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Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 89
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Posted By kramsetac
Cow trucks

Yeah, Don. The first cattle truck outran me and was stuck behind it (and smelling behinds). I was able to spin up to about 80 and the second one couldnt pass. I was then able to retake the first...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,761
Posted By kramsetac
The rest of day 5...finally!

OK. I lied. Its taken me almost two weeks to post the rest of day 5. It is riding season after all. I'd rather be riding than posting…

Picking up where I left off at Kelly Creek Ranch. After...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,761
Posted By kramsetac
Day Five

With the disruption of the southern loop behind us, the four of us remaining packed up our bikes again and headed into our northern loop. This was to be another long day as we pushed to get all the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,761
Posted By kramsetac
A belated Day 4 report!

Sorry for the delays in keeping the story going. Thanks to Greg and Don for pushing forward with Day 4. As Greg said, after sending Dano off with Marc to get his arm fixed (flight home from Reno to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,761
Posted By kramsetac
Mastermarine and I rented one in DV a couple of...

Mastermarine and I rented one in DV a couple of years ago...i think it was a bout $60 for the week. Rented one when I did Black Rock solo in 2007. it was pretty pricy, but...i was alone.
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,761
Posted By kramsetac
The break

Glad to hear you are healing up, Dan-ohhhhh....

The whole story illuminates the remoteness of northern Nevada. 13 hours to a hospital, only to get a bogus diagnosis and a pat on the butt. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,761
Posted By kramsetac
Day Three continued

Don's radio call back to me was two words: "BROKEN WRIST". NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

I back tracked about a mile or so along the ride and met up with the rest of the group. Strangely, no one was on the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,524
Posted By kramsetac
Badgers

Not possible. Owhyee service defies the space time continuum it is so slow.

We saw badgers also, in the middle of the black rock area. Ours ran like hell though.
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,761
Posted By kramsetac
Day Three

Damn it. Work always gets in the way of a timely ride report. Where were we? Oh, yeah. DAY THREE. A day of MUCH ADVENTURE!!!!

Here is a snapshot of our intended route -- a mix of new stuff...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 69
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Posted By kramsetac
Another Nevada report!

Another Nevada report!
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,761
Posted By kramsetac
Ophir Pass

A couple of comments on Ophir Pass.

Last year we went through Ophir from east to west. The east approach is very different from the west. While the west is a casual climb to the top, the east...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,524
Posted By kramsetac
Dueling Nevada reports. Bring it baby.

Dueling Nevada reports. Bring it baby.
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,761
Posted By kramsetac
Day Two Continued

So...before leaving Seattle, I made a bunch of calls regarding Ophir pass. It is high (10109') and rough (on the east side). My first call was to the forest service. I cheerfully asked if they...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,761
Posted By kramsetac
Day Two

Onto Day 2. Per the plan, this was going to be one of our most scenic and interesting days of the ride. Several high passes, ghost towns and some geothermal "features" (big holes in the ground). ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,761
Posted By kramsetac
Trooper scoop

Ha. A long and interesting tale and the trooper is only part of it! Stay tuned for day 3.

I have to drive from S Oregon back to Seattle tomorrow, so will post more tomorrow evening. The...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,761
Posted By kramsetac
Planning

Dave, you actually helped with the planning of our northern loop (Virgin valley route through Sheldon)!

I plan a lot because I a) don't know the area well enough (yet) and b) I survive the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,761
Posted By kramsetac
Day One

OK. A comment on Greg's picture of my disassembled Husky on the morning of day one. That scene is the result of me violating a number of my cardinal rules of long distance trips: 1) always do a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,761
Posted By kramsetac
Eight Days and 1400 Miles in N Nevada

For the past few years, a bunch of Seattle (and Portland) riders has gotten together to do a long week long ride in Northern Nevada in June.

Some of the previous trips:



2008...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 43,331
Posted By kramsetac
NVCrash -- Thanks for the input on the snow...

NVCrash -- Thanks for the input on the snow pack...makes me breath a bit easier.

Wachs -- My group is staging out of Battle Mountain on the 29th, doing a southern loop, then turning north up to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 43,331
Posted By kramsetac
2014 Passes south of Winnemucca

Hey, NVCrash. I rode with Mike last year on this ride, and am leading the other Nevada group he referenced (conflicting non-motorcycle obligations prevented us going together again this year).
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26,526
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Posted By kramsetac
Trash Can Wind Screen

I made a trash can screen for my TE610 today. My first attempt was using an old Plexiglass screen. Unfortunately, it broke on the first cut. So...after a Home Depot run, I started cutting into the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 144,133
Posted By kramsetac
TE610 Screen

I made a trash can screen for my TE610 today. My first attempt was using an old Plexiglass screen. Unfortunately, it broke on the first cut. So...after a Home Depot run, I started cutting into the...
Forum: Racing 03-02-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 21,794
Posted By kramsetac
Poorman Case

Hopefully not too much of a derail. Want to get a trick HDB case, but got impatient, so cobbled together a case out of stuff in the garage: Pelican 1015 Iphone case, diamond RAM base, a SAE to USB...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 43,331
Posted By kramsetac
Mike, we have posted so many pictures we now max...

Mike, we have posted so many pictures we now max out your mobile phone data plan with each page!! Seriously, it took about 10 minutes for the entire last page to load on my phone this afternoon. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-10-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,696
Posted By kramsetac
In June I completed a 1400 mile, 8 day trip...

In June I completed a 1400 mile, 8 day trip around Northern Nevada. For that trip, I used a padded camera bag inside of a Giant Loop Fandango tank bag. Link:...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 43,331
Posted By kramsetac
After riding the playa for a long, long ways, we...

After riding the playa for a long, long ways, we jumped into the mountains on our way to Soldier Meadows. Scenes along the way:...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 43,331
Posted By kramsetac
Had to switch of off-line authoring, as the...

Had to switch of off-line authoring, as the stupid editor on the site keeps losing my posts!!! Grrrrrr….

So, anyway, after lunch in Austin on Day 7, we headed north again. I shot this as we...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 43,331
Posted By kramsetac
Glad to hear I'm not the only one with...

Glad to hear I'm not the only one with ah...interesting...perspective on Carvers and the zero star "Jumping Jack" motel!

And on with Day 6!

From the top of Ophir Pass, we continued west and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 43,331
Posted By kramsetac
And...Day 7. Given that we were running a little...

And...Day 7. Given that we were running a little behind on our daily mileage, we got an early start both days 7 and 8. Lots of ground to cover!

So...getting the hell out of Carvers, we headed...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 43,331
Posted By kramsetac
Ok. Get ready for even more pics. Here are my...

Ok. Get ready for even more pics. Here are my Day 6 pics.

After camping overnight in the Luther Waddel wash, we needed to stop for water on our way over the next pass. Here are some pictures...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 43,331
Posted By kramsetac
Cool comparison. We have been through that...

Cool comparison. We have been through that valley the last two years on our trips. Its one of the most picturesque valleys I've seen.

Mark.
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 43,331
Posted By kramsetac
Resuming Day 5. When we last left our ride, we...

Resuming Day 5. When we last left our ride, we were turned around at the top of a very high, rough, and windy pass.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 43,331
Posted By kramsetac
Hey! Lets take another look at Day 5! We...

Hey! Lets take another look at Day 5!

We woke up in the BLM camp in the Ruby Valley, packed up and rode south:
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 43,331
Posted By kramsetac
My Day 4 pictures. We woke up to a...

My Day 4 pictures.

We woke up to a beautiful morning at our campsite at Angel Lake outside of Wells, NV. The camp ground is next to a cool cirque lake with a waterfall feeding it from the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 43,331
Posted By kramsetac
Ok. The second half of Day 3. As we headed...

Ok. The second half of Day 3. As we headed south, we crossed a couple of low ranges and ended up on at Mary's River Bridge.

But first some stupid cows. These seem more stupid than usual, as...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 43,331
Posted By kramsetac
So...its been hard to keep up with this thread...

So...its been hard to keep up with this thread between more cycle trips and...tons of work. I'm back for a few weeks though and will get caught up soon. Here are my pictures from Day 3. It takes a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 43,331
Posted By kramsetac
Leaving Owyhee, it was back into the mountains...

Leaving Owyhee, it was back into the mountains and the flowers. This is a road:

http://www.karmasect.com/Motorcycles/2013-Nevada-ADVRIDER/i-JN2TW78/0/X2/DSC_0817-X2.jpg

Bill emerging from a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 43,331
Posted By kramsetac
Here are my pictures from Day 2 of our 2013 ride....

Here are my pictures from Day 2 of our 2013 ride. After arriving after dark, it was a bit of mystery as to where we were actually camping. Turns out...we were camping in a field of flowers:
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 43,331
Posted By kramsetac
Ok. When I last left you we were heading towards...

Ok. When I last left you we were heading towards Orovada when Mike's kickstand broke without provocation. We spent some time at the gas station, fully expecting KTM's known self-healing properties...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 43,331
Posted By kramsetac
Day one pictures

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Ok. Mike has been terrrorizing me to get my pictures up. As has been discussed, Day 1 was a long, long, adventurous start to an eight day trip.

Our crew this year grew considerably from...
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