Nevada 2018 - The Big Empty

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Catastrophic Failure, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. thirsty 1

    thirsty 1 Rider Supporter

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    Thanks for the new comp background pic! Nice RR! I love Nevada too!
  2. Catastrophic Failure

    Catastrophic Failure Catastrophic Failure

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    Eric,

    Thanks, already looking forward - to another ride with this group :1drink:1drink

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  3. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    Thanks for the Nevada picts...I remember some views from the photos from my TAT ride in 2011
  4. Catastrophic Failure

    Catastrophic Failure Catastrophic Failure

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    The ADV riding weather in mid-September has always treated us SO DARN WELL!

    Another pic from Nevada - The Big Empty.

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  5. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Good stuff, thanks!
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  6. Motobillb

    Motobillb NorCal Fastfar Riders (meetup.com)

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    Had to read it again! Awesome! Any chance of you guys sharing the gpx files?
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  7. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Fantastic! I've poked around northern Nevada on empty pavement but you guys take it to a whole other level.
  8. koa925

    koa925 Senior Stromer

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    agreed, great if you could share the gpx files
  9. Catastrophic Failure

    Catastrophic Failure Catastrophic Failure

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    Motobillb - sorry for the delay, I will PM the tracks to you shortly!

    Thanks, Cat. Failure
  10. Catastrophic Failure

    Catastrophic Failure Catastrophic Failure

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    koa925, the tracks are headed your way via PM! Thanks, Cat. Failure
  11. Catastrophic Failure

    Catastrophic Failure Catastrophic Failure

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    Our ADV Ride had a large portion of it based on work done by Rocky Mt. ATV - THANK YOU GUYS FOR THE BASE WORK :clap:clap:clap

    The rest of our route was put together by Mike R. - along with all of the Hard Maps. Thank you Mike R. !! This site only allows me to put (4) items a time onto my post - the remaining tracks will be added shortly.

    From Rocky Mountain ATV/MC:

    "Over the last three years, they put together an adventure route in the Nevada desert that shows the varied beauty the state has to offer. To make it more manageable, they split it up into more than one ride. This is the north part of it – a route that travels past old mining communities, out to Battle Mountain, up to the Idaho border and back down to the Bonneville Salt Flats. It takes your breath away on multiple occasions. They call it the Battle Born North ride after Nevada’s nickname: the “Battle Born State.”

    We review our Hard Maps several times a day - confirming the route ahead, and often looking for go-rounds :1drink:1drink For example: This Hard Map section shows Granite Peak has a pretty steep little climb.

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    Attached Files:

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    Catastrophic Failure Catastrophic Failure

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    Tracks continued -

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  13. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Been here awhile

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    Awesome ride report! I lived in Elko and winnemucca for 3 years. I liked it at first, then grew to hate it. now that I live in way north idaho I kind of miss it. it had endless opportunities to explore and the history is all around you. I just couldn't take to the desert and the people.
  14. DYNOBOB

    DYNOBOB lucky dog

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    Thanks for sharing your tracks!

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    Motobillb NorCal Fastfar Riders (meetup.com)

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    Cat. Failure - Thank you for the update and gpx files!! Really appreciate it.
  16. liv2day

    liv2day Is Anyone Here a Marine Biologist! Supporter

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    Thanks a ton for your tracks @Catastrophic Failure! I pulled the GPX files from Rocky Mtn a while back and have wanted to get down that way for a while. Adding your tracks and hoping I can put something together that starts in SE Oregon and routes down to NV to take advantage of these.

    So much to see :D :D
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    Catastrophic Failure Catastrophic Failure

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    liv2day, No problem sharing tracks, all are welcome - But be aware that technical difficulty is not shown on the tracks - use at your own risk :1drinkand check out your maps.

    - - - - See how the dotted line goes away on the section just North of Paradise Valley, its where the real riding begins !! and its a long way back around IMG_2452.jpg

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  18. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Thanks for sharing the photo, tracks and commentary. Appears to by a nice challenging remote route that I'd like to ride some day.
  19. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    Hello from New Zealand ! :wave

    Fantastic RR!

    Thanks for taking the time.

    Cheers and best wishes

    Shane
  20. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    Where do you find info about this? I have looked all over their website and see nothing. Maybe I overlooked it.------I have gotten links to the dirty devil adventure ride from RM. But also can't find anything about the DDAR on their website.