Nevada 2018 - The Big Empty

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  1. Catastrophic Failure

    Catastrophic Failure Catastrophic Failure

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    This upcoming September Adventure Ride will take us up and over 1500 Miles of Nevada dirt. The group of 7 riders have all ridden together over the past decade on many Epic ADV routes :1drink

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    With over 300 mountain ranges - 50 peaks over 11,000' above sea level, Nevada has endless views. The last time we rode this area, the weather and soil conditions were perfect!

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    I am looking forward to introducing you to the 7 riders, and updating this report from the trail over the next 10 days.

    Trailers loaded and leaving Saturday - 0 Dark 30 - Here We Gooooooo :clap:clap:clap
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  2. BillUA

    BillUA Las Vegas, NV

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  3. Catastrophic Failure

    Catastrophic Failure Catastrophic Failure

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    BillUA - We are jacked to be riding in your home State :thumb
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  4. joenuclear

    joenuclear Long timer

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    StannisBaratheon Been here awhile

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    Kampfire Trucky on two wheels

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    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Post them tracks please and thank you .
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    Diddly Bored of Directors

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    Nice looking 640.

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  10. redbeardmark

    redbeardmark Riding Honda CB650F, Honda XR400R

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    That looks like a great trip! As a former inhabitant of northern Nevada, I will be watching with envy.
    It appears that you will be crossing the Owyhee Desert. Lots of cell phone 'dead zones' out there, and it is a looooong way to the hospital. Ride safely.
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  11. Burro driver

    Burro driver dba John

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  12. Catastrophic Failure

    Catastrophic Failure Catastrophic Failure

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    Assisting in planning the route, our scout - Mike F. did some recon work in June of this year. We will trailer the bikes to Denio, and then begin to loop clockwise towards Utah.

    Thanks for the advanced work Mike F. :thumbup

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    Mike F.'s report showed that some of the route is steep, rough and over grown, but most of it is just perfect for ripping.

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    With that intel, Mike R. put together our entire route along with maps for everyone in the group.

    Mike R. also drew inspiration from the Battle Born North Ride that Rocky Mountain ATV/MC put together - what an awesome video production!

    There has been a ton of planning, thanks to everyone for all for your prep on 2018 - The Big Empty!

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    I will drop the Tracks shortly, and introduce our riding group. Can't wait to get at it :wings
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  13. BLucare

    BLucare Inmate, Esq.

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  14. crashkorolyk

    crashkorolyk just happy to ride

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    Looks like an awesome trip,went through some of those areas in the north this summer,can`t wait for your perspective,good luck!
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  15. chudzikb

    chudzikb Been here awhile

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    How could this possibly be bad?
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  16. FixShit

    FixShit Middle aged adventure seeker having fun

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    Where are y’all at? I’d love to catch up and swap stories of my transcontinental ride that’s in progress... I’m in Reno for at least another day
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  17. Catastrophic Failure

    Catastrophic Failure Catastrophic Failure

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    Thanks Redbeardmark, glad to have you watching - and we always ride safely :ricky

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  18. Catastrophic Failure

    Catastrophic Failure Catastrophic Failure

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    Chudzikb, thanks for checking us out, but we usually manage to screw up something :muutt

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  19. advrockrider

    advrockrider Been here awhile

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    Just finished the RM video, well done. Please post tracks, Nevada is second only to Baja for me! Can't wait for the fun to start...
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  20. Thomas B.

    Thomas B. desert racer

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    TWO 640s on this tour. Great. I´ll watch when I have time off the bike. (Loved the TAT part of Nevada a few years back.)
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