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Black Rock Playa

Average Rating:    (3.56 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

flat akaline playa. wat flat. real flat. nothin but flat, dry, hot and windy.
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Latitude
40.67386831085318
Longitude
-119.35649871826172
Trail Directions
use drugs of some kind. bring lots of water and some goggles in case the wind picks up. ride to the opening in the fence at the edge of Black Rock City and ride until the drugs wear off. try to remember in which direction Black Rock City lies. ride back there and do some more drugs, and if you're really lucky, have mad sex with a total stranger.
Trail Length
150,000,000,000
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
gerlach
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Review Date
November 20, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: tita ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
A unique and fulfilling ride, though not in any vanilla kind of way... Contrary to other reviews, there is no trashing of desert, only love for it. If you don't care for the desert, and for freaks in the desert, don't take this ride.



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Review Date
January 3, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: lamoile ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
More fun doing 105 mph on my Yamaha 426 than little push bikes...there are some good rides in the hills outside of Gerlach on twin tracks though...



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Review Date
March 26, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Peter J , from Reno NV

Summary:
Gordon is right. Stay away from burning man. I always believed that week would be a good time for the Air Force to make a few practice bombing runs across the desert. Clean up the world's gene pool.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Forget the playa. Ride Highrock Canyon instead.



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Review Date
March 1, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: gordon , from Susanville

Summary:
Flat, dusty. Stay away during burning man. burning man is just a bunch of drugged out losers trashing a beautiful desert. If you do come during burning man, bring a weapon to defend yourself.

Recommended Route:
loop either way

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The entire Granite Range. Lots of 4WD roads and trails to ride up to 9,000 feet elevation.



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Review Date
September 16, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Mikita Global Services , from BRC

Summary:
The Black Rock City loop trail is an oftentimes challenging, multitrack and sand, desert ride with spectacular views of the surrounding mountsides. I particularly enjoy the varied and unpredictable technical challenges, some of which reportedly include: (1) trying to actually ride the bike while under the influence of massive doses of psychoactive substances; (2) frequent and unpredictable rebar and rope hazards; (3) technical riding in the form of swerving in and out of the paths of erratic movements of art cars being operated by people also under the influence of massive doses of psychoactives; (4) potential heat stroke and heat exhaustion. As other mountain bikers have reported in their previous reviews, the Black Rock City multi-track loop can be a challenging and highly technical ride. Exercise caution and have fun!

Recommended Route:
BRC perimeter ride, through center camp, stopping for an iced soy latte, other optional stops for massages, glitter, beer, cigarettes . . .



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