Missoula Maladjusted

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

  1. bradb3337

    bradb3337 Been here awhile

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    Looks like a place to set up a tent.
    Did I miss something, 3fity?
  2. Force0321

    Force0321 Dirty Pirate Supporter

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    Decent tent camping spots around the lake. Don’t think any fish in it tho.
    Needed a spare exploring bike.
    2020 350 Exc-f.
    This thing is super light, around 225 #dry!

    Seat height is a bit of a challenge at 38” tho. And it has the typical KTM headlight. Worthless for after dark riding. Saving $$ now for the same LED setup I have on the 690.
    Just did the 1st service the other day at 6.4 hrs , 173 miles.
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  3. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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    i stayed at super 8 twice, across the street from montana club

    not sure about leaving truck for a few days but worth asking
  4. bradb3337

    bradb3337 Been here awhile

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    Nice.
  5. Junglegeorge

    Junglegeorge Adventurer

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    Thinking about riding the Magruder, Elk City, Lowell, Lolo loop in the next few days. Weather looks great, camp out one night along the way.
    Anyone is welcome to come along.
  6. Olde Phart

    Olde Phart Olde Phart

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    Dang, if I wasn't prepping for another ride coming up in the Black Hills I'd join ... this is big on my 'to do' list!

    Good ridin' to ya!
  7. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    Only camping one night?
  8. Junglegeorge

    Junglegeorge Adventurer

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    I've made the ride in two day but if it's slower and takes three that's fine with me.
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  9. Junglegeorge

    Junglegeorge Adventurer

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    I've got another ride in mind for us when you get back.
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  10. Siorc

    Siorc Tiger Shark Supporter

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    If you're riding pavement from Elk City then two days no problem. But it's more fun to take the Elk City Wagon Road and Lolo Motorway, which puts it to three days.
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  11. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    Much more betterer.
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  12. August West

    August West Wharf Rat Supporter

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    Not new to ADV but new to the ranks of the maladjusted.
    Been thinking about the Magruder lately, but first things first. I just bought a 2014 690 Enduro from a dealer in Burlington, WA (north of Seattle). I'd go pick it up but my wife is seriously immune compromised, and she'd rather I didn't make the trip. I'm getting some quotes from shippers but thought I would post here to see if anyone with hauling capacity had an interest in helping a local inmate out. More than happy to compensate.
    Thanks!
  13. Siorc

    Siorc Tiger Shark Supporter

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    You know, the Magruder-Elk City Wagon Road-Lolo Motorway discussion sounds so good, I'm going to do it this weekend. Been a couple years since I did this route.
    Sat-Mon, counter-clockwise. Happy to have others join me, just please be self-sufficient (tools and know how to change a tire, etc.). I'll post a gpx later.
  14. Clewis&Lark

    Clewis&Lark I'd rather paddle downstream.

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    If I can swing it, I will join you. Trying to sort out plans for next week is the key. I'll stay in touch either here or via email directly. I look forward to the gpx. I put one together and am curious how they are similar/different.
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  15. Force0321

    Force0321 Dirty Pirate Supporter

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    The Magruder this year is the smoothest I've ever seen it. The Idaho side had a few sandy washouts on downhill corners and the Montana side was actually enjoyable for once.
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  16. Clewis&Lark

    Clewis&Lark I'd rather paddle downstream.

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    Looks like it will work for me. Need to be back as early as possible Monday, as I have to leave town again Tuesday morning.
  17. Siorc

    Siorc Tiger Shark Supporter

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    Magruder - Elk City Wagon Road - Lolo Motorway, Labor Day weekend 2020

    Here's the gpx for the route I'm planning to take.

    Disclaimer: I have not ridden all of this.

    Bike choice: Mostly dirt, and I just took a long trip on my Tiger, so I'm taking the WR250R for this ride. Big bikes are probably ok. . . but note disclaimer above. Burnt Knob lookout is the most likely trouble spot, and could be skipped by anyone who doesn't want to do steep and loose.

    Fuel range: 152 miles from Darby to Elk City, and 156 from Kamiah to Lolo. There are ways to make it shorter, but this is what I'm planning to do. 200 mile range strongly recommended if you're following my route.

    Meetup TBD after I find out who, if anyone, is interested and available.

    Attached Files:

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  18. Siorc

    Siorc Tiger Shark Supporter

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    Should get to Missoula before dark, but I doubt it would be any sooner than late afternoon.
  19. Junglegeorge

    Junglegeorge Adventurer

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    Just finished Magruder on my 1090 today, have never ridden the Motorway. I can regroup friday, my 640 is ready to go. What time are you meeting Saturday in Lolo?
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  20. Mike Nesbihal

    Mike Nesbihal Been here awhile Supporter

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    Looks like a fun ride! Enjoy