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    visiting missoula with bike!

    We are bringing our oldest out to UofM and I want to ride some Missoula goodness. Any info would be appreciated. We will be arriving 8/24, staying at the Beavertail state park and staying the week. WOuld love to get in on some group rides or go solo with advice from you all. Also, any recs on a good bike shop in town.

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    big sky bikes...right across the walking bridge from campus
    hellgate cyclery..newest shop in town...downtown in an alley off of higgins
    bike doctor....on toole off of broadway
    bike works...on higgins(south side of the bridge) 5 blocks from campus
    bicycle hanger...on brooks

    when it comes to LBS there are plenty of options to choose from in Missoula.....just depends on what your looking for brand-wise The Rattlesnake offers some great trails and they are super close to town. I should be around all week if you were interested in going for a short ride up into the 'snake some evening that week.

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    Nice to see such a bike happy place. And thanks for the offer. I will see how the schedule works out and maybe drop you a line. I saw there is a thursday night ride somewhere-have you partooken in that?

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    yah i've seen those guys riding on thursday evenings but i like to take a little more relaxed approach to it for right now. i've got a heavy ass dh bike so going up is a bit slower for me. i tend to ride more with a much smaller group of friends. i've just been getting back into it this summer so next summer i'll probably try and get in on a few of those group rides

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    Blue Mountain has a network of trails. Some trails are off limits to bikers. Blue Mtn is good for a ride close to town. Also check up Pattee Canyon. Make sure to hit up a restaurant downtown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBigSky
    Make sure to hit up a restaurant downtown.
    Agreed... I work at Higgins Alley(on higgins between taco del sol and charlie B's), an Italian/Mediterranean-esque place with some pretty awesome pizza..awesome fresh food..tuesdays we have a pizza deal which includes a large 3 topping and a pitcher of pbr or bud light for 15$...if your feeling adventurous you can upgrade to a pitch of micro-brew(lots of local MT stuff) for $3 more...one of the best dinner deals in town imo.

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    Higgins Alley just made the list!

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    These guys have a moderately paced fun group ride.
    http://thursdaynightmtbr.org/

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    I live in Stevensville...

    about 20 min south of Missoula.

    PM me and I will give you a short list of better spots to camp. (A couple with ride out options!)

    Also, drop your email in there and I will give you my phone # and we can hit up a few rides while you are in town.

    Oh, yeah. If you ever wanted to Flyfish...this is your opportunity. I can hook you up pn that end as well.

    As far as resteraunts go, there are MANY other options than those listed, and don't believe the hype - There is NO DECENT PIZZA in Missoula. Period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBigSky
    Blue Mountain has a network of trails. Some trails are off limits to bikers. Blue Mtn is good for a ride close to town. Also check up Pattee Canyon. Make sure to hit up a restaurant downtown.
    Too bad Deadmans on Blue Mountain is ruined from the motorcycles. I use to love that trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmtbkr
    about 20 min south of Missoula.

    PM me and I will give you a short list of better spots to camp. (A couple with ride out options!)

    Also, drop your email in there and I will give you my phone # and we can hit up a few rides while you are in town.

    Oh, yeah. If you ever wanted to Flyfish...this is your opportunity. I can hook you up pn that end as well.

    As far as resteraunts go, there are MANY other options than those listed, and don't believe the hype - There is NO DECENT PIZZA in Missoula. Period.

    Well, we already have reservations at Beavertail... is there no riding out there?

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    I don't know of any trails being ridden out there...no doubt there's something off of those logging roads.

    Closest ride I know of would be @ 10 miles up Rock Creek. Which is 10 miles or so closer to town.

    I dropped you an email with another suggestion...I am assuming you are camping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmtbkr
    As far as resteraunts go, there are MANY other options than those listed, and don't believe the hype - There is NO DECENT PIZZA in Missoula. Period.

    with all due respect...what do you know when you can't even spell restaurant correctly?
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    Listen skippy, I don't care to run spellcheck on a forum post.
    Nor do I care that you know not of what you speak.
    Higgins alley may be cleaner then when it was Zim's, but the product going out the door is not much better.
    Biga is barely better, and they can't make Pizzas fast enough to feed 1/2 of the people who would like to eat there.
    The Bridge is just plain dirty and disgusting. But I guess some folks like a little hair with their pizza.
    I walked out of Tower when I watched one of the ladies making pies blow her nose, look at it, and go back to making Pizzas without washing her hands. Now I know a Pizza cooks at 500+ degrees, but that is way past where I draw the line.

    If you want a decent Pizza, don't be such a ***** and I'll make you one!

    So, if you want to go for a ride and have a good slice afterwards I'd be happy to hook you up. Otherwise, continue to ***** and if you want a copy/edit fee post your address and I'll bring you a nickel.

    -G

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    first off i said with all due respect....
    second..don't call me skippy..you don't need to flex your internet muscle
    and lastly i don't believe i said anything to warrant you calling me a *****, that's just rude, i didn't call you any names.

    just because this isn't chicago or new york (thank god it isn't..but i guess those are the only 2 places where you can get a 'real' pizza) doesn't mean we can't produce a quality pie. having all of your ingredients (sauce, mozz, and dough included) made from scratch along with fresh toppings cut up daily should and does produce a FAR superior product than the stuff zim's used to put out.

    p.s. i don't need your nickel

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    Apologies for calling you skippy. I took your intro to be a disingenous platitude.

    I didn't say people here weren't trying to make a good Pizza.
    I just said they don't.
    For someone coming from anywhere other than Scottsbluff, Nb. or the like, they are bound to be disappointed.

    As you guessed, I am a native New Yorker. Born into and raised in a family that owned and operated numerous Pizzerias and Italian Restaurants.
    Like a typical punk kid, I even worked for the old man's competitors for a few years.
    I know my way around a pie and I can tell you that I made more Pizzas before my 18th Birthday than many of the joints here in town will make in the next 5 years.
    I get angry when people talk Montana Pizza.
    Can't help it.

    Again, apologies.

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    [QUOTE=mtmtbkr]
    I get angry when people talk Montana Pizza.
    Can't help it.
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    MacKenzie River Pizza is best pizza I've ever had.

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    Mckenzie???

    Really?

    They don't even rate high enough to get on my 'Bad' list.

    Seriously, I have to think you are baiting me on that one...

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    Pizza Pipeline... pesto sause with cashews and chicken or steak and cheddar cheese.

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    Bigga! Yes they're slow, but worth it. The Bridge too. Great pizza, hair and all.

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    Eat at the Bridge at your own risk...that place is filthy.

    Biga can be good enough to tolerate, but the more customers they have the less of a chance you'll get a good pie. The oven just can't maintain the proper temps to cook a pizza. The owner and I have discussed this ad nauseum as he could not get his Pizzas to cook properly. Once he learned that the stones needed to be cleaned to keep the carbon from filling the pores in his bricks, things rapidly improved.

    I'd rather make my own - Thanks!

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    apology accepted...pizza talked has ended..but ours is as legit as it comes in missoula... only thing biga had going for it imo was that you used to be able to bring your own booze in there and there was no charge...not so much anymore...

    now if i could not work as much and get out and ride more I'd be much happier. period

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    Heaven forbid we bring up Mexican food...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmtbkr

    As you guessed, I am a native New Yorker.
    I'm sure there is plenty of room for you in New York still.

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    "I'm sure there is plenty of room for you in New York still."

    What and leave Montana to you sister humpin' hay-seeds??

    No way...If you want to keep others out of Montana I'd suggest an education and some hard work - Then maybe you could afford that trailer home you always dreamed of.

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    Yeah.....so.....back to mountain biking.....

    Dan,
    You should check out the RattleSnake for sure. Great network of trails. Pretty easy to ride for a couple of hours, winding through different variations of trails and not get lost.

    Blue Mountain also has a pretty good trail network. Not all are open to bikes, but if they're not, they're pretty well posted.

    What direction are you coming to Missoula *from*? If you're so inclined (and coming through this way), there is a lot of phenomenal riding in the Bozeman area as well.

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    I agree with Ben (aka Venom).

    Rattlesnake is hella fun. And you should hit up GregB if you are heading through the Bozeman.
    ...building wherever they'll let me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmtbkr
    "I'm sure there is plenty of room for you in New York still."

    What and leave Montana to you sister humpin' hay-seeds??

    No way...If you want to keep others out of Montana I'd suggest an education and some hard work - Then maybe you could afford that trailer home you always dreamed of.
    LOL not only are new yorkers arrogant and self righteous, but incredibly naive and stupid. Do even know why Missoula is thriving today? Its because of that little placed called UM, as a matter of fact, there is more people with a college education in Missoula then there is in NYC per capita. So before you go on about ridiculous stereotypes, I'd suggest you actually read up on why Montana as a whole is not a booming metropolis. I'd also suggest you keep your internet tough guy persona ON the internet, I bet you wouldn't make it far downtown with a mouth like that. LOL @ new yorkers in missoula...you really are lost aren't you?

    Oh and if you're such a pizza god, then why don't you open a real pizza restaurant in missoula? Why not, because you are all talk, just like every other new yorker i've met. All mouth and no action. So please, we beg of you, show up or STFU.

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    I can tell by your ability to formulate a cogent argument that you must be one of those edumacated here at the U!

    I find it funny that in one post you castigate emigres and in the next you adopt the hive of liberal transplants as proof positive that Missoula, Montana is the epicenter of the College Educated Universe.

    Your sentence structure needs work as well. 'Is' and 'are' certainly are difficult monosyllabic words to get the hang of.

    Better luck next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmtbkr
    I can tell by your ability to formulate a cogent argument that you must be one of those edumacated here at the U!

    I find it funny that in one post you castigate emigres and in the next you adopt the hive of liberal transplants as proof positive that Missoula, Montana is the epicenter of the College Educated Universe.

    Your sentence structure needs work as well. 'Is' and 'are' certainly are difficult monosyllabic words to get the hang of.

    Better luck next time.
    LOL...how long did it take you to flip threw the encyclopedia to use those big words that you have managed to slaughter and use completely incorrectly. Stick to pizza, because your english is ****. It also appears you fail to answer any questions and change the subject by using words clearly to large for your vocabulary. New York has a seat open for you, right next to all the other greasy haired italians throwing pies for $6/hour. So once you've seen all there is to see in our peaceful state, we would like to say thanks for visiting, now GTFO.

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    First off, you use a Dictionary to define terms and words. You use a Thesaurus to find synonyms to words you don't know the definitions to.

    I would be happy to make you a Diomrama out of an old shoebox and some cotton balls to better illustrate this to your simple brain...

    As for your intelligence - I will let your post do the talking.

    I don't want to Castigate you for your lack of education, but if you had an iota of intelligence you would realize that the entire Montana State Pop. is 1 Mil. .
    Missoula is less than 20% of said population.
    To attempt to compare anything on a per capita basis with the State of N.Y. outlines your ignorance.
    Manhattan alone has a population 7 times that of Montana. That is one city in the Sate of N.Y. .


    To put this in perspective for you - It would be like having an additional 7 Brothers who you had to share your sister with!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmtbkr
    First off, you use a Dictionary to define terms and words. You use a Thesaurus to find synonyms to words you don't know the definitions to.

    I would be happy to make you a Diomrama out of an old shoebox and some cotton balls to better illustrate this to your simple brain...

    As for your intelligence - I will let your post do the talking.

    I don't want to Castigate you for your lack of education, but if you had an iota of intelligence you would realize that the entire Montana State Pop. is 1 Mil. .
    Missoula is less than 20% of said population.
    To attempt to compare anything on a per capita basis with the State of N.Y. outlines your ignorance.
    Manhattan alone has a population 7 times that of Montana. That is one city in the Sate of N.Y. .


    To put this in perspective for you - It would be like having an additional 7 Brothers who you had to share your sister with!
    First off, I said encyclopedia, not a thesaurus. So go back and reread it. I know that's tough for you.
    Secondly, do you know what PER CAPITA means? Obviously not...LOL, slow down, try reading the entire sentence next time dumbass.

    I won't waste anymore of my time with you, or corrupt this thread. But, I urge of you, please, please, do NOT reproduce.

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    Wow, your mental capacities are fantastic!

    You don't look up words in an Encyclopedia, you look up FACTS. Of course, I don't expect you to use a thesaurus as that would necessitate you knowing the definitions of the synonyms offered, therein. FWIW - You flip Through a book not 'Threw'...

    If you compare education statistics on a Per Capita basis you will necessarily have a diluted pool when comparing Larger Populations with Smaller ones.

    Of course, if you pick and choose subsets of one category (which see: Missoula) and compare them to general categories (which see- New York State) you are comparing Apples to Banannas (or Sisters to Sheep).

    I remain steadfastly convinced that your lack of knowledge is not your own fault, but the fault of your educators.

    To be clear, you are dumb. I do not blame you for this.

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    Just to add to this thread, I think it should be known that I attended university with mtmbkr, and have to tell you that I have witnessed mtmbkr challenge elite professors on advanced topics and notions, and win.

    I have eaten mtmbkr's pizza, and can tell you the man knows the craft, and has advised on such enterprises on both the east coast, Vegas, and within the intellectual capital of Missoula.

    While I would never advocate that mtmbkr actually spawns, as the world is not ready for that, I routinely consult with him on my own child rearing challenges, as he has one of the sharpest minds and a pragmatic sense that I have seen unmatched in my 40 years on this planet.

    Mtmbkr also has a generous nature, and if you happen to cross paths on him on the trail, he is the one yielding to you on the climb, or giving you one of the spare tubes he carries just for you should you need help. He is a supporter of IMBA, and an advocate for the trails we all like to ride.

    To sum it up he will also hump your sister if she is cute, and doesn't smell like your hayseed ass. Or you can all make nice, plan a ride, and ask him to cook you a pizza, which Im sure he would share at trail head.

    Have fun

    Lupa

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    I don't get this New York pizza thing. I went to, like, 5 different Pizza Huts there and they all sucked just like here. Couldn't find a Dominoes so my unofficial survey is not comprehensive.
    This cat's on an intergalactic cruise...in his office?

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    We have a winner!

    Pizza offense officially dissolved.

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    The deli meats in NY are on a whole 'nother level. We found an Italian butcher shop that ruled. The guys that worked there weren't greasy at all, so maybe that doesn't count. They did have funny accents, so I'm pretty sure they were authentic Italians.
    I wonder what other countries produce greasy people?
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