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Old 02-08-2015, 08:48 PM   #1
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Thumb Anyone live near "Reno Nevada" any good Hack riding there?

Howdy All,

I have some time to kill and looking for folks to help with that task. I am going to a HDT, Heavy Duty Truck, rally held at a camp ground in or near Sparks Nevada, the rally dates are June 18th-21st. I hate to drive and haul the Ural all that way and not play in the area if theres something fun to do.

So I am looking for advise on where to camp, need a LARGE camp site and areas near Sparks-Reno that would be fun to do on the Ural. If anyone lives in this area or would like to meet and ride in this area for a few days to a week during the dates between June 10th-18th, please post to this thread. Thanks.
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:08 AM   #2
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That area is really huge with so much different types of riding. You could ride a wide range of different types of desert, or the Sierra foothills, or up into the Sierra's themselves. Shoot, the off roading in Nevada is so huge we race off road all the way from Las Vegas to Reno! I'm not a local to the Reno area, and I don't know of specific trials/roads only general area stuff. Sparks & Reno in June will be quite hot. I suggest that you ask over in the regional section.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:32 PM   #3
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Roads Near Reno

There used to be a road up to Virginia City that was used for the "Virginia City Hillclimb" road race, back in the day, also going up into the East side of the Sierra Nevada Mts can be interesting. Just going from Reno to Carson City on 395 used to be pretty OK but that was back in the 1970's. Good Luck!
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:23 AM   #4
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I was there in 2007 and rode that road up to Virginia City. That was pretty fun. Not very long, but folded up tight. Lot of driveways and local traffic though.

My friend who is local took me over Ebbet's Pass, and we stopped at some crazy bar where they offered free drinks in trade for bras. I didn't get the drink, sorry - I'm not gonna trade a $50 bra for a $2 diet coke. I am boringly practical. But we got some food there and I laughed to see hundreds of bras stapled to the ceiling.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:22 AM   #5
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Again my thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:16 PM   #6
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A good RV park is in Verdi close to the Sierras www.goldranchrvcasino.com better make reservations I think 32-35 a night, great location, in the trees close to the best riding. Cooler temps than Reno. They can accommodate large rigs.
Riding? Street, dirt, fire roads you name it. From Verdi head east to Truckee and thats where the fun begins. Head north to Sierraville, or south to Lake Tahoe, (beautiful but lots of traffic especially week ends) There is so much out there its hard to put it it down. A great ride from Verdi- I80 east to Boca Dam follow forest service roads to Verdi Peak Fire lookout, then to Dog valley or Jackson Meadows Reservoir to much to list.
I met you at Black Dog last year I was riding KTM525 talked to you at lunch on Sunday. I am planing on Black dog this year, would love to met up with you when we get back. I have a 2010 Gear up. Rich
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:20 PM   #7
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A good RV park is in Verdi close to the Sierras www.goldranchrvcasino.com better make reservations I think 32-35 a night, great location, in the trees close to the best riding. Cooler temps than Reno. They can accommodate large rigs.
Riding? Street, dirt, fire roads you name it. From Verdi head east to Truckee and thats where the fun begins. Head north to Sierraville, or south to Lake Tahoe, (beautiful but lots of traffic especially week ends) There is so much out there its hard to put it it down. A great ride from Verdi- I80 east to Boca Dam follow forest service roads to Verdi Peak Fire lookout, then to Dog valley or Jackson Meadows Reservoir to much to list.
I met you at Black Dog last year I was riding KTM525 talked to you at lunch on Sunday. I am planing on Black dog this year, would love to met up with you when we get back. I have a 2010 Gear up. Rich
Howdy Rich,

Thanks for the information. Heck yeah lets meet up at this years Black Dog, bring and ride your Ural you'll have a great time with it. See you there.

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Old 02-22-2015, 09:41 PM   #8
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Just bought a new toy hauler, but plans were to ride the KTMs, my son and I. Might see if we can fit the Ural in though. You embarrassed us when you and Newt passed us on a dirt road somewhere in Washington.
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Just bought a new toy hauler, but plans were to ride the KTMs, my son and I. Might see if we can fit the Ural in though. You embarrassed us when you and Newt passed us on a dirt road somewhere in Washington.
Howdy Rich,

Under the right conditions, like mud, snow and sometimes nasty dirt or gravel roads the darn Ural's can really haul the mail, back in 07 maybe 08 if I remember correctly a guy on a KTM crashed trying to keep up with me on a very nasty gravel road. One of the other Ural's hauled him back to the fair grounds to get medical care, that same year another Ural was pressed into ambulance service to haul a dirt bike rider I forget the type of bike out as he had broken his leg when he ran off into the heavy brush.

In normal road-trail conditions the Ural's are in are slower then the bikes, usually when it turns nasty its the other way around. Over they many years the Ural's have been running the Black Dog they have gained the respect of most of the two wheelers, they let us pass when we can and we do the same for them.
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