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    Holiday Ride Above Pyramid Lake

    Went with Adam-in-Nevada to ride above Pyramid Lake today. Nice scenery, optimal soil moisture, and some really steep hills to climb made for a fun, safe day. We dodged in and out of tribal lands but usually were exploring old mine roads on BLM land. Here is a quick video of beginning of ride through scenic landforms
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    another lucky guy, nice ride Fred
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    We dodged in and out of tribal lands but usually were exploring old mine roads on BLM land.
    Are tribal lands off limits?
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    That looked FUN! Was the snow frozen solid? Beautiful views! m.
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    We went through some open gates with sole advisories of Federal Laws Apply, No Hunting, No ATVs, No Grazing and that was it. Down by the lake a $9 access and $9 fishing permits are required.
    The roads on Tribal Lands were mostly well graded, we saw no one, just wild mustangs, jackrabbits, crows and a hawk. Several hundred un-shod mustang prints, and many of their "road apples" convinced me that perhaps unseen horses were melting into the surrounding draws when they heard us approach.

    EDIT: Here is a sample of some jamming down tribal roads in the low country, nice fast cruising..
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    Adam's bike accelerates a bit quicker as he and his tires weight a bit lighter than me and mine. We both really like our IRC Trials front tires but I have the fatter version. Adam pointed out big wear grooves in my tread blocks from the stoney mud trapped under fender, I wasn't kidding about the downside of "Mud-Lock" with the low stock front fender.
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    Adam is a lot more familiar with the area than me, I was just following him He said a few hills would be steep and too loose in dry summer but w had perfect moisture today.
    Adam has the advantage of youth, but I have a Duro so I just passed him the times his stock rear tire would falter. I felt it really made a difference...
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    Good ride video's Fred. Some places remind me of up here. Glad we don't have below zero temperature's like they have back east. Spring fever's done sprung for me. I'd hate another cold snap but it's likely to happen. Get the riding in when we can.
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    That Duro really makes a huge difference. I wish I needed one but reality is that is not my world.
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    When you say "above" the lake, do you mean north of it? Or just in the hills above it? I used to ride that area a lot back in 2002-2003 on my ATV. I had a loop that ran from south of the lake up into the hills to about 7000' or so with a killer view of the lake to the north. Back then I lived in Spanish Springs so it was an easy trip up there.
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    Rob, Closest landmarks were about five miles SW of lake off HWY 445 ( Pyramid HWY) we rode NW into Tule area and then SE of highway into the Pah Rah Range.
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