Topaz Motorcycle Ride – Day 4

Day 4 of our Topaz, Nevada motorcycle adventure ride put on by Dual Sport West. For the final day we saved the Ebbetts Pass and Sonora Pass route. Since we rode up on Sonora Pass, we planned to ride the first have through Ebbetts Pass then continue on home. Like every plan so far on the trip, … [Read more...]

Topaz Motorcycle Ride – Day 3

Day 3 of our Topaz, Nevada motorcycle ride. Yesterday we followed the Mt. Patterson Route mapped out by Dual Sport West. Today we started out riding the Smith Valley Route. We started the day on the same trail along Desert Creek, leading up toward Mt. Patterson. Unfortunately, I was leading and … [Read more...]

Topaz Motorcycle Ride – Day 2

It's day two of out Topaz motorcycle ride. This is the first official day of the three day Topaz 600 dual sport and adventure touring event put on by Dual Sport West. We have a choice of five different routes, although only three of them are suitable for large adventure motorcycles. That basically … [Read more...]

Topaz Motorcycle Ride – Day 1

A friend Jeff and I rode in the Topaz 600 motorcycle ride this past weekend. The Topaz 600 Dual Sport Motorcycle and Adventure Touring Ride is put on by Jeff and I rode up to Topaz, Nevada on Thursday morning to take in the 3 days of riding. While my BMW R1200GS is highway … [Read more...]

Motorcycle Road Trip 2011 – Days 48 and 49

Day 48 of my motorcycle road trip, and I got up early to beat the Nevada heat. The daytime temperature in Nevada has been in the high 90's for days. It was still dark as I rolled out of Twin Falls, Idaho, and headed south on Highway 93. I don't know if it was because I was so close to home, or … [Read more...]