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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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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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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