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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Gangplank, Jul 19, 2010.
Probably riding out of Bridgeport to Bodie Sunday.
Pinenuts is a play area, had a friend killed in a head on. be very careful.
Going to Gerlach Sat 21st.
In the last 30 years we've had two serious accidents involving dirt bikes in the Pine Nuts. The first was a kid that thought racing meant you always held the throttle WFO. He was out on three mile track and launched a jump where he could not see the landing and landed on a quad. Broke his femur in a few spots and gave up riding. The second was the one that killed Jessie Goldberg. It was a head on, but the extenuating circumstances were both riders were running at racing speeds in a tight sand wash, with Jessie running the wash backwards. As they came together the other rider tried to climb out of the wash, and the freaky aspect was Jessie caught the foot peg of the other rider's bike square in the opening of his full face helmet.
Be careful Sunday, forecast is for thunderstorms across the eastern slope of the Sierra. The ridges out here have been getting pummeled by lightening, fortunately with enough rain to lightening fires to a minimum.
I'm in Reno and I'm up for a ride most any weekend. I rode up to Verdi Peak today. Caught a little rain but it was nice and cool. I've got a DR650. I'd like to meet up with some other riders.
Did it. I have been giving a guy form San Diego GPS tracks for the last month. He was one of many who went to Mammoth for Beer and Blues this weekend. Anyway I was riding the Bodie rail road and there he was.
Do you ride or trailer?
Ride. I don't have a trailer.
Anyone want to go for a ride down to Virginia lakes in an hour or so? Yes, I know short notice.
I'm at work so... no, but where are Virginia Lakes?
Off of Conway Summit above Mono lake, about 100 miles from here.
They are at 9,800 ft. When it is 100 in Reno it is in the 70s at Virginia Lakes. Great place to stage in August.
Who is up for a ride this coming Saturday? I got a hall pass and would like to test out my new suspension on my F800GS.
So something big bike friendly. I know a few trails but willing to lean more. I'm in Reno but will ride to wherever.
let me know.....
I'm up for a ride Saturday. I can come up to the Reno area, or I have a route that should be big bike friendly that goes from the Pine Nuts to Smith Valley to the Antelope Valley, to the east Fork of the Walker and then on over the Masonic-Bodie Stage Road. All jeep road, has some sections where the embedded rocks make for a bumpy ride.
Sounds good to me. How far & how many hours do ya think? We can meet in Carson in the AM.
Who else is in?
This sounds like a great ride for Sat. Who is in??
Looks like it's gonna be a family day for me, so no go. If it changes, (and it could) I'd be in.
We can meet in Carson at the BLM Office and take Brunswick Canyon to Sunrise Pass. It would be an close to an all day ride, but has the advantage that we can bail out at almost any point to make a high speed run back up 395. We could also consider stopping off at Walker Burger for lunch, or on the way back in at the end of the day.
While Saturday was suggested, I have permission to go on either Saturday or Sunday, if that makes a difference.
I'm in for Saturday. I know where the BLM office is on 50 but every other place mentioned is new to me.
Is it this one:
5665 Morgan Mill Road
Carson City‎ NV
the Brunswick cyn, sunrise pass looks good. Not sure I know where we'd end up, but you said walker burger so in in.
Meet early? What time??
Yep, that is the BLM office, just off Deer Run Road, just before it drops down to cross the Carson River. I'd suggest we try and meet up around 9. If we make the full journey we'll end up in Bodie before heading back north.
Sunrise Pass comes out into Artesia Road that runs into Upper Colony Road that runs into Wellington. In Wellington we would pick up Hoye Canyon Road, which follows the west fork of the Walker River back into Antelope Valley, where it turns into Eastside Lane. Risue Road forks off Eastside Lane back to the east. This would be a chance to run up Eastside into Walker for lunch. Or keep moving and take Risue over the norther should of the Sweetwater Mountains and come out on SR 338, whgich we take south until we hit the east fork of the Walker and turn onto Forest Road 28. Shortly after it crosses the river we'll turn off onto Forest Road 46 which takes us into Masonic, an old mining camp. and then out the old stage road from Masonic to Bodie. There are many variations to this route. Its a bit of a long day, maybe pushing 250 miles, 80 of which would be the run back home on 395, but if there is enough daylight and desire, on the way back can take Bircham Flat Road from Sonora Junction to Walker, pick up a local utility road from Holbrook Junction to the top of Monitor and then Leviathan Mine Road back down to 395.