Ride Report: Black Rock Hot Springs Loop 2.0

12 Mile playa access point What draws you to the Black Rock Desert? Is it the bizarre landscape of the ancient lake bed swept clean by the powerful forces of the wind, water and sun, challenging your imagination in ways never thought possible? Is it the artist's pallet found in the light reflected back to …

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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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High Roads Project Part 5; FS Road 44017 Climbing to the Toiyabe Crest Trail

August 19, 2019 This road did not make the list of high roads in Nevada. This is not a criticism of “the list”. But this road has been on my radar since I rode the Toiyabe Crest Trail north to south from above Groves Reservoir to the edge of Arc Dome wilderness. I finished this …

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