Missoula Maladjusted

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

  1. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    I haven't hit much dirt this year, sad to say. Been working mostly, and when I ride it's been my RT mostly. Rode over to the coast last month.

    I missed the Blacksmith meetup, but maybe we can get another one going, either there or somewhere else. Even if it's just an excuse to drink beer.
  2. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    Can anyone recommend a place where I could store my KLR over the winter (storage unit, place that stores bikes, etc)?
    I have to start thinking of getting my bike out of the weather with the forecast showing high temp below freezing...

    Thanks in advance!!:beer
  3. danceswithcages

    danceswithcages Been here awhile

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    Hey Alex!
    I think I can stuff one more bike in my garage. I can plug in your battery tender too.
  4. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50+ yrs on 2 wheels

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    So, how was the "old country"? Pictures?


  5. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    There's pictures :D It was kind of crazy--Ukraine, Bulgaria, Turkey, and the places in between...

    I should do a Ride Report on how not to do a motorcycle trip...
  6. danceswithcages

    danceswithcages Been here awhile

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    Yes. Yes you should.















    :hide
  7. danceswithcages

    danceswithcages Been here awhile

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  8. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    :rofl Will do Kelly--now with winter in the way of riding...:baldy
  9. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50+ yrs on 2 wheels

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  10. danceswithcages

    danceswithcages Been here awhile

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    Not sure how I missed this year's ride but I would love to do this next year!
    And it's been a while since I've seen youse guys at the pub...:freaky

    When? Where?
  11. bigskydrift

    bigskydrift dual sport hooligan

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    would love to get involved in this one, is it too much for a vstrom? (650)
  12. missoulamike

    missoulamike Been here awhile

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    If we can't go along, how about we consider offering a back yard or two for camping and a barbecue as an alternative to Lolo Pass? I might be able to ride some of it, but probably not all. Would be a hoot!
  13. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50+ yrs on 2 wheels

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    Had one along last year that did just fine. The routes aren't that bad.
  14. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    Just got back from SanFran... I'll definitely post photos over the winter. Although I should really finish that Alaska report first :rofl

    Drinking about it wouldn't hurt either :evil :1drink
  15. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    Drinking......er, Planning session? I'd be glad to help.
  16. DesignerRider

    DesignerRider Adventures Since 1984

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    Hey all,

    I'm looking into moving to Missoula. I was thrilled to find that the dual-sport scene is alive and well - I can't live without it! I obviously need a job (to maintain the KTMs:D)! I'm an aircraft mechanic - anybody have any connections to any maintenance shops at the airport or have any tips for getting a job in aviation in the area? THANKS!
  17. Wansfel

    Wansfel 50+ yrs on 2 wheels

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    I live very near the Stevensville airport (30 mi south of Missoula). I don't know speifics, but there are some maintenance facilities located there. Also a newer facility I noticed just on the south side of
    Corvalis (a little farther south of us) "Rotorcraft" or something like that where I believe they rehab Hueys(?)


  18. DesignerRider

    DesignerRider Adventures Since 1984

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    I've been looking into Stevensville. I'll have to check it out. I'm visiting the Great Falls area in a week – I'll have to take a trip over there. I'll look into Corvalis too. Thanks!
  19. Colorado Uli

    Colorado Uli Motociclista Non Elegante

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    Designer Rider. I'm checking with my guys up there in the area right now. I'll get back to ya ASAP.
  20. DesignerRider

    DesignerRider Adventures Since 1984

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    Thanks for the help! Let me know what you find.