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There's a lot out there that hasn't been seen for decades, just waiting to be rediscovered.

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  2. braindead0

    Ride ideas?

    ?? Not sure what this has to do with NV desert exploration? Not sure what the location is either... edit: I see you posted this on a moonrocks thread as well, presuming chickadee rd entrance to Hungry Valley SRA.. Nothing to explore there, been there a few times and that was plenty Have fun!
  3. rloesch

    Ride ideas?

    Chickadee to MR: Sunday 8:30am; KSU 9:15 for those interested... 60-80 miles
  4. braindead0

    Ride ideas?

    This weekend looks to be not the greatest... maybe good time to figure out some future rides.. I'm thinking Como mine area. Como is pretty well traveled, further in is Stone Cabin and on the other side of the mountain is something USGS tagged as Stone Cabin 3. Might be active, not sure. In the same general area are several old mines, even a coal mine which seem pretty scarce around here. Lots to explore. Another ride I like to do every so often I call the nightingale roundabout. Pretty much a trip around the nightingale mountains just east of lake winnemucca. Optional side trips to schoolbus canyon and MGL mines. About 100 miles, stretches of fast... several small challenges along the way. It's a bit of a walk in the park, sand being the worst obstacle and sometimes washed out roads but they tend to be traveled enough that there are established bypasses. I have a pile of locations for future rides, old abandoned summer camp out by Verdi. When things warm up the mountains of course have all sorts of good riding.
  5. Couple of pics. Found a few hills I've never been to the top of, loose rocky climb.... Beta just eats it up. Only spent about 2 hours out there. First ride of the year, I expect I'll feel it tomorrow.... getting old best I ease into the season 😉
  6. Looks like it'll be a nice day tomorrow.
  7. I usually don't plan rides this early, just pick an area I *think* will be dry enough, head out and ride. I end up planning something anyway, my wife likes to know where I'm going to be at. I'm generally thinking low foothills are the best bet for dryish.. probably get some mud here and there no matter... If you've got other ideas, it should be easy enough to change the title. all I know for sure is I'm getting out and riding Sunday, somewhere..sometime.. and hopefully for more than just a couple of hours 😉
  8. The tank on the XRR is an oversize unit, not sure of make or capacity just yet. I've been to the top of that range a bit further north, from the Dixie valley side years ago chukar hunting. Yeah the mud might be an issue. The snow up higher will be as well I'd guess.
  9. Beta 500 RR-S. I'm starting to consider perhaps something else though, looked back on my ride history and I've done at least part of this one before! Might be able to ride over the mountains and into Dixie Valley. Range might be an issue though, previous ride was XRL with 4 gallon tank... good for 200 miles easy. I've got a 4 gallon on my Beta however I'm pretty sure it's going to suck up a bit more fuel... mostly due to rider abuse of the fun handle of course. At this point any riding is good, but I'd prefer it to be unmuddy 😉
  10. braindead0

    'banner ad' made me do it...

    Seems like no end of exploring to do out here. Typically I load up in truck, drive an hour... or 3.. or 4 and put in 100 or so miles of dirt... Sometimes I have 'targets' identified either from old records (mining claims, USGS surveys and the like) or simply looking at sat imagery and thinking..hrm... wonder what's there... Often nothing really interesting, of you find locals know about it already and the party boiz have trashed the place.. but either way you get a good ride in... often some challenging terrain (if not enough challeng, find a side road and follow it into a blind canyon.... fun for all! )
  11. What are you riding? I am picking up an XR650R tomorrow. I already have the DS kit and Trail Tech Vapor computer ordered. I'd be down to come along sometime. My dad as well.
  12. General idea is to start about here: https://goo.gl/maps/vGam1XC5TTT2 Heading up in the mountains to the NE. There's a good road at least part of the way, no clue what I'll find further in. All that said I'm hoping it's not a muddy mess out there, if so might want to ride around the mountains between there and grimes point.
  13. martinfan30

    'banner ad' made me do it...

    I'm in south Carson. I have been all over the state hunting and adventure riding and offroad riding. Love the middle of nowhere NV.
  14. figured what the heck, wasn't already one in the area... I tend to roam pretty far from Reno so didn't want to imply this was riding in/around Reno only..
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