End Of September Nevada Camp & Ride

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by trailrider383, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. trailrider383

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    Day five. Bob had to head home early as he found out his wife was in the hospital when he called to check in Saturday morning. :eek1 So I was off for a solo ride the last day of my trip.

    Another burned out hulk in the Nevada desert. We saw two Pintos on two different days earlier in the week. I was beginning to think Nevada was where Pintos go to die. :D I'm not sure what this one was.

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  2. obrianmcc

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    What a waste of some perfectly fine Pinto's ..... :D
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    The "road" was steadily deteriorating so I finally gave up and turned around. Next year I will be back to finish the last part of this road with some company.
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    How do you get any riding done with all the stops for photography?:lol3
  5. MasterMarine

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    Were you trying to get down to the geothermal plant? It looks like maybe you might have been trying to come down the same canyon we were trying to go up when we ran across this.

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    The other group of riders we ran into a couple times on our trip had just come down it.

    Did you try Fencemaker Pass while you were in the area?
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    I averaged 190 miles a day on this trip. More pics on the days I was riding alone.
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    tundradirtbiker Been here awhile

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    Ever done the East/West T2 Idaho dualsport route?
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    I've been on most of the west half. Before it had a name.....
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    Wondered if it was worth starting in Jordan Valley to Montana and returning on whatever side loops offered for something different. Most of it camp & ride sometime in June. Scenic & remote would be just fine.
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    Sounds like a good ride. :thumbup
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    Lovelock Cave. Luckily I made it out before the Si-Te-Cah sniffed me out. :eek1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Si-Te-Cah

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    tundradirtbiker Been here awhile

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    Thanks for posting, good RR information
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    September 23-28, 2014 will be the dates for this years ride. Camping at Smith Creek Playa about 30 miles west of Austin, NV. There is a hot springs on the west side of the playa. I found an event that is taking place out there on the playa in July when I was researching the area. http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2013/12/11/landsailing-world-championship-set-july-2014-usa/

    See the first post in this thread for an idea of what these rides are like. This will be dry camping in the high desert with no improvements. No more campgrounds for me. :bluduh

    I am going to take a weekend trip down there on the DR in April or May to check it out and figure out where I want to set up camp in the fall.
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    I was thinking of camping in the same general area this year but then changed my mind to Jarbidge. You will have a great time. Those mountains are fun down there! Don't try to take any big bikes up the eastern slope of Ophir Pass. :evil

    One of the best places I have eaten is the Pony Express Café in Eureka, NV. I had the Mayor's Sandwich (I think that is the name). It was a huge slice of prime rib in a sandwich. MMHHH!
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    Getting the DRZ400S ready to join 383 on this years Nevada trek. I think I only have a couple rides left on this filter....:nah

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    Is that from the Arizona heat or the flood you just had? :lol3
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    I haven't ridden it in about 7 months, just the heat. It usually gets up to about 105° in the garage in the summer.
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    Poor DRZ. :tough Sounds like it needs a good Nevada flogging to burn the cobwebs out of it.
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