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Dust Devils Meeting Notes: December 2019Dec 07, 2019

December 4, 2019

1. The President, David Guilford, opened the meeting at 7:05 PM. There were 12 members present.

2. Minutes of the previous meeting on 11/6/19 were read and approved.

3. Treasurer's Report
There was no Treasurer's Report this month (Dean was out of town).

4. Membership Report
There was no Membership Report this month (Dean was out of town).

5. Old Business

A. 2020 DDMC Swap Meet

Wayne and Chris are considering lowering the charge per vendor stall for the swap meet. The original plan was charge each vendor $25 for a 10' x 10' space in the parking lot. They may lower that to try to attract as many vendors as possible. If you missed the notes from last month's meeting the DDMC swap meet will be held either Saturday May 2nd or Saturday May 9th in the parking lot at Sierra BMW (1380 Kleppe Lane, Sparks).

Vendor cost will be $15 for club members and a vendor area will be reserved for donations to the DDMC (free to DDMC members). The hours will be from 9 AM to 3 PM (setup opens at 8 AM). Whatever you bring in that does not sell, you have to take home with you - that includes donations to the DDMC.

 

 

6. New Business
There was no new business this month.

7. Upcoming Rides

A. Ridgecrest to Furnace Creek and back, December 28th-30th: Kurt is looking for Dust Devils interested in riding in (warm) southern California between Christmas and New Years. One day will be riding trails in Spangler Hills SVRA near Ridgecrest, and two other days (either before or after) will be a there and back offroad ride from Spangler Hills to Furnace Creek in Death Valley. The plan is in the Forums here: Year-End Blowout: Ridgecrest to Death Valley

 

8. Ride Reports

A. Reno to Fort Churchill, November 24th: Kurt reported on a mostly offroad ride from Reno to the Fort Churchill State Historic Park. The ride report is in the Forums here: Reno to Fort Churchill. BTW, Kurt also apologizes for carpet bombing the meeting notes this month.

 

9. The meeting adjourned at 7:20 so we could get on with the pizza, beer and movie watching. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year DDMC!

Dust Devils Meeting Notes: November 2019Dec 07, 2019

November 6, 2019

1. The President, David Guilford, opened the meeting at 7:00 PM. There were 8 members present.

2. Minutes of the previous meeting on 10/2/19 were read and approved.

3. Treasurer's Report
There was no Treasurer's Report this month (Dean was out of town).

4. Membership Report
There was no Membership Report this month (Dean was out of town).

5. Old Business

A. 2020 DDMC Swap Meet

Wayne and Chris have come up with a rough "rule book" for the 2020 DDMC Swap Meet. The meet will be held in May 2020 in the parking lot at Sierra BMW (1380 Kleppe Lane, Sparks). The exact date will be either Saturday May 2nd or Saturday May 9th. The final decision on which day will be made by Sierra BMW as we get closer to the date.

The club will charge all vendors for a 10' x 10' space in the parking lot. The cost will be $15 for club members and $25 for non-members. Parking lot space is limited; vendor trailers can also be parked outside the dealership parking lot on Kleppe Lane. A vendor area will be reserved for donations to the DDMC (free to DDMC members). The hours will be from 9 AM to 3 PM (setup open at 8 AM). Whatever you bring in that does not sell, you have to take home with you - that includes donations to the DDMC.

The club will promote the Swap Meet in Deals & Wheels and on web sites such as craigslist.com and advrider.com. The club will also reach out to other Northern Nevada and Northern California riding clubs and special interest groups such as the Classic Japanese Motorcycle Club for additional promotion.

 

 

6.New Business

A. DDMC Holiday Party
The DDMC Holiday Party will be held at the next monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 4th at Round Table Pizza (Reno Town Mall location). Club members will enjoy free pizza and beer and a showing of the Nevada Backcountry Discovery Route Movie. Come and join us!

B. DDMC Elections
Elections were held and the current officers all kept their posts. If you missed your chance and want to become an officer come to the December meeting to be considered.

C. 2020 Quail Gathering Alternative
Mark Harris noted that lodging for the Quail Motorcycle Gathering is getting pricey in Carmel/Monterey, and proposed an alternative plan for the 2020 show: camping at the KOA in Salinas or Moss Landing. It's something to keep in mind as you look at your 2020 adventure budget.

 

7. Upcoming Rides

A. Soldier Meadows Offroad Ride, November 9-10: Dave Young is riding out to the Soldier Meadows Ranch and Lodge for an overnight stay this upcoming weekend. The ranch features their own hot spring and offers Basque-style dinners. A double-occupancy room there is $60, or $12 for a tent and $15 for a camper. Dave will be breaking in a new GS so the route will be big bike friendly. For more info check the Forums here: Soldier Meadows Weekend Ride

B. Kingpin Canyon (Proposed Ride for Spring 2020): Dave Keller is developing a ride starting and ending in Middlegate that will feature an overnight stay at the Paradise Ranch Castle. The route will pass through Monitor Valley and the geographic center of Nevada. Plan on crossing huge isolated valleys surrounded by high peaks. The plan is to make this an adventure bike weekend ride, but you could arrive earlier and camp at Middlegate.

C. Washington Museum Tour (Proposed Ride for Summer 2020): Inspired by the successful 2019 Oregon Museum Ride, Mark Harris is planning to take it up one notch to Washington. Possible destinations on the route are the WAAAM Museum in Hood River, the Museum of Flight in Seattle, the Flying Heritage and Armor Collection in Everett, the Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver and the Boeing Air Show in Seattle. Many other possible destinations are being considered.

 

8. Ride Reports

A. Dixie Valley Tank Tour, October 4-5: Dean, Barry, Wayne and Dave explored and camped in the area of the Dixie Valley ghost town. There are many tanks and other military vehicles left in the area by the Marines (it was a training area). Aside from the abandoned military machinery, Dave reported that Dixie Valley is otherwise an odd place: naturally very wet and marshy but with perfectly groomed, little used, elevated dirt roads. The homes that are there are vacant and dilapidated, and there are also many well fenced in lots with no dwelling. If you want to explore the area you may want to do it soon as the Navy will close the area in the next couple of years. Note: don't go there if there have been recent rains, it gets very muddy. Some pics from the ride are on the Forum here: Dixie Valley Tank Tour

 

9. The meeting adjourned at 8:05 PM.

Dust Devils Meeting Notes: October 2019Dec 07, 2019

October 2, 2019

1. The President, David Guilford, opened the meeting at 7:05 PM. There were 9 members present.

2. Minutes of the previous meeting on 9/4/19 were approved.

3. Treasurer's Report
The club has $95.88 in its PayPal account, $320 cash on hand and $1355.10 in the bank, for a total of $1770.98.

4. Membership Report
The club has 55 dues paying members, and 13 who are in arrears.

5. Old Business
Wayne and Chris are beginning to formalize the details for the Club Swap Meet, which will be held in May 2020 at Sierra BMW in Sparks. Wayne and Chris will present a "rule book" at the next DDMC club meeting in November for discussion. In general, all club members (and non-members who pay a $25 fee) will have access to a 10'x10' outdoor space to sell their motorcycle-related parts, accessories and gear. What to do with items that don't sell, how a portion of the profits could go back to the club, and other details are TBD at the next club meeting.

6.New Business
No new business was discussed this month.

7. Upcoming Rides

A. Middlegate "Dixie Valley Tank Tour": Dean, Wayne and Dave are heading to Dixie Valley for camping and riding on Saturday 10/4 and Sunday 10/5. There is great riding in the area. Some trails pass by abandoned tanks and military training installations.

B. Eldorado Canyon, mid-month: Jubal and Dave are planning to ride Eldorado Canyon mid-month (date not set yet). This will be an offroad ride for plated dirt bikes or dual sports. The terrain will be rocky and sandy to start out, but then will get easier. Check the Forums here for more details: Eldorado Canyon Mid-October

C. LA/Barstow/Vegas (LAB2V): District 37 Dual Sport will be hosting the 35th annual LAB2V, which is a two-day dual sport ride with an overnight stop in Barstow and finishing at the Orleans Casino in Vegas. James, Dave, Dean, Chris and Rodger did this ride last year and loved it. They warned that there were miles and miles of deep sand whoops, so leave the big bike at home. The ride kicks off the day after Thanksgiving. For more information check here: LA/Barstow/Vegas 2020

 

8. Ride Reports

A. The Rally in the Gorge, August 21-25: Wayne rode this event, which is billed as the Ultimate Dual Sport/Adventure Rally. The organization provided GPS tracks for 14 different routes, and Wayne rode most of them. Wayne reported that although the trails were good, someone with local knowledge of the area would have known which tracks to prioritize. Wayne also said the vendor turnout was disappointing. Wayne took his 5th wheel up to Oregon for this event, and after it was over he continued on to Mt. Saint Helens, visiting the Memorial Site. From there he went on into Idaho, camping and riding at the Craters of the Moon National Monument, another wild volcanic site. From there Wayne continued on to visit the Experimental Breeder Reactor (EBR-1) near Arco, Idaho, and then on to camp and explore the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area in Wyoming, and then on into Colorado. The highlight of the trip sounded like the high passes he rode in Colorado; he also barely avoided a huge mudslide at the Continental Divide that closed the Eisenhower Tunnel for a while. Coming back to Nevada he commented that the area around Ely had a lot of good camping and riding areas. He did most of his riding on his GS800, and some on his KTM 450. In all he was on the road for 32 days.

B. RR200 Memorial Ride, September 8: Dave and Rick rode out to Sierraville via Verdi Peak. The guys cut back on some of the trails as it was only a group of 2.

C. Oregon Museum Tour, September 9-14: Mark Harris, Chris Coley, Dean, Dave and Chris Hanna went on a 5-day road ride through Oregon, visiting 3 air and auto museums (the Erickson Aircraft Collection, the World of Speed Museum, and the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. Their northbound route was inland over mountain roads, and their south bound route came down along the Pacific coast. This was a great idea for a road ride, was well executed, and everyone had a great time. The group posted their ride report with a link to photos on the Forum here: Oregon Museum Tour

D. Verdi to Winnemucca and Back Offroad RIde, September 21-22: This ride was canceled - Kurt had a bike issue.

E. North Bay MC Lost Coast Dual Sport Ride, September 28-29: Dave, Rick Tomer and Chris Coley went on this dual sport ride, which started and finished in Ukiah, with an overnight in Fortuna. The North Bay MC was able to gain access to the Mendocino National Forest for this ride on trails that are not normally open to the public. The guys reported terrific scenery and fairly easy trails (although with some deep water crossings) and no rain. In past years this event would have 50-60 riders, but this year there were about 140 riders, many on adventure bikes.

 

9. The meeting adjourned at 8:12 PM.

Dust Devils Meeting Notes: September 2019Dec 06, 2019

September 4, 2019

1. The President, David Guilford, opened the meeting at 7:05 PM. There were 12 members present.

2. Minutes of the previous meeting on 8/7/19 were approved.

3. Treasurer's Report
The club has $23.97 in its PayPal account, $220 cash on hand and $1403.71 in the bank, for a total of $1647.68.

4. Membership Report
The club has 55 dues paying members, and 11 who are in arrears.

5. Old Business
There was no old business discussed this month.

6.New Business

A. NOHVCC, October 15-19, Reno, NV. The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) will be meeting in Reno at the Whitney Peak on the third week of October. This conference is a good way for the DDMC to get in touch with land managers in Nevada, and to network with other user groups. There are a variety of attendance packages: a 5-day conference registration is $440, a one-day registration is $200 and the mobile workshop is $90. The mobile workshop will be at the Prison Hill Recreation Area in Carson City. Rodger Liles will talk with the Truckee Dirt Riders to see if the DDMC and TDR can pool their resources to send one representative.

 

7. Upcoming Rides

A. RR200 Memorial Ride, September 8: Dave Guilford will be leading an offroad day ride from Boomtown to Sierraville that features trails from the RR200 with some new additions. Dave recommends 650cc or smaller bikes, but the route won't have any extreme trails. Lunch will be in Sierraville. For more details check the Forum here: RR200 Memorial Ride

B. DDMC Oregon Museum Tour, September 9-14: Dean and Chris Hanna will be leading a 6 day road ride to Oregon that will include visits to the Erickson Airplane Collection, the World of Speed Museum and the Evergreen Air and Space Museum. The group will be departing from the Border Town Casino on Monday the 9th at 8:30 AM. The northbound route will be inland, and the return will be coastal. Dean has more details, including a full itinerary, here on the Forum: DDMC Oregon Museum Tour

C. Boomtown to Winnemucca and Back Offroad Ride, September 21-22: Kurt will be leading an offroad ride from Boomtown to Winnemucca via Doyle and Gerlach. This will be a long offroad ride, over 300 miles on Saturday the 21st and the same distance returning on the 22nd. The terrain will mostly be two-track, and a 650 dual sport or smaller will probably be the best choice. The plan is to hotel it in Winnemucca on Saturday night. More details, including GPX files, are on the Forum here: Boomtown to Winnemucca and Back

D. North Bay MC Lost Coast Dual Sport Ride, September 28-29: The North Bay MC (Santa Rosa, CA) will be hosting their 2019 Lost Coast Dual Sport/Adventure Ride starting and finishing in Ukiah, CA. The fee for the ride is $80, and covers luggage transportation, GPS tracks, Saturday lunch on the beach, and additional rider support. Riders are responsible for arranging their own lodging in Fortuna on Saturday night. For more information visit the North Bay MC web page here: North Bay MC

 

8. Ride Reports

A. Chris, Dave, Rodger (and his girlfriend) reported on camping and riding in Virgin Valley on August 16-18th. Free camping and pick your own hot spring - sounded great!

B. Dave Dutra reported on riding in the Sheldon Antelope Preserve on August 24-25 prior to the opening of antelope season.

 

9. The meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM.

Dust Devils Meeting Notes: August 2019Dec 06, 2019

August 7, 2019

1. The President, David Guilford, opened the meeting at 7:02 PM. There were 11 members present.

2. Minutes of the previous meeting on 7/3/19 were read and approved.

3. Treasurer's Report
The club has $589.87 in its PayPal account, $205 cash on hand and $813.84 in the bank, for a total of 1,608.71.

4. Membership Report
The club has 55 dues paying members, 10 who are in arrears.

5. Old Business
The club has received an offer to host its swap meet at Sierra BMW, and have decided to move forward with that location. Dave suggested holding the swap meet this year on the last Sunday during Street Vibrations (9/29) but Wayne and others thought that would be too soon as we would need more time to plan and prepare. A vote was taken and it was decided to hold the swap meet in spring 2020 (probably May). Wayne volunteered to take the lead in organizing the swap meet, assisted by Chris and Dave Keller.

6. New Business

We received an inquiry from a vendor to be added to our Sponsors page, which hasn't been updated for some time. The vendor, Viking Cycle, targets road riders and really is not a great fit for us. Ultimately, there was little interest to update our Sponsors page, or perhaps little interest in commercially marketing the DDMC.

However, we are looking at ways to promote our rides and attract new club members. We have limited social media presence, with mostly inactive Facebook and Instagram pages. We are also thinking about creating a YouTube channel to highlight and promote our rides to a wider audience. If you are interested in helping the club develop its social media presence contact secretary@dustdevilsmc.com.

 

7. Upcoming Rides

A. A few riders are going to the Sacramento Mile on August 10th. Grandstand seats are $55 and turn 4 is $26. Check the Forum here if you are interested in going: 2019 Sacramento Mile

B. Chris will be camping and riding out of Virgin Valley Campground on August 16th-18th. The Virgin Valley Campground is located along Virgin Valley Ranch Road, about 10 miles west of Denio on NV 140 (Deno-Adel Road). So far only Chris, Wayne and Dave are going, but if you want to join in just show up, there is plenty of great (free) camping and riding in the area. For more information check the Forum here: Virgin Valley Hot Springs Campout

C. Speaking of Denio Junction, Dean knows the group that recently purchased it (the entire town). The new owners are improving the hotel, restaurant/gas station, and adding an RV park. Denio is something of an NV adventure rider's hub going north, and the new owners are interested in building a relationship with the DDMC. Get in touch with Dean for more information on this.

D. Do you love flat track racing? Amateur and Pro flat track racing is coming to Fuji Park in Carson City on August 23rd and 24th. Check their web page here for more info: Outlaw Flat Trac

 

8. Ride Reports

A. Sunday Ride to Sierraville, June 23rd. Charlie, Mark and Dave had an offroad ride from Verdi to Sierraville go sideways in a big way. Charlie lost the front end on his Husky 501 on a downhill and hit the ground hard. While he popped right up, he felt increasing abdominal pain and after some deliberation decided to use his Garmin InReach to call for help. Although the guys were close to Sierraville at the time, it only took 30 minutes after triggering the InReach for an ambulance to arrive. Charlie made the right call; he experienced internal bleeding during the ambulance ride, was drifting in and out of consciousness, and when he arrived in Reno his blood pressure was 50/30. He probably would not have made it if he had tried to ride out to Reno. He was brought right into the ICU for surgery in Renown. He needed 11 units of plasma during surgery. The toll included a cracked Iliac and losing his spleen. He was unlucky to have such severe injuries from a relatively minor accident. The good news is that his massive ambulance and surgical bills (about $123K) were covered by his InReach plan ($13/month). Charlie advises if anyone needs a medical evacuation, and has a great plan like he had with InReach, to opt for a helicopter evacuation if it is available. Every second could count. Charlie is now almost fully recovered, but has decided to hang up his boots (hopefully just for a while).

B. Lost Coast Ride, July 4-8. Dean, Dave, Chris, Rick, Andrew and Ron rode through the Mendocino National Forest to California's Lost Coast. They covered about 900 miles on both road and trail with no incidents of any kind. The trails above Bowman Lake (Forest Route 76) were still snow-covered and a detour was necessary. The route from Williams to Ladoga is now paved (progress?). Dean has a traveler's advisory: the food at the Eel River Inn in Fortuna is not recommended. On the way back the group found that all OHV trails into Stony Ford are closed due to the 2018 Ranch Fire. Consider Stony Ford a no-go until 2020 at the earliest. Dean thinks in the future this ride might have to go out later in July or in early August. There would also be fewer people and lower hotel prices if the date was moved off the holiday weekend. Dean's and Dave's photos are here on the Forum: 2019 Lost Coast Ride

C. Verdi to Bear Valley, July 14th. Dave, Dean and Jubal went on a day ride in the Toiyable National Forest to Bear Valley via Sardine Peak, stopping for lunch in Sierraville. The guys discovered a gated 4x4 trail that was little used and a lot of fun. Their ride report is here on the Forum: Dog Valley and Bear Valley Ride

 

9. The meeting adjourned at 8:24 PM.

Dust Devils Meeting Notes: July 2019Dec 06, 2019

July 3, 2019

1. The President, David Guilford, opened the meeting at 7:05 PM. There were 8 members present.

2. Minutes of the previous meeting on 6/5/19 were read and approved.

3. Treasurer's Report
The club has $565.90 in its PayPal account, $255 cash on hand, $60 income from hat sales and $813.84 in the bank, for a total of 1,694.74.

4. Membership Report
The club has 56 dues paying members, 8 who are in arrears.

5. Old Business Dean proposed hosting the Swap Meet this year at his place - he has a half acre lot with plenty of space to set up tables, etc. The club was in favor of this idea - the details will be ironed out soon.

6. New Business
There was no new business this month.

7. Upcoming Rides

A. At the time of this writing Dean's five-day Lost Coast offroad ride is on day four, and the riders should be on the trail back to Reno.

B. Are you a fan of road racing? Dean reported that the Laguna Seca World Superbike (WorldSBK) event on July 12th-14th is looking for volunteers to flag the track. You could get the best seat in the house for free. Check the event page here for more information: Laguna Seca WorldSBK 2019

C. Jubal will be leading a B+ level ride at Eldorado Canyon on July 20th and 21st, with an option to spend the night camping at the Pine Grove Ghost Town. Jubal is even offering a free lunch to club members who go on the ride! Check the Forum here for more information: Eldorado Canyon Ride

D. Dave Guilford will be leading a RR200 Memorial Ride on either August 3rd or August 4th. Dave hasn't posted any details on this ride yet (and he is on Dean's Lost Coast ride right now), but check the Forum soon for more information.

E. Dave Dutra donated an entry (a value of $185) to the DDMC for the Rally in the Gorge, from August 21-25. The base camp for the rally will be the Hood River Fairgrounds along the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington. From the web site description of the dual sport rally: "Go for high adventure as you ascend a peak, ride back down an alluvial fan and follow a ridge-line back to your home base at the Hood River Fairgrounds. Bike a little muddy? No problem, take advantage of our on-site bike wash, then settle in for an evening of fun entertainment with friends new and old as you bask in between two majestic Cascade peaks." The club decided to raffle the entry among the members present at the meeting, and Wayne was the lucky winner. If you are interested in going to the rally get in touch with Wayne, as I believe a second entry is only $95. Thank you Dave for your generous gift!

 

8. Ride Reports

A. Rick led four club members on a long day ride (about 250 miles) on June 22nd from Markleeville over Ebbets Pass, continuing south on trails to Beardsley Lake, then returning on trails via Hell's Half Acre and Alpine Lake. Dean posted some pics from the ride here: Rick's Ebbets Pass to Sonora Pass Ride 2019. It looked like some great riding in the Stanislaus National Forest!

B. Dave Guilford attended a Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic on June 30th in San Mateo, California. The training was focused on road and track riding techniques, and Dave reported that the skill exercises were challenging.


If anyone is interested in attending an offroad training course (for example a Brian Garrahan or Jimmy Lewis course), please let us know. Other DDMC club members may be interested in going with you.

 

9. The meeting adjourned at 8:11 PM.

Dust Devils Meeting Notes: June 2019Dec 06, 2019

June 5, 2019

1. The President, David Guilford, opened the meeting at 7:05 PM. There were 13 members present.

2. Minutes of the previous meeting on 5/1/2019 were read and approved.

3. Treasurer's Report
The club has $565.90 in its PayPal account, $200 cash on hand, $40 income from hat sales and $813.84 in the bank, for a total of $1,619.74. Significant expenditures in the last month include DDMC hats, DDMC stickers, the Boca Springs campsite reservation and website hosting. We are waiting for a partial refund for our Boca Springs campsite reservation as it was canceled.

4. Membership Report
The club has 58 dues paying members, 10 who are in arrears.

5. Old Business
We haven't gotten an update from Aaron on securing the Reno High School parking lot for our swap meet.
We haven't gotten a response from radio station KOZZ to our request to getting free promotional time during their "Biker Minute".

6. New Business
DDMC hats and stickers are available now. Contact Dean to get yours while they last.

7. Upcoming Rides

A. The High Rock Canyon ride originally scheduled for June 8th-9th has been cancelled.

B. Jubal will be leading a two-day offroad ride on the 15th and 16th in Eldorado Canyon. There will be an option to just ride during the day on Sunday the 16th. Jubal will be leaving late in the day on the 15th, doing some night riding, and then camping overnight in the canyon. Jubal describes the riding in Eldorado Canyon as rocky and technical, but with no rocky climbs or descents. Check the Forum for more details on this ride.

C. Dean will be leading a 5-day mostly offroad ride to the California coast and back. Leaving from Reno on Thursday July 4th, the ride will reach Williams the first day. The second day will go from Williams to Willits, passing through Stony Ford and over trails in the Mendocino National Forest. The third day will go from Willits to Fort Bragg, and will travel through California's Lost Coast. The fourth day will go southeast on dirt from Fort Bragg to Ukiah, then up Potters Valley to Stony Ford and then to Williams. The last day will go from Williams back to Reno, arriving back in town on Monday, July 8th. So far four riders are planning to go - get the word out to your riding buddies. Check the Forum for more details on this ride.

 

8. Ride Reports

A. Seven riders went to the Quail Motorcycle Gathering on street bikes. The ride went from May 3-5, from Reno to Monterey, California. The route south from Reno went down I-80 to I-5, then over Highway 152 to Highway 1 into Monterey. The motorcycle show, though a bit pricey, had great displays and (all you can eat buffet) food. For future reference, on Friday before the primary show the Quail Gathering features older race bikes, and includes a (limited) track day at Laguna Seca. The route back went up Highway 101 to Highway 130 over Mount Hamilton - a very twisty mountain road over the highest peak in the Bay Area. The DDMC riders saw one BMW touring bike (not with their group) go over the edge on a curve (nobody hurt). The riders returned to Reno over Carson Pass (Highway 88).

B. The DDMC BBQ and ride event at Boca Springs over the Memorial Day long weekend was canceled due to bad weather. The club will get some of their reservation money back. A couple of riders went there, despite the rainy conditions. Wayne unloaded his bike, took a look around, then just loaded his bike back up. While camping was still a possibility, it was really too muddy for riding in the area.

C. Jubal rode trails between Dayton and Como over Sunrise Pass with Dave Y. and Dean over the Memorial Day weekend. Their route went through Brunswick Canyon back to Dayton. There were some tough creek crossings that pushed this ride up into the A- range.

D. Rick and one friend rode trails in Middlegate over the Memorial Day weekend (XR650L and Husky 701). Rick reported some sand and some heavy mud, but no rain and a beautiful 75 degree day. They rode about 70 miles in 4 hours, and saw a few antelope out there.

E. Kurt and four friends rode trails about 450 miles over the Memorial Day weekend in northern Nevada and eastern Oregon. There was plenty of rain and mud, but also superb riding conditions, especially in the high country in eastern Oregon and all of the trail between Winnemucca and Gerlach. The ride report is in the Forum here: NV-OR Memorial Day Ride 2019

F. Jubal rode El Dorado Canyon on June 2. Jubal's ride report, including drone footage, is here in the Forum: El Dorado Canyon Ride, June 2 2019

G. Chris and George rode over Evans and Sonora passes on street bikes. The passes recently were opened. They reported snow levels down to about 7,500' and melting quickly - something to consider for rides you are planning.

 

9. Open Floor
Rodger has a couple of bikes for sale on craigslist. One is a pristine Yamaha DT175 ($3500) and another is an 1982 Honda V45 Sabre, with factory fairing ($2700).

10. The meeting adjourned at 7:55 PM.

Dust Devils Meeting Notes: May 2019Dec 06, 2019

May 1, 2019

1. The President, David Guilford, opened the meeting at 7:02 PM. There were 14 members present.

2. Minutes of the previous meeting on 4/2/2019 were read and approved.

3. Treasurer's Report
The club has $160.00 cash on hand, $470.02 in PayPal and $1,131.02 in the bank, for a total of $1,761.04. Significant expenditures in the last month included renewing our AMA Charter, renewing our NV Non-Profit Business Registration and ordering club hats and stickers.

4. Membership Report
The club has 53 dues paying members, 2 who have not paid, and 9 who are in arrears.

5. Old Business

A. Swap Meet
Ideas to promote this year's swap meet were discussed. Craigslist, Facebook and a "deals on wheels" throwaway were suggested. Chris mentioned that the motorcycle swap meet in Dixon will not be held this year, which could mean more people would be interested in our event. The probable location for the swap meet will be a parking lot at Reno High School, which Aaron can arrange for us. The date of the swap meet is still TBD.

B. Memorial Day Ride and BBQ, Boca Springs, May 25-27
For our annual party at Boca Springs we will be camping at Boca Springs Campground, which we have reserved for Friday through Sunday night. We will be staging daily rides from the campground. The club will host a BBQ dinner on Sunday the 26th. Dave will shop for the BBQ supplies and James will help cook.

C. Rodger mentioned the activities of the High Sierra Motorcycle Club in Truckee. They are active in local trail building and have received grant money for a network of single track trails on Verdi Peak. They have already started clearing brush for that work. They can be found on Facebook, and Wayne and Charlie have attended some of their meetings.

 

6. New Business

A. Chris shared a book with us, "Adventure Motorcycling Manual" by Robert Wicks. The book sounded like something a lot of us would like to read. It was suggested that the club could organize a lending library. We'll develop this idea on our Forum.

B. Kurt told club members about the "KOZZ Biker Minute". KOZZ is a classic rock radio station (105.7 FM). The station presents a "Biker Minute" report every day. The report is read by the regular DJ in between song sets, and typically consists of a few non-profit events for people that ride cruisers, like poker runs or ordinary rides. Kurt contacted the station to inquire if the DDMC could get our copy into the Biker Minute, but is waiting for a response.

 

7. Upcoming Rides

A. Road Ride to the Quail Motorcycle Gathering, May 3-5
Seven riders at the club meeting are going on this ride. Mike has the route and will lead the ride there and back. The route down will follow Highway 88 to Jackson, then Highway 49 to Highway 4 to Livermore, then to the back side of the Santa Clara valley over Mount Hamilton. The route back will go north around Clear Lake and east up Highway 20. The ride will leave on Friday, May 3rd and return on Sunday, May 5th. The show is on Saturday May 4th at the Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Monterey. The rendezvous location for the ride is at Tamarack Junction on Friday at 8:30 AM, and kickstands will be up at 9:00 AM. Here is a link to an article about the show from Cycle World: Quail Run Motorcycle Gathering

B. Offroad Ride, CABDR from Bishop to Furnace Creek and back, May 11-12
This offroad ride will be canceled due to lack of interest.

C. Road Ride to the Sacramento Mile, May 18-19
This road ride will be canceled due to lack of interest.

D. Offroad Ride, Lost Coast, July 4-7
Seven riders at the club meeting are planning to go on this ride. Wayne suggested that riders bring rain gear, just in case.

 

8. Ride Reports

A. Andrew reported good riding on two track from Nevada City to Graniteville (he rides a KTM 1190R Adventure).

B. Dean reported on a two-day ride with Sierra Nevada Adventures from Eldorado Hills to Yosemite, over-nighting at the Buck Meadows Lodge. There were 26 riders, mostly on big BMW and KTM adventure bikes. The route was long and scenic and featured back roads, some smooth and some rough. The ride went to the valley floor in Yosemite, which was absolutely packed, probably due to it being the best time of year to see the waterfalls. Here is a link to the outfit that organized the ride: Sierra Nevada Adventures

C. Dave reported on the Middlegate Station Ride on April 27-28. Dave, Wayne, Rick and Dennis made it there. They rode up Fairview Peak and had an epic bonfire on Saturday. On Sunday Wayne made his way out to the tank training site in Dixie Valley. Several abandoned tanks are there, as well as a simulated Afghan village and a faux SCUD installation. This area will be closed off by the Navy within the next year or two with their planned base expansion.

Mike mentioned that Middlegate Station should be more of a focus for future rides. Past rides there have had turnouts of up to 35 riders. There are lots of trails to ride, although you may be buzzed by a hotshot F-15 pilot. Middlegate Station has good food and a nice bar and is only two hours from Reno.

 

9. The meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM.

Dust Devils Meeting Notes: April 2019Dec 06, 2019

April 3, 2019

1. The President, Dave Guilford, opened the meeting at 7:01. There were 13 members present.

2. Minutes of the previous meeting on 3/6/2019 were read and approved.

3. Treasurer's Report
The club has a total of $2089.23 in hand.

4. Membership Report
The club currently has 54 members, 2 of those are in arrears.

5. Old Business

The club has reserved the Boca Springs campground for the entire Memorial Day long weekend, and the club will host a BBQ on Sunday, May 26th. For more details, including a map to the campground, check the forum here: DDMC Memorial Day Weekend 2019 Ride/BBQ

The Treasurer, Dean Chaney, asked for and received approval to pay our ISP bill (Great Basin Ineternet Services $100) and our state annual non-profit license ($75).

 

6. New Business
No new business was discussed.

7. Upcoming Rides

A. Fish Lake Valley Hot Springs Ride, April 19-21
Dave Young will be leading a ride from the "Hot Box", a public hot springs located near Dyer, Nevada and near the White Mountains. Camping is free right at the Hot Box, and A, B and C level rides are accessible from the campsite. For more information on this ride check the forum here: Fish Lake Valley Hot Springs Ride

I found some additional info on the hot springs in an RGJ article here: Fish Lake Valley Hot Springs - RGJ

 

B. Middlegate Station, April 27-28. Wayne is planning this ride, but won't be able to ride after a big get-off in Baja. Wayne and Dave Keller are still planning on camping and Dave will be riding, though. Dave will be running a route to Butler Creek Ranch, passing by Fairview Peak. We'll try to get more details for this one in the Club Rides section of the forum, it is coming up quickly.

C. Quail Run Motorcycle Gathering, May 3-5. Dean is leading this ride to the Quail Run Motorcycle Gathering in Monterey, California. The Gathering is motorcycle show focused on rare and exotic bikes of all types. This will be street bike ride and the route is under discussion, though it will probably go through the Sierras over Sonora Pass, Highway 49 or a similar scenic route. The show price (Saturday May 4th) is $85 and includes lunch. There are plenty of lodging options in Monterey. For more information check the forum here: Quail Run Motorcycle Gathering Ride

D. CABDR Adventure Ride, May 11-12. Kurt is leading this ride from Bishop to Furnace Creek in Death Valley. The ride will follow the California Backcountry Discovery Route (CABDR), with some changes to the route to avoid private lands or high peaks that will still be snow-covered. The first section is from Bishop to Lone Pine (90 miles) and the second section is from Lone Pine to Furnace Creek via Cerro Gordo ghost town (150 miles). We will camp at the NPS campground in Furnace Creek on Saturday night, then follow the same route in reverse back to Bishop on Sunday. If you aren't setup to camp off your bike you could look into lodging in Furnace Creek. This is probably a B ride, mostly high speed but probably with some rough trail. For more information check the forum here: CABDR Adventure Ride

 

8. Ride Reports

A. RawHyde Adventure Days, February 21-24. Dave Dutra attended the RawHyde Adventure Days, an overland adventure exhibition and ride near California City. Dave reported that about 200 riders were there, along with many support staff and exhibitors. Riding (mostly B, no A level), food and entertainment was included. Dave rode his KTM 690. To see what you missed check RawHyde's web site here: RawHyde Adventure Days 2019

B. Get Acquainted Ride, March 31. The club held a ride out from Estates Drive through Hungry Valley to Moon Rocks and back. Dean led the B ride and Mark led the A ride. The weather was perfect, everyone had a great time, and there were no mechanical issues or injuries. The B ride featured some challenging sand and a kamikaze dog attack, and the A ride feature miles of whoops and some fun hill climbs. We saw bunches of mule deer and a large herd (20-30) of pronghorn antelope on the A ride. Dean posted a ride report here: 2019 Get Acquainted Ride

 

9. Other News

A. Dave Keller was awarded the Flying Eddie award for breaking his ankle while on an impromptu ride in Hungry Valley. He rode it out 21 miles in tough conditions to get back to camp after his mishap. Congratulations Dave!

B. Dave Dutra has a 2016 Honda Africa Twin and a 2016 KTM 690 for sale - check craigslist.

 

10. The meeting adjourned at 8:05.

Dust Devils Meeting Notes: March 2019Dec 06, 2019

March 6, 2019

1. The President, Dave Guilford, opened the meeting at 7:00. There were 14 members present.

2. Minutes of the previous meeting on 2/6/2019 were read and accepted.

3. Treasurer's Report The club has a total of $2140.45 in hand.

4. Membership Report The club currently has 52 members, 3 of those are in arrears.

5. Old Business Aaron is still exploring the possibility of using a parking lot at Reno High School to hold the 2019 DDMC swap meet. He noted that usage of the school's property is only permitted for a Nevada non-profit organization. Dean confirmed that the DDMC is a non-profit.

6. New Business

Rodger inquired if there was interest in the DDMC presenting a booth at the Reno Boat and Recreation Show, March 14-17. Members decided not to do this, with Chris noting that there probably wasn't enough time to print out handouts, etc.

Aaron asked on behalf of Curt Chapman (president of the VCGP) if the DDMC would like to present a booth at the Virginia City Grand Prix, April 27-28. Booths will be placed along C Street. The date does conflict with a planned club ride at Middlegate Station, and for this reason members were undecided on presenting a booth at the VCGP. If you are interested in hosting a booth please email secretary@dustdevils.com for more information. By the way, the VCGP will have six new classes this year, including an Adventure class for multi-cylinder bikes. Anyone have a KTM 790 yet?

Mark reminded us of the Gathering at Middlegate Pony Express, from March 22-31. This event will be in part trail riding and camping, and in part an informal protest of the Navy's plan to expand a test area near Fallon, which would affect OHV access in the area. While this is not a club event, if you are interested email secretary@dustdevils.com and we can get more information for you.

 

7. Upcoming Rides

We hashed out some details for a couple of upcoming rides:

A. Get Acquainted Ride, Estates Drive, Golden Valley, March 31. We will have two options for this ride: an A ride and an Adventure (C) ride. Mark will lead the A ride. Mark recommends more single track and sand capable bikes for this ride, saying that it probably will not be a KTM 690 type of ride. Dean will lead the Adventure ride. Both rides will meet up at Moon Rocks OHV area for lunch, and then head back. Lunch will be a BYO affair.

B. Memorial Day Ride, Boca Reservoir, May 25-27. The club will host a BBQ dinner for this long weekend get-together. Members voted to host the dinner on Sunday night, May 26th.

Please note that there are many more rides in the works, check the Forum for more details.

 

8. Ride Reports

A. Dean reported on the Malcolm Smith Soboba trail Ride, held on February 24th. This is a dual sport ride on the Soboba Indian Reservation near San Jacinto, California. The area is opened for riding only for this one event each year. Dean reported that conditions were absolutely ideal, and that the organization was top notch, like riding a Red Bull sponsored enduro event. There courses were approximately 30 miles, with A and B loops. Riders could do two loops if they wanted, and more than 400 rides participated. Though this event is called an Invitational, it is open to the public these days, you just need to pay the $70 entry fee. Sounds like something to bookmark for next year when Reno is covered in snow again.

B. Rodger reported on more snowmobiling fun with Chris and others. They rode out from Little Truckee Summit. If you ride with these guys expect hill climbs and maybe a little carnage, ha.

C. Wayne reported on a pleasant little trip in Baja. Wayne's group planned to ride 2,500 miles with a stop at Mike's Sky Ranch (note: $70/night). Some of the high points include riding on the beach, being attacked by packs of dogs, having his chain blow off on a highway section, cracking his air box and sucking dirt, and his 450 falling over all by itself next to a river and drowning the motor. Also misreading the trail and blowing a turn at 60 mph, high siding, and breaking his leg. That led to a long wait for help, then a 40 mile ride in a surfer's van to the nearest fishing village, another long wait, then a 70 mile ride in an ambulance in Santa Rosalita, where he was told he needed surgery back in the States. To make a long story short, it took Wayne four days to get into surgery back home in Reno. He also made it to yesterday's club meeting, via wheelchair. On a serious note, Wayne did have a a Spot tracker, make sure someone in your group has a Spot or InReach tracker for real adventure rides. Get well soon Wayne!

 

9. The meeting adjourned at 8:15.

Dust Devils Meeting Notes: February 2019Dec 06, 2019

February 6, 2019

1. The President, Dave Guilford, opened the meeting at 7:00. There were 16 members present.

2. Minutes of the previous meeting on 1/2/2019 were read and accepted.

3. Treasurer's Report
The club has a total of $2,100.90 in hand.

4. Membership Report
The club currently has 50 members, 2 of those are in arrears.

5. Old Business
Aaron said that he would look into holding our 2019 Swap Meet at a Reno High School parking lot. No date has been set for the swap meet yet.

6. New Business

A potential OHV access loss was discussed in some detail. The Navy is seeking to expand its training facilities near Fallon and their expansion will affect OHV areas nearby. The Navy has issued an environmental impact study and asked for comments. The Navy proposal includes three alternatives, all of which involve some loss of OHV land. The AMA has countered the Navy's proposal by suggesting that the Navy's additional training needs could be met by using the much larger China Lake facility in southern California instead.

If you would like to learn more about this issue or send a comment on the Navy's plan (to the Navy and to your elected representatives) please visit the AMA's page here:

Navy Expansion to Affect OHV Access Near Fallon

The deadline for public comment on the Navy's environmental impact study is February 14th. That's not the end of it though. Concerned dirt riders will be gathering for a BBQ and rally against the Navy's plan at Middlegate Station on March 30th. Get in touch with Dean if you would like to attend.

 

7. Upcoming Rides

A. Mojave Desert, February 16-18. This is a get-away club ride to beat the cold up here in Reno. We will be camping at the Wagon Wheel OHV Staging Area near Ridgecrest, California. Planned rides are within the Spangler Hills OHV Area and longer rides to Red Rocks and probably Death Valley (still working on GPS tracks for that). This will be an offroad ride with A and B routes. For more details and GPX files check the Forum.

B. RawHyde Adventure Days, Mojave Desert, February 21-24. This is the inaugural event at RawHyde's new Zakar facility in the Mojave Desert. This is a PAID event, not a DDMC club ride. For more info check their web page here: RawHyde Adventure Days

C. Get Acquainted Ride, Estates Drive, Golden Valley, March 31. This ride will feature A, B and C routes. This will be an offroad ride. For more details check the Forum.

We have many more rides planned for later in the year, these rides are just what is coming up soon.

 

8. Ride Reports

Rodger and Chris gave a very entertaining report on snowmobiling between Boomtown and Yuba Pass. They found deep powder which pushed their machines (and riders) to the max. A takeaway from their experience is to either make fresh tracks, wait for the powder to get more packed, or maybe ride out of a popular area such as Little Truckee Summit to take advantage of trails laid down by snow cats.

Dave Dutra reported on riding in Death Valley on his KTM 690 and north of Lake Berryessa (near Knoxville) on his Honda AT. He reported 71 degrees in Death Valley in January. We'll probably use his tracks to Furnace Creek on our club ride in Mojave this month - thanks Dave!

 

9. Meeting adjourned at 7:59 PM

Dust Devils Meeting Notes: January 2019Dec 06, 2019

January 2, 2019

1. The President, Dave Guilford, opened the meeting at 7:06. There were 18 members present.

2. Minutes of the previous meeting on 12/5/2018 were read and accepted.

3. Treasurer's Report
The club has a total of $2,111.09 in hand.

4. Membership Report
The club currently has 51 members, 2 of those are in arrears.

5. Old Business
There was no old business to report.

6. New Business
A few members requested that we have some sort of an annual party, but at a date not close to the holidays. A motion was passed to hold the annual party at the Memorial Day event at Boca Reservoir.

7. Upcoming Rides

We started to assign dates and places to upcoming club rides. Nothing is written in stone yet, but here is what we have so far:

A. Mojave Desert, February 16-18. This is a get-away ride to beat the cold up here in Reno. We will probably camp near Ridgecrest, California, at either Spangler Hills or Jawbone Canyon OHV areas. This will be an offroad ride. Details are coming soon on this one since it is only 6 weeks away.

B. Get Acquainted Ride, Estates Drive, Golden Valley, March 31. This ride will feature A, B and C routes. This will be an offroad ride.

C. Middlegate Station, April 27-28. Some snow or cold temperatures could be possible, so car camping will probably be the best bet. This will be an offroad ride.

D. Quail Run Motorcycle Gathering, May 4. Quail Run is a motorcycle show held in Carmel, California. It's focus is exotic and rare bikes from all epochs and vendors. This will be a street bike ride. The route ride there will be over one of the Sierra passes (Sonora?) and perhaps via Highway 49.

E. Sacramento Mile, May 18th. Street bike ride to the AMA Flat Track race. This will be a street bike ride.

F. Memorial Day Ride, Boca Reservoir, May 25-27. We've already reserved a camping area for this weekend. The club will be hosting an annual party at this one. This will be an offroad ride.

G. High Rock Canyon, June 1-2 or 8-9. We will car camp in the Black Rock Desert, and do a Saturday ride out to High Rock Canyon and back. The Sunday after will be reserved for play riding closer to the camping area. This will be an offroad ride.

H. Lost Coast Ride, July 4-7. This ride will go to the California coast in Mendocino and Humboldt counties. This will be an offroad ride.

I. RR200 Memorial Ride, August ?. This will be an A-/B+ ride highlighting parts of the RR200. This will be an offroad ride.

J. Nightengale, September. This will be an offroad ride, possibly with off-bike camping.

K. Lucky S Mine, September. This will be an offroad ride, possibly with off-bike camping.

L. B-24 Bomber Ride, September, Pueblo Mountains north of Denio, NV. This will be an offroad ride, possibly with off-bike camping.

 

8. Ride Reports
There were no ride reports in December. Dean showed some videos of past rides though - I think the videos helped get everyone's motor running.

9. Meeting adjourned around 7:53 PM

Dust Devils Meeting Notes: December 2018Dec 06, 2019

December 5, 2018

1. The President, Dave Guilford, opened the meeting at 7:00. There were 9 members present.

2. Minutes of the previous meeting on 11/5/2018 were read and accepted.

3. Treasurer's Report
The club has a total of $2,162.19 in hand.

4. Membership Report
The club currently has 51 members, 2 of those are in arrears.

5. Old Business

A. No new decisions were made on the 2019 swap meet, though Chris suggested that we try to link up with a bigger event to increase our exposure. The motorcycle swap meet at the Dixon May
Fair was mentioned as a possibility.

B. A motion was passed for the club to pay for $200 of BBQ supplies for the 2019 Memorial Day Campout. The Campout will be held at the Boca Springs Campground. Memorial Day will be on
Monday, May 27th, and we have already reserved the campground for the prior Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, May 24-26. It was mentioned that the Boca Dam Road will be closed for
re-engineering work on that date, but there are plenty of alternative routes.

C. Charlie will be attending the next Truckee Area Dirt Riders meeting this month and will report back on what they are up to. Members of the Truckee Area Dirt Riders attended the November DDMC meeting to update us on their planned Verdi Peak motorcycle single track trail system.

 

6. New Business
As mentioned above, the club will host pizza and beer at the next club meeting on Wednesday, January 2nd. Show up and help us kick off the new year!

7. Upcoming Rides

Other than some folks getting together to ride their snowmobiles, no December rides were planned.

Looking further out, Dean has a few ideas for 2019.

A. Lost Coast ride on the 4th of July.

B. Black Rock Desert to High Rock Canyon, date not set. The idea is to camp on the playa north of Gerlach, do a day ride out to High Rock Canyon and back the next day, camp again the next night in Black Rock, and then do some play riding in the Black Rock area the next day before heading home.

C. Ride out to the B-24 bomber crash site in the Pueblo Mountains north of Denio, NV, date not set.

D. Riding in the area of Middlegate, NV - that is about 2 hours east of Reno on Highway 50, date not set.

 

8. Ride Reports

A. There were 11 riders on the Boomtown to Loyalton ride on November 17th. No mishaps and everyone had a great time.

B. LA-Barstow-to-Vegas (LAB2V). James, Dave, Dean, Chris and Roger rode the world-famous LAB2V dual sport ride on November 23-25. This ride featured long distances (approximately 400 miles over two days) and lots of sand. Dave described the departure as "like going to the mall at Christmas" and the first relatively easy hill climb was jammed with downed riders. Although this ride was more tailored to intermediate/advanced abilities and modern plated dirt bikes, new riders and riders on alternative machines were well represented. For example, Dean saw a couple of 1970s Triumphs, some Chinese CSC 250s, and a Tiger 800 with a Safari tank. With the large number of riders, one of the DDMC riders got separated from the others and rode alone the first day. Plenty of rider and bike carnage was on display in Barstow at the end of day 1 and Vegas on day 2. The DDMC guys had no issues, other than Dean losing the clutch on his Husaberg in the first 7 miles and nursing his bike through the remaining 300+ miles of sand and rocks.

The guys had a few tips for others wanting to do this ride:
* Leave the big bike at home.
* Ride plenty of sand in preparation, and squats in the gym wouldn't hurt either.
* Try to leave as early as possible to avoid riding in the dark.
* Roll charts are required, but the DDMC riders all just used their GPSs.
* Lunch the first day was available in Johannesburg via a Carl's Jr. lunch truck. Pack your own lunch and skip the long line if you want to get into Barstow before dark.
* The guys thought that this qualified as an epic ride, and they would recommend doing it once, but probably not every year. It is harder then the Sheet Rock, and overall just not as fun.
* You can do this. The oldest rider this year was 85 - no info on if he finished though.

Dean has a ride report and video on the forum. Here is a short sample clip I found on Youtube of a technical section on the ride: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R63QMc-qsW0

For more information on the LAB2V check out their web site: http://www.labarstowvegas.com/

 

9. Meeting adjourned around 8:15 PM

Memorial Day Camp Out 2019May 25, 2019

The club has reserved the Boca Springs group campground for 5/25 and 5/26 2019. Memorial Day weekend.  Bring your camping gear, trailer, tent whatever and join us.

Plenty of room for campers.  Starting Saturday we will have some rides planned and there is also fishing and hiking.  Bring your whole family.  The club is picking up the cost of the campsites.  Bring your own food/beverages.  More info as the date gets closer.

November MeetingNov 07, 2018
Same time and place.  Elections!
September MeetingSep 05, 2018

At the usual place.

We will be discussing the usual club business, upcoming rides and an upcoming club event.  After the meeting we will have another meeting for anyone wishing to ride in this year's LAB2V rally.

May MeetingMay 02, 2018

 

 

The May meeting will be at the usual place, usual time.  Topics to be discussed will include organizing a May "Get Acquainted Ride"

February MeetingFeb 07, 2018

Wednesday's meeting will be at the usual spot. Round Table Pizza.  

June Meeting - Location ChangeJun 07, 2017

Since many of the regular meeting attendees will be out of town on the June Reno-Pacific ADV Ride, this month we are moving the meeting location to PJ's Restaurant at 1590 S Wells.  The weather is great and it will be good to get outside a bit.   We will have an informal meeting in the parking lot during bike night -> 7 p.m. - June 7th.

March MeetingMar 01, 2017
The March meeting will be at the usual place and time.  7:00 P.M. at the Round Table Pizza, 4007 S Virginia in the Reno Town Mall.
TIM BERLIN HAS PASSED AWAYJan 23, 2017

Just received a call from Tim's sister (Lorri) that Tim had passed away at his home Sunday night.  He had been fighting severe respiratory complications due to an infection, since last September.  I will post further information as to services in the DDMC Forum under "General Discussions."

Dean Chaney, DDMC Treasurer/Membership Coordinator

January MeetingJan 04, 2017

Happy New Year!

January meeting will be as usual at the Round Table Pizza.  Come on out, have some pizza and tell some stories.

November MeetingNov 02, 2016
The November Meeting will be at the usual place, Round Table Pizza 4007 S Virginia in the Reno Town Mall at 7 p.m.  There should be lots of great ride reports as the weather has been great.
ElectionsNov 02, 2016
DDMC Elections are just around the corner -  November will be nominations with elections in December. If you are interested in holding a seat this year, be sure to attend these final meetings of 2016.
October MeetingOct 05, 2016
The October Meeting will be at the usual place, Round Table Pizza 4007 S Virginia in the Reno Town Mall at 7 p.m.  There should be lots of great ride reports as the weather has been great.
California OHV Program In PerilJul 10, 2016

The End Of The Trail for California’s OHV Program?

The California OHV Motor Vehicle Recreation Division Is In Peril

California’s Department of Parks and Recreation is going through a Transformation Process that is proposing eliminating of the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division.

As it now operates under the OHV Motor Vehicle Recreation Division, Californian OHV Parks are the only self-sustaining parks in the state, while all other state parks lose money. Elimination of the OHVMVRD will result in your Green Sticker fees going into a general fund and the loss or mis-use of the OHV Grant Program. What does this mean to you? ….Simple, less money, YOUR MONEY, to maintain the California OHV parks and OHV trails on public land, but instead, redirected to whatever the Department of Parks and Recreation see fit.

California’s elected leadership has a long history of misusing our OHV funds. Loans, Transfers and outright Takes have left the OHV Community weary and the program woefully underfunded. Think it’s bad now? With the proposed action, OHV funds for OHV use will just “be gone”.

Don’t let Bureaucrats Destroy the Nation’s Finest OHV Program! Everyone NEEDS to TAKE ACTION NOW with only a few minutes of your time and let them know this is just not acceptable!

A cliché, yes. but so true…United We Stand – Divided We Fall.

June MeetingJun 01, 2016
The June meeting will be at the Round Table as usual.  Come on out and enjoy some pizza and motorcycle stories.
May MeetingMay 04, 2016
The May meeting will be at the Round Table as usual.  We will be discussing club rides, impromptu rides, adventure rides, street rides, bench racing and anything else that comes up.
April MeetingApr 06, 2016
The April meeting will be at the round table as usual.  No excuse not to show up with a ride story.
March MeetingFeb 26, 2016

March Meeting will be held at the usual place, Round Table Pizza, 4007 S Virginia in the Reno Town Mall.  March 2nd, 7 p.m.

The weather has been great so we should have some good ride reports.

February MeetingFeb 03, 2016

The February meeting will be held at the usual place, Round Table Pizza, 4007 S Virginia in the Reno Town Mall.  Feb 3rd,  at 7 p.m.  Come and hear about recent impromptu rides and hear about our upcoming club ride. 

 

 
DDMC RIDE CALENDAR - POSTEDJan 28, 2016
A Google Calendar of DDMC scheduled dirt & street rides has been added to the Ride section of the Website.  DDMC Rides are subject to changes.  Other organization's rides are listed as tentative and you should contact the organization as to whether the ride will be held.  Click on a specific ride and a page of ride info will come up.  Please route all proposed DDMC rides to the NEW DDMC Forum and you will be contacted for specific info by Reno Deano.
January MeetingJan 06, 2016

The January meeting will be held at the usual place, Round Table Pizza, 4007 S Virginia in the Reno Town Mall.  January 6th at 7 p.m.

 

The first thing on the agenda for January is to hold elections.  Right now we have a President, Secretary and Treasurer.  It would be nice if as many members as possible can attend so we can ensure a great 2016 for the Dust Devils.  Come to the meeting and nominate yourself or a friend for a position.  Or just come and vote.  Or just come and heckle.  The club will be providing beer and pizza.

The second thing on the agenda is discussing club rides for 2016 and possibly forming a ride committee to help plan events that will be fun for everyone.

December MeetingNov 30, 2015
Wednesday 12/2, 7:00 p.m. at Round Table Pizza, 4007 S Virginia in the Reno Town Mall.
December MeetingNov 30, 2015
7:00 p.m. at Round Table Pizza, 4007 S Virginia in the Reno Town Mall.
November Monthly MeetingOct 16, 2015
This year we will be having a year end party during our regular monthly meeting.  Wednesday November 4th, 7 p.m. at the Round Table Pizza 4007 S Virginia. (inside the Reno Town Mall).  Beer and Pizza will be provided by the club.  All paid members are welcome and may bring a guest.
Monthly MeetingOct 07, 2015
The next monthly meeting will be October 7th at the Round Table Pizza, 4007 S Virginia in the Reno Town Mall.  7 p.m.
New Forum SoftwareSep 03, 2015

Due to the complaints about the forum notifications not working we are going to try new forum software. This software is free and the hosting is free.  This software does allow for notification of new posts.

Go to http://dustdevilsmc.prophpbb.com/ and register.  Registration does require approval. If you don't get approval in 48 hours let me know at secretary@dustdevilsmc.com  The forum will be open to club members only.

If the username or email address you use doesn't identify who you are then pleas send me a separate email when you register so I know you are a club member and I will approve you.

Once you are approved you can be notified of any new posts in the forums.  Select the forum, such as Impromptu Rides, and near the bottom in the blue bar you will see Board Index and Subscribe Forum.  Check the box for Subscribe Forum and you will receive an email any time someone posts a new topic.

Monthly Meeting August 5thJul 09, 2015
The next monthly meeting will be August 5th at 7 p.m.  Round Table Pizza, 4007 S Virginia in the Reno Town Mall.
Monthly Meeting: May 6, 2015May 06, 2015

Monthly meeting May 6, 7 p.m. at the Round Table Pizza, Reno Town Mall, 4007 S Virginia

 Hope to see you all there.

Also, Scott Gerz will be having a RR200 planning meeting before the club meeting.  Same location at 6:15 p.m.

April 2015Apr 04, 2015

Greetings Memebers

We elected a new club secretary; Dave Guilford and we re-elected Dean Chaney as club treasurer at our April meeting. Thank you previous officers and new officers for your club efforts.  We had 2 visitors from www.acdcbikecamp.com  Kevin and Alexa McBean talked about their training camp for riders using their electric trials bikes and their desire to find a host venue or facility either public or private. I think we are lucky to have them in our community. Please encourage new riders to get good training.  We have some members doing some fun stuff to announce. April 10-12th base camp frog spring, Lots of options for adventure bikes to trail bikes, quads and utvs, hosted by Gary Lambert.  May 24th is the Stonehouse ride hosted by Jim Fulling.  June 13th 170 mile C ride meeting at Hallelujah junction, hosted by Mark Schulz. August TBD A loop Gold Lake, hosted by Chris Hanna.

Thank you,

President Revin Kevin

2013 May 10 Day Ride Pics-Videos PostedJun 05, 2013
You can view the entire ride as captured on camera.  See DDMC Forum & Ride Pictures.  Reno Deano
2013 Ride Reno 200 Has Gained National StatusJan 12, 2013
Through Gary Lambert's tireless effort the Dust Devils MC has been granted National status sanctions by the American Motorcycle Association for this years Ride Reno 200 Dual Sport event, with the addition of a National Adventure Bike event.

Now is the time for members to step up and help out Gary with the planning and implementation of a Best in the West 2013 Ride Reno 200 Dual Sport & Adventure ride. Volunteers can contact Gary.