ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-28-2011, 08:43 AM   #61
RideFreak
Green Chile Eater
 
RideFreak's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: County Lockup, NM
Oddometer: 5,828
Alexa, Thanks for a very enjoyable RR, the pictures and writeup were excellent. You've caused me to add this trip to my "Must Ride" list.
__________________
Chris
"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but to rather skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ... Holy Shit, what a ride!"
CL Adventure Ride 2013 /CL Revisited 2014 / 700 Miles of Scenic Utah Backcountry / MY VIDEOS
RideFreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 12:58 PM   #62
Alexa OP
I think I don't know
 
Alexa's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: near the sun
Oddometer: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by RideFreak View Post
Alexa, Thanks for a very enjoyable RR, the pictures and writeup were excellent. You've caused me to add this trip to my "Must Ride" list.
My mission is complete.

Thank you, and thank you to everyone for your kind comments.
__________________
'03 Ninja 250 (sold)
'09 Rebel 250 (sold)
'03 Suzuki DR 200 (sold - this is not a dirt bike)
'09 KTM 250 xcf-w (we'll never part)
'09 KTM 105 XC (now this is a bike!)
Alexa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 01:12 PM   #63
Kmike
The Map Keeper
 
Kmike's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Nevada
Oddometer: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by larryboy View Post

I've seen one of those 'California Trail' markers before, can't remember where it was?
Perhaps somewhere along the California Trail...

Just kidding. I think we saw another one on this trip too, but I can't remember where either. It would be cool to do a trip following one of the historic trails.
Kmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 02:31 PM   #64
taosgsr
Gnarly Adventurer
 
taosgsr's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: 3 miles south of 37, La Plata, NM
Oddometer: 421
Thanks for the RR!

We already have this years trip planned but I see Nevada in the near future

P.S. We call these "range maggots"
From web
__________________
See ya at the Pub!!
"don't I have a real dirtbike to do this on?????"
taosgsr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 04:24 PM   #65
SoCalRoamer
n00b
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: So Cal
Oddometer: 1
Awesome, just awesome. Your RR makes me want to get out there right now!
SoCalRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 06:15 PM   #66
Jman955i
Falls Down A Lot
 
Jman955i's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Martinez/Augusta, Georgia
Oddometer: 1,714
With the sounds of a heart monitor and IV pump in the background; sitting in the hospital with a very sick wife. I find alot of comfort in this Ride Report. One day I hope to be able to ride out West. Thanks.
__________________
Josh
Somewhere in North Carolina I purchased 2 miles of roadside flowers for the low price of $850.00
Jman955i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 06:20 PM   #67
Alexa OP
I think I don't know
 
Alexa's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: near the sun
Oddometer: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jman955i View Post
With the sounds of a heart monitor and IV pump in the background; sitting in the hospital with a very sick wife. I find alot of comfort in this Ride Report. One day I hope to be able to ride out West. Thanks.
That brings tears to my eyes. I'm glad this brought you some comfort.
__________________
'03 Ninja 250 (sold)
'09 Rebel 250 (sold)
'03 Suzuki DR 200 (sold - this is not a dirt bike)
'09 KTM 250 xcf-w (we'll never part)
'09 KTM 105 XC (now this is a bike!)
Alexa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 06:23 PM   #68
rockinrog
Beastly Adventurer
 
rockinrog's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Central PA
Oddometer: 2,833
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jman955i View Post
With the sounds of a heart monitor and IV pump in the background; sitting in the hospital with a very sick wife. I find alot of comfort in this Ride Report. One day I hope to be able to ride out West. Thanks.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife jaman.
Not sure if I have chimed in... but great RR! Love the pics.
rockinrog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 06:35 PM   #69
Alexa OP
I think I don't know
 
Alexa's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: near the sun
Oddometer: 22
Day 42: Continue on Road 761 into Jackpot, south on Highway 93, Road 755, right on Road 753, left toward Cottonwood Ranch, north into Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and Jarbidge Wilderness, left on NFR 074, NFR 288.

The only prong horn we saw on the whole trip (last year we saw hundreds). Interestingly, we were "buzzed" by hummingbirds at every camp we had on the entire trip! Sometimes I thought the bird was my brother Peter (the big guy hanging out of the passenger window of the VW van - see second picture of this ride report) coming along for another great adventure. We miss you, Peter.



Reservoir and the sweet smell of sage.



Heading for Jarbidge Mountains in Nevada.



Beautiful corner of Nevada, who knew?







Fields of wildflowers and sweet smells.



The Jarbidge Mountains were fantastic, and the scenic highlight of our trip.




Day 43: Rest.


Day 44: North on NFR 288 to Murphy Hot Springs, Road 751 into Jarbidge, continue on Road 751, Road 748, right on Road 746, north on Highway 225, left on Road 732.

Woke in the night because an elk or Bigfoot was snorting and stomping around outside.

That'd be Idaho.



Kevin making sure we're still on track. He was a fantastic route finder, that's why he keeps the maps and I only get to look at them on special occasions - or if we're really lost.



Rode fifteen miles of hot, rutted, rocky road, but strangely I liked it, probably because I was finally recovered from being so tired.

Pulling into the town of Jarbidge for gas and food was like passing into the past. Fantastic. Shopped at the "Best Little Storehouse in Nevada"; it was next to the jail.



The last stagecoach robbery in America happened in Jarbidge and this jail held the robbers until the Marshall arrived.

Kevin charged with having too much fun... again.



I broke him out of jail.





Crazy road out of the town of Jarbidge.



Beautiful green mountains, hard to believe it's Nevada.



Dirty and loving it.



Little lakes.



Cool scenery.




Day 44: Continue on Road 732, south on Highway 226, right on Road 738 into Tuscarora, Road 724 to Midas, continue on Road 724 (Midas Road) to Highway 789, I-80 to Winnemucca.

Rained last night and the conditions were superb this morning.



The only time my hands were cold during the entire trip (except for when trying to sleep because I thought it was ok to cross "sleeping bags" off the packing list. I only bring it up repeatedly so you, and I, might learn from my mistake).



More jagged Nevada mountains.



Perfect ride through Independence Mountains. We didn't know it at the time but this was to be our last day of dirt. Went through two cool, tiny towns: Tuscrora and Midas, worth checking out.



Ready for a shower.



Here's our shower, for our bikes. We got one inside the motel in Winnemucca.



Day 45: Return to Reno

Kevin trying to figure out how to jump into the picture on the side of a BMW big rig. The last cool part of our trip on our last day.



Epilogue: I broke my wrist on our first day back after the trip. See what happens when you disobey the thing!! I was in a cast for three months!! I just kept reminding myself that I was having fun and that's all that matters…



Thanks for coming along for the ride. It was a blast reminiscing with you!
__________________
'03 Ninja 250 (sold)
'09 Rebel 250 (sold)
'03 Suzuki DR 200 (sold - this is not a dirt bike)
'09 KTM 250 xcf-w (we'll never part)
'09 KTM 105 XC (now this is a bike!)
Alexa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 07:22 PM   #70
sdtravist
ZION
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Southern Utah
Oddometer: 8
I live at the bottom of the Kolob Terrace Road. Wished I could have tagged along. So many adventure riders come through this area and miss this awesome connector to the high country.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alexa View Post
Day 23: Continue on I-15 north, Utah Highway 9 east to Virgin, left on Kolob Reservoir Road, past Kolob Reservoir, Kolob Road, Right Hand Canyon Road, east on Highway 14.

We got up in the dark. It's still hot but we're out of here. I don't know how long we've been here...

My 250 cc bike cruises at 70 mph, cool.

Heading toward the north end of Zion. It's good to be on the road and back in the mountains again.



Zion is so awesome.





Amazing rock formations.





Spectacular red pavement.



It was difficult to leave this little part of Zion.




sdtravist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 08:28 PM   #71
mxh
Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Canadian Prairie
Oddometer: 36
thanks, enjoyed it lots!
mxh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 09:04 PM   #72
Bob
Formerly H20Pumper
 
Bob's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2002
Location: Corral de Tierra CA, Ketchum ID
Oddometer: 2,543
Thanks!
Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 10:10 PM   #73
srad600
Studly Adventurer
 
srad600's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Oakland, Kalli Fornia
Oddometer: 638
Laugh

Looked like an awesome trip. Thanks for sharing.

BTW - love the bottle of Jagermister in the corner of the "jail" pic.
srad600 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 10:34 PM   #74
pyrate
Walking the plank
 
pyrate's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: SoCal
Oddometer: 1,164
Excellent RR. Love your thing as I can't stand backtracking either. I might have picked up a sleeping bag during the midway point of the trip though.

Hope to see more RR's from you. I hope the arm heals up well.
__________________
"but why is all the rum gone?"


pyrate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 12:08 AM   #75
larryboy
Chopper Rider
 
larryboy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: On a set of 50,000 mile tires.
Oddometer: 14,241
It's over already?



That was really nice you two, thanks for sharing it with us!!!


__________________
Be sure the safest rule is that we should not dare to live in any scene in which we dare not die. ~Lewis Carroll~
larryboy is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014