Gold Point / Death Valley October Rally

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by jrozar, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. avejoe

    avejoe Been here awhile

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    Down around the corner half a mile from here
    One website says this is the remains of the Gold Mountain post office.
  2. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    gold point lives on....thanks to herb (our host) for keeping this place alive
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    can't be a ghost town with these around
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    main street, dirt meets pavement
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    i made a mistake using the wemmin's
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    bathrooms not far from our campsite...nice hot water....:clap
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    the saloon
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    big kettles for melting steel?
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    haha....tough to live here without those
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    the rest of the town
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    wow...a bike rally in this old town....:eek1:eek1:eek1
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  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    of course M2W made this event possible...nicest klr ever
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    steve rode all the way from florida....:bow
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    the boys leaving for death valley (friday ride)
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    rich, rob and i were a little slow and left about an hour later; and since only 3 of us, thought we can catch up with them
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    rich aka m1jeep was our fearless leader and master navigator.....:D
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    how can we get lost when we can see the road for miles away.....:D
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    rob or klrRob
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    at this point, we haven't realized we were lost
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    so far, i get the ok sign from rob.....:lol3
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    eventually...we ran out of roads....time to check the gps and map....:lol2
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  4. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Classic Joel. :lol3


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  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    fast forward....now we're on a familiar road ...:freaky
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    this road is smooth
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    another road closure....:huh
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    jumped on pavement to the racetrack
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    the washboard is still there like forever
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    only 3 PPs and never saw the main group
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    the grandstand in the middle of the lake bed
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    closer view
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    then on to the racetrack...just PPs and a hot chick
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    time for a photo shoot for the 2014 noobs death valley rally.....:lol3
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    the piper..........classic....:jose
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    searching for rocks with tracks
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    found these syncronized dancers....:clap
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    from the back
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    we messed around but made sure those rocks remain undisturbed
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    it was almost 2pm and we decided to let go the chase. it will be another 2-3 hours to do lippencott and hunter mountain in order to find the boys.
  6. Shooby

    Shooby Long timer

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    My2wheels- Thanks again, I had the best time!
    You made all first timers feel very welcome.
    Goldpoint is a real treasure, your rides were nothing short of EPIC for me. Already looking forward to next year.. After I lose a few(many) lb's from Herb's cooking and dry out from Whiskey Walt's influences.
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    (Picture clapping, cheering, smiley emoticons here)

    I have to get a decent camera...
  7. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    This one is way cool. Is this an old photo or one you took there?
  8. Shooby

    Shooby Long timer

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    This was Thursday, 4 of us came back from a morning ride and a Model T club touring from Central Ca coast rolled thru for lunch and a tour from Herb. Photo was using iphone then applying B & W filter effect in the photo editing features.

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  9. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    Was that ride recently Joel?
  10. FZcruzer

    FZcruzer Been here awhile

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    Hey Joel,
    Looks like nobody got a picture of your entertaining moment in front of the saloon at the start of the Bishop ride, no pictures so it did not really happen lol.
  11. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Well you my friend, have an eye for B&W composition. Very nice! :clap

    It's time to put a real camera in your hand. :thumb
  12. FYYFF

    FYYFF Forever young...

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    Great weekend you had there guys. Once a year for Death Valley (March Noobs Rally) is not enough. Weather looks perfect for DV as well. Glad you enjoyed it.
  13. byh

    byh Adventurer

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    Fabulous Las Vegas!
    Lots of riders in the morning!
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    This year, SuperChris was carrying Buck.
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    Farthest distance award: Florida!
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    After a little dirt through the forest, we take pavement through the Fish Lake area.
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    Thumbs up from jrozar.
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    Back to dirt. Getting ready to head up Wyman Creek.
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    The trail was rockier than before, probably related to summer storms.
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    "...Let me move this rock outta the way..."
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    3 UP and The Legend on their 990s.
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    Photobombed by Buck.
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    More water crossing.
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    Less than a mile from the top of Wyman Creek Rd, jrozar's chain guide took a trip around the rear sprocket. Result = not good.
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    Russian Mike working on a fix. TeamVegas helps by pointing out the chain is not on the sprocket. :D
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    Temporary fix in place, we are on the move.
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    We're behind schedule, so skip the trip up to the research station overlook. We head down Silver Canyon in search of food and a new motorcycle chain.
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    The view on the way down is great.
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    Mike.
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    Nick.
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    We roll into Bishop and jrozar drops his bike off at the motorcycle shop for a new chain. Then we stormed Amigo's Mexican restaurant around 2pm for lunch.
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    After lunch, jrozar pickup up his motorcycle with new chain installed and we returned to Gold Point via Death Valley Road.

    We arrived around 5:15PM, with plenty of time to get ready for dinner.
  14. byh

    byh Adventurer

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    Waiting for the dinner bell.
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    Inside the saloon.
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    jrozar's Got Milk.
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    Dinner time!
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    Herb manning the grill.
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    Moonrise.
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    Each time at GoldPoint, the rider with Buck gets to Pass The Buck to another rider. Next time, Buck rides with The Legend.
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  15. byh

    byh Adventurer

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    Big bikes, little bikes... it's all good.
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    We took a detour to some sand dunes near Silverpeak. The road was a little washed out.
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    Desertdweller likes the sand.
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    That's him near the top of one of the dunes.
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    Meanwhile, Nick fell and said he broke his collarbone. Thankfully, these guys knew how to create a brace to help hold Nick's collarbone.
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    Then Nick rode one handed out of the dunes to the main road.
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    We regrouped at Silverpeak.
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    We took Silverpeak Rd towards Hwy 95.
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    The group split up at the beginning of this ATV trail. Desertdweller, background, is fasinated by the rusty sign.
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    A closer look.
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    We made it back to Gold Point a little after the other group escorted Nick back to camp. Thank you guys so much for all the help!!!
  16. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    More killer pix. What camera is this?
  17. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    +1

    That's an amazingly crisp picture...
  18. Odiegreen73

    Odiegreen73 Marginal Adventurer

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    Couldn't make it last weekend due to work. Heading out that way this weekend anyone have gps tracks they are willing to share?

    Odie
  19. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    rode back to tk junction, then heard some bikes coming.
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    not from the gp group. this jj who also hangs out here at this forum. posting this so he could chime in.
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    honda rider on a klr
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    i'm liking this road
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    so is rich
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    and rob
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    riding back into the valley
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    at the ubehebe parking lot
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    another one for the 2014 dvnr....:photog
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    road closed but not???
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    the road back to gold point....according to rich...:clap
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    no getting lost this time
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    back where we started
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    it was a good day of riding, lots of new to me dirt roads. gold point and dv are not that far from each other.
  20. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    hi odie, wish you made it. i don't have tracks, my gps wasn't on tracking mode. maybe rich has one, but that will take you to a dead end.

    hope someone rode with the larger group will be able to help.

    have fun next weekend. the weather should be perfect.