Ride Report; Pony Express, Buckland Station to Sand Springs Station

Seeing for myself, sharing with others. In the sand south of Salt Wells Basin looking at the Cocoon Mountains April 20, 2020- Bikepacking Roots put out a route scouting call to arms for Jan Bennett's mammoth undertaking of the Pony Express. I love riding with a purpose and I am a big fan of our …

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Packraft and Bike on the Truckee River and Tahoe-Pyramid Trail

After riding the abandoned railroad grade between Wadsworth and Nixon and returning via the Tahoe-Pyramid Trail I found myself thinking what about paddling the Truckee and biking back on the T-P Trail. My cautious brain was in conflict with my adventurous brain. There have been few outings where I found myself questioning whether or not …

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Pyramid Lake Project; Union Pacific Railroad Grade

I have always been fascinated by the raised red cinder railroad grade along Pyramid Lake. I am not a train historian nor a railroad buff but I am interested in following these abandoned railroad grades by bike. My first adventure on a railroad grade was between Goldfield and Rhyolite. I found out about this potential …

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Grabbing Gravel off Gabbs Highway

I look for reasons to ride out of Middlegate. Middlegate is the self proclaimed middle of nowhere, in the middle of Nevada, off Highway 50, the Loneliest Road in America. You can't get a more enticing description than that! Jumping off from here I have ridden through the Desatoya Mountains, Shoshone Range, Fairview Peak, and …

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High Roads Project Part 6; Sonoma Peak 9,396′

Looking across to Sonoma Canyon, East Range and Humboldt Range on horizon November 4, 2019 After finding a high road based on a friend's tip how else could I find a high road? I was curious about wildfires this season and after finding a website that monitored wildfire cameras (I was first clued into wildfire …

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