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Old 01-31-2015, 05:52 PM   #1
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Alamo Run

Rode with a buddy from Indian Springs, NV to Alamo, NV on our R1200GS'. Mine is an '05 GS and his is a '15 GSAW

Had breakfast in Henderson, and it was still lightly sprinkling from the last day of intermittent light rain.

By the time we got to the turn off from US 95 to the dirt, the rain had stopped, but it was still cold. So we stayed bundled up in our rain gear.

This was the first time we had been on this road, and were happy with it. Not very technical, pretty straightforward gravel/rock, with occasional sand.

The lake bed is NOT dry, and it to be avoided, unless you are good at riding without your front tire rolling.

No Dust at all, the sand was nice and wet, so it wasn't bad on the big bikes.

Had lunch at the Windmill Ridge in Alamo. Decent burger...
Then slabbed it home.
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Old 02-01-2015, 03:04 AM   #2
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Well, that was a short, but interesting ride report. With a great picture! :-)
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:45 PM   #3
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:57 PM   #4
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Did you take Alamo road thru the Desert National Wildlife Refuge?

I thought that road was officially closed at one point because of bad sand.

We rode it many years ago and loved it. I have wanted to include it some of our trips out that way, but I was afraid of the closure.

One inmate said he got a ticket going thru.

Or else did you find another way?
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:19 PM   #5
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i believe the lake bed itself may be closed. We were not sure, and tried the direct route across, and that is where we found the goopy mud that would gum up the front wheel and keep it from spinning. We turned around and followed another path that went around the lake bed. So it is a passable route.

I know another group of riders went through the next day on smaller (400-600cc) bikes. They said they did not have any mud trouble.

The ground was wet, so what sand we came across was nice and firm, although I could see it being a struggle if it was dry. And there was not much of that. I did notice one road that led off towards some sand dunes that was posted as being closed.

Hope this helps.
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:29 AM   #6
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Actually I wanted to verify that you made it thru the Alamo road thru the DWNR.

And did you see any signs saying the road was closed?

When we did this back in 1979 I think, there were a bunch of huge orange cones in one dry lakebed. We assumed they were for bombing run practice for planes from Nellis.
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:37 AM   #7
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Yes we did travel through the DNWR.

Looking at my GPS track, we did a combination of Old Corn Creek Rd, and Alamo Rd.

The Lakebed that is closed is on Old Corn Creek. Alamo Rd looped around the lakebed, and rejoined Old Corn Creek. There were no big signs saying Alamo road was closed. I have not spoken to any rangers though.

If you would like, I would be happy to share the Track, but it was a path I found in the SMTS NV from GPS exchange.
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:55 PM   #8
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Okay thanks for verifying that. I figured that was what you must have done.

I have the SMTS track.

We were going to do that ride as part of this trip.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=981366

But I heard from a couple of sources that the road was closed and there were nasty signs. I thought we could get thru okay.

But I know a couple of the guys would not have liked doing something patently illegal.

We were wanting to get from Mesqute to Alamo. I found a really nice alternative route west of the DNWR that we have done twice now. It is shown in the tracks in the link above.
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