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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Mr Dual Sport, Apr 5, 2014.
Rode through NV to Eagleville, CA
Looks like you found a little mud. Ain't no fun cleaning that crap off.
I clicked on this thread just because you quoted The Dude. Good job sir
U da man.
What is dat wyte shit on da ground?
Bub en baja whantz 2 no....
Still in Eagleville, headed to Gerlach tomorrow. Temps should be in the 60's for the rest of the trip
Started out snowy from Bend, OR on Thursday. Took China Hat to Christmas Valley via Fort Rock.
Got stuck in a couple of storms, one bad enough we took shelter in a hay barn.
Got to Christmas Valley and one of Littleposum's moto gloves had a hole in the finger and the tip was turning black! :eek1
Got a cool set of latex.
The desert east of here is still snowed in or total slop. It's getting late and cold so we pound out 60 or so miles of slab to Hogback RD.
Somehow, Central Oregon Chocolate Butter magically turns into glue with the addition of a little snow.
Lost a front fender that way a few years ago!
I like the hay barn shelter idea
...there sure ain't no trees out there to take cover under
This looks like fun !!! You guys are camping, right ?
I had to remove the counter sprockets from both bike to remove that crap!
The Dude abides
You've been south too long! Gonna have to swing by one of these days
This NV stuff beat the Central Oregon crap hands down. 1rst gear sliding down the grade was a treat!
It has been! Camping every night but the last two. Stayed with some relatives in Eagleville.
Headed back out after a late breakfast today. Don't need to be back to Bend, Oregon till Tuesday night.
Headed east on Hogback Road.
Toward Warner Peak.
And camped by the Hot Springs!
End of day one, more to come but probably not until Tuesday or Wednesday
when we get home.
Headed to Gerlach,NV after a late breakfast.
You maniacs have a safe trip back. Can't wait to hear all about it!
Sticky, yet slippery mud.
Amazing they can both exist simultaneously.
Tell me the Universe doesn't have a sense of humor.
Isn't that's where the driveshaft is supposed to be?
And there's stories to tell!
Slickest mud I've had the pleasure to ride in yet.
Well a week and over a thousand miles later and we're home. Great ride, I'll get pics up as quick as I can. I have a weeks worth!
Friday morning was cold and windy, we packed up and headed to Plush. Our original route would have brought us past Beatys Butte, but the whole area was still snowed in.
Back to Plush
No breakfast at Plush, but we had a cup of coffee to warm up.
Then south to Adel for breakfast and fuel.
One of the inmates from ADV asked if we could get some pics of his relatives and his late wife's dog while in Adel.
Well we did
Southbound to Nevada!
Past the Sheldon Antelope Refuge.
Cool little cabin. Was still warm from someone staying in it the night before.
Headed to Hays Canyon and Eagleville, CA
Really cool camp along the way.
Headed up toward Hays Peak. It was really slimy, but not in the goo yet.
Down the other side. This is where the goo starts!
From this point to the next pic of LittlePosum below, it was the slickest, stickiest goo, I've ever ridden in. Sliding down the grade in first gear slipping toward the edge was a real treat!
I had to remove the counter sprockets off both bikes to remove that crap!
Luckily it dried up as quickly as it came. From here on it warmed up, and was beautiful weather the rest of the trip!
Headed down the canyon.
Really cool rock features along the way, but this one stood out.
One look back into Nevada
And into California
And the town of Eagleville
Where we washed and parked the bikes for a day.
End of day 2 and more to come.
Nice work you two! I love that stretch of Coleman Canyon as you leave Adel. On the 990 that was a 90 plus mph zone. Really pretty through there. I have stayed in that cabin at the entrance to the wild life refuge a few times. Killer views and a wood stove for those cold nights. Cant wait to see the rest of the report!!!
A few more pics of Eagleville.
The road we came into town on. Rode over the top of that range in one of the snow covered sections.
Posum's relatives place.
Doing some maintenance and fueling up the bike before we leave.
We leave late morning Sunday and head south to NV. It's a really short trip to the border and we where on dirt again within 20 miles
Along the way this retarded turkey was laying along the road. Stopped to see if it got hit and nudged it with my boot.
It got up and walked around a bit then laid down in the middle of the road. Stupid turkey, probably got hit by a car.
Back on dirt and headed to Gerlach! Perfect sunny day with temps in the 60's. No goo, no dust, just perfect!
Cool road, had several water crossings and a reservoir.
We went east for about 30 miles then started heading SE
I really wish I had some pictures of the next section. I think Posum does. We got on the Black Rock playa 10 miles or so north of Gerlach on the west side.
I saw a train going south on the east side of the playa and dropped into a tuck and gave the XR WOT in 5th for several miles to catch it. When I finally caught up to it, we were about 2 miles from Gerlach.
All of the sudden my XR's engine that I just rebuilt started bogging. Bad, really really bad.
I dropped it into to 4th gear and all seemed fine again. That's when I looked down....
The playa was turning to quicksand!
Posum was still right behind me but took the lead, we're about a mile from Gerlach now. Out of nowhere her bike hits a hidden puddle of slop and sinks like a foot but she makes it through it!
The last half mile was spent in third gear with both bikes pinned full throttle going like 10mph! :eek1
Somehow we made it through and came out right behind the gas station.
We fuel up the bikes, then grabbed a bite to eat and some Coors to go from Bruno's.
Then headed north a short ways up the east side of the Black Rock, set up camp by the described RR tracks and drank some well deserved beers.
End of day 3. 3 more to go!
This ride was sick! Started out f-ing cold and we weren't sure how much of our route would be completely snowed in. :huh Driving in cages sucks! So we were riding regardless of conditions, it's just what we do.
Up and over China Hat was dicey and kind of slow going with the slick snow.
Got caught up in the wet storm just outside X-mas Valley after hanging out in the hay barn we stopped at the store to warm up Justin got me a sweet new pair of gloves.
I loves me corn dogs on the road.
Hog Back road was clear but from what we could see through the high wind snow flurries the grade up to Hart Mt looked ominous.
Camp on the top was cold and sloppy but we made it!
Nice to thaw out in the warm spring. Started getting dark so back to the tent we went. It was so cold Justin cooked dinner from inside the vestibule and we stayed inside until morning.