|03-28-2013, 12:13 PM||#1|
You can do it!
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: SF bay area
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?
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!
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...
They don’t call Reno “the biggest little city in the world” for nothing!
Bartek. Formerly Bartek990, he should probably upgrade to Smartek1000.
Ceasar. KTMADV. If you need anything - he knows a guy.
Radek. rburkat. The Canadian Animal, or “Canimal”
Rick. BigWan’s brother. I christen thee, MediumWan.
He rides an XR650L, but for this ride, he was an honorary KTM.
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.
and, last but not least, our fearless driver.
Scott. Goggles Pizano. Actively replenishing his karma bank.
Let’s do this.
|03-28-2013, 12:24 PM||#2|
Muchacho mui loco
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Lost and Found
Wow. Epic before y'all even left the gate. Godspeed and good luck. May karma smile on you and bean burritos be plentiful...
|03-28-2013, 12:43 PM||#3|
I'll B right back,promise
Joined: Aug 2008
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
|03-28-2013, 02:06 PM||#8|
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Magalia, CA./ Butte & Siskiyou C.
I likes me some AWESOMENESS!!!!
You guys are nuts!!!
No, I don't know where that road goes, let's find out!
|04-19-2013, 04:53 PM||#10|
just passin' through
Joined: May 2005
Location: Tumalo, Oregon
|03-28-2013, 02:36 PM||#12|
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: UpState South Carolina
|03-28-2013, 05:43 PM||#14|
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: St. George, UT
Ready! ADHD Films!!!
RedRockRider - WR250R, TW200, Versys, Vulcan 900 LT, Zuma 125
Southwest Utah: Dual Sport Riding from St. George
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