Nevada: Riding the Big Empty

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by F250Pal, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. jsg161968

    jsg161968 daydreamer

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    Great RR. Your pics and writing were cool. It sparked a lot of memories for me. I lived in Reno for a bit and rode a lot. I met some nice people, raced in some MRANN races and especially liked the solitude you referenced. The desert made me a good rider and I am grateful for that education. What literally drove me out of there was the WIND...it was relentless and purposeless. Anyhow, the vast riding options are what stick in my mind. Thanks for the cool repeort.
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  2. zack05

    zack05 Adventurer

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    Just incredible. Thanks for putting all this up. I've ridden alot of the same stuff. Nevada rules. I like places with a little elbow room. Interested in the 450X. Does it go the whole way w/o oil change? Also looks like a 3.2 gal. IMS tank. I get less than 90 miles on the same bike/tank. Do you carry enough extra fuel bottles to make the distance? Also it looks lowered.
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  3. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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  4. XStatic450

    XStatic450 ouch

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    Loved the pics, makes me miss Nevada!!!
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  5. F250Pal

    F250Pal Been here awhile

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    Three bikes. Two XRL's one DRZ. I planned on taking many photos. It didn't happen. Everyone kept a very brisk pace. It was fun. Stagecoach Silver Springs Lahontan Walker River Weber Reservior Pumpkin Hollow Rafter 7 Ranch East Walker Road FS Road 100 to 463. Fuel is a concern now, we have gone about 150 miles, and I have flopped over to reserve. Buckboard General Store in Smith Valley, NV. Fill fuel tanks. Cheese burgers and fries for all. It's dark now. Two hours at least to get home. Wellington Artesia Lake Sunrise Pass El Dorado Canyon Dayton Home.




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    219 miles. 25 or so paved. Over two hours in the dark.

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  6. Baja Ho

    Baja Ho Been here awhile

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    Just got back to this report, Nevada is assume. I need to get back. Thanks for posting.
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  7. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    Nice Post dudes. keep up the good work.

    From Jeathrow Bowdean in Western Canada
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  8. De Eee

    De Eee Been here awhile

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  9. F250Pal

    F250Pal Been here awhile

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    Sunday 03.17.13

    We headed for Bodie on Sunday, planning to ride through town and head for Bridgeport, CA for lunch and fuel, then head back. We left Stagecoach at 9:00 am then went to Silver Springs and on to Fort Churchill. We have everyone now. XR4, DRZ, and two XRL's. Weeks bridge, follow the rail road tracks to Wabuska, cross US95A, on the Pony Express Trail, south on the pole line road to Yerington. Top off gas tanks. Gone 60 miles so far. Back out to the pole line, south through Pumpkin Hollow, Santa Margarita Ranch, Rafter 7 Road, East Walker Road, Flying M Ranch, over the river, Aldrich Grade, intersection of Road 199 and Road 028, south to Bodie Creek Road, over the bridge, up the canyon we find mud and a little snow, CA/NV stateline, next stop a locked gate. Rats. No Bodie today. Back down the canyon to the intersection, west on Road 028 to SR 338, north to Road 050, left turn, Desert Creek, back on SR 338 to SR 208 to the Buckboard General Store in Smith Valley, NV. Gas, cheese burgers and fries for all. 191 miles since home. The grill closes at 5:00 pm on Sundays, its 4:30 pm by now. Artisia Road, Churchill Canyon, Fort Churchill, single track over Churchill Butte, Misfit Flat, dirt to within 200 yards of my driveway. 7:30 pm shut the bike off. 263 miles, about 50 of them slab, fast pace, large fun.

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  10. nvklr

    nvklr Been here awhile

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    hopefully, I'll be able to add some to this thread at some point.
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  11. RideAbout

    RideAbout Mentally Retired

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    Nevada sucks......




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    .... Can't wait to go back!
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  12. Humunn

    Humunn Where Next?

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    Great pics! :clap
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  13. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    RIDE NEVADA

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  14. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    I HAVE to get down there with you guys.... I'm out for a few weeks, daughter is in town, rewiring bike, the 29th is the soonest I can get back to working on it.
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  15. F250Pal

    F250Pal Been here awhile

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    Friday, 03.22.13

    Left home at 6:00PM. Moundhouse, Brunswick Canyon, Sunrise Pass, El Dorado Canyon, Dayton, American Flats, Jumbo Grade, Virginia City. Back home just aftemidnight. 110 miles. New L.E.D. light bar works very well.


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  16. gonridn

    gonridn Been here awhile

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    that was a great report gary, i don't know why i did not see it sooner. its good to see the bigrig being used the right way. plus she already knew the way.


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  17. F250Pal

    F250Pal Been here awhile

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    Heading out from Lyon County, Nevada tomorrow morning and heading for the WABDR. Seven bikes. Mostly dirt. Ride report to follow.
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  18. RideAbout

    RideAbout Mentally Retired

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    More of the "Big Empty"....


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  19. F250Pal

    F250Pal Been here awhile

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  20. F250Pal

    F250Pal Been here awhile

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    July 2013. We headed out for some WABDR.

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