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Old 12-07-2012, 11:48 PM   #16
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Like last year I am interested and I may make it this year.

Last year I got to meet HellsAlien and then a week later had an interesting evening with two of your bunch showing them the best way from Pierce to Grangeville on my R12. Got to see what happens when a dirt bike kisses a minivan ( very gently) , though I never saw any pictures so it probably didn't happen.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:15 AM   #17
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OK, watching this thread. Should be able to do most of it. I'll pack a huge griddle and Timmer can do flapjacks every morning.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:33 AM   #18
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OK, watching this thread. Should be able to do most of it. I'll pack a huge griddle and Timmer can do flapjacks every morning.
What??? No ribs?
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:58 AM   #19
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:31 PM   #20
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I'm in

Last years ride was great. Count me in again this year.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:36 PM   #21
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OK, watching this thread. Should be able to do most of it. I'll pack a huge griddle and Timmer can do flapjacks every morning.
In on flipping the flapjacks.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:53 AM   #22
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Interested.....Very

I'll try to get a group together for the RideWest presentation in February. We did the Lolo/Magruder thang about 6 yrs ago and adding the Gravelly's would be great. dd
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:38 PM   #23
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I wanted to do it last year, but had a conflict. I'm in for this year.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:27 PM   #24
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Lets ride

I was looking at Timmers planned route and would be interested in going along with you guys if theres room for another. The ride through the Gravellys looks amazing and we also missed the Macgruder last years ride do to faulty ranger info at Darby.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:01 PM   #25
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I was looking at Timmers planned route and would be interested in going along with you guys if theres room for another. The ride through the Gravellys looks amazing and we also missed the Macgruder last years ride do to faulty ranger info at Darby.
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Unless we get 20+, the size of the group is of no issue. Besides, we always break down into natural groups of 2-3 and meet up either periodically throughout the or hopefully at night at camp. We only had to send out two search parties last year!

The Gravellies are that good and it's why I'm trying to plan for 2 days there. We will have to skip some of what we did last year to do that and ride a bit more tarmac, but it's so worth it. Pictures simply don't do it justice as the others will I'm sure concur.

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:05 AM   #26
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Tim,

Last year's ride looked fantastic. If not for lack of vacation days I would commit for the trip right away. Ride West BMW is a very good place to share your story, one of the best dealerships I have ever been to. I was curious what the actual route looked like last year, if you have a detailed route of last year's trip please forward it to me.

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Unless we get 20+, the size of the group is of no issue. Besides, we always break down into natural groups of 2-3 and meet up either periodically throughout the or hopefully at night at camp. We only had to send out two search parties last year!

The Gravellies are that good and it's why I'm trying to plan for 2 days there. We will have to skip some of what we did last year to do that and ride a bit more tarmac, but it's so worth it. Pictures simply don't do it justice as the others will I'm sure concur.

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:25 AM   #27
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Here is my full route from 2012 (US 12 pavement x2 and Selway to get to start/from finish)

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Tim,

Last year's ride looked fantastic. If not for lack of vacation days I would commit for the trip right away. Ride West BMW is a very good place to share your story, one of the best dealerships I have ever been to. I was curious what the actual route looked like last year, if you have a detailed route of last year's trip please forward it to me.

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:00 PM   #28
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Here is my full route from 2012 (US 12 pavement x2 and Selway to get to start/from finish)

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Yup, that's what it looked like! I do have tracks for every day and for me, it's another 400 or so miles each way to get there.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:10 PM   #29
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The Gravellies are that good and it's why I'm trying to plan for 2 days there. We will have to skip some of what we did last year to do that and ride a bit more tarmac, but it's so worth it. Pictures simply don't do it justice as the others will I'm sure concur.

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You sure do enjoy those Gravs there are plenty of good side roads that drop down to the Madison, and off the other side to the Ruby. You should be able to discover a lot of cool things if you spend a couple of days up there. Give me a PM if you have any questions on any of that area.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:47 PM   #30
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You sure do enjoy those Gravs there are plenty of good side roads that drop down to the Madison, and off the other side to the Ruby. You should be able to discover a lot of cool things if you spend a couple of days up there. Give me a PM if you have any questions on any of that area.
Yes, I do like the Gravs!

The challenge with riding the east side of the Gravellies is the lack of fuel locations. When I rode there last summer on a scouting mission, there was fuel in West Yellowstone and then in Ennis. What would be cool would be if a local rancher could be persuaded to haul up a 50 gallon drum to the top of the Gravellies and we could refuel up there and continue adventuring. It would be nice to ride up and down some of the various side roads connecting the ridge road and say, the Ruby River road.
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