Any Reno-Tahoe-Carson Valley dualsport riders want to meet up?

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Gangplank, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. rjnutt

    rjnutt Desert tortoise

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    @rickbt suckered me and five others into a "little pass ride" yesterday. It was, as usual, not as advertised...but a shit ton of fun! KSU at 0830 from the Maverick in Minden or Gardnerville...forget which is which.

    Heading down 88.
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    Anybody up for a swim?
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    These yahoos were thinking about a quick dip, but chickened out.
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    Dennis on his tricked out 2018 Honda XR650L
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    Some crick further along our path.

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  2. rjnutt

    rjnutt Desert tortoise

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    @Bonnie & Clyde , before you say it....YOU WERE INVITED! Work is definitely getting in the way of your riding....
  3. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    @rjnutt Pictures not working for me on this page. Yesterdays pics on the previous page (the one I wasnt invited on) work for me....neophyte!
  4. rjnutt

    rjnutt Desert tortoise

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    Crap! Tried something new!
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  5. rjnutt

    rjnutt Desert tortoise

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    Redoing my ride post, tried tricking the site,,,didn’t work.

    Anyway, we proceeded by fits and starts. Snow stymied us in some places.

    Rick trying out his new snow bike.
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    Found this a bit farther along.

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    Well, lets try another road...
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    No bueno either. Rode up around the corner skirting the drift and hit a 4-5 footer blocking any hope.
    Turn around and try another!
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  6. rjnutt

    rjnutt Desert tortoise

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    Lost some altitude and found this creek with a momma duck and her seven ducklings. Not a very good picture. Shortly after this they ran the rapids going downstream...could have sworn I heard seven tiny Wee! Wee! As they disappeared.
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    Well, crap!
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    We are a lot of help.
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    There ya go!
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    Flat fixed and we headed out. Beardsley Res. I believe.
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    No more pics as I reached the end of my attention span. Best kind of ride, general direction and just follow the front wheel! Thanks @rickbt for herding the cats and thanks Dean, Dave, Chris and Dennis for riding along.

    Route: Hwy 88 to 4 to somewhere. Somewhere to Hwy 108 to 395 and home. 318 miles for me.

    Get out and ride!!!
  7. ronbo1911

    ronbo1911 Adventurer Super Supporter Supporter

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    Well Rick, I'm sure you all did better than We did on the big bikes 2 weeks ago. I need a smaller bike than the AT for that kind of fun!
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  8. rickbt

    rickbt rickt

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    We need at least a solid week of warm weather, maybe 2 for that area.

    Pictures worked fine for me but I needed to log in to get big pictures. Otherwise I got thumbnails.

    Maybe last years employee of the year is trying for two in a row.

    Thanks all
    Rick
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  9. bdesj

    bdesj Been here awhile

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    Nice report RJN, thanks! For what its worth, the pics in post 1 were only partially showing up for me this morning, now they are all up even though it doesn't indicate any edit. Maybe a traffic issue on the lines somewhere? I don't know enough about how that stuff works to guess much beyond that.
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  10. rjnutt

    rjnutt Desert tortoise

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    No, I tried to copy and paste out of Google photos, didn’t work. I went back in and edited the original post then chopped it into a couple additional posts.
  11. ProLeisure

    ProLeisure Gimme shelter... Supporter

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    My wife and I ran into the same snow issue yesterday coming back from Sierraville via forest road 15. We wanted to stop by Lake of the Woods but ran into 2+ft snow across the entire road soon after the picture below was taken. I made it through the first two snow drifts on my WR, got stuck in the 3rd one and decided it was best to turn back since I couldn't see anyway around for the next 100 yards or so.

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  12. gregkb

    gregkb Been here awhile

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    Man, Rick is sure getting some work out of those tire spoons! Bummer I couldn’t make this one...
  13. rjnutt

    rjnutt Desert tortoise

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    We were not that smart...
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  14. ProLeisure

    ProLeisure Gimme shelter... Supporter

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    Oh, I'm not that smart. It's only because the last comment from my wife was still echoing in my head as I wrestled my bike through one of the snow drifts, barely getting through. "Just don't get stuck!"
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  15. rickbt

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    gregkb

    There will be another try in a few weeks with some more added in. I need to work out a day that will work with a certain someone. You may need to take a day off.
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  16. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Looks like a good day with a good group. I'm jealous!
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  17. theDub

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    Sweet, thanks for sharing your pictures.
  18. bdesj

    bdesj Been here awhile

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    Summertime, livin' is easy
    skeeters is buzzin and the cheatgrass is high.

    Get it while you can, boys!

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  19. bdesj

    bdesj Been here awhile

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    Dirt time! Had a long weekend and decided to make a run up to Boise (Meridian, anyway). Too bad that trip involves so many miles of palm trees and neon here in nasty Nevada. Blech! P1030357.jpg P1030367.jpg P1030372.jpg
  20. rjnutt

    rjnutt Desert tortoise

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    Took a little evening ride up to VC for a beer then screwed around a bit on the way home.

    Five Mile Reservoir. It is a holding pond for Virginia City’s water that is piped from Hobart Reservoir/Marlette Lake, across Lakeview Hill and then up to VC. All gravity fed!
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    Overlooking Washoe Valley and Reno
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    Sunset
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    Attempt at panoramic shot
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