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Old 03-28-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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I've Made a Huge Tiny Mistake: Big Bikes on the Vegas to Reno

Vegas to Reno. V2R. The longest off road race in the US.
KTMs. Big ones.

During our recent trip to Baja, a plan was hatched.
Scott and his fiancee had raced the 2012 V2R in their jeep -
they had the tracks and the maps.
Scott thought it would be awesome on a bike.

And, even better, they live close to Reno and would serve as home base.

The only problem was gas. These are thirsty machines.
The 535 mile course is remote and none of the bikes could carry enough fuel.
We needed a chase vehicle.
Now, who could we get to drive it?

photo: rburkat

Long story short, Scott ended up being our guy.
Thank you, Goggles!
This ride couldn’t have happened without you and your gracious support.
We owe you, buddy!

As the weekend approached, I started getting nervous.
These were big heavy bikes. That looked like a pretty rough course.
Sand, rocks, silt. Nothing around for miles and miles...
Here’s some of the V2R porn that Scott sent us: HiRev photo V2R.

Gulp. I’ve made a huge tiny mistake...

They don’t call Reno “the biggest little city in the world” for nothing!

The riders:
Bartek. Formerly Bartek990, he should probably upgrade to Smartek1000.

photo: rburkat

Ceasar. KTMADV. If you need anything - he knows a guy.

photo: rburkat

Radek. rburkat. The Canadian Animal, or “Canimal”


Rick. BigWan’s brother. I christen thee, MediumWan.
He rides an XR650L, but for this ride, he was an honorary KTM.

Us Wans.
Matt and Kelly (BigWan and LittleWan).
I was only riding parts of the course, so Matt could have some playtime with the boys.
The rest of the time I could hang out with Goggles in the truck.

photo: KTMADV

and, last but not least, our fearless driver.
Scott. Goggles Pizano. Actively replenishing his karma bank.

Let’s do this.

OSO LOCO!! osoooo!

Oso bored? you can find the rest of our ride reports HERE
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:24 AM   #2
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Wow. Epic before y'all even left the gate. Godspeed and good luck. May karma smile on you and bean burritos be plentiful...
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:41 AM   #3
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:43 AM   #4
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Clowns and rubber Hmmmm

Are we gonna see some of the GoPro videos?

OK, i think my karma bank is full , now what?

This was a great weekend , doable anytime , thanks for you all coming out , it was great to have a full house. I gained a lot of weight in 3 days
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:58 AM   #5
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:17 PM   #6
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:22 PM   #7
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:06 PM   #8
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I likes me some AWESOMENESS!!!!

You guys are nuts!!!

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No, I don't know where that road goes, let's find out!
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:27 PM   #9
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LOVEd the intro! In as always, keep it comin!
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:30 PM   #10
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Haha this is great!
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:36 PM   #11
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From what I understand from frequenting various forums you are handling this critisim completely wrong. You are supposed to get bent out of shape and start turning towards personal attacks. Get with the program!
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:53 PM   #12
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Another awesome story!! Looking forward to it. Stoked to be in early...

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Old 03-28-2013, 04:43 PM   #13
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:58 PM   #14
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Wow, barely finished Baja and now this.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:25 PM   #15
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