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skruize
01-07-2004, 08:41 PM
Hello everybody!

Joe just invited me onto the new forum. My hat is off to Joe (though not for long or I will freeze my ears off in the Montana winter. ;) It's good to see some familiar names around here. The new format makes it so much easier for me to catch up from time to time. I hope the rest of the club will abandon Yahoo in favor of the new format.

We've been living in Billings the past few months but are supposed to relocate to western Montana in the next 3-6 months. It depends on when my training phase is completed here and I get promoted.

I've gotten some time out in the mountains here and absolutely love it. I have temporarily abandoned Jeeping in favor of a nice two seater fourwheeler. It also does a good job of plowing snow off the driveway which has been where I've done most of my riding lately. Maybe Joe can make a quad forum for those of us that also enjoy these toys. I've gone through the steps to get it street legaled and OHV stickered. I have also tested and passed my motorcycle endorsement so I can get dual use out of it (much like the Jeep).

Anyway, its good to be back in touch. You guys take it easy!

Scott Kruize

JamesT
01-07-2004, 08:55 PM
Scott,

Try this: http://utilityoffroad.com/forum/

good to hear from you.

skruize
01-07-2004, 09:01 PM
James,

Thanks for the link but its not that kind of four wheeler :D It's a Bombardier Outlander MAX XT 4x4. It's more of a recreational/utility fourwheeler. Maybe Joe can post the pic I sent him.

Scott

ChrisK
01-07-2004, 10:05 PM
Scott,
Welcome to our new little home

skruize
01-07-2004, 10:44 PM
Hi Chris,

I really like this new forum. I think I'll stop by once in awhile and see whats going on.

Scott K

Hackle
01-08-2004, 03:46 PM
Nice to hear from you Scott. Glad you guys are doing well in the new digs.
Jim F.

skruize
01-08-2004, 06:23 PM
Hackle,

Howdy!!!

I'm very interested in that new OHV organization. I'd like to join once its all settled. I'll probably find myself back in AZ from time to time and would like to think there will still be some trails left. I'm working on researching groups up here to join that get involved with land use issues. There are no online forums but I might have to change that. You guys keep up the good work down there.

Scott K

Hackle
01-08-2004, 06:50 PM
Scott check out
http://www.nohvcc.org/
They have groups in Montana. They helped the AZOHVC get started and I believe they have a Montana group that just started. You could be of great help to them BTW if it works out tell them the AZOHVC sent you:)
Jim F.

skruize
01-08-2004, 07:12 PM
Hackle,

They have all sorts of good links there.

Thanks!!

Scott K

JamesT
01-08-2004, 07:45 PM
Originally posted by Hackle
Scott check out
http://www.nohvcc.org/
They have groups in Montana. They helped the AZOHVC get started and I believe they have a Montana group that just started. You could be of great help to them BTW if it works out tell them the AZOHVC sent you:)
Jim F.

They have a link to the bike I saw in the Dakar Rally, Speed Vission TV. A 2 wheel drive motorcycle. The front wheel is hydrolic driven and the bike wasn't much more weight than the other 1 wheel driven bikes.
Amazing engineering.
Thanks for posting the link Jim.

{Edit} here's the link (http://www.yamaha-racing.com/public/news/headline.asp?PressID=834)

JamesT
01-09-2004, 02:20 PM
Originally posted by skruize
James,

Thanks for the link but its not that kind of four wheeler :D It's a Bombardier Outlander MAX XT 4x4. It's more of a recreational/utility fourwheeler. Maybe Joe can post the pic I sent him.

Scott

Is this it:
http://planet-powersports.com/images/NewVehicles/2004_18_outlandermax400hoxt.jpg

Specs (http://planet-powersports.com/dlrindexsend_pg_nv_veh_8594-2004_Bombardier_Outlander+MAX+400+H.O.+XT.htm)

ChrisK
01-09-2004, 04:55 PM
Originally posted by JamesT
Is this it:
http://planet-powersports.com/images/NewVehicles/2004_18_outlandermax400hoxt.jpg

Specs (http://planet-powersports.com/dlrindexsend_pg_nv_veh_8594-2004_Bombardier_Outlander+MAX+400+H.O.+XT.htm)

Sweet! Does it have cup holders?

:D

Stu Olson
01-09-2004, 04:59 PM
Hi Scott!

Nice to see signs of life stirring from the frozen north! :D

It think it is suppose to be about 70 tomorrow. :)

Oops....excuse me while I go fill my glass with some more ice tea....sitting here on the patio with the wireless laptop sure puts demands on my free time. :p

skruize
01-09-2004, 06:44 PM
Yep, thats the one. Mine is green and has the rack extensions and a bag. It's got a little Warn winch, spooled rear, and a locking front end. This picture was taken in my driveway on Monday. There is room for both Theresa and I.

http://azvjc.org/pics/74_0417225824.jpg


It's good to get in touch again. Kind of makes me homesick but I really love the clean air here :D

Scott K

Hackle
01-09-2004, 06:59 PM
I heard the snow mobiles and quads in the winter hurt the air quality? Are you sure you should be using that during this time of year? :D
Jim F.

ChrisK
01-09-2004, 07:48 PM
Originally posted by skruize
This picture was taken in my driveway on Monday.
What's all that white stuff on the ground??

Miles2go1979
05-25-2007, 11:22 AM
Since everyone likes it when an old thread reappears, I thought I'd bring this back to life.

Scott, did you find any decent wheeling in the Billings area? I'm a native Montanan returning to the homeland this summer. We moved when in 1988. Thought about taking the jeep up.

jbjarko
05-25-2007, 11:40 AM
Where at in western MT? My family is from the Ronan/Polson area. Beautiful country.

RickBeer
05-25-2007, 06:53 PM
My favorite Geek how is it going :D How is driving truck working for you ?
nice to hear from ya stranger

skruize
05-31-2007, 08:38 PM
This thread popped in my email and I realized I haven't been over here in a long time. I've been living in Chandler for the last 2 years if thats a hint how long, lol. I've been riding our 2 ATV's and going fishing when possible.

I got remarried last summer and have 2 stepdaughters 9 and 14. So much has changed in the last 4 years. I no longer do computers, I drive long haul to the midwest and back running about 3500 miles per week. I enjoy this job because unlike alot of other trucking jobs I get home every 6 days.

No plans for another Jeep. I got a nice tow rig though its used to pull my fifth wheel camper and toys instead of a Jeep. The wife likes Jeeps so maybe there will be another one someday. We will see.

I still use the same email osmtj@yahoo.com so shoot me a note if you like.

Take care,

amber.hodge
05-31-2007, 10:39 PM
Hello everybody!

Joe just invited me onto the new forum. My hat is off to Joe (though not for long or I will freeze my ears off in the Montana winter. ;) It's good to see some familiar names around here. The new format makes it so much easier for me to catch up from time to time. I hope the rest of the club will abandon Yahoo in favor of the new format.

We've been living in Billings the past few months but are supposed to relocate to western Montana in the next 3-6 months. It depends on when my training phase is completed here and I get promoted.

I've gotten some time out in the mountains here and absolutely love it. I have temporarily abandoned Jeeping in favor of a nice two seater fourwheeler. It also does a good job of plowing snow off the driveway which has been where I've done most of my riding lately. Maybe Joe can make a quad forum for those of us that also enjoy these toys. I've gone through the steps to get it street legaled and OHV stickered. I have also tested and passed my motorcycle endorsement so I can get dual use out of it (much like the Jeep).

Anyway, its good to be back in touch. You guys take it easy!

Scott Kruize


Hello and welcome....I'm jealous....You live in the one place in the entire planet I've always dreamed of seeing.