The plan for the next day was to ride into Virginia City on dirt roads. We rode out of camp and found the Old Emigrant Road along the Carson River. It was loose gravel here and there and wide enough for 2 cars.
The Carson River followed the road for awhile.
View along the Old Emigrant Road.
After reaching the end of the Old Emigrant Road we crossed Hwy 50 and blazed up Six Mile Canyon towards Virginia City.
Six Mile canyon had lots of fun twisties.
Unfortunately the Ducati got too hot in this corner and went off the road. Thankfully both the rider and bike were okay. We made some repairs then continued on.
We found a back way leading to VC. There were dirt roads all over the place.
Darren tackling a hill climb.
Trying to stay upright.
After playing around on the dirt roads we made our way up to Virginia City.
We stopped for lunch at Virginia City Jerky and Smokehouse. The food was great. Get the tri-tip sandwich (sorry no pics of the food). Be prepared to wait in long lines on the weekend.
One of the owners said it would be okay to leave the bikes there while we wandered around town. Very cool people.
So after lunch we explored the town.
We checked out the Virginia City Museum for 3 bucks. There is a lot of history in this town and a lot of the silver and gold mines ran underneath the town.
After wandering through the town we were eager to get back on the bikes and ride. Next up dirt roads and open pit mines.