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Old 10-24-2008, 11:18 AM   #61
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Just a thought

Has anyone thought of establishing a working relationship with the guy who strips the threads? Some shops probably won't work with you but give it a try. I just had my hair cut at one of those walk in places and they track requests. Find out who the good mechanic is and request him or her each time you take your bike in and give them a tip. You tip the person who delivers your food at a restaurant so why not tip the person who has your life in their hands. From my experience working in shops I tended to take extra care of the people who gave me tips.
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:40 AM   #62
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How-doo

Have to fly in to Bozeman Saturday night to take care of some bidness.

Delta insists I cannot check the SE...bastidges.

I was last in the Bo-zone when they still farmed on the west side of town....I heered that the flatlanders have built the place up quite a bit.

Where's a decent place to get a late night eats nowadays?

Damn, I wish I had time to ride. Outbound on Tuesday.
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:44 PM   #63
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How-doo

Have to fly in to Bozeman Saturday night to take care of some bidness.

Delta insists I cannot check the SE...bastidges.

I was last in the Bo-zone when they still farmed on the west side of town....I heered that the flatlanders have built the place up quite a bit.

Where's a decent place to get a late night eats nowadays?

Damn, I wish I had time to ride. Outbound on Tuesday.
I'm partial to Cafe Zydeco if it still open. Its on Main next to Round House. I only visit the 'zone once or twice a year now.

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Old 10-26-2008, 07:15 AM   #64
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Where's a decent place to get a late night eats nowadays?
Being a single dad over 50 has me asleep by 10 every night. Sorry, I've no idea what's open late night.
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:44 PM   #65
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check it out,

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8225678#post8225678

I went out this weekend for a mini ADVenture
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:06 AM   #66
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I met Putts last week at his business. What a nice guy! plus he has some beautiful young ladies working for him . Since our riding season is over, or some decide to stub up the little bikes, we will have to start watching the moto races at a local pub. I know Bozomoto will be down and should inform us on the races.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:36 AM   #67
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we will have to start watching the moto races at a local pub. I know Bozomoto will be down and should inform us on the races.


That sounds like a friggen great idea. What bar will turn on the races for us? When? Paul? Paul? Hello?
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:45 AM   #68
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I met Putts last week at his business. What a nice guy! plus he has some beautiful young ladies working for him . Since our riding season is over, or some decide to stub up the little bikes, we will have to start watching the moto races at a local pub. I know Bozomoto will be down and should inform us on the races.

Feh. Putts. He's ok, I guess.

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Old 11-07-2008, 10:59 AM   #69
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Feh. Putts. He's ok, I guess.

+1 He's always so nice....and hospitable.....what's with that?
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:59 AM   #70
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Carefull everybody! We've attracted the attention of a MOD!





(We're going to have to get some better security in place for our little uprising.)
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:43 PM   #71
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doods,

The weather seems to keep holding out against bad winter conditions, so I am continuing to ride. Today I meandered over towards Whitehall, and shortly after picked up a fencing staple in my rear tire. Doh!

So I got a ride and left my bike over there, and will pick it up in the AM.

Anyway, I think i found a killer loop from Bozeman that is almost all dirt that I want to try and do next weekend on Sunday weather permitting.

The Lombard-Ringling Dirty Loop

It takes a minute to load on Gmaps but you can check it out.

I think the direction should be clockwise. This will permit easier bailout if we get bagged after Toston. You will need gas range of about 120 miles from Toston all the way back to Bz.

I have no idea of the snow level up there in the mtns but the road looks to be under 7000 ft. at the highest. May be an issue I guess.

I rode up to Clarkston two weeks ago and the road ends at a gate that I think we can go through, as it remains county road, and then pop out in Lombard and then go up to Toston. Has anyone else been up there?

I have not ridden the route between Toston and Ringling, except on the highway.

It would be badass if this route works out, damn near 190 miles of dirt at once!

Let me know if yer interested, It'll probably snow a bunch now that I have made a sweet plan...
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:58 PM   #72
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I donno man, the weather's looking pretty good so far.


Hmmmmmmmm.


I'm thinking. My be one to do on the T-Dub!?
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:44 AM   #73
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I'm interested, you FF's got room for some yahoo from Helena? I might even invite myself to come down Saturday night and crash at Chez Putts if that's ok with him. Keep me updated. I could meet you in Toston too, but I do want to see the resort town of Lombard, so that prompts me to do the whole thing.

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Old 11-17-2008, 08:13 AM   #74
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Are you guys interested in making this a camping trip? It's only supposed to get down to about 20*? Just an idea, I didn't get enough when it was warm out!
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:30 AM   #75
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I might even invite myself to come down Saturday night and crash at Chez Putts if that's ok with him.
Cool by me, even if I can't make it.

I think I should be able to go, BTW. Not if we camp though ... just getting too old for that kind of thing this late in the year, or "Are you nucking futz!?"
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