We have this little matter of watching our favotite team in the NC this Friday!

    Well, that is, most of us......:D

    GO GRIZ !!!!!!!!!!
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  13. Chains45

    Chains45 Wait.... what?

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    Ah well, the kitties can always do better. Will be rooting for the team that made it...

    Just watched the Griz do their parade to the airport, should be on their way by now.
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  14. bigskydrift

    bigskydrift dual sport hooligan

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    yeah, I was by the bridge waving my Griz flag today.......
    same way here, at this point of the season, I root for the team that is from Montana!
    Helena is playing in their championship some 70 miles from Chatty on Saturday!

    GO MONTANA !!!!
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  15. danceswithdeer

    danceswithdeer Space Wrangler

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    -22 here on Monday (without wc) and a balmy -8 yesterday...but luckily got an hour ride in on Friday when it was 47; from the looks of the long range forecast, that may be it for a while.

    I'll be skiing Targhee this weekend and Monday, so win/win.

    Send SNOW!!
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  16. Chains45

    Chains45 Wait.... what?

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    done

    snow headed your way...
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  17. Chaos-in-MT

    Chaos-in-MT OK lets GO!

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    Hi All,

    Im a little up north of you guys. Its nice to see some Montana folks in the fourm.
    Im already sick of snow!
    Anyone planing any rides already?

    Chaos
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  18. Chains45

    Chains45 Wait.... what?

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    Chaos - lots of good riding up there, will see about getting together.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to everyone!!
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  19. Chaos-in-MT

    Chaos-in-MT OK lets GO!

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    Merry Christmas

    Check the Triple T Ride (July) posted in the Pacific northwest regional forum. I was thinking on riding mostly dirt down to this one and looping back through your area riding as much dirt as possible on the way back. Maybe spend a extra day coming and going (so as to have time to get lost properly).

    Chaos
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  20. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    Just sayin' Merry Christmas to my mates to the west! :wave
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