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Nevada

November/December 2021

Nevada

Badger Campground sits off a main dirt road against a little canyon north of the Black Rock Desert. While people often use words like “desolate” and “inhospitable” to describe this area in northern Nevada, my good travel partner, John, and I love this part of the Great Basin Desert. We’d come to spend several days exploring the edges of the Black Rock Desert and Santa Rosa Range to the east.
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November/December 2018

City Escape: Reno, Nevada

This loop ride is a scintillating mix of clear skies, vibrant green forests, and deep blue waters, all viewed from the greatest seat in the world—a motorcycle saddle. Spanning two states, this escape south of the Reno/Sparks area includes views of several towering ski areas and hugs the banks of Lake Tahoe for miles. This ride is best made from late spring to early fall.
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November/December 2017

Utah and Nevada: Tire Tracks of a Pioneer, Part 2

In May 1903, George A. Wyman left San Francisco with the then-crazy idea of riding his motorcycle all the way to New York City. More than 100 years later, I’m retracing his steps on an electric motorcycle. After riding from San Francisco to Reno, the journey continues.
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September/October 2017

California and Nevada: In the Tire Tracks of a Pioneer

In May 1903, George A. Wyman left San Francisco with the then-crazy idea of riding his motorcycle all the way to New York City.
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July/August 2017

Reader Ride: Pony Express Trail

“WANTED: Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over eighteen. Must be expert riders, willing to 
risk death daily.” I meet none of the prerequisites to qualify for this trip as the 1860 handbill 
advertised. Yet I’m intrigued by the history of the Pony Express Trail and reckon it’s as good a 
way as any to get to California.
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