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Ok guys,

Looks like my brother and I are riding in and around Primm Nevada this weekend (because the hotels around Mesquite are full and rediculously expensive, and we can get rooms in primm for 20 bucks a night). We like to ride trails. he's on a 2 smoke - me on the old DR 350. Anyone have any suggestions for us?

Carl Johansson

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Dry lake bed to the north of Primm follow the power lines to the first intersection make a right. That road will head east and dead ends up the mountain at a radio tower. On your way up to the tower there lots of single tack that goes through the rocks (all decomposed granite) and pretty hard packed.

Make sure you ride to the Pioneer Saloon at Goodsprings for lunch and beverages. Lots of trails in and around the Jean/ Goodsprings area. I just raced a Hare Scrambles there and the pits where right behind the Shell gas station and you could probably still follow the course from there...some 38 mile loop I think.

Good luck and have fun

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Dry lake bed to the north of Primm follow the power lines to the first intersection make a right. That road will head east and dead ends up the mountain at a radio tower. On your way up to the tower there lots of single tack that goes through the rocks (all decomposed granite) and pretty hard packed.

Make sure you ride to the Pioneer Saloon at Goodsprings for lunch and beverages. Lots of trails in and around the Jean/ Goodsprings area. I just raced a Hare Scrambles there and the pits where right behind the Shell gas station and you could probably still follow the course from there...some 38 mile loop I think.

Good luck and have fun

Dino is correct. Drive up the 15 a few miles to the Jean exit, and crosse under the highway (heading west). Ride north (parallel the 15) out of the parking area behind that gas station (due west of the lot that used to be the Nevada Landing casino) and you will find the trail, follow the tracks, and run the race course. Hasn't rained since the race so it should be easy to find.

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Thanks Guys, i am familiar with the area having woreked on surveying the abandoned mines in the area - but never ridden there.

Was the hare scramble WOT desert - or more 1 track twisties? we are both to old to crash at WOT - we prefer the gracefull low end slide outs!

BTW - how do you like that recluse? i just picked up an 06 XC -W and am thinking of putting in the pro version.

Oh yah - maps? can I pick up some version of a travel map for the area showing the trails? BLM or something like that? maybe at the BLM in Baker?

Carl Johansson

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Dino's right, but if I remember correctly instead of turning right onthe road go just past it and turn right on the single track. We ran our Wild bunch race up there a few years ago. You'll come out on the radio tower road near the top.Turn right for a short distance keep watching on the left, the single track drops down a canyon. At the bottom go right big whooped sand wash afew miles down watch for trail on the right. That will take you around the mountain back to Primm. Also Ive been checking out Google earth around Primm. They built the sewer ponds for the outlet mall over a single track, the power plant was built over a single track. You could probably ride around either one and pick it up. Old guy in our town said they ran whiskey petes both sides of the freeway so I assume those single tracks are left over from then. Have fun.

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Thanks Guys, i am familiar with the area having woreked on surveying the abandoned mines in the area - but never ridden there.

Was the hare scramble WOT desert - or more 1 track twisties? we are both to old to crash at WOT - we prefer the gracefull low end slide outs!

BTW - how do you like that recluse? i just picked up an 06 XC -W and am thinking of putting in the pro version.

Oh yah - maps? can I pick up some version of a travel map for the area showing the trails? BLM or something like that? maybe at the BLM in Baker?

Carl Johansson

The course has a bit of everything, some WOT, some nasty technical, a couple of good up and down hills, some slots, some washes, but lots of rocks. We had a LOT of flat tires in that race.

The Rekluse is the best mod ever. I will own one in every bike from now on.

As far as maps, I can't help you there, but if you ride this course, you will be able to follow it pretty well.

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+1 on the Rekluse best old guy mod that I know of.:)

Also it's my understanding that D-37 is holding a Big 6 Grand Prix at Primm in May:banana:

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So we took your advise we went to Jean. parked in the big dirt lot across from the Shell station- friday we rode for about 5 hours (late start) found parts of the enduro track. some great hillclimbs in the mountains, and good technical one track.

saturday we went back to the same area - rode 9 hours - don't think we saw any trail twice - except to and from the trucks. we think we found all of the enduro track. lots of woops, sand gravel rocks - we put on about 60 miles, got around the backside - and eventually road all the way around the mountain, checking out all of the side canyon trails we could find.

sunday we ended up with a flat tire and 50 mph winds - so we went home. Thanks for all of the advise - it sure made the trip great!

Carl Johansson

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So we took your advise we went to Jean. parked in the big dirt lot across from the Shell station- friday we rode for about 5 hours (late start) found parts of the enduro track. some great hillclimbs in the mountains, and good technical one track.

saturday we went back to the same area - rode 9 hours - don't think we saw any trail twice - except to and from the trucks. we think we found all of the enduro track. lots of woops, sand gravel rocks - we put on about 60 miles, got around the backside - and eventually road all the way around the mountain, checking out all of the side canyon trails we could find.

sunday we ended up with a flat tire and 50 mph winds - so we went home. Thanks for all of the advise - it sure made the trip great!

Carl Johansson

If you got a flat, you must have found the race course. :thumbsup: At the race, out of 175 starters, we had 31 flat tires, not including the one I got sweeping the course. Glad you guys had fun out there. That course is a nasty one, many of the others we do are more fun and less work. The winds were nasty on Sunday, some of the worst I've seen in my 3 years here. Killed my canopy on the back yard, and pulled my BBQ off the patio and onto the lawn! I thought one of my palms was a gonner, lol.

Some pics from the race:

Kids races:

http://www.702sportbikes.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=23938

only a couple pics from the big bike race:

http://www.702sportbikes.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=23903&start=0

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I'm going to be in Primm this week for some supermoto and would love to get out and ride around the area. Can anybody recommend a good place to rent some bikes for a day or so?

There is nothing but snow here, and I haven't been on a bike since the beginning of Nov... I'm starting to go crazy.

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I'm going to be in Primm this week for some supermoto and would love to get out and ride around the area. Can anybody recommend a good place to rent some bikes for a day or so?

There is nothing but snow here, and I haven't been on a bike since the beginning of Nov... I'm starting to go crazy.

admotours.com has KTM's and DRZ400's... highly recommended

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Definitely have to give props to Admotours. Had the best day of my life as a New England Rider when I took a guided tour out of Primm. Give them a call. As the slowest member of the group... I think I held us back to over 100 miles that day with great rest stops to check out scenery.

Frank Colon, Keene Motorsports. New Hampshire. :thumbsup:

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