Desert Viper XR 350R

The course conditions at Bottle Creek are the best I've seen in over a decade.  Summer thunderstorms blew the washes clean and the dirt is moist.  Rain is expected today and tomorrow, and possibly Sunday.  Temperatures in the mid-60's this weekend...should be perfect conditions for racing.

Saturday's course is a real desert race...41 miles of just about everything the desert can throw at you.  There is some rain rutting, but everything is passable, even for the 65's.  There are some challenging hills, so we will have sweepers pre-positioned to help. 

Sunday's course is approximately 70 miles...don't let the distance fool you.  You will think you rode twice that when you are finished.  Both courses are Hare & Hound format...you won't ride the same ground twice.  Be prepared for a challenge.

Word of warning...due to the rain rutting, it is IMPORTANT that you stay on the ribbon!  This is being stressed for RACER SAFETY!!!  We are marking hazards on the ribbon...not 20 or 30 feet off the course.  If you get 20 - 30 feet off the ribbon, or jump in and out of washes, you will end up crashing into SIGNIFICANT ruts!!  Due to challenging vehicle access (i.e., roads being washed out), we will have a difficult time getting you and/or your bike out.  We will stress this message at ALL RIDER MEETINGS!!!

Remember, Saturday is Halloween and costumes are encouraged!  Trick or Treating on Saturday night, so please bring some candy for the kids!!  We will have prizes for the little guys & gals and will be selling T-shirts & Hoodies too.  Enough said...let's finish the season up right!!  BE SAFE!!!

Gold Diggers M/C

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Serpa
People have been asking what the drive time is from Reno and also from winnemucca.
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Desert Viper XR 350R
The drive time from Reno via the alternate route (Imlay Exit), is about 2.5 to 3 hours. The drive time from Winnemucca is about 30 - 45 minutes.
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jludwick
Serpa wrote:
People have been asking what the drive time is from Reno and also from winnemucca.


Did you give them an answer? You were there last year.

For the shortcut: Google maps says 1hr 55min from Reno to Imlay. Then you have 30 miles of gravel/dirt. Google maps estimates the time on dirt to Bottle Creek Rd to be 1hr 15mins. So 3hrs 10min total.

From Winnemucca: Google maps says 1hr 15 min down Jungo Rd.

We're desert racers, though. And my experience from last year tells me 45min for those gravel/dirt sections. Although, Jungo Rd was very muddy last year on Saturday. 

I'll be coming from Reno and taking the shortcut. Planning on a 3hr drive, and hopefully leave around 5-5:30 for some cushion. I'll also bring spare lights for my trailer because one got taken out on the gravel between Imlay and Bottle Creek last year. Maybe I should slow down. 
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Dusty
Is the dirt road from Imlay passable by car? Google seems to think so, but I've never driven it.
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Tim L
Should be OK for a car, was fine a few months ago when I was on it. Hycroft was using it for a bus route before they shut down I think
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Tim L
Real fun race today, thanks gold diggers for putting on a great race!
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Mmckimmy
Thanks as well to Gold Diggers for hosting a fun event.  A really good hare & hound course that was tough and challenging, but didn't shatter me for the long ride back home.

And yes, it was me that lost the seat and air box cover.  If there's anything left of either, can whomever picked those up drop them off at RMS?  Sorry if it caused anyone trouble.  Made for an interesting race with no seat for about 68 miles.
Email: mmckimmy@hotmail.com
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Devin217
Did anyone happen to find a Kick stand?
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Dmcfarlane
Mmckimmy wrote:
Thanks as well to Gold Diggers for hosting a fun event.  A really good hare & hound course that was tough and challenging, but didn't shatter me for the long ride back home.

And yes, it was me that lost the seat and air box cover.  If there's anything left of either, can whomever picked those up drop them off at RMS?  Sorry if it caused anyone trouble.  Made for an interesting race with no seat for about 68 miles.


I remember seeing both your seat and cover, so I imagine it'll be found in the final clean up.

That was a fun race, markings were confusing a few times in the sage. Good end to the season
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jessefd343p
Great race. Had a blast. Even when I got lost it was still fun. Had some great battles. Excited to finish 3rd over 30 oa. I had a blast at almost every race. Lol. See u guys next year
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Nick Collin
I saw a seat and side cover after the race. We will get it to RMS. Thank You to everyone that came out and remember to support our sponsors. Question for ya though, the frame has to be at least as soft as a KTM seat ?
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Desert Viper XR 350R
We have the seat & air box cover and a gas can from alt gas. We haven't found the kickstand yet, but will keep our eyes peeled. We will try to get the items to RMS soon.

Curtis
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Mmckimmy
Thanks for grabbing the seat and air-box cover.  Whenever you get them to RMS will be good. I'd appreciate if you can reply when they have been dropped off, or just let one of the associates know they belong to Matthew Mckimmy.
Email: mmckimmy@hotmail.com
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