bypassing schurz

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bypassing schurz

Post by bs bob » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:01 am

just when i had my travel route all planned out i get the survival guide and it warns against traveling through schurz-is there an easy way to bypass this place????gabbs??

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Post by gaminwench » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:16 am

I blew a tire on the MV trailer in Schurz last year, 7 AM Sat.; 4 circus-lookin' BM gals and no escort. The locals were VERY helpful, we were out of there in an hour!!! According to the folks who live there, it's the 'rent-a-cops' you need to watch out for. If your rig looks 'normal', you should be fine.

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:16 am

I can help with this as well. If you are heading up Rt. 95 there is a speedtrap about 1 hour north of Hawthorne. I got cited, but I was driving 87 MPH and had it coming. I have driven through Schurz no fewer than a dozen times and never have had any problems. But they will cite you if you speed! There are a number of fireworks stands on the south end of the town (an excellent place to get those skyrockets, morters, and jumbo shells) and I have seen the cops gather near there. But again, if you follow the law and don't do anything stupid, my personal experience is that you will have no problems at all.

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Post by gyre » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:41 am

Those reports are extreme though, and bear using caution.
We have had towns shut down for this behavior nearby and I never had a problem myself going through.
Sometimes it's luck.

The worst one around here is nearby and I try to avoid ever entering or spending money there.
Psychotic cops and judges.
Germantown, TN.
NEVER go there.

Some place like that can ruin your trip.

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:49 am

Don't dress for the circus until you get to the Big Top.

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Post by gyre » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:52 am

Usually it's money they are after.
Fines typically conform to all available cash.

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Post by oneeyeddick » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:30 am

in the guide,they are basing thier opinion of Schurz on something that happened 4 years ago.

Just drive the posted limit and nothing will happen.

Don't stop to get fireworks either, unless you are on your way home.
That's just asking for it, and they are not allowed at BM without approval anyhow.
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.

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Post by LostinReno » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:16 pm

gyre wrote:Usually it's money they are after.
Fines typically conform to all available cash.
I've driven through Shurz dozens of times without any problems??? I was "warned" outside of Tonopah for speeding last Feb. (I guess two middle aged women and a teenager looked pretty innocent! :lol: )Basically on the entire strech of 95 between Vegas and Ferntucky you need to watch the signs and just obey them, some of them come up quick! Dropping from 75 down to the 35 in 100 yards give or take is interesting, just do it. As far as money is concerned ALL LEO's are ticketing for every little thing in this state (they need the money like everyone else right now). Do not speed in Reno either. I just got my first ticket in over 10 years for doing 35 in a 25, Just an FYI, 0-10mph over the speed limit in Nevada, at least in Washoe County is a $130 ticket. I can only imagine what it is over 10mph :x And like UD mentioned, being dressed relatively normal through these parts will help you.....a lot.

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Post by gyre » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:32 pm

What's normal in nevada?

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Post by bs bob » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:38 pm

much thanx 4 the helpful tips!!!im gonna tuck my pony tail into my shirt and cross my fingers-i hope my bicycle on top of my car isnt some kind of violation i kinda have a rack and im gonna tie it on real good-last year we went up the 395 and it took 20 hours-this year im drivin alone so i want to go the direct route-rooms at circus circus in reno are only 31 dollars!!!

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Post by wedeliver » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:33 am

In years past this little community has been very extreme in enforcing highway driving laws. This has been a well know piece of information for over 20 or 30 years, so I don't think things will change much.

You can bypass Schurz, Nv by turning leff onto the Yerrington bypass over to 95A they up through Silver Springs Nevada. You only drive through the town of Schurz when you go straight north towards Fallon.

This is the better route anyway. I lived in Silver Springs, Nv for a while back in the late 90's.

I have always found the Nevada Highway Patrol to be a very helpful group of law enforcement and not at all out to get us. But local cops might have a different agenda.

How you are dressed makes no difference to the LEO's out there. What they care about is, are you driving properly, that is the one thing that will get you stopped. As you drive through these small towns. SHOW RESPECT!!n slow way the fuck down, way down, go a below the speed limit. Turn the music down, tell your passengers to sit still for the two or three minutes it will take to get through the town. Watch the speed limit signs they will slow you down from 65 to 45 to 25 and if the sign is missing you are fucked. Look around, stay aware of where you are. see ya at brc.

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Post by wedeliver » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:56 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:I can help with this as well. If you are heading up Rt. 95 there is a speedtrap about 1 hour north of Hawthorne. I got cited, but I was driving 87 MPH and had it coming. I have driven through Schurz no fewer than a dozen times and never have had any problems. But they will cite you if you speed! There are a number of fireworks stands on the south end of the town (an excellent place to get those skyrockets, morters, and jumbo shells) and I have seen the cops gather near there. But again, if you follow the law and don't do anything stupid, my personal experience is that you will have no problems at all.
Hawthorne to Schurz is only 34 miles?? Fallon is 66 miles from Hawthorne. so, if you were going over 85 miles an hour you would have been approaching Hazen, Nv (interesting little group of buildings) (or past Fallon at least) 1 hour after leaving Hawthorne. Its about 100 miles from Hawthorne to Fernley. Using either route 95 or 95A


Unless you took the bypass, then would the trap have been around Yerrington??

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Post by trenton » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:07 am

Yes folks we all want to drive fast at times but the bottom line is RESPECT . I don't speed through your neighborhood don't speed through theirs. Also make sure all of your lights work. A 50 cent bulb could save a lot of headache that asprin won't cure.

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Post by pinemom » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:50 am

slowing for the posted speed limit takes way less time then trying to goofy foot your way around a local cop looking for what else he could add to a speeding ticket. Use your hopefully not tainted YET brain!
Leave that idea for the playa!
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Post by LostinReno » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:54 pm

wedeliver wrote: I have always found the Nevada Highway Patrol to be a very helpful group of law enforcement and not at all out to get us. But local cops might have a different agenda.

How you are dressed makes no difference to the LEO's out there. What they care about is, are you driving properly, that is the one thing that will get you stopped. As you drive through these small towns. SHOW RESPECT!!
Ponytails and the like, no problem, I was going along more of the lines of 'be covered up' until you get to the playa. I agree most NHP are pretty cool. Tribal police can go either way, I've had bad and good experiences there. I wonder if NHP would ask you to "Please step out of the car" if you weren't wearing pants? :lol:

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Post by Thecatman » Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:00 pm

If you're gonna be doing any driving at night, and your vehicle even remotely looks like it's playa bound, before leaving, make sure all the requiered lights are working, right down to the licence plate light(s). Some LEOs have a thing about certain lights not in operation on vehicles. On Thursday night on my way home from work, I got stopped by by the Storey County S.O. for the right taillight being out on my Jetta. Got off with a verbal warning. I replaced the bulb and also replaced the licence plate socket on my p/u that I'll be taking this year, just to reduse the chance of any P.C.

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Re: bypassing schurz

Post by casacha101 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:22 pm

***HELP NEEDED****

Hi guys we are traveling form the uk )'(.... we where planning on driving from vegas on highway 95 to fernley then black rock....however just noticed that this route goes right through SCHURZ which the survival guide states to avoid!!! however this dates back to 2005!!

Is is really that bad??? as avoiding means a 100mile detour???
Has anyone taken that route recently??

All comments welcome

Thanks

Stressed 1st time burners!!!!

xxxx

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Re: bypassing schurz

Post by FIGJAM » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:42 pm

That's my route.

Stick to the speed limit and you will be fine. 8)
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Re: bypassing schurz

Post by LostinReno » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:44 pm

casacha101 wrote:***HELP NEEDED****

Hi guys we are traveling form the uk )'(.... we where planning on driving from vegas on highway 95 to fernley then black rock....however just noticed that this route goes right through SCHURZ which the survival guide states to avoid!!! however this dates back to 2005!!

Is is really that bad??? as avoiding means a 100mile detour???
Has anyone taken that route recently??

All comments welcome

Thanks

Stressed 1st time burners!!!!

xxxx
Wow, this was dug up from the dregs! You'll be fine in Schurz, just do the posted speed limits and by all means, keep your pants on until you hit the playa!!

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Re: bypassing schurz

Post by Dr. Pyro » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:02 pm

No problem with Schurz. Like the others have said, watch your speed and you'll be fine.

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