Nevada Trip Planning, Ride Report Links, Tips, Gas Locations & Other Information

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by 2on2off, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. oldxr

    oldxr Long timer

    Jan 28, 2007
    central komifornia
    Baja Ho put link up to my rr..I missed a good hot spring by Diana's Punch Bowl.There are hot springs scattered across Nevada.Countdowns Smts tracks work good.If you are riding a big GS style bike the nevada aaa map is good.The sandwich counter in the gas station/mini mart at Carver's has good sandwiches.Black Rock dry lake can really suck if it gets wet.I had to carry my mtn bike after it rained at a burning man event a few years back.The muck will completely lock your wheels up.It can snow in nevada in the summer above 7-8000'-so you should have extra layers handy.
  2. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

    Sep 25, 2002
    Corral de Tierra CA, Ketchum ID
    Great info and of course pics.
  3. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

    Jun 9, 2007
    Nevada City
    Don't take the roads for granted. I high sided through a silt pit on Jungo Rd on Saturday. I was cruising at 50mph, entry speed was probably down to 40mph through the first one, and probably about 30mph when I hit the second larger one that took me down. I fared ok, the bike took some dings, but I can replace those parts. It was a good dose of reality that cooled out jets for the rest of the trip. If you don't know the road, don't be complacent about it.
  4. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

    May 22, 2007
    Central California
    Good point. I rode through several sections of silt on the "original" Pony Express Route in June north/east of Eureka. I didn't look down and kept my eyes straight ahead and could feel the silt coming almost up to my knees as my front wheel plowed through it. I was on my 1989 BMW Bumble Bee R100GS and I think the silt was as deep as my axles. I could see it coming so didn't get surprised by it but I was still puckered up pretty good riding through it.

    We had to space ourselves far apart while riding through it because of the large cloud of dust it threw up. I try to avoid silt but sometimes you can't.

    Regrouping after the silt: