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Old 06-03-2013, 08:56 AM   #46
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Yup... work (and wife) are issues that impact riding time... just last night we had a discussion about the need for me to do more yard work around here...

Now that I've got the super 10, I'm seriously considering trading the KLR for a DRZ 400 or similar for rides just like this one... thanks for taking us along! great stuff
I do know what your talking about, I too had the same issues for many, many years. But now we have a empty nest; wife has her interests, I have mine; although I do miss our two up riding adventures of long ago, she's just not interested anymore.

On another note, I had my KLR for 5 years "Gumby" loved that bike was Great reliable machine. Referred to it as my 2 wheeled CJ5 did almost everything good nothing great; OH but I sure miss the fuel capacity. The 400 came into play as I needed something that would fill the niche between Moya the 990 and my Tiger. the 400 I just happen to stumble on a good deal a couple years ago, it's grown on me, easy to maneuver (in tight spots) and most important easy to pick-up.

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...this is on my bucket list hopefully in the next year or two, I'll be doing it on a KLR . Thanks for sharing.
Sir you must be tall and young, you can get it done, I would even bet the Wans could knock it out on the 990. Just not us short legged older guys.


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Yep, wife, work, yard all get in the way of adventures like this. Would have loved to tagged along but words got in the way.
Clint I understand


DAY 2 Coming up but it's a beautiful day, so I need to step out for a bit.

Glad everyone is enjoying the read. Back in awhile!



OH! Let me leave you with this for now I'll explain more later




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Old 06-03-2013, 10:03 AM   #47
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Sam, that's just Cruel! Teasing us with a private video that we can't see !
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:09 AM   #48
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sam, that's just cruel! teasing us with a private video that we can't see !

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Old 06-03-2013, 11:29 AM   #49
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Sam, that's just Cruel! Teasing us with a private video that we can't see !
Try it now.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:00 PM   #50
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:40 PM   #51
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Reading every word. Appreciate the history and wit you provide, Mr. Sam.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:40 PM   #52
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Your work posting this ride is really appreciated

I love that high desert country, there is nothing like it, especially early morning and late afternoons when the shadows are long. I was born and lived in Reno for years and try to get back that way every year or so. Stop in at Middlegate Station when you're closer to Fallon. It's a unique old Nevada place with great food. The lady who owns it grew up on a ranch nearby and knows some of the history.

Years ago I was off of highway 50 a few miles and came across a guy walking down the dirt road who looked like he lived under a bush, he was wearing jeans that had been torn in half thru the crotch, the only thing keeping them on was a rope thru the belt loops. I did NOT stop to find out what that story was about. Actually, he would fit right in with some of the people you see in downtown Reno.

Will you be posting a GPS route of the PE route?

Shoot me a PM if you're in the Ophir CO area during the summer. I'll show you some great riding aside from the high passes that everybody knows about.
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:20 PM   #53
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I love that high desert country, there is nothing like it, especially early morning and late afternoons when the shadows are long. I was born and lived in Reno for years and try to get back that way every year or so. Stop in at Middlegate Station when you're closer to Fallon. It's a unique old Nevada place with great food. The lady who owns it grew up on a ranch nearby and knows some of the history.

Years ago I was off of highway 50 a few miles and came across a guy walking down the dirt road who looked like he lived under a bush, he was wearing jeans that had been torn in half thru the crotch, the only thing keeping them on was a rope thru the belt loops. I did NOT stop to find out what that story was about. Actually, he would fit right in with some of the people you see in downtown Reno.

Will you be posting a GPS route of the PE route? We'll See

Shoot me a PM if you're in the Ophir CO area during the summer. I'll show you some great riding aside from the high passes that everybody knows about.
I did indeed stop by but not there yet. They are some pretty rough types you'll run across out there. I think overall they are OK... they either just want to left alone or are deliberately off the civilized grid for what ever reason.

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Old 06-03-2013, 02:54 PM   #54
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Day 2

Before I get to moving on I need to back track just a bit as I forgot to mention Jacob's Well Station. Along what is now a well graded major road for moving mining equipment across Huntington Valley is where the old station was. I stopped at what showed as the location on my GPS, it lies just over the only cattle guard on the road in a depression with a small stream running just behind. Nothing else to speak of.

Jacob’s Well Station Elev: 5965
No station existed at Jacob’s Well until sometime after the fall of 1860 and little is known about the site. Little, if any, evidence of the station remains.


So now let us move forward to Day 2. As I had mentioned we were all on the verges of being fuel challenged the previous day

Steve has a 4 gallon tank so when he filled it up in the morning



He took on 4.2 gallons ....... I myself took on 3.0 Gallons on a 3.2 IMS tank. Not to worry we also filled our tail tanks too. What we all thought odd is that Doug on his "E" model averaged 60+ MPG the rest of up hang in the 50MPG range; must be good karma.

Filled up and headed out, but instead of riding all the way back up and climbing over it was only 25 miles to come up the west climb up then turn around and come back down,
instead of the 42 miles up the east side. By doing this we only cut 4.5 miles of the PE tail out to the summit.

It was a very crisp morning with heavily laden and ominous clouds lying low over us, but as we traveled north this subsided with distance covered, Oh, but the wind was working overtime.

Didn't daunt any spirit's though, Doug's smiling under that helmet


or Craig


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So now, let me pick this up on top of Telegraph Canyon

Did I mention the wind was blowing?



Those white spots dotting the hill are sheep


It didn't come out as I thought but some guy 1956-2007 wish the name would have showed up I could try to find out something about the guy.



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Old 06-03-2013, 02:56 PM   #55
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Panaromic of Overland Pass

On top of the Diamond Mountains looking north

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Reading every word. Appreciate the history and wit you provide, Mr. Sam.

Hi Jason, Thanks for dropping in.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:16 PM   #57
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IdSm ... Did you say when you took this ride? If I missed it ... sorry. Seems like you had a mix of cloudy and clear weather.
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It didn't come out as I thought but some guy 1956-2007 wish the name would have showed up I could try to find out something about the guy.




Here's what I found: "the little cross at the campsite was placed by the HAMs in memory of Bob Evans, 1947-2007, who monitored The Pony from Overland Pass for about thirty years. He'd sleep in his Jeep Wrangler, obviously never bringing his wife with him. Hats off to Bob for his service and his fortitude."


From http://ringaroundbasin.com/nevada.html Pony Express rides again.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:25 PM   #59
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IdSm ... Did you say when you took this ride? If I missed it ... sorry. Seems like you had a mix of cloudy and clear weather.

Tony, I just returned from this ride May 20-27 4 days on the PE the rest to and from.
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Here's what I found: "the little cross at the campsite was placed by the HAMs in memory of Bob Evans, 1947-2007, who monitored The Pony from Overland Pass for about thirty years. He'd sleep in his Jeep Wrangler, obviously never bringing his wife with him. Hats off to Bob for his service and his fortitude."


From http://ringaroundbasin.com/nevada.html Pony Express rides again.

Thanks Clint! You da man.
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