Originally Posted by spafxer
Rider experience should be ok going out to the Racetrack. Going down Lippencott is one of the tougher rides you can find in DV though. BIG BIKES and inexperienced riders on Lippencott are not a good combination.... If Hunter Mountain is not still snowed in it is a good option to get out to Saline Road and over to Panamint Springs for fuel...
I agree, plus going up the South Pass isn't easy right now...complete destruction compared to the past. I don't recognize any of it from the Lippencott turn all the way to the pass.
Double back from the Racetrack, take a right at Teakettle. Watch for the silt bed in Hidden Valley and find your way over Hunter Mtn.
On mpg's, I always improve mileage on dirt with over street, except on...BMW twins, drops to about 25 mpg. Figure about half your street mileage for the big bikes.