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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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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Passage through Lake Range; Three Mile and San Emidio Canyons

I was unsure of this route from the very beginning. The Lake Range is a prominent mountain range along the east shore of Pyramid Lake and creates the backdrop that most visitors appreciate when they visit this gem of northern Nevada. To the east of the Lake Range is Winnemucca Lake, the Selenite and Nightingale …

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