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Old 08-29-2013, 09:57 PM   #91
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Awesome photos Marc.
benwiggin2,

Thanks for your comment. I am sure Mark appreciates it. He goes a bit crazy taking pictures out on the trail.
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All caught up.

So many great photos in this RR!



I equate mule's ears with good riding. hardly ever see them except on a nice trail.


yay, MasterMarine - multi-quoting your ass off!
Hi LittleWan,

There are a lot of those flowers in Northern Nevada too. Maybe I should edit that wiki! Thanks for the tip on the ultra multi quote!

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Hey you flower smashers! Incredible photography and what a route Mike
Yo wachs,

Good to see you are following along. Thanks for all the input. You will recognize more of our trip in the coming days...


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Subbed.I was just up in Jarbidge 3 weeks ago.I need better maps .I tried taking the 2nd left north of town(next left past the closed rd) and ended up on the closed road back in Jarbidge.I wanted to goto Owyhee.I ended up taking the county road south out of town to rd 746.Noob with a gps
Hi oldxr,

There is a lot of exploring to be done up around Jarbidge. Lots of beautiful country up there.
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Well, I guess I'll pipe up and elaborate on my master plan of comic relief on this trip.

I am Dale, and Dale is me....and I've ridden much of what Washington State has to offer, and until this trip, *none* of Nevada.
Hey SirDurable,

I am glad to see you have decided to post in here with your first post. Now we have everyone giving their comments. Thanks!
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Great report guys! Nevada was my favorite part of the TAT and I'm ready to get back there. It's shocking how fine the riding is. Just bought a place in AZ so I'm close now. Browneye, when you get your group together, drop me a line....



Hi Blaise W,
Thanks for the positive comments! Lots of good stuff for sure.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:05 PM   #92
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Day 3
June 17, 2013


We started out the morning with a trip back into Jarbidge to have breakfast. It was great. Someone did not attend breakfast and was a little slow getting up and at ‘em so we had some time to check out the Jarbidge Community Hall.




The original stage curtain is still there.



The Community Hall was really pretty cool. If you have time, you should check it out.

Once we regrouped and had everyone ready, we headed out of town and back up into the hills toward Charleston. We stopped and looked around from Deer Mt. We stopped a bunch and took lots of pictures along here.








We reached Charleston Lake and then split up with the Short Timers heading back west from here and the remaining four heading south toward Wells.




We said goodbye and wished each other well and then split up.




After riding thru some pretty desolate country on some pretty unused tracks, we came to this Orange Bridge. I was happy to have someplace to lean my bike up so I could get off of it.




Don was having some trouble with his electrical gear so he went over to work on it under a shady tree. I dunked my helmet it the stream and cooled off. Mark discovered his pants had zippered vents that he had forgotten about. He opened them up and enjoyed the “Gift”.

Once Don had fixed his issue, I went back over to the bridge for a fresh helmet dunk. As I climbed back up to the bridge, I heard a bike coming. A group of 5 riders arrived. We chatted for a bit and found out they had 2 other riders in their party who were trying to get a bike fixed somewhere down south. They were on an 8 day loop too going in the opposite direction that we were. They took off. I wondered if we would see them again?

We rode a bunch more fantastic 2 track before getting dumped off onto a fast gravel road.




I zoomed past this crazy scarecrow thing and had to turn around to have a better look.




We stopped at Metropolis to check it out. It was hot!
















Mark is hot and tired of taking pictures. Time to go!






We rode into Wells where some guy doing some construction waved us down. He was excited to see a Husky. Apparently he thought they were not built for the last 20 years or something. Anyway, we asked him where to go for lunch and he sent us over to Luther’s. We went in and ordered burgers. While we were waiting, a couple riders walked in. It turned out they were the other 2 from the group we had met earlier. We exchanged information and talked about how our rides were going. They were heading NE and we were heading South.

We headed out of Wells after filling up with gas. Our destination for the night was Angel Lake Campground. It turned out to be a great road up to the campground. We cruised around and selected our favorite 2 campsites. The camp host was quite a character too. He was kind enough to give me a Crystal Lite package so I could drink something besides straight water. What a beautiful spot!

113 miles today.
Today’s route.


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Old 08-29-2013, 10:34 PM   #93
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I'm enjoying your report! Thanks for taking the time to post it.

It looks like the demon witch has been updated. This is what she looked like in 2011.



She liked Bob.

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Old 08-30-2013, 07:12 AM   #94
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Which one's Bob?
Did you lose your glasses?
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:40 PM   #96
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Found em. Bob's on the right.
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Found em. Bob's on the right.
Exactly, Bob is on the demon witch's right side.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:37 PM   #98
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All this time I thought I was Bob!

Two years ago I missed my clockwise loop thru Jarbidge, because I missed the Orange bridge. Counter CW wasn't bad. Actually it was beautiful.
I gotta check more to the north and west sometime.
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For Mike, no kickstand added to the challenge. I read a lot about the new bikes, no comments on the kickstand. Unlike the older bikes- whole threads dedicated to dealer death threats, and bikes tipping over. I bought the PMB as part of the setup. No way the stock stand could support 6.6 gallons fuel, and the coyote bag. PMB warned against excess loading. Bill just leaned the KLR over, gassed it in first while I burst sprayed the chain for the day.


Bill had some repair pics at the orange bridge. A leatherman repair for loose ground got the KTM charging again. Later, some tiny gauge wires for the fan and gps had to be reconnected. Mike talked to the group riders while Bill helped w/repair at the orange bridge. After that it was fuel, fluid checks and chain lube.

Metropolis again


'She Demon' shows what a charmed ride we had. The weather cooperated 100%.

Riding for 8 days in Nevada makes day riding a bore.
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Couldn't agree more!
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Waiting for more. Headed out to this part of Nevada at the end of the month. It will be our third time out to the best secret state too. Will be interesting to see the difference in the seasons at the same locations.
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Don. Pic of your loose ground rect.reg repair stop which took a fuse out. Quick find and repair, no problem.


Mike spent the time dunking his helmet in the river


while I check to see if the bridge might be overloaded by the KLR

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after poking around the ruins of a failed city's dream



we rode into town where we were pointed to the best burger in town at a local pub, burger and service was good. They also had a water faucet on the patio to fill our bladders and bottles. Fun things to look at on the wall, and target practice in the washroom.


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Met other dusty riders going the opposite direction as us and was told about a awsome place to camp with view, Angle Lake, sportbikers dream road climbing up there too !


Lake in the foreground was like a mirror to the snow crested bowl behind it.



that's all for that day
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Here's a good shot of Bill at Angel Lake. The NFS campground is at 8,000 ft and we had a 72 degree day. Snow is inside the crater bowl, but we slept warm. Great camping spot.

Pocket cam self timer on a mini-clamp. Mark and Mike took good pictures. I had the Harley look, ready to eat and crash.

Snow scenery above the bikes.

By this time in the trip, everyday was something new. Get up, grab a bite, head out and look for a meal down the road. The bikes were incredible. Just fire it up and go. Ever read "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"? It was nothing like that, except they ran great. Mike will chime in soon. This was the man trip, some of our group still had family time scheduled. Vacation time has limits, we ran hard to stay within the time slot. More time would have been great, but we knew the program months in advance.

This was all part of desert riding. Who woulda thunk?
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