Reise - For Adventure on the Trans America Trail

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Exile, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. Exile

    Exile The Mundane and The Magic

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    Hey, glad you found the post. I ended up finding a nice Toyota pickup in Oregon that I will buy to bring us and the bikes back but I appreciate the offer. Look for some PM's from me in the future as my next bike will be the one you were riding. :wink:
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  2. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Interesting perspective, that is my favorite stretch on the TAT and I'm going back to Baker in September just to ride that section again.

    Thanks for the updates. :thumb

    Have fun tomorrow, I hope you like sand. :lol3
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  3. Exile

    Exile The Mundane and The Magic

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    Nevada, so far, is like the last half of Utah...it would be a nice ride if we weren't baking in the sun, choking on dust, or eating sand in a crash. The morning started off with some two tracks through the middle of nowhere.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-289.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2221" title="Chris UT2-NV3 289" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-289.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-290.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2221" title="Chris UT2-NV3 290" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-290.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-293.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2221" title="Chris UT2-NV3 293" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-293.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-297.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2221" title="Chris UT2-NV3 297" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-297.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>

    Then we got to Sam's Dual Sport Bypass. I elected to take the bypass because I can't help but push it pass the limit with this bike and am tired of crashing. Chris and Tavis took the trail through the 5 miles of single track and deep sand.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-302.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2221" title="Chris UT2-NV3 302" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-302.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-300.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2221" title="Chris UT2-NV3 300" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-300.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>

    After waiting for a short while for them to get to where I was, I learned that Tavis had taken a spill in the sand not 2 miles in. I also found part of his headphones wrapped around his rear wheel, and then he discover his case holding his new iphone4 was open and his phone wasn't there.

    So we all went back through looking for it to no avail.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-298.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2221" title="Chris UT2-NV3 298 width=" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-298.jpg" alt="" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-299.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2221" title="Chris UT2-NV3 299 width=" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-299.jpg" alt="" height="533" /></a>

    So I got to go through it anyway...twice. We never found the phone, so for those following us, keep a look out for an iphone in a plastic ziploc bag.

    Then it was through the range pastures of Nevada where both Chris and Tavis went down.

    Coming down a hill, there was a small water runoff that the cows had been walking through. Chris and I went on the outside of it. Tavis did not...

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_0867.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2259" title="IMG_0867" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_0867.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_0868.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2260" title="IMG_0868" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_0868.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>

    The mud stopped the bike dead and Tavis went flying off. Both he and the bike are fine.

    Chris and I waited a little while down the trail before realizing he wasn't coming back. Chris was the first to get there and couldn't control the bike down this hill.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_0869.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2261" title="IMG_0869" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_0869.jpg" alt="" width="800&quot;" height="533" /></a>

    But there was one nice thing to look at during this ride.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5413.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2107" title="IMG_5413" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5413.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5414.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2107" title="IMG_5414" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5414.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5415.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2107" title="IMG_5415" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5415.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>

    Then down the mountain to Lund.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5416.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2107" title="IMG_5416" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5416.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5417.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2107" title="IMG_5417" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5417.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>

    Since the search had cost us so much time, we finally made it to our halfway gas stop in Lund, NV around 4:00 in the afternoon. We were exhausted. We voted to skip the other 100 miles on the trail for 100 miles on the highway so that we could make it to our next stop in Eureka, NV. Its a good thing that we did because we made it into Eureka at sundown and promptly set up camp at a RV park.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5422.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2107" title="IMG_5422" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5422.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5424.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2107" title="IMG_5424" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5424.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5425.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2107" title="IMG_5425" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5425.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5430.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2107" title="IMG_5430" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5430.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>

    We packed up the next morning after camping on this small patch of grass and went to get breakfast before setting out again to bake and choke.

    Right out of Eureka we ran into roads closed as described <a href="http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13565028&amp;postcount=53">here</a>.

    No wind today. The dust just hung in the air.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5431.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2107" title="IMG_5431" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5431.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5433.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2107" title="IMG_5433" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5433.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>

    Not long into the trail, I'm moving along at a steady pace until I hit this.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-309.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2221" title="Chris UT2-NV3 309 width=" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-309.jpg" alt="" height="533" /></a>

    I was doing about 40 mph and tried to just blast through it because there was no stopping. I leaned back putting weight on the rear and let the front float and then it catches the side of the rut...

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-306.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2221" title="Chris UT2-NV3 306 width=" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-306.jpg" alt="" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-307.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2221" title="Chris UT2-NV3 307 width=" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-UT2-NV3-307.jpg" alt="" height="533" /></a>

    It may be sand but it still hurt. After the dust coated me and cleared, I found out that the force of the crash sheared the grade 8 bolt that was holding the whole right side together. Sub-frame is still intact. Chris went down shortly after we got going again but I didn't see it.

    So we put that box on Chris's bike and continued on.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5434.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2107" title="IMG_5434" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5434.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>

    The crash also broke my windscreen. So I have come to the conclusion that everything that I spent my time building has been broken...I will be posting how to build a damage resistant rack when the trip is over since I have had a lot of time to think it through now.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5435.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2107" title="IMG_5435" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5435.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
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    One more day in Nevada to go.
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  4. Exile

    Exile The Mundane and The Magic

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    Meh, I suppose I'm a little biased since I like trees. Plus it hasn't been an easy past couple of days with all the crashing, but we are enduring.
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  5. Benjava

    Benjava ?

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    :scratch
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  6. mototwin

    mototwin Adventurer

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    Ryan and I are following along and I like to see that you still have the slow down reminder on your battered screen. I know from experience that the more you fall the worse it gets, remember to stop and take a long rest to collect yourself before continuing on the trail.
    Thinking back on Ryan's crash, we were hot, tired, and anxious to get to the end of the day and air conditioning. I should have slowed down and gotten there a little later but safely.
    Remember that your reflexes and ability severely decline when your body and mind are stressed.
    You guys are continuing on our dream as well and we want you to finish in one piece.

    Mike & Ryan
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  7. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Nice ride, thanks for taking us along with you.
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  8. b00t

    b00t errrr, yes uh-huh?

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    Well, there goes my afternoon at work...jockeying some RR action...
    great RR the images are some of the best I have seen. Hang in there guys, looks like you are starting to tire out and stuff is happening...you are close and got a crew following. Ride hard, ride strong, ride smart...can't wait to see this finish.
    :super:lurk
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  9. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    I see why your having problems w/ the rack, too small of box sections, and add gussets to the welds to strengthen the welds, soft bags are easier on the racks too as they absorb the vibes.

    Great pictures. Keep em coming.
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  10. NOTAR_520

    NOTAR_520 Been here awhile

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    Nevada has some GREAT riding, but riding anywhere in dust and 100 deg heat will leave a DEEP impression on ones self.

    You guys are grinding through, congrats, and thanks for sharing the story and pictures.

    I still haven't ridden the TAT from Richfield to BattleMountain NV, someday, but seeing the pictures is drawing me there, maybe in Mid Sept, I'd like to ride the entire NV section. Any of you guys up for an encore? I'll need someone in front of me to show me where the mud, and silt beds are. I had a Nice get off in Utah this year, downhill into a silt bed, and that shiz didn't taste good either,lol.

    I fall down too. But so far I've had no issues with a Giant loop bag, my daughter even tortured one with no damage, I'm glad I spent the $$ on them, I'll but them again(we have bought 4 of them). No racks to bend or break, and they have saved the bike from damage during our sloppy riding times.

    Rock on
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  11. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Hope you guys are doing ok, that's a rough section thru there. Let's see, we last heard from you when you were in Battle Mtn...hopefully you're close to Lakeview by now.

    Can't wait to hear the stories...


    :lurk
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  12. NOTAR_520

    NOTAR_520 Been here awhile

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    Looking at Travis's Spot page, at least Travis is in Cresent OR, they left Lakeview Wed AM. They got in past 9pm mountain time.

    Great riding Battle Mtn to Lakeview, they can almost coast to the coast now,lol.

    ROCK on guys, just a couple days until the beach.
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  13. NOTAR_520

    NOTAR_520 Been here awhile

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  14. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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  15. BaRbEndEr

    BaRbEndEr Adventurer

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    But helps find the stuff they are dropping and loosing :D
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  16. Exile

    Exile The Mundane and The Magic

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    I limped into Battle Mountain and got my box "reattached."

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-001.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 001" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-001.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-002.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 002" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-002.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>

    We stayed at the Big Chief Inn in Battle Mountain which was the nicest and cheapest place we have stayed the whole trip...we even got breakfast.

    So after binging all their food we gassed up for another day.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-005.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 005" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-005.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>

    And the roads just got "better"...

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5438.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5438" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5438.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5439.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5439" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5439.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5441.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5441" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5441.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5442.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5442" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5442.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>

    Until we couldn't even find the road...

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5443.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5443" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5443.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>

    And finally my rack could take it no more.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-006.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 006" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-006.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>

    So we split up the boxes and I strapped what was left of my rack to the bike along with my side plastics since the bolts vibrated out.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-008.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 008" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-008.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>

    And headed off for more.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-010.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 010" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-010.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-011.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 011" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-011.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>

    A short while later, we reach the climax of these Nevada hills.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-019.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 019" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-019.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-020.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 020" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-020.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>

    Then Chris did this...I'm not sure how. Nevada road - 1, Chris - 0.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-025.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 025" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-025.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-029.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 029" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-029.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>

    More horses.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-030.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 030" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-030.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-031.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 031" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-031.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>

    Then we got into some two track that was camouflaged by foliage.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5444.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5444" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5444.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5447.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5447" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5447.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
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    We never made it to Denio for the night. It was getting dark by the time we made it to McDermitt and there were some pretty bad thunderstorms to the west. So we got a motel in McDermitt. I pitched my rack, got some bolts for my side plastics and had to take of my windscreen as well.

    The road to Denio was a bit more pleasant, but not enough for my top rack to bear.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5458.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5458" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5458.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5462.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5462" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5462.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5463.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5463" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5463.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5464.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5464" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5464.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5466.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5466" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5466.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5469.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5469" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5469.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>

    Since my top rack wasn't designed to carry the weight I was putting on it, another weld broke and sheared another grade 8 bolt.

    At Denio Junction we parted ways. I took highway 140 to Lakeview, while Tavis and Chris got back on the trail. So here are some pictures from the road and the trail.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5471.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5471" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5471.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5476.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5476" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5476.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5477.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5477" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5477.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-040.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 040" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-040.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-041.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 041" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-041.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-042.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 042" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-042.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-043.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 043" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-043.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-047.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 047" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-047.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-050.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 050" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-050.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-052.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 052" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-052.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-056.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 056" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-056.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-060.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 060" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-060.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>

    While the other two were on the trail, I got into Lakeview and found a guy to weld my rack for me.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5480.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5480" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5480.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5481.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5481" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5481.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>

    Then I went up to Cave Lake Campground, and back tracked the trail to meet up with Chris and Tavis who were only about 3 miles out.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-063.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 063" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-063.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-064.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 064" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-064.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-065.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 065" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-065.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-066.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 066" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-066.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-067.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 067" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-067.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-069.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 069" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-069.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>

    Then 4 miles to back to Cave Lake Campground where we stayed for the night.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-073.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 073" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-073.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-076.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 076" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-076.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-083.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 083" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-083.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-088.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris NV-CA 088" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-NV-CA-088.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-1-004.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris-Oregon-1-004" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-1-004.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-1-006.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-408" title="Chris-Oregon-1-006" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-1-006.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" /></a>
    #76
  17. Colorado CJ

    Colorado CJ Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 29, 2008
    Oddometer:
    980
    Location:
    Loveland, CO
    Same here. Just little white bars. Hope the pictures aren't lost, just found this thread tonight.
    #77
  18. DisTech

    DisTech Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Oddometer:
    616
    Location:
    Seattle
    I see the pictures and they look fantastic! It's inspiring how you don't miss a beat despite the crashes and mechanical mishaps. Keep it comin! :thumb
    #78
  19. Exile

    Exile The Mundane and The Magic

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    236
    Location:
    Sojourning
    Sorry, I am uploading a lot of pictures and it tends to overload the server. :eek1
    #79
  20. quota

    quota Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Oddometer:
    873
    Location:
    Utah
    Enjoying the ride report! Keep your eyes open between Azalea and the coast for a great clear map holder. Inside is a Nevada Benchmark atlas and various other maps...
    Plenty of good stuff in there. It is all yours to keep if you find it!
    Just mail me back the National Park Passport book and I'll even send you $20!

    Have fun!
    #80