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Old 11-19-2012, 09:25 AM   #16
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The dunes haven't gotten rain in quite awhile, dry and fluffy.








I have decided to stay in Nevada as long as possible today, you stay in full light and don't have to crest all those super cold passes on 395.




All the 'Road Closed' signs are for mini vans and Camry's.




I brought an extra 1.5 gallons of fuel because I've been wanting to go this direction for awhile now.







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Old 11-19-2012, 09:26 AM   #17
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Show us a good time Larryboy.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:36 AM   #18
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Got fuel and a snack.




Went past Walker Lake.




South Lake Tahoe for dinner.




Wow, must have been hungry.




Looked for handwarmers at every fuel stop today and had finally found some up here.




Tough cold 100 miles to home from here, last picture.




A little over 1,000 miles for the trip. Pirelli Scorpion Rally Pro is awesome on the front, Kenda Big Block on the back hooks better in sand than the TKC did. The carburated no ABS havin' 1150 Zombie is a joy to ride in the dirt.

Thanks for reading...see you on the trail.


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Old 11-19-2012, 09:36 AM   #19
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I tried, but it's over already.



We were going to go back 2-up for Thanksgiving, but I'm tired...30 hours riding time on this little trip and I commute 175 miles per day...I'm worn out.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:26 AM   #20
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Food

Dang if you don't eat better than any Adventure Rider I've ever seen.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:37 AM   #21
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Must get back down there . . . nice trip LB!
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:03 AM   #22
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I tried, but it's over already. .
I should have known since it was in Day Trippin'
You just threw this one in here to make us pine for a DV trip.
Awesome as usual! Looking forward to the next one.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:07 AM   #23
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Hey Rob,

Thanks for the wonderful ride report and for all the Saline Valley tips ... Cary and I hope to be heading down that way on the KLRs tomorrow morning ... looking forward to trying to say "hi" to camp hosts George and Ria for you ...

Sent this link to Cary, and will probably be sorry when she sees how well you eat while camping out ... ha.

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Old 11-19-2012, 11:28 AM   #24
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I should have known since it was in Day Trippin'
You just threw this one in here to make us pine for a DV trip.
Awesome as usual! Looking forward to the next one.
That's the type of thing he does. Thanks a lot Larryboy, you have me wanting to go there too.


Thanks for taking the time to share.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:19 PM   #25
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Hey Rob,

Thanks for the wonderful ride report and for all the Saline Valley tips ... Cary and I hope to be heading down that way on the KLRs tomorrow morning ... looking forward to trying to say "hi" to camp hosts George and Ria for you ...

Sent this link to Cary, and will probably be sorry when she sees how well you eat while camping out ... ha.

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Ha! John knows me too well :)

Rob- Thank you so much for your post. Your reputation for great posts proceeds you :) I am super impressed by your menu...
Is the trick to freeze everything before you go? Do you wrap things up in insulation?

Maybe if John lets me bring our cookware, I'll try some things out ... It's hard to make everything in a jetboil -ha!

the girl who lived on beef jerky before she saw Larryboy's posts...
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:44 PM   #26
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South Pass & Steele Pass

I can't imagine what it must have been like for you to ride South Pass in the dark and with all that wind.

We had a hard enough time riding it in daylight with no wind on dual sports.

How was Steele Pass from the springs to the pass? When we ride it about a month ago, 10 miles of the road was completely gone. You are "the man" riding it on the 1150. I don't think I could have done it unless conditions have changed.

Nice report. You could probably have your own camping/cooking/adventure show as you do it like no one else.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:01 PM   #27
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That's the type of thing he does. Thanks a lot Larryboy, you have me wanting to go there too.


Thanks for taking the time to share.
Hey LB I think they are calling you an ADV Tease

Nice ride report as always. Happened to be rolling towards Lake Tahoe a few weeks ago when I had to turn back due to 50 being chains only & Tioga Pass being closed. Definitely not riding weather.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:32 AM   #28
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Oh good, the inmates want to go to DV and some ARE going!!


Yes, food gets frozen solid for days before I leave home, then into a soft cooler. I make sure to keep things in shade at camp.

South Pass was pretty tough in those conditions and it's been hammered so hard by water that there aren't any of the old landmarks. I found Steele Pass very easy, the ranger has flagged the confusing bits and we are even back onto a section that I have never ridden since the route got re-aligned in the 2005 washout, it's a straight section that obviously had a grader on it at some point.

I have gleaned some new intel about some places I haven't seen, I'll be back in the future.

Thanks for letting me 'tease' you all with my little trip.

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Old 11-20-2012, 09:53 AM   #29
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North of Eureka Dunes

I'd like to hear more about the trail you took north of Eureka Dunes into Dyer and the route you took to Walker Lake. Did you ride north from Eureka Dunes on Eureka Valley Road?

You said you found Steele Pass easy. Once my group found the road we also found it easy but the wash was a challenge for us to because we kept taking the wrong parts of the wash. We tried to stay in the wash and just follow it but that wasn't that easy to do and I can't imagine trying to do it in the dark.

Has a grader been through there or did you just follow the wash to the saddle? I saw some of the flags you mentioned but there were not enough of them for me to follow

I'd like to do some exploring in that area my next time out. There appears to be many dirt roads between Eureka Dunes and Tonopah, NV. The borders of this area would be:

Highway 95 to the east
Highway 6 to the north
HIghway 264 to the west
Highway 266 to the south

If anyone knows of a ride report detailing this area, please post a link.

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Old 11-20-2012, 10:07 AM   #30
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Thanks for letting me 'tease' you all with my little trip.

Thanks for the tip Rob... we're heading out now -lazy rainy morning... John says were heading in on the north pass via bakersfield to hopefully avoid any weather... maybe we'll try steel pass on our way out... happy thanksgiving and best to Becky.
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