Ride Report; Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge and Stillwater Range

Vernal wetlands, marshes, swamps, estuaries, and salt flats can appear (and smell) unappealing to the eye (and nose). But their value to the ecology, biodiversity, and therefore the wildlife biologist, public, and future generations is immeasurable.  Wetlands of all types are the "tropical rain forests" of the temperate landscape. Unfortunately most of us do not …

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Dog Valley Days; What do they mean to you?

Geographic names become funny as you study maps, talk to locals, then confuse them in your own mind. Dog Valley is one of many examples I have encountered in my travels in northern Nevada. When I here people "rode Dog Valley" I first make certain assumptions then I am eager to find out more. I …

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First Third of Jungo Rd, Gerlach to Lava Beds Creek

I thought this ride might give some insight to a hundred miles on a gravel bike. I still can't comprehend how people are racing 100-250 miles on a such terrain. I let Brandon Anderson know I was interested in a longer ride and Jungo Road would provide a quality out-and-back ride with unlimited mileage (90 …

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Ride Report; Loop Around Winnemucca Lake

"It is a matter of how much you will be pushing your bike," I paraphrase (misquote) Casey Clark during a discussion of "optimal" (read mythological) tire size and gearing. The gist of the conversation was it's not a matter of if you will be pushing your bike, but when and for how long. Nevada's varied …

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