I am in for this ride – it looks like RM did their homework on the route. I also would prefer to ‘go light’ and hotel it if possible. The closest the RM route comes to highways out of Reno is either Eureka or Austin going east or Battle Mountain going north. To save time I might be in favor of trucking the bikes out to one of those connection points. Alternatively, perhaps we could add an offroad section to get out to the RM route directly from Reno? That would add a day to the total trip time, figuring on time going out and returning.
Rides: KLR650, KX250