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Old 09-16-2013, 12:29 PM   #16
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I tried twice and they were always out. Had a guy siphon some from his truck once though....
Ya. Sounds like you shouldn't plan on getting gas there.

I carried an additional gallon of fuel on my R100GS when I rode in that area in June and didn't have much left when I rolled into Tonopah. We did ride some of the dirt north of Rachael and gassed up at Ash Springs on our way heading west.
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:10 PM   #17
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Thanks for the additional information.

Wow.......I never even considered that a Wild Mustang would chase me down. Good to know.

Maybe Jim, Herrhelmet will chime in about this one. All I saw was him go down in a pile of dust and a huge horse running off laughing at him while his herd watched from a plateau.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:30 PM   #18
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6 Day 1100 mile NV Adventure Loop

Here's a 6 day 1100 mile California, Nevada, Oregon loop we did last June

MAP LINKY

COMPLETE TRIP REPORT HERE (BY OTHERS)
http://dualsport-sd.com/forums/index...yon-adventure/

HIGHLIGHTS:
High Rock Canyon Historical Immigrant Trail

Bog Hot Springs...
"RHUTT ROH"
Wild Horses/Asses

B24 Crash Site/Memorial (Hodakaguy)

Temperature Extremes

Plenty of SPACE!

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Old 09-18-2013, 07:21 PM   #19
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Going to be watching rockets fly on Black Rock this Sat. Looks like chance of rain. Should we be worried about having two adventure bikes out on the playa?
Also looking for info/directions on the access to the playa from the east off Jungo Rd. Is it easy to find and cross the tracks?
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:44 PM   #20
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This might have been mentioned somewhere else, but Denio does not have gas and will not until they can buy some new fuel tanks. The state condemed their underground tank. Fields has gas, but is open only from about 8 AM to 4 PM
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:52 PM   #21
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Baja Ho put link up to my rr..I missed a good hot spring by Diana's Punch Bowl.There are hot springs scattered across Nevada.Countdowns Smts tracks work good.If you are riding a big GS style bike the nevada aaa map is good.The sandwich counter in the gas station/mini mart at Carver's has good sandwiches.Black Rock dry lake can really suck if it gets wet.I had to carry my mtn bike after it rained at a burning man event a few years back.The muck will completely lock your wheels up.It can snow in nevada in the summer above 7-8000'-so you should have extra layers handy.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:10 PM   #22
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Great info and of course pics.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:48 PM   #23
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Don't take the roads for granted. I high sided through a silt pit on Jungo Rd on Saturday. I was cruising at 50mph, entry speed was probably down to 40mph through the first one, and probably about 30mph when I hit the second larger one that took me down. I fared ok, the bike took some dings, but I can replace those parts. It was a good dose of reality that cooled out jets for the rest of the trip. If you don't know the road, don't be complacent about it.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:29 PM   #24
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Don't take the roads for granted. I high sided through a silt pit on Jungo Rd on Saturday. I was cruising at 50mph, entry speed was probably down to 40mph through the first one, and probably about 30mph when I hit the second larger one that took me down. I fared ok, the bike took some dings, but I can replace those parts. It was a good dose of reality that cooled out jets for the rest of the trip. If you don't know the road, don't be complacent about it.
Good point. I rode through several sections of silt on the "original" Pony Express Route in June north/east of Eureka. I didn't look down and kept my eyes straight ahead and could feel the silt coming almost up to my knees as my front wheel plowed through it. I was on my 1989 BMW Bumble Bee R100GS and I think the silt was as deep as my axles. I could see it coming so didn't get surprised by it but I was still puckered up pretty good riding through it.

We had to space ourselves far apart while riding through it because of the large cloud of dust it threw up. I try to avoid silt but sometimes you can't.

Regrouping after the silt:
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