Ride Report; A Route Through the West Shoulder of Dogskin Mountain

The forecast was for windy conditions increasing in severity by the afternoon. I wish the weather payed closer attention to the forecast! My original goal for this ride was to climb through the Seven Lakes Mountains to the west of Bedell Flat. While there are still roads into the Dogskin Mountains to be explored this …

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Ride Report; Behind the MGL mines, a loop through the Nightingale Mtns

I have a love affair with playas. We have several major dry lake beds in northern Nevada and numerous minor ones. They are the desert's seas and oceans. They can be explored and charted finding springs, ghost towns/mines, unique weather, and unique geology along their shores. Winnemucca Lake playa has captivated me as I whizzed …

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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; Between Smoke Creek Desert and Pole Creek Wilderness Study Area

The three inch wide tires on my Salsa Fargo glided over the sand as if I were on a hard packed trail. It's likely there was only an inch layer of sand blown over the hard packed dirt road but a few weeks prior the conditions forced us to turn around when we explored this …

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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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