Nevada: Riding the Big Empty

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

  1. MasterMarine

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    Awesome! :D
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  2. Bob

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    Thanks for the most recent pics of WABDR!
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  3. F250Pal

    F250Pal Been here awhile

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    Some members of the crew have been racing the Fall MRANN series. Here are a few pics from the WSRA Wild Horse Enduro on 09.29.13 in Toulon Nevada. Great course, lots of fun. Two loops, around 100 miles total. Mostly single track, washes, and rocks.


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  4. F250Pal

    F250Pal Been here awhile

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  5. F250Pal

    F250Pal Been here awhile

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    Roost In Peace.
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  6. F250Pal

    F250Pal Been here awhile

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    Took a ride down toward Pine Grove, Nevada, a little ghost town between Yerington, NV and Bodie, CA. Not too many pics, but a lot of fun. 170 miles of dirt and only saw an old couple taking pictures out in the desert. No other cars, trucks, or bikes.

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  7. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    I'm leaving soon and have alot to do. Including waiting for a head gasket to finish the top end. I hope I can make it down for one last ride before I go to texas. Straight and flat.
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  8. F250Pal

    F250Pal Been here awhile

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    Yesterday, 11.24.13, concluded the MRANN 2013 desert racing season. Thanks to the whole crew for all the support. Tankslappers M/C hosted yesterdays event. Temps in the high 40's, no wind, no dust, and hero dirt.



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    Dead engine Le Mans start this year. Banner drop, run to bike, start bike, haul ass.

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    Thank you to the whole crew.

    Jim Doreen Reese Nicole Seth Destry Anna Janeen Jared Austin Stephen Sara Gary Corinne Emily Shane Uncle Steve.
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  9. F250Pal

    F250Pal Been here awhile

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    Did you get your parts?
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  10. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    Should be there monday when I get back.
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  11. F250Pal

    F250Pal Been here awhile

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    Did a big loop today. Hit the dirt at the end of my street, rode to my pal's house, back to the dirt, then started riding. Stagecoach Silver Springs Weeks Churchill Canyon Minnesota Mine Smith Valley East Walker Flying M Aldrich Grade Bodie Road Lucky Boy Pass Hawthorne Walker Lake Schurz Weber Dam Campbell Valley Hooter Well Lake Lahontan Fort Churchill Break a Heart Road Home. 241 miles by the time I made it home, about half an hour of night riding and approximately 40 miles of slab. Big fun. Cold is coming, today was in the high 40's.


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  12. coffman300

    coffman300 Been here awhile

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    just adding a few pics of the day

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  13. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    Motor's in one piece. Have it back together tomorrow. Where we going?
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  14. F250Pal

    F250Pal Been here awhile

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    Looks like we're waiting until next weekend.


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  16. ghostbuster2

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    F250pal you are living the dream! Unfortunately I am tied to the San Francisco area for another 15 years or so but I try to get a ride in over there in your neighborhood once a month or so. Nice to ride out there pretty much unrestricted though civilization has started to creep in so It is not like it was 25 years ago. Is that the pit out at Yerington in the picture? Last time I was there it was filling up with water. I was running north up Churchill Canyon a couple of months ago and noticed some single track but did not have time to explore it. Is there a sizeable network of single track out there worth exploring? We usually camp out at Johnson Lane but would consider camping at Weed Heights or Hooten Well or the Weeks SX track if there is enough to keep us occupied for 3 days or so.
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  17. F250Pal

    F250Pal Been here awhile

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    Johnson Lane is the best place to stage/camp if you want to ride single track for days on end. Everything from easy to double black diamond.
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  18. F250Pal

    F250Pal Been here awhile

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    Been planning a trip back to Death Valley for a few months. We finally decided on April 10-13, 2014. We left Stagecoach, NV Thursday April 10 after work. My bike had been packed for a couple days.[​IMG]

    I left my house at 4:00PM and headed over to my pals house. The ride starts with an asphalt transfer section to Yerington, NV, where we are to meet up with one more rider, at 5:00 pm, then hit the dirt. Due to the late afternoon start, we're going to get some night riding in. We say goodbye to Yerington and start stirring up dust.


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    We headed south on East Walker RD past Flying M Ranch, over Aldrich Grade, east on Bodie/Lucky Boy Pass RD to Road 026 past Borealis Mine, Powell Canyon, cross over NV SR359, Whisky Flat, Road 200, Cow Camp, Road 179, to NV SR360. It's been dark for a couple hours now. Slab transfer to US 6, to NV SR264, to Fish Lake Valley. We stop for the night at the hot springs to camp/soak/sleep/eat. Somewhere near 11:30 pm I think.



    Friday April 11.

    Pack up camp and head to Dyer, NV for some fuel. More slab down SR264 to SR266, over Lida Summit to Wiley RD. More dirt. We stop in Gold Point, NV to talk to a local. Turns out he is the Sheriff, Fire Marshall, Justice of the Peace, etc. We tell him we are trying to get to Beatty, NV in the dirt. He provides us with clear, simple verbal instructions. We pass Hard Luck Mine/Castle, cross SR267 @ Bonnie Claire and have a stretch of 30 miles or so of BITD whoops. Really fun. Through the corner of DVNP, pass Bullfrog and Rhyolite, SR374 to Beatty for lunch and gas. Why is my tire going flat? Because of the nail in it. Change tube, eat, ride. Back down SR374. Entering Death Valley through Titus Canyon. Effing really super senic. Best part of the trip for me. Exit Titus, NW slab transfer to Ubehebe Crater, look inside, visit with a Canadian BMW gang, Racetrack Valley Road, The Racetrack, Teakettle Jct., Lippencott Pass, Saline Valley Road, Saline Valley Hot Springs. Set up, eat, bathe, soak, eat, sleep. Day two done. 450.3 miles since home.


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    Wake up in the desert. Things are good. No hurry. Eat. Soak. Enjoy the warmth. At 8:00 am it's about 85 degrees F. This is why I came. Our pal on the 950 realizes his subframe is broken. He decides to ride pavement home. We were planning on one more night camping, but he's out. Pack up, head out. Saline Valley Road to Death Valley Road, CA SR168 to Big Pine for fuel. We run into a herd of dirt bikes at the gas station. 950 guy heads north on 395 for home. Two XRL's transfer on SR168 to SR266/ NV SR264, back through Dyer, NV, US 6, SR 360 again. We find a shortcut through some sand dunes back to Road 179. Going to camp when the wind dies down, been blowing all day. Never stops. Back through Yerington, back home. More than 700 miles in a little more than 48 hours. Get home at 10:30PM Saturday night. Lots of fun. Lots of miles.

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    It is an oasis.
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    Bayy burrow. Camp host said it was a day old.
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    Trip odometer says I had fun.
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  19. beechum1

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    The best bike in the best terrain. It don't get no better:D
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