Any Reno-Tahoe-Carson Valley dualsport riders want to meet up?

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Gangplank, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. ssmschulz

    ssmschulz Sherpa Rider

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    I really like it. Just the right amount of power for me and the aftermarket suspension really eats up the bumps.

    Unfortunately I have a transmission problem, I lost my 3rd gear Sunday so it is going to the motorcycle spa for a little repair. I still have the Sherpa so I will still be out ridding.
  2. rickbt

    rickbt rickt

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    Looks like all had a good time. Too bad about you transmission. I guess a backup bike is a good idea.

    This weekend look very promising.

    Rick
  3. generikal

    generikal Adventurer

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    So happy I found this thread. I recently purchased a KTM 625 SXC (first bike). Total noob status. I've been cruising around the neighborhoods on the weekends but I've been itching to get out and ride with some people on something mellow. I've been snowboarding, skateboarding and riding pedal bikes just about my whole life so I wouldn't be a total square to ride with. I live in Truckee and have been dying to go cruise around a bit. Anyone going out and about this weekend? I have SAT/SUN off or really whenever if it's worth it. Thanks to everyone who has spent the time sharing pics/vids/posts, this thread was fun to read. :freaky
  4. Solemon Grundy

    Solemon Grundy Been here awhile

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    Welcome to the community, Generikal. You are about in the same spot I was this time last year but I have a much smaller bike. Anyway, I would not be paying it forward if I didn't say lets go for a ride! Plenty of fellas have been willing to show me the trails that reside near my new home state, so come on out to Reno and check it out. I would be interested in checking out what's in Truckee once the snow melts.

    As far a plan this weekend, I will be at estates drive at 10am on Sunday to see who shows up. I will stick by Luckyjr's rule of no leader, we are just gathering to ride. I have a buddy that lives two blocks away from that road who rides a quad, so if he shows up I'll be showing him around a bit which means I may be out of luck on riding single track.

    If he doesn't pan out then I hope to tag along with whoever else is out there.
  5. generikal

    generikal Adventurer

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    Thanks for the reply! I'll plan on being out there then. Where exactly is estates drive? (I bet there is more than one in reno).
    Also this will be my first real ride/outing. Anything you recommend that is totally crucial? I have a helmet, gloves, boots but that's it at the moment.. Being the new guy i'll be sure to provide a couple of beers for after. Thanks in advance!!!!:freaky
  6. rickbt

    rickbt rickt

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    I plan to be there on Sunday, 10:00 am:

    generkal, here are the directions. 395 north to Golden Valley Road, drive east about 1 mile,
    left on Estates Road, drive north until it turns to dirt.

    Prepare for a cool start and warming temptures. I use a riding jacket and a fleece that I
    can remove. A back pack helps to carry it all. A Walmart special will do fine.
    Carry with you some drinking water and some trail bars for a snack and some basic tools.

    I hope someone shows that knows where they are going, because it isn't me.

    Rick
  7. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    I'll be out of town, plus the bikes torn down for maintenance.
    You guys have fun see you next Sunday :ricky
  8. ssmschulz

    ssmschulz Sherpa Rider

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    I will most likely be there as well tomorrow but I will be on the Super Sherpa. Still good for single track, just a lot slower.
  9. luckyjr

    luckyjr Adventurer

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  10. generikal

    generikal Adventurer

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    Can't make it tomorrow. Came down with some sort of sickness. Have fun!!!
  11. luckyjr

    luckyjr Adventurer

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    I had a bit of a accident today. Much thanks Soloman Grundy, ssmschulz and rickbt for getting me out of the hills. I feel better after soak in the hot tub. Thanks again.....mickey
  12. Solemon Grundy

    Solemon Grundy Been here awhile

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    Get better, Mickey, I want to ride with you again real soon.:puke1
  13. rickbt

    rickbt rickt

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    Keep us posted as to your recovery. Hope it is speedy
  14. ssmschulz

    ssmschulz Sherpa Rider

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    If it warms up a bit by Sunday, any one up for a ride? Solemon Grundy - we can scout that route over Peavine.
  15. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    In.
    heard you guys had quite an eventful ride :huh
  16. generikal

    generikal Adventurer

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    Hopefully in for Sunday this time. I'm feeling a ton better.
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    What happened Last Sunday? Hope everyone is alright and recovering quickly!
  17. luckyjr

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    I took a big hit to my 4-5 vertebre area where my spine was fused 12 years ago. The rear suspension bottomed out. Good news is I will be sore for sometime. Dr said, take these pills and get yourself a new bike. So that is what I will do. I should be back soon. Feeling better everyday (good pills).

    To answer your questions. We met with another group of riders where one was not so lucky. Soloman Grundy and ssmschulz assisted them while rickbt stayed with me. Their downed rider did not make it.

    Thanks again.

    Mickey
  18. ssmschulz

    ssmschulz Sherpa Rider

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    Mickey, That is great news. Can't wait to ride with you again.

    Mark
  19. rickbt

    rickbt rickt

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    That is good the hear. Even better news is that the doctor prescribed the new bike, so I would think that your health insurance would be buying one for you. :D

    We all need doctors like that.

    Get well soon.

    Rick
  20. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    Mickey you need one of these :clap

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