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Old 07-12-2013, 06:28 PM   #16
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Hwy 120 to Hawthorn via Bodie

you can ride that on a big bike - we passed a 1200 Boxer on one of the rockier sections.

now if you go - take a detour to East Walker River Hot Springs and camp overnight.
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:39 AM   #17
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We took our 26' Motorhome along Cottonwood from Bridgeport and camped half way to Bodie.

We rode the dirt east out pf Bodie on our Yamaha TW200's...easy peasy nothing to it.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:59 PM   #18
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We took our 26' Motorhome along Cottonwood from Bridgeport and camped half way to Bodie.

We rode the dirt east out pf Bodie on our Yamaha TW200's...easy peasy nothing to it.
Bridgeport inn is nice. Bed was real soft. While there, I ended up at the sportsmans inn. It was cool also.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:18 AM   #19
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Couplea pics of Cottonwood Canyon road, from Mono north into Bodie, a bit of washboard and sand here and there but doable, pretty, you'll have it all to yourself.




End of road, Bodie in distance



pretty canyon country.
Sure is !




most every roads out there is pretty do able on a 900 type bike ..
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:03 PM   #20
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Sure is ! most every roads out there is pretty do able on a 900 type bike ..
You ain't seen very many of the roads in the area.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:52 PM   #21
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lvscrvs - Loope Canyon road is mostly straightforward dirt road, but there are a few trouble spots for a bigger bike, especially ones with road oriented tires. Steep and a bit washed out with loose rocks on the road. The main Leviathan Mine road is a graded truck road, the north half towards Carson Valley is pretty canyon country.
Thanks St Stan and others for your input. We went through there a few weeks ago, had a great time. RR in my sig.

Loope Canyon (aka Morningstar Rd) did indeed have some stretches that were pretty rocky and rutted, and steep. Even my buddy who has been riding dirt for 40 years felt challenged at times going through there on his S10. Had the same experience, albeit much shorter, on the detour that goes around Leviathan Mine. Only other particularly challenging section for me was the Geiger Grade coming into Bodie. Loose sand on top of ruts on a 550 lb beast gets... interesting.....
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:39 PM   #22
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You ain't seen very many of the roads in the area.
Ridden out there quite a few times by myself and with Dick Allen and only came across a few to sandy or too steep to ride a big bike and I think he means two lane dirt roads..
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:37 PM   #23
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Ridden out there quite a few times by myself and with Dick Allen and only came across a few to sandy or too steep to ride a big bike and I think he means two lane dirt roads..
Dick Allen's ride is coming up soon. Back to Hawthorne this year after a stint in June lake last year. Nothing tuff, just good times with friends. 8th straight year for me

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