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Old 07-13-2013, 04:33 PM   #406
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The longest piece of the TAT without gas is Denio Junction NV to Lakeview OR. As far as I know Ft Bidwell CA hasn't had gas in years. That stretch is around 230 miles - and that's without any mistakes or problems in navigation.

Was up at Denio Junction awhile back, no gas, won't be this year.

Nearest gas is Fields Station about 20 miles North of Denio. It's only 70 miles from McDermitt to Denio Junction, easy on the throttle plus carry a gallon and you should be able to hit Lakeview without going down to Cedarville or up to Fields Station.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:23 PM   #407
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Was up at Denio Junction awhile back, no gas, won't be this year.

Nearest gas is Fields Station about 20 miles North of Denio. It's only 70 miles from McDermitt to Denio Junction, easy on the throttle plus carry a gallon and you should be able to hit Lakeview without going down to Cedarville or up to Fields Station.
Hmmm. I'll be going through there in 3-4 days. According to the latest TAT charts
McDermitt to Denio- 66 miles
Denio to Ft Bidwell- 137 miles
Ft Bidwell to Lakeview- 42 miles

245 miles with no navigation errors. Definately extra fuel.

The TAT maps suggest an early start from McDermitt and get to Ft Bidwell. I do not se any lodging in Ft Bidwell. Does anyone know if anything is there? (Hotel, camping, etc)

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Old 07-13-2013, 06:27 PM   #408
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Well.....it's kind of like this.

If you have to pee---and your gps navigates you to the lavatory------use some common sense and don't pee in the lavatory----move over just a bit.

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Old 07-13-2013, 07:43 PM   #409
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Well.....it's kind of like this.

If you have to pee---and your gps navigates you to the lavatory------use some common sense and don't pee in the lavatory----move over just a bit.

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Old 07-13-2013, 11:46 PM   #410
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Hmmm. I'll be going through there in 3-4 days. According to the latest TAT charts
McDermitt to Denio- 66 miles
Denio to Ft Bidwell- 137 miles
Ft Bidwell to Lakeview- 42 miles

245 miles with no navigation errors. Definately extra fuel.

The TAT maps suggest an early start from McDermitt and get to Ft Bidwell. I do not se any lodging in Ft Bidwell. Does anyone know if anything is there? (Hotel, camping, etc)

Thanks

If it was me I'd space out my days to land for the night in Battle Mtn, get an early start the next morning...power right through McDermitt and try for a room at Denio Junction...if they don't have any rooms...they only have six, ask them to call up to Fields Station for you, he usually has rooms as they're even more remote, but they also have the fuel you need. I've done Eureka to Denio Jct in one day, Battle Mtn to the Jct is easily done.

That'll get you a stress free next day into Lakeview, Ft. Bidwell is pretty much a wide spot in the road anymore.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:28 AM   #411
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Oh yeah, don't drink the water in McDermitt, NV. Ask a local first, they have water issues there and sometimes it's not safe to drink, they test it once a week or so.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:29 PM   #412
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Just bought a 5.8 gallon acerbis tank for the XR. I figured I could sell the Clarke for 3/4 of what it cost me and I won't have to worry about gas EVER.

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Old 07-16-2013, 04:19 PM   #413
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Just bought a 5.8 gallon acerbis tank for the XR. I figured I could sell the Clarke for 3/4 of what it cost me and I won't have to worry about gas EVER.
I'm hoping to be using my 6.3 gal tank on the trip on my XR. I mounted it up and it sure does feel big =)

I'll miss the nimbleness of the 4.6 gal IMS tank, which i'll keep for desert duty.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:41 PM   #414
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You can't have too much gas....ever! :-)
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:51 PM   #415
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You can't have too much gas....ever! :-)
I can push my bike 13 feet.

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Old 07-17-2013, 11:37 AM   #416
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You can't have too much gas....ever! :-)
Well the way i look at it, i dont ALWAYS have to have the 6.3 gallons full. But it sure would be nice to be able to carry the extra fuel when i need it.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:10 PM   #417
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I havent had much luck finding hotel prices along the TAT, I've seen people mention from 30-100 a nite, but nothing as to individual prices, I am all for 30 a nite rooms, not so much for 100 a nite :)

I plan on camping a bit, but I'd like to know where the cheaper rooms are, so I can plan my hotel stops a little better.

Any ideas?

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Old 07-19-2013, 02:36 AM   #418
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Hi Doug, we used motels the whole way, ( 2 up so no space for camping gear ) and found the franchise hotels like Super 8 ranged $60-85. (free breakfast ) Holiday Inn were dearer. The smaller towns sometimes had cheaper motels. Our cheapest was in Fulmore, near the end of Utah was only $25 (according to Dawn, I thought it was $35 )
Best deal was at the Casino on the Border of Mississippi and Arkansas. If you go to the cashiers window and get a players card before checking in you get a special deal on a room. I'm sure ours was $36. There was some deal with the buffet meal ( ok but not flash ) and if you are over 50 breakfast was half price
And the rooms are flash ! In Crescent, stay at the Crescent motel, on the left as you come in. Great hosts. Don't try the Woodsman on the right. Lots of stories there. !
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:19 AM   #419
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Thanks Phil,
now I have 2 on my 'stay' list
good tip about the players card also
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:42 AM   #420
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Doug try http://www.tripadvisor.com/

If you know the name of the town it will bring up a list of nearby lodging, pricing, as well as some traveler feedback.
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