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LittleWan 03-28-2013 11:13 AM

I've Made a Huge Tiny Mistake: Big Bikes on the Vegas to Reno

Vegas to Reno. V2R. The longest off road race in the US.
KTMs. Big ones.

During our recent trip to Baja, a plan was hatched.
Scott and his fiancee had raced the 2012 V2R in their jeep -
they had the tracks and the maps.
Scott thought it would be awesome on a bike.

And, even better, they live close to Reno and would serve as home base.

The only problem was gas. These are thirsty machines.
The 535 mile course is remote and none of the bikes could carry enough fuel.
We needed a chase vehicle.
Now, who could we get to drive it?
photo: rburkat

Long story short, Scott ended up being our guy.
Thank you, Goggles!
This ride couldn’t have happened without you and your gracious support.
We owe you, buddy! :bow

As the weekend approached, I started getting nervous.
These were big heavy bikes. That looked like a pretty rough course.
Sand, rocks, silt. Nothing around for miles and miles...
Here’s some of the V2R porn that Scott sent us: HiRev photo V2R.


Gulp. I’ve made a huge tiny mistake...

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They don’t call Reno “the biggest little city in the world” for nothing!

The riders:
Bartek. Formerly Bartek990, he should probably upgrade to Smartek1000.
photo: rburkat

Ceasar. KTMADV. If you need anything - he knows a guy. :wink:
photo: rburkat

Radek. rburkat. The Canadian Animal, or “Canimal”

Training! :freaky

Rick. BigWan’s brother. I christen thee, MediumWan. :rofl
He rides an XR650L, but for this ride, he was an honorary KTM.

Us Wans.
Matt and Kelly (BigWan and LittleWan).
I was only riding parts of the course, so Matt could have some playtime with the boys.
The rest of the time I could hang out with Goggles in the truck. :D
photo: KTMADV

and, last but not least, our fearless driver. :nomystery
Scott. Goggles Pizano. Actively replenishing his karma bank.

Let’s do this.

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nevermind 03-28-2013 11:24 AM

Wow. Epic before y'all even left the gate. Godspeed and good luck. May karma smile on you and bean burritos be plentiful... :freaky

NoVa Rider 03-28-2013 11:41 AM

In. Imagining Team America, World Police-type shenanigans will follow. :rofl

Goggles Pizano 03-28-2013 11:43 AM

Clowns and rubber Hmmmm
Are we gonna see some of the GoPro videos?

OK, i think my karma bank is full , now what?

This was a great weekend , doable anytime , thanks for you all coming out , it was great to have a full house. I gained a lot of weight in 3 days :freaky

jmcg 03-28-2013 11:58 AM




Rapid Dog 03-28-2013 12:17 PM


Questor 03-28-2013 12:22 PM

Best Video Trailer EVAR! :clap



redog1 03-28-2013 01:06 PM

I likes me some AWESOMENESS!!!!

You guys are nuts!!!:rofl

ADHD films...Halarious

RicoAJP 03-28-2013 01:27 PM

LOVEd the intro! In as always, keep it comin! :jump

epicxcrider 03-28-2013 01:30 PM

Haha this is great!

GI_JO_NATHAN 03-28-2013 01:36 PM


live2ridetahoe 03-28-2013 03:53 PM

Another awesome story!! Looking forward to it. Stoked to be in early...


RedRockRider 03-28-2013 04:43 PM

Ready! :clap ADHD Films!!!

Bob 03-28-2013 04:58 PM

Wow, barely finished Baja and now this.

PinkPillion 03-28-2013 05:25 PM

:clap and :lurk

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