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Old 05-30-2012, 05:53 PM   #166
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I'm reviving this thread cuz I'm, looking for an inmate

Do you work for a certain very large gaming company in Reno?
Do you ride a well used and farkled out R1200GSA that is parked in the lot?

If that is you PM me please
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:56 PM   #167
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I'm reviving this thread cuz I'm, looking for an inmate

Do you work for a certain very large gaming company in Reno?
Do you ride a well used and farkled out R1200GSA that is parked in the lot?

If that is you PM me please
Not me. But I work down the street from IGT. Ride a f8gs & GSXR-750 trackbike at Precision Trackdays events at RFR. :)
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:06 PM   #168
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I wasn't aware of this thread so I started the Northern Nevada ADV Google Group (link in my sig). We have a dozen or so members so far and have had one ride. We may be doing another one on Saturday, and a Meet 'n Eat sometime next week or the week after.

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Old 05-30-2012, 10:08 PM   #169
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I've been kicking around the idea of track days for a while. Maybe a clapped out SV650 or slicks in my 990?.

Good to know there's civilized inmates around those parts. I may be spending done time over there.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:15 PM   #170
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I've been kicking around the idea of track days for a while. Maybe a clapped out SV650 or slicks in my 990?.

Good to know there's civilized inmates around those parts. I may be spending done time over there.
Where do you go for a track around here? Fernley?

I'm starting up a local AMGRASS chapter (Moto Gymkana).. hope to have a first event in June if we can secure a location.

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Old 05-31-2012, 06:01 AM   #171
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Trackdays in Fernley are at Reno-Fernley Raceway (RFR). There is a road course. 3 miles and LOTS of corners.

Events are put on by Precision Trackdays. (I'm one of the 3 owners). Here is a link to our website: http://precisiontrackdays.com/index.php

We are running this weekend Friday, Saturday & Sunday. The website has lots of info on gear, bike requirements, etc.

Everyday at lunch we have a free ride around "Try-The-Track" which is a few guided laps for spectators to check it out. Come out this weekend if you want to see the place in action. I'll be there working & riding. Should be a fun weekend.

Scorpion,
an SV is a great trackbike. My first trackbike was a Kawi 650R. Similar to an SV. I did my first trackday on my BMW F800GS at RFR with dualsport tires. Lol!! Then I got the 650R. Never looked back.... I'll post some pics later.

Oh yeah & for first time trackday riders it's only $100/day. We always have a free C group class to help newer riders get track skills.

Rob,
RFR has a huge skidpad where you might be able to do an event. I'm not sure what it costs to rent just the skidpad but I can get you in touch with the right people. I'll check out the google group today.

Ok, threadjack over... Or, wait, what were we talking about again?
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:37 PM   #172
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Oh Shit!

I'm moving to Reno!

Tell me only the good stuff and leave out the bad.
Unfortunately you may be stuck with me a blowhard d-bag from Hollywood drinking all your beer and riding like a rodeo clown

In doing research I havent heard anything bad about the Reno/Tahoe/Carson Valley area.
Give it to me straight, I'm selling my house and rolling the dice.



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Old 06-09-2012, 06:49 AM   #173
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I'm moving to Reno!

Tell me only the good stuff and leave out the bad.
Unfortunately you may be stuck with me a blowhard d-bag from Hollywood drinking all your beer and riding like a rodeo clown

In doing research I havent heard anything bad about the Reno/Tahoe/Carson Valley area.
Give it to me straight, I'm selling my house and rolling the dice.



Reno : So close to Hell you can see Sparks
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Some of the best Dual Sport riding on the Planet all around you, You will love it.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:05 AM   #174
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Some of the best Dual Sport riding on the Planet all around you, You will love it.
Very true! We had a heck of a fun ride last weekend. Rode from Reno to Verdi, up Dog Valley Road, and took it (dirt) all the way to Hwy 89 north of Truckee, jumped on pavement for a couple of miles, then turned west onto Henness Pass Road for another mile, down into the valley (dirt) and rode that for an hour or so. Back on pavement for five miles, then onto dirt for another 35 to Downieville for gas and lunch. Then twisty pavement for twenty miles to more dirt, and back to Reno. 160 miles total.

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Old 06-13-2012, 02:38 PM   #175
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Anybody know if..

Heness Pass Rd. is open all of the way through from Hwy 89 to Verdi?
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Heness Pass Rd. is open all of the way through from Hwy 89 to Verdi?

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Old 06-13-2012, 07:36 PM   #177
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Yep, we rode this route two weekends ago.. was a great ride!

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Old 06-14-2012, 08:04 AM   #178
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Thanks guys,

Brother lives in Verdi and I'm thinking about loading the camping gear and taking a ride up to see him.
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Brother lives in Verdi and I'm thinking about loading the camping gear and taking a ride up to see him.
Do it. The roads and trails in the area are all clear except small patches of snow at extreme elevations. And the temperature is much nicer than down in the valleys.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:00 PM   #180
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Very true! We had a heck of a fun ride last weekend. Rode from Reno to Verdi, up Dog Valley Road, and took it (dirt) all the way to Hwy 89 north of Truckee, jumped on pavement for a couple of miles, then turned west onto Henness Pass Road for another mile, down into the valley (dirt) and rode that for an hour or so. Back on pavement for five miles, then onto dirt for another 35 to Downieville for gas and lunch. Then twisty pavement for twenty miles to more dirt, and back to Reno. 160 miles total.

Welcome!

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Hello, new to site and dual sports in general. Are you planning on taking this ride again soon? I'm in Reno and just picked up an '09 Versys looking to do some light duty off-road.
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