From San Jose to Carson City!!!
August 1, 2008 at 12:26 am #1834
A couple weeks ago I decided to go on a camping trip with my friend Quinton and we planned to meet in Gardnerville Nevada, about 20 minutes from Carson City. This was only my second camping trip, and the first one that required some hardcore backpacking.
The ride there was only suppose to take 4 hours 30 minutes but because of a wrong turn it ended up taking closer to 5. I only stopped for gas along the way and in hindsight the trip would have been much more enjoyable had I taken a lunch break halfway through for an hour or so. About 3 hours is the max I can be on a bike before it starts getting pretty uncomfortable.
There were some great roads on the way there, specifically highway 88 which had a ton of big sweepers. I also left at 4am so I wasn’t stuck behind too many trucks during the good roads and I ended up taking them pretty quick.
Here are some pictures I took on the way back. Click on the images to make them bigger.
A picture of my huge 50 lb pack which is only weighted to carry 40 lbs. This thing was smashing my nuts into the tank on the way up, but on the way back I managed to readjust it so it was more comfortable
My ZX6R held up pretty well considering the huge amount of weight on the back. Definitely a cool experience, but next time I’m not going to take as much crap!
BenAugust 1, 2008 at 12:32 am #9734ShannonGParticipant
So…your helmet ATE your hair? You seem to be missing some on the sides.August 1, 2008 at 12:37 am #9736
yeah lol that’s what i was going to mention..he got HD bikers look riding a sports bike..evo and revo- lution my fren
Solomolo RiderAugust 1, 2008 at 12:38 am #9737
in this case, the goldwing was meant for u..see you already got the hairstyle ;p
Solomolo RiderAugust 1, 2008 at 12:40 am #9739
did i reply to myself? well anyways sorry bud but it’s kul(for you to be but well rofl kinda something landed or a cake(muffin?) was put on there..jok..lol
Solomolo RiderAugust 1, 2008 at 12:44 am #9741megaspazParticipant
whoa! with that much gear, it’s like you’re riding 2up…
But, seriously, glad ya had a good, safe trip. Looks like you had a blast aside from the nut-squishing…
Is that a national/state park where you took the pics at or just some random rest area?
If there’s anything more important than my ego
around, I want it caught and shot now…August 1, 2008 at 1:23 am #9743BuddParticipant
I think your load was outside of the load triangle.
“I am the best there is at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineAugust 1, 2008 at 3:49 am #9747
It was just some place where you could pull over. I saw it on the way up but I was going too quick to stop so I hit it on the way back. The cool thing was since I was chilling there a truck pulled over to make sure I was OK. He must have been a fellow rider or something.
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminAugust 1, 2008 at 3:50 am #9748
I use a load octagon
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminAugust 1, 2008 at 3:50 am #9749
Har har har
Gotta watch out for them shoei’s, they are a hungry bunch!
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminAugust 31, 2008 at 2:19 am #11466JimParticipant
Suprised you weren’t riding in a constant wheelie with that load on the back. LOL Nice pics…ummm nice hair, I think. Your bike is hot!
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