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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by jrozar, Jun 21, 2013.
One website says this is the remains of the Gold Mountain post office.
gold point lives on....thanks to herb (our host) for keeping this place alive
can't be a ghost town with these around
main street, dirt meets pavement
i made a mistake using the wemmin's
bathrooms not far from our campsite...nice hot water....
big kettles for melting steel?
haha....tough to live here without those
the rest of the town
wow...a bike rally in this old town....:eek1:eek1:eek1
of course M2W made this event possible...nicest klr ever
steve rode all the way from florida....
the boys leaving for death valley (friday ride)
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
rich aka m1jeep was our fearless leader and master navigator.....
how can we get lost when we can see the road for miles away.....
rob or klrRob
at this point, we haven't realized we were lost
so far, i get the ok sign from rob.....
eventually...we ran out of roads....time to check the gps and map....
fast forward....now we're on a familiar road ...
this road is smooth
another road closure....:huh
jumped on pavement to the racetrack
the washboard is still there like forever
only 3 PPs and never saw the main group
the grandstand in the middle of the lake bed
then on to the racetrack...just PPs and a hot chick
time for a photo shoot for the 2014 noobs death valley rally.....
searching for rocks with tracks
found these syncronized dancers....
from the back
we messed around but made sure those rocks remain undisturbed
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.
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.
(Picture clapping, cheering, smiley emoticons here)
I have to get a decent camera...
This one is way cool. Is this an old photo or one you took there?
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.
Was that ride recently 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.
Well you my friend, have an eye for B&W composition. Very nice!
It's time to put a real camera in your hand.
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.
Lots of riders in the morning!
This year, SuperChris was carrying Buck.
Farthest distance award: Florida!
After a little dirt through the forest, we take pavement through the Fish Lake area.
Thumbs up from jrozar.
Back to dirt. Getting ready to head up Wyman Creek.
The trail was rockier than before, probably related to summer storms.
"...Let me move this rock outta the way..."
3 UP and The Legend on their 990s.
Photobombed by Buck.
More water crossing.
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.
Russian Mike working on a fix. TeamVegas helps by pointing out the chain is not on the sprocket.
Temporary fix in place, we are on the move.
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.
The view on the way down is great.
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.
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.
Waiting for the dinner bell.
Inside the saloon.
jrozar's Got Milk.
Herb manning the grill.
Each time at GoldPoint, the rider with Buck gets to Pass The Buck to another rider. Next time, Buck rides with The Legend.
Big bikes, little bikes... it's all good.
We took a detour to some sand dunes near Silverpeak. The road was a little washed out.
Desertdweller likes the sand.
That's him near the top of one of the dunes.
Meanwhile, Nick fell and said he broke his collarbone. Thankfully, these guys knew how to create a brace to help hold Nick's collarbone.
Then Nick rode one handed out of the dunes to the main road.
We regrouped at Silverpeak.
We took Silverpeak Rd towards Hwy 95.
The group split up at the beginning of this ATV trail. Desertdweller, background, is fasinated by the rusty sign.
A closer look.
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!!!
More killer pix. What camera is this?
That's an amazingly crisp picture...
Couldn't make it last weekend due to work. Heading out that way this weekend anyone have gps tracks they are willing to share?
rode back to tk junction, then heard some bikes coming.
not from the gp group. this jj who also hangs out here at this forum. posting this so he could chime in.
honda rider on a klr
i'm liking this road
so is rich
riding back into the valley
at the ubehebe parking lot
another one for the 2014 dvnr....
road closed but not???
the road back to gold point....according to rich...
no getting lost this time
back where we started
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.
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.