So I'll try to start my actual ride report here and keep the babbling to a minimum. All I can say is that the ride down from Reno to Pahrump was awesome and challenging. The real challenging part was getting caught on the damn racecourse for Vegas to Reno, the other challenges were mainly rocks and sandy washes that had my overinlflated and top-heavy bike struggling to stay perpendicular. Otherwise, totally awesome.
I trucked my bike down to my brother and sister-in-laws house from Bend on Thursday and left Friday, headed towards the hills above Virginia City. They live more or less at the bottom of Geiger Grade so it was a great starting point.
Above VC and Reno after the sendoff from my nephews and their buddy:
Reno in the distance. Got buzzed by three Fossett hunting Blackhawks here and missed the pic:
I was headed towards the Eldorado Canyon just outside of Dayton, where I ran into an old patient of mine at the gas station. Go figure.
This was tough...
more to follow...