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Old 03-26-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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Steep and Rocky's Spring Break Las Vegas Ride

We had so much fun during our between Christmas and New Year ride in Las Vegas, we decided to go back to the area for Spring break. Arrived in Vegas yesterday evening and took a good ride today. We had some unfinished business we needed to finish as we turned around on a rocky road last winter as there was the issue of snow and not much time until darkness. The first road we rode today was back to that same road to finish what we had started last winter. We made it through without incident and then spent the rest of the day riding around the area. Don't have any pictures from today ready yet, but hope to have some later this evening. Stay tuned for a proper ride report complete with pictures.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:03 PM   #3
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:01 PM   #4
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Day 1

Important Disclaimer: Due to recent events, I have decided that I now must post a disclaimer for any of my ride reports. Would not anyone trying to follow one of our rides and get in over their ability as it would surly be my fault for showing where we ride. My new disclaimer, which is now my signature is as follows:

DISCLAIMER: Suitability of any roads or trails mentioned in my ride reports are given from the view point of me and my wife (two old grandparents of moderate riding ability) and may or may not be applicable to your personal situation. Be mature, ride within your own abilities.

The first place we went today was to finish riding this road.





If you have read our report from last winters trip, you will know we turned around on this road last winter. Today, we had no snow to deal with and plenty of daylight, so no excuses.

The road in question starts here. Note what the bottom of the sign post says.



The road starts out fairly easy. Notice someone else had a little trouble as there was a line of oil along the road.



Still easy going.



I must mention that before this trip, Rocky call the local BLM office and inquired about this particular road. She wanted to make sure it was actually open and went through all the way to Red Rock Canyon. She was told it was in fact open, but was not suitable/rideable for motorcycles, that you needed a Jeep or 4X4 to travel the road and that he felt we would not be able to ride it on motorcycles. You can guess how Rocky reacted to that. We were going to ride this road at all costs.

Anyway, getting into the steep and rocky section.





A particularly rocky section.



The difficult section lasts for about half a mile.







Finally reach the summit and a little better road.



Keeping my above disclaimer in mind, I would rate this road, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the most difficult, a solid 5. The pictures don't really do it justice, but it was all either one of us wanted, difficulty wise while riding these bikes. It was fun, but was pushing our personal riding ability limit. On the our off road KTM, this road would only be a 3 1/2 to 4. The bike you are on does make a big difference.

Anyway, the other side of the summit the road was mostly level 2 and 3 with a few short level 4 sections thrown in to let you know you were not totally through this road.







this Chevy has seen better days.







Getting close to Red Rock Canyon








Finally reach the Red Rock Canyon loop. Up to this point, we had seen one else. Now there was people all over the place.



Sign looking back at the road we came out on.




Along the loop road.



We continued on and ended up doing a lot more riding and found some other fun roads. However, it is getting late and the internet speed at the motel is only so so. Will post the rest of the days ride later. Tomorrow, we are heading up towards Caliente. Stay tuned for the rest of todays report and tomorrows report.

Did I mention the temps were 70+ all day.

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Don't want any of Nates family getting hurt out there.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:51 PM   #5
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Thanks guy's so glad you got out to ride again.Hope to ride with you again some day.Live the good life.
Looking forward to the rest of your report.

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Old 03-26-2013, 11:10 PM   #6
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70 here too .
I just signed the disclamer so I could read more.

Please continue.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:14 PM   #7
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I hadn't read any of of your reports till the other day. Good stuff! Please keep it coming.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:21 PM   #8
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:44 AM   #9
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And from now on,
all Ride Reports must contain what shall forever be known as.......
"The 888 disclaimer"





Thanks for sharing, once again !!
I love challenges!! And that Rock Gap road certainly qualifies.
But, I'm gonna have to wait until dark to try it on my 500 lb bike.........NOT!
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:20 AM   #10
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You're going to need a longer disclaimer.







Or maybe, a shorter one:
Caution: Read at your own peril.



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Old 03-27-2013, 12:36 PM   #11
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CPModem's (WELL known in Orange Crush, and author of the HOW) Sig Line Disclaimer:


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DISCLAIMER: All observations made in this post are mine and based solely on my own anecdotal experiences, and may contain large doses of facetiousness. YMMV, of course. You are "on your own", and I take no responsibility if someone tries anything in this post and gets into trouble with the law, damages their person or property, or goes blind. Take everything you read or hear "anywhere" butt especially on the Web with a large dose of salt.



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Old 03-27-2013, 12:39 PM   #12
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You're going to need a longer disclaimer.
Shoot, most of us would need a HELICOPTER to get over that ^^^^ stretch of road


"Road" Yeah, right....

When you see more black tire marks on the rocks than you do dirt or gravel.....
....you might just be in over your head
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:56 PM   #13
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Had a full day or riding near Caliente. Rocky got a flat tire. Got it all fixed up, but we are both tired and going to bed. Will post more ride report later.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:56 PM   #14
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:41 PM   #15
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Thanks for the great pics and report, can't wait for more!
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