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Old 05-28-2013, 09:54 PM   #1
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Thank You Nevada

Originally we had a trip planned to ride the Lost Coast over memorial weekend. But due to a massive manhunt in the area we were going to camp at and some issues with the cabin we were going to leave our tow rig at; we decided to check out Nevada and Eastern Oregon.

We decided to tow the bikes to Lahontan Reservoir for a few days of riding in that area then drive up to Lake Owyhee State Park in Oregon.

We loaded the bikes up after work and hit the road.


We drove all night taking shifts.


The next morning we were anxious to ride so we stopped near the Cali/Nevada border and rode up to this nice little lake.






After stretching our legs we loaded the bikes back on the trailer then headed to Reno for some lunch.

I was born and raised in California, so it’s mandatory to stop and eat at In N Out. Mmmm Double Doubles.


Next Stop Lahontan Reservoir…..
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:18 PM   #2
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Once at Lahontan we unloaded the bikes and went for a quick ride.


The DRZ and Multistrada ready to go.


Here is Darren demonstrating his sand skills.




This place was great. You can camp on the beach and the scenery was cool.


Darren really enjoyed the sand on his DRZ. My sand skills suck so I just took pictures.


We rode for about an hour before sunset then headed back to camp for dinner and beers.


I tried to get some star trails.


Sleep came easy after being awake for over 36 hrs.....
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:13 AM   #3
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how does those tires work on the multi?
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:43 PM   #4
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how does those tires work on the multi?
My buddy was very happy with the TKC's on his Multi.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:22 PM   #5
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Back to the RR.

The plan for the next day was to ride into Virginia City on dirt roads. We rode out of camp and found the Old Emigrant Road along the Carson River. It was loose gravel here and there and wide enough for 2 cars.

The Carson River followed the road for awhile.


View along the Old Emigrant Road.


After reaching the end of the Old Emigrant Road we crossed Hwy 50 and blazed up Six Mile Canyon towards Virginia City.

Six Mile canyon had lots of fun twisties.

Unfortunately the Ducati got too hot in this corner and went off the road. Thankfully both the rider and bike were okay. We made some repairs then continued on.


We found a back way leading to VC. There were dirt roads all over the place.

Darren tackling a hill climb.


Trying to stay upright.




After playing around on the dirt roads we made our way up to Virginia City.

We stopped for lunch at Virginia City Jerky and Smokehouse. The food was great. Get the tri-tip sandwich (sorry no pics of the food). Be prepared to wait in long lines on the weekend.

One of the owners said it would be okay to leave the bikes there while we wandered around town. Very cool people.


So after lunch we explored the town.










We checked out the Virginia City Museum for 3 bucks. There is a lot of history in this town and a lot of the silver and gold mines ran underneath the town.




After wandering through the town we were eager to get back on the bikes and ride. Next up dirt roads and open pit mines.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:01 PM   #6
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We did go for the Lost Coast - We figured it was just one man and what are the odds....The rain on Sunday was the biggest buzz kill...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=890637


Nice RR so far - looks dry!
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