Howdy Rob. I'm not from MT but I probably ride more miles in your lovely state then I do in my home state of ND. I live in western ND (Watford City) and it seems as if the majority of my rides take me west. I've been through Helena a few times. It's beautiful country and great riding around there.:thumbup:
I usually pass by your area once a year on my way to Iowa to visit friends. If I'm not in a hurry I usually pass through Minot and visit relatives. Unlike most, I don't mind the scenery, or lack thereof. I like the less crowded roads and stops in the little towns along the way.