GCRad1's ATK 605 The ADV-Rotaxerie [1998 Model]

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by GCRad1, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. GCRad1

    GCRad1 Been here awhile

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    SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND... My new to me [1998] ATK 605 Dual Sport Rotaxerie Machine! Who is not so little... I picked this bike up back in December 2009 from a friend of a friend... yea, one of those deals and the deal was GOOD! With work being such, no leg would be thrown over the saddle for six months! And stabled not in my garage, but at my buddies house who arranged the purchase. No, he is a good friend.. How do I know? The brand new tires are still brand new! That is a real friend! Thank you J-Shizzle!!

    What spurred a ATK 605 purchase? The KTM950ADV is gone. A little bit missed, not forgotten, but not the right tool for me currently. It could come back into my life...

    And then there is the XR400 Dirt Dawg that died in battle of the great forest of Big Bear Mountains protecting the West Coast. It will come back to hunt again and is a "life-keeper" due to it's "CA-plated-status!" A hunting dawg with PAPERWORK! And it too sits in wait as the ADV80 has taken some time and status more with the family members.

    A lot of my time has been spent on, more like in the ADV80 Land Cruiser, because it hauls the kids for the family adventure's.

    A name is a name, and everything is in a name... So, why: GCRad1's ATK 605 The ADV-Rotaxerie?
    GCRad1 - cause that is who I am, search around.
    ATK 605, 'cause that is what it is!
    But why the trickery wordplay.. "ADV-Rotaxerie"
    1: I LOVE THIS SITE!!! www.[B]ADVRIDER[/B].com
    2: Rotax & Rotisserie together make: Rotaxerie. Belt driven motor spinning some BEEF and that is what this motor delivers - BEEF!


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    So the journey begins.................................
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  2. GCRad1

    GCRad1 Been here awhile

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    Got all these important items: Owners Manual, Engine Repair Manual and Engine Parts Manual. They come as three separate manuals.

    Spoke with Lee of ATK USA in Salt Lake City, Utah today! He said, change the timing belt once a year and to keep an eye on the sprocket shaft, best time to check it is when doing oil changes. Other than that - ENJOY! Bit more detailed than that, but never the less, I was able to spend time talking with him as he personally has built a lot of these bikes and has some serious racing history with his 605.
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  3. Huskyfatman

    Huskyfatman Stinky Wizzleteats

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  4. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    Congrats,

    Rotax's Rule! Come out an hit the CNF with us sometime for an early morning beer run up Saddleback.:freaky
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  5. MZcountryboy

    MZcountryboy Long timer

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    Nice.

    Being a rotax man, an ATK is on my short list.

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  6. MZRider

    MZRider Neo-Luddite

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    Funny, I feel exactly the same way! Loved the engine of my MZ Saxon Country, but the suspension just wasn't up to the task. A buddy sold his Saxon Tour rolling chassis to a guy in FL and I bought the engine. Just picked up a '91 604 rolling chassis last month, a new-old-stock 4.6 gallon "desert" tank and a Corbin seat more recently. Hope to have it done by Spring of 2011. Should look pretty much like this:

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  7. oremike

    oremike Motorcyclest

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    I had a 99 605 and enjoyed everything about it except the fuel range, 93 miles just wasn't far enough for the type of riding I wanted to do.
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  8. MZcountryboy

    MZcountryboy Long timer

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    You ain't kidding there.

    Great engine, super reliable. Looks like a great project. Be sure to update us on the progress, as it happens.
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  9. MZRider

    MZRider Neo-Luddite

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    That's mostly the reason I went for the older/original 604 chassis - tank choices. In the MZ Saxon Country the 504 was averaging mid 60s with Bing CV carb. Average range before going onto reserve was 300 miles! With the 4.6 gallon tank, I should be good for 200+ before reserve with the 604. Gearing will be slightly lower and the carburetor different (I've chosen a Dellorto PHBE 38), but it should do at least mid 50s.

    I thought about doing a build thread here, but my progress will likely be so slow that everyone but me would lose interest. :D I started a blog elsewhere, once there's enough content I'll post a link. I did create a small photo album so my friends could see what I'd been babbling on about.
    http://www.antietamclassiccycle.com/atk/
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  10. Huskyfatman

    Huskyfatman Stinky Wizzleteats

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    It's funny how crappy the mileage is on the 605. I've had several Husky 610s with the same carb, and way more power, and they get at least 10 MPG better. 95% of my riding is off road though.

    Kieth at ADB was talking a while ago about producing some new tanks for the +'95 models, he has access to the molds. Would be nice if they could give it more capacity, maybe by eliminating the right side cut out?
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  11. GCRad1

    GCRad1 Been here awhile

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    First things first, after getting the bike to my house and doing the initial inspection, the first signal of things to change are the GRIPS! These old dawgs have seen better days!

    Top sides are toast:
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    Bottom sides are BLOWED UP!
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    Not just any oh-grip will work for me and I am finicky when it comes to grips!
    I have only found one type of grip for me.
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    ProGrip #714 Rally Raid

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    Rally ProGrips mounted up...

    But they are missing something...


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    Is missing.

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    AAAHHHH the wire tied tried and trued method for double insurance for safety. Plus it add's that nice "FACTORY PREPPED" look.
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    The old battery... SHOT! So, a new one was in order. I like the E-BUTTON! And the kick start on the left side of the is IMPOSSIBLE!!!
    So nice, I think it's time to take ADV-Rotaxerie out for a desert shake down!
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  12. odium1

    odium1 2-Stroke Tuning!

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    What a beauty man, I've always loved those 605's. I bet it's a rush blasting through the desert on it :D
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  13. GCRad1

    GCRad1 Been here awhile

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    We played our cards right and got some great weather in the desert after the "desert crowd" has headed down to the beaches or up to the mountains. Yes, the summer heat is on, but got lucky with some mild temps. But we wanted some wide open space and I personally was looking for some good desert two-track just to get back in the saddle with the new bike.

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    Making to drive up to my buddies house in Victorville, Ca. and as I climb up the last portion of the Cajon Pass, the sun peaks over blindingly!

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    Yes, July in the desert! We actually had a good streak of mild temperatures! We started out from "Four-Corners," the intersection on HWY395 and Cuddeback Rd and heading to Randsburg, Ca. as they have a cool ghost town there and good lunch at the General Store. So off we go!

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    We were having a good time traversing the desert and noticing we where making tracks on roads and trails that had not seen traffic in a few weeks. And we run up on some company. Meet Mr. Desert Tortoise. He was making his way across the road. Rare to see these guys. DO NOT TOUCH - let them be - Federal Offense for messing with them! We kinda wait and seem him across the road.
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    We make our way up to this nice look-out hill:
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    Looking down onto the town of Randsburg:
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    Made our way into town, tied the horses up:
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    The General Store is where the FOOD is!
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    These is a lot of Curioddities around the town of Randsburg, CA:
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    The town of Randsburg is a cool place to visit off the radar of most travelers, but for those that know, during "season," town is littered with off-road enthusiast:
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    So it's time to make our way back, and so far the ATK605 has been a WINNER with flying colors!
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    Just another beautiful day of riding in the desert!

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    The ATK605 I am very stoked on right now! I do miss my XR400, but it will be back up and running in time, but this ATK605 is a sure nice addition! It's a KEEPER!
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    GCRad1 Been here awhile

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    You know when you buy a used "anything" there is a box that comes with it of "stock" stuff the original owner removed, well, lucky for me, I did not throw out all the empty boxes as the Speedo was buried down in one of those boxes!

    Been seriously busy with work so no time to work on the bike, so just making notes of items I need to sort out for the bike.
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    ZuminaZX n00b

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    How did it fare against the XR? It looks like you're running twice the stock amount (8) of discs on that muffler!
    I have a 99 that I just finished updating to 01' spec:
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    I also swapped out the 80s looking headlight for a polisport halo
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    GCRad1 Been here awhile

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    GCRad1 Been here awhile

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    My buddies wanted to hit up Big Bear as everyone is mostly transitioning to the desert now. Their thought is, this could be a last ride for the year up in the mountains as from here to April we will spend most of our time is the desert as it is cooling off. Big Bear is our summer riding spot.

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    Making the early drive out to our meet up spot at the bottom of HWY330.

    We are going for the views:
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    Like this!

    The ATK605 taking a break..
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    Actaully we got where one of our buddies got a flat tire, so went back and sort him out. I carry all the junk in my back pack - tire pump, tire irons, spare tube. BUT, one tool I did not have.... Rear wheel nut wrench! I have my XR400 wrench and did not take into consideration that the ATK could be a diffrent size. So, we decided to stop every so often and pump the tire as it is a slow leak and we will sort it at the top in Big Bear.

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    PUMP THAT TIRE... My old MTB Bike pump does the job and all the friends get to jump in and give it a few wacks! That's me sitting down on the job...

    We would run up on these guys in the trucks:
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    And ask if they have an adjustable wrench.

    We scored!
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    The guys in the truck where hunting bear, not getting much "trail" from the dogs so they where time willing. We actaully ran up on quite a few guys hunting deer - from their trucks. I thought that was a funny way to hunt deer. I grew up in Alabama, I know what deer hunting is all about...

    And off we go to the top of the mountain for lunch and return for more great riding back.
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    This is just dropping down off the backside.

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    The ATK605 is a CHAMP!

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    The last time I came through here, I came from the long way and in my Land Crusier from top of the mountain side and got to here and the gate was closed and had to go all the way back around, so It was great to go all the way through this trail to HWY330.

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    Little creeks along the way!

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    Little fatty fattning up for winter.

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  18. 2 SPOT

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    saweet, its a great bike isnt it? wish they were still making them.
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  19. GCRad1

    GCRad1 Been here awhile

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    My buddy and I planned another little outting. While in Baker, Ca we did some trail hopping on the West side of the 15FWY and then over to the Mojave National Preserve side. Got to love a plated bike!

    I had ran through Joshua Tree forest while on the Barstow to Vegas DS ride through this section of Baker and wanted to run a loop through this area again.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5152131011/" title="Baker Mojave Desert Ride 2010 (1) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/5152131011_2187f94a5e.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Baker Mojave Desert Ride 2010 (1)" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5152742012/" title="Baker Mojave Desert Ride 2010 (3) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/5152742012_2b743b07aa.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Baker Mojave Desert Ride 2010 (3)" /></a>
    Dangers of the desert - mines.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5152743406/" title="Baker Mojave Desert Ride 2010 (5) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1404/5152743406_3a73f422e2.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Baker Mojave Desert Ride 2010 (5)" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5152747260/" title="Baker Mojave Desert Ride 2010 (12) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/5152747260_da869a93f8.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Baker Mojave Desert Ride 2010 (12)" /></a>
    We found this cool little valley.

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    My trusty steed.

    So, after that loop, we jump across the freeway at Halloran Springs Road and into the Mojave Preserve:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5152753756/" title="Baker Mojave Desert Ride 2010 (23) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1438/5152753756_cd4cd9b386.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Baker Mojave Desert Ride 2010 (23)" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5152753264/" title="Baker Mojave Desert Ride 2010 (22) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1328/5152753264_79e3ea5f1b.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Baker Mojave Desert Ride 2010 (22)" /></a>

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    Me make our way into an area that has been rarly ridden, like a fire road of sort and has not seen regular riding. So it wound up being an out-and-back.

    So it was back across the freeway as we wanted another loop and another canyon, so back across it was:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5152758126/" title="Baker Mojave Desert Ride 2010 (30) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/5152758126_b63f6cdfef.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Baker Mojave Desert Ride 2010 (30)" /></a>
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    The ATK 605 is a fine desert bike! I was rather nervious about not having a steering dampner on the bike like I do with my XR400. But I must say, this bike is very stable without assistance.
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  20. GCRad1

    GCRad1 Been here awhile

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    Riding time has been on my side! Another little ride was planned. We would start at the CA/NV stateline and ride towards Searchlight. We thouhg we would be able to traverse the train track a bit, jump across and head up the mountain:
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    Here is John on his big dog XR650R!

    We basically ran about 8/10-miles down to the crush-rock slab down to Nipton, jumped on and jumped back off at the first dirt road. We found this nice green hill and traversed our way up around it:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5156143883/" title="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (25) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4089/5156143883_e7fe6160e7.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (25)" /></a>
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    It was a nice little climb as John is showing us here.

    Midway up, we stop as we where destracted:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5156147247/" title="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (29) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1224/5156147247_d609883f41.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (29)" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5156761522/" title="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (33) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/5156761522_67d600cc73.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (33)" /></a>
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    Enough sight seeing, we had some more hill:
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    So.... this ended in a short climb to soup-dirt of which we bailed out on and came all the way back down. The spirit of adventure continues...

    So, back down, onto the slab and off in a wash at the powerline pointed toward Boulder City, but we will go to Searchlight. We travel down the powerline for a while. We see this interesting area and find the next available trail cutting in and towards Searchlight:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5156768388/" title="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (42) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/5156768388_d511a25776.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (42)" /></a> This was actually the most awesome fun area, sorry - the least photos. But while riding through this area, we stopped, looked at each other and waited to see a Giraffee or elephant... this area just had that look! We said we will come back and explore all of this area again. Looks like some great camping in here as well.

    Then, LUNCH!
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5156159415/" title="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (45) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1362/5156159415_64e97e57e7.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (45)" /></a>
    Next time we will have to see if we can find something good and local, but this time we just wanted to eat, get gas and get back in the dirt. We still had a ways to go to get to Boulder City dry lake bed and back over to Primm.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5156160117/" title="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (46) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1119/5156160117_be19402935.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (46)" /></a>
    GPS check time and tire check time:
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    This tire was brand new four rides ago... Going to go MAXXIS next time!

    After following lines across the desert and looking for that "general direction" road bak to Primm, we finally connected to the right line/road/canyon and should be in the "general direction" towards Primm, but more importantly we are going up. Going up is good as we have a major ridge to get across.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5156162849/" title="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (50) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/5156162849_9347bda081.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (50)" /></a>
    Looking back towards Boulder City.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5156165725/" title="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (53) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1218/5156165725_e55533b433.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (53)" /></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5156776932/" title="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (54) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1256/5156776932_78976106b3.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (54)" /></a>
    Somewhere up on the ridge is John making his way up.

    Up at the top, we can see the dry lake on the Vegas side of Primm:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5156785410/" title="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (67) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/5156785410_a4273eca31.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (67)" /></a>

    A look back at this shack of sort:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5156168633/" title="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (57) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/5156168633_ae1eabd977.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (57)" /></a>

    Riding buddies:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5156173527/" title="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (65) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1368/5156173527_921df6f172.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (65)" /></a>

    on a great ride:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5156786044/" title="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (68) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1179/5156786044_e1ce88e101.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (68)" /></a>
    111, yes, one hundred and eleven miles of great riding!

    These boot are so over-done!
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodneywills/5156126287/" title="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (1) by GCRad1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4055/5156126287_8e43698c80.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Adventure Ride Primm - Searchlight - BoulderCity - Primm (1)" /></a>
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