When we arrived in Big Pine, we loaded up the bikes and headed home.
Three of us are fairly new to KTM's. My prior bike was a DRZ400S. Jim came off a dual sported XR65a0R and Rich's prior dual sport was an older XR600R. We were all skeptical of how reliable the KTM would be on a long ride like this and I have to say the KTM's exceeded all expectations and didn't loose any oil during the whole trip.
We had so much fun on this ride that I am now planning a ride across Nevada following the Pony Express Route.
We rode most of this trip between 4,500 ft and 7,800 ft elevation which is why it was so cool. This should mean we can ride at similar elevations on other trips even when it warms up.
Nevada looks like it will be my "dual sport" destination for a while to come and it did not disappoint in any way.
With my 5.2 gallons of fuel and a comfy wide seat, I'm ready to ride again.