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Old 06-08-2009, 06:41 AM   #1441
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Poking around

we found our way out.



Find Francine:



Either she's shrunk, or the distances are bigger than you expect, eh?
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:08 AM   #1442
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Finally, for once

this actually looks as steep as it was.

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Old 06-08-2009, 07:25 AM   #1443
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I had to untie, and retie one of these rope ones. It was just too tight to loop over. I was a boy scout, and I've sailed. I have knot skills, damnit. But I was still nervous. Didn't want to let the cowboys wonder... "what kind of jack-ass greenhorn idiot tied this? I wanted it to be as exact and precise as the knot I untied... I think I did it three times.
were you riding on private property ? how are you sure that its ok to ride through ?
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:27 AM   #1444
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Every so often

we'd just stop and take it all in.



Catch our breath, and chat on the Scala's



I know it seems like we're probably constantly taking photos, but when I look at the time stamps, sometimes there's hours of riding between them.



or at least several minutes.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:34 AM   #1445
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were you riding on private property ? how are you sure that its ok to ride through ?
The land is managed, but the roads are public. Stay on the roads, and you're fine. If it's not "posted", then it's public land (BLM, N.F.), and you can camp anywhere as long as (specific rules vary) you're at least 50ft. but no more than 300 ft. from the road, 100ft from any water source, and leave no trace.



Then again, if you hear bullets flying, all that goes out the window.

Anyone else have a better answer?
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:38 AM   #1446
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What a Ride

I'm finally caught up
Thank you "both" for all of the work and effort you put into sharing your journey with us.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:44 AM   #1447
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Great views

around every bend;







complete solitude.



it doesn't get much better than this.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:44 AM   #1448
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Does this

look like desert to you?

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Old 06-08-2009, 07:49 AM   #1449
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Waiting for the top... here it comes,



and then starting the downhill



Starting early afternoon, on this day and the one prior, my bike would overheat (yellow light on @ 220 degrees, I think) if I tackled a long uphill climb. Never boiled over, and it would cool down with the engine off, literally, in 3 minutes.

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Old 06-08-2009, 08:01 AM   #1450
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High noon

and we glimpse the next big valley:



at about this point, NV seems endless. You have already realized the enormity of the space, and recognize that you're somewhere in the middle, or past the middle, or whatever, it doesn't matter, 'cause you've still got a LONG ways before you're out of it. It weighs on you. It's not an intolerable burden, but always in the back of your mind...



"wow, we're way the frick out here and there's nothing around. I hope nothing bad happens. That would suck. OK, it's great camping, and riding, but I've just about had enough... GET ME OUT OF HERE. No, no. Deep breath. I'm OK, really. It's not that much further, I'm sure"



It's hard to imagine given the wide open expanses, but the feeling is almost claustrophobic, like you're stuck, confined by the Great Basin. Riding all day, and it still looks the same... the only conclusion is that we must not be getting anywhere.
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:03 AM   #1451
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We come up

on two cowboys and their pick-up truck building a temporary corral.



We wave and ride around their truck.



I wonder how far they drove to get out here, 'cause there's nothing.
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:08 AM   #1452
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But in fact,

the road widens,



and I realize that this is the valley that contains Denio Junction. We turn right onto this strange hard foreign road material:



(What's with the locked up bike? )

And we get a little homesick.



Only 2787 mi.
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:16 AM   #1453
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Denio Junction

and it's lunchtime. But we've learned our lesson... no heavy mid-day meal like at Paradise Valley... not when we're riding this hard, it just slows you down and makes you want to take a nap. But we're psyched for a nice snack and a break. We gas up, chat with the locals, have an ice-cream bar, fill our water bottles, and rest in the shade.



it was a dog day,



the locals were drinking beer, and talking amongst themselves about how hard it was to find work. We took off our boots, and dried our socks.



They had home-made, frozen tamales for sale, by the dozen. I convinced the lady behind the bar to sell me four. I love tamales.

We discretely planted our flag...





Got our gear back on, and headed for the hills.

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Old 06-08-2009, 09:56 AM   #1454
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No oatmeal this morning...


Thats my kind of breakfast.
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:18 AM   #1455
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perfect RR, the only thing missing is an
occansional video clip.

when do we get to hear the cost?
total, per trip, whatever you want.
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