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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Catastrophic Failure, Sep 6, 2018.
Leaving Battle Mtn. this morning in the Smokey haze.
Super terrain yesterday - looking forward to more of The Big Empty today.
Jarbidge is such a cool town, surrounded by amazing ridding! Keep the pictures coming....
We left later than planned, but made up time rolling through the Squaw Valley north of Battle Mtn.
A little extra fuel for the Husky 701 - this is a 200 mile day
Then headed up Willow Creek, all the creeks were dry, or very low on water this time of year.
PVD had a flat about this point in the ride, and fought his way through a flat repair. Nice Job!
Then the route went over the Tuscarora Mountains - down into Independence Valley.
Jeff L let his bag get a little too close to his exhaust! ADV’ers beware!!
Good thing the heat did not light up his fuel cells!
Finally into Jarbidge - via Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest #931
This land is diverse and large scale beauty!
Jarbidge or Bust...
We keep waiting for a team of horses to go racing through town - love this place!!
Later in the day North of Jack Creek, the Sugarloaf burn spread for over 15 miles on the 729. The smell was very strong along this section.
A cool 6500’ at Jarbidge - and we are headed to Wendover NV - about 195 miles of dirt today.
We stayed at the Tsawhawbitts Ranch.
Thank you to Corrin and Chuck for the B and B and breakfast! Super people and a huge 4700 sqft. home to stay in if you are in Jarbidge!
Brilliant RR!!! I know I had a lot of fun riding my DR on BLM trails in Sun Valley and Golden Eagle the last few days before I headed into California... Nevada is a wonderful place to ride!!!!
Another 200 miles today from Jarbidge to Wendover, and the State of Nevada continues to shine
We gained 1000' in the first two miles up an out of Jarbidge.
This little fella was interested in our group as we reviewed maps.
Mike S. was patient today, as all 7 of the riders take turns in line.
We are following the Battle Born North tracks here, through the Snake Mountain area. Fast and fun two track, from smooth to rocky in the blink of an eye !!
8500' - Balsoe Bain break time
Riders, if you want to enjoy this specific area, do your work and be prepared for steep climbs and shifty downhills. The big ADV bikes need a little more attention on this terrain! You Can Do Itjust take your time and ride strong!
Riding the Snake Mountain area today had some more climbing. But there aren't too many ruts to send you sideways!
This time of year (DRY) there are some small sloppy mud holes, but a steady throttle and committing to good line will get you through.
We always wait for our riding partners to cross successfully, just in case they need a push or pull out of the water
After 150 miles we stopped for lunch and some shade in Montello.
Mike F. had a flat just South of town - and changing a flat in 85' heat is a bummer
There is a very steep section in this same area, so heads up if you are coming from Wendover to Montello. Steepness awaits
And finally onto the Salt Flats = Speed Week is this coming weekend!
Love it! Love Nevada too! I worked there - in all the Mtns and little towns in the 80s and can’t wait to get back... gpx files please!!
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Motobillb, here is some more of your old stomping grounds.
Today we roll from Wendover to Eureka NV.
These are some additional shots from yesterday - all of the riders are taking photos and sharing them with me in the evening.
As we discover the Northern part of NV, we are also learning more and more of its proud mining and ranching history - as many of the routes we are riding are on were punched in by early explorers and miners.
The high temp yesterday in Wendover was 87’ degrees - so plan your off road tour with the seasons. Because no one wants to fix flats in this heat
The local news is talking about Red Flag Warnings -
We left Wendover and had a simple ride over Morgan Pass.
The Goshute Valley had some deep silt bogs - stay on the throttle, or go around!!
This Valley is 12 miles across... 50 to 55 MPH fast and fun!!