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MasterMarine 08-11-2013 03:03 AM

Exploring a whole lot more of Nevada – 2013
 
Nevada is a very cool place to ride a dual sport bike. This trip is my third time doing a week of riding in Nevada over the last 3 summers. Every summer it is incredible. Each winter’s rain and snow bring different conditions to the summer and change the landscape completely.

Here are links to our past trips. Have a look while you are waiting for this story to get going.

2011 Exploring Amazing Northern Nevada and SE Oregon 2011

2012 Returning to the desert – Nevada and Oregon 2012

Here are some teaser pics from the trip this year. It was fantastic! :clap

http://mastermarine.smugmug.com/Moto...1010332-X2.jpg

http://mastermarine.smugmug.com/Moto...1010368-X2.jpg

http://mastermarine.smugmug.com/Moto...1010556-X2.jpg

http://mastermarine.smugmug.com/Moto...1010622-X2.jpg

http://mastermarine.smugmug.com/Moto...1010738-X2.jpg

http://mastermarine.smugmug.com/Moto...1010772-X2.jpg

dano619 08-11-2013 08:28 AM

All In----thanks for sharin your ride!!

jglow 08-11-2013 09:01 AM

Awesome!!! Nice pics. You've got me :lurk.



jordan

Bob 08-11-2013 09:11 AM

I'm looking forward to this.

benwiggin2 08-11-2013 03:00 PM

Wowser what awesome scenery. Friend sent me the link to this RR. Thanks Dano619.

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Motokirby 08-11-2013 05:41 PM

Subscribed.

MasterMarine 08-12-2013 06:41 AM

Dano619, jglow, Bob, benwiggin2 and Motokirby,

Thanks for following along. I promise there will be more scenic shots for you to enjoy. :D We had an amazing ride and we stood atop many amazing vistas.

MasterMarine 08-12-2013 07:04 AM


In 2012, I had come up with a huge 8 day loop for us to ride in Nevada during the planning stage. When I showed it to Chuck and Dan, they told me I was crazy. Plus Chuck had suffered a pretty bad foot injury while we were trail riding at Gifford Pinchot National Forest the summer of 2011 so he was not up for that kind of exploration. So I scaled it back to a 4 day loop. While planning for the 2013 ride, that ginormous loop kept crawling back into my mind. Finally I decided I was going to do that this year. We would see who was crazy enough to do it with me. I got to planning. I searched ADV, called other riders, sent Private Messages for info, called all the district offices of the Toiyabe National Forest for Motor Vehicle Use Maps, called several Nevada county offices for road info and spent many hours gazing at Google Earth and Basecamp plotting and adjusting the route. Just before we were to take off, I made a major edit to the route cutting off several hundred miles that would have taken us over to the Bonneville Salt Flats. I knew we would be lucky if we made it anywhere close to the full route and I wanted to make sure I got us down to the mountains in the middle of the state. They were calling me. I really wanted to explore them.

This year would be a bit different. (Aren’t they all?) We would have 2 groups of riders out on the ride. Not everyone was as crazy as me about the huge loop so I set up a shorter loop for them. Chuck would lead 3 other riders on a shorter loop staying north of I-80. I would lead 3 others on a loop that would extend far south of I-80. We would all ride together for the first couple days or so to Charleston Lake where Chuck’s group (the Short Timers) would head off to the west and my group would continue on toward the south into the unknown...

DRDANTDC 08-12-2013 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MasterMarine (Post 22074883)
Nevada is a very cool place to ride a dual sport bike. This trip is my third time doing a week of riding in Nevada over the last 3 summers. Every summer it is incredible. Each winter’s rain and snow bring different conditions to the summer and change the landscape completely.

Here are links to our past trips. Have a look while you are waiting for this story to get going.

2011 Exploring Amazing Northern Nevada and SE Oregon 2011

2012 Returning to the desert – Nevada and Oregon 2012

Here are some teaser pics from the trip this year. It was fantastic! :clap

http://mastermarine.smugmug.com/Moto...1010332-X2.jpg

http://mastermarine.smugmug.com/Moto...1010368-X2.jpg

http://mastermarine.smugmug.com/Moto...1010556-X2.jpg

http://mastermarine.smugmug.com/Moto...1010622-X2.jpg

http://mastermarine.smugmug.com/Moto...1010738-X2.jpg

http://mastermarine.smugmug.com/Moto...1010772-X2.jpg

Great pics Mike!!

MasterMarine 08-13-2013 06:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DRDANTDC (Post 22084347)
Great pics Mike!!

Thanks Dan! More coming.

You might want to update your signature. :evil

MasterMarine 08-13-2013 06:44 AM



Here is the cast (I had to poach pictures from some of the other riders to come up with these):



Short Timer group

Chuck

He rides a DRZ400.

http://melonwhack.smugmug.com/Motorc...MG_1019-XL.jpg


Dan

He rides a DRZ400 just like Chuck’s except it is blue.

http://melonwhack.smugmug.com/Motorc...MG_0961-XL.jpg


Dale

Yet another DRZ rider.

http://melonwhack.smugmug.com/Motorc...MG_1012-XL.jpg


Scott

He dares to be different and rides a Yamaha WR250R. He added a larger fuel tank this year to extend his range even further.

http://duckspanker.smugmug.com/Motor...3%20062-XL.jpg



The long distance riders

MasterMarine

I have a new bike this year. 2013 KTM 500 EXC. I hope it works.

http://mastermarine.smugmug.com/Moto...1010473-XL.jpg


Bill

KLR650

http://mastermarine.smugmug.com/Moto...1010856-XL.jpg


Mark

Husky TE610

http://duckspanker.smugmug.com/Motor...3%20013-XL.jpg


Don

KTM 450EXC

http://mastermarine.smugmug.com/Moto...1010496-XL.jpg


We would start at Denio Junction Motel and Bar and Grocery and RV Campground and Airport and Gas Station. Oh wait. No gas was available this year. Hopefully the pumps will be getting replaced soon.

I had prearranged rooms for the 4 of us doing the long ride. Chuck had taken care of arrangements for the Short Timers. We unloaded our bikes after the long drive and got things ready to go. We were all excited. It was almost time to go! Tomorrow it begins!

Foot dragger 08-13-2013 06:59 AM

This is looking good! I will be watching.

Im over in Chico CA and have spent some time running around in Nevada,but not near enough. I hope to get out there before the snow flies this year.

Although we have gotten snowed on like a big dog in late June out between Gerlach and Denio,you just never know.

Overcomb3 08-13-2013 09:34 AM

Nevada rules!
 
I'm in! Can't wait. I'll be taking notes for my ride next summer. Have fun guys.

MasterMarine 08-13-2013 10:54 PM

Hi Foot dragger and Overcomb3. Thanks for following along! :D

You never know what the weather is going to do. I heard something about snow from one of the Short Timers. I am excited to read about their trip in here as the days go by.








I brought some flags and had planned on going up to the Crash Site to put them up there on Friday when we arrived but I left too late and we drove too slow and there was too much to do when we arrived at DJ so there was no time for that. I left them with Bobby at the DJ bar. If someone is by there, maybe they could take them up??

Idahosam 08-13-2013 11:59 PM

:lurk this is going to be good.


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