Its raining steady now but its not cold and we have an idea where we are. Ripping down towards Murphy, Jim and I both hit a cattle guard on the gas and the rear tire spins slipping sideways a little bit. Guess metal pipes are extra slick went wet. Wish my computer was still working. Down into Murphy we parked under a tree before heading back towards Jarbidge. Nice duct tape repair job on the Froggtoggs Colin! The guy with the umbrella was a trip. Dont know if what he was saying was true but even if it was HALF true . . . probably not. Funny how some little towns are completely different than others. Like Jarbidge has a welcoming vibe and its only been fun to visit the community while Murphy is just weird and not a place to hang out. Plus, the hot spring is closed and doesnt sound like it will open up again anytime soon. More steady rain, cant really tell where we are going, nobody wants to get out the map and it looks socked in all around so we decide to head back towards Jarbidge. Almost forgot this part - before we took off that morning Tony investigated his exhaust leak and found the culprit. This breather was blowing hot exhaust right onto the portion of his Acerbis tank that was facing the engine. It had developed a seeping fuel leak!! He brought some old school ski shop technology to the repair by carefully melting some plastic bags into the hole and it held the rest of the trip! Nice one Tony! Everyone headed out before I could get my helmet on so Tony and I had a blast catching up the group. Figured they were the ice breakers for any vehicular traffic that might be coming the other way. Saw one rig and flat tracked the dust free road back to town. Oh thats where those ear plugs ended up. :huh Waterproof! Three other riders came cruising in from Elko. Cant remember their ADV handles but nice fellas making big miles and staying in motels. They gave us some excellent local knowledge which we put to good use in the next couple days. Note the barefoot prints on the deck. The power in Jarbidge is out but the bar is open! Its not cold and theres only us dirt bikers in the house. Were hoping the power comes back on which it does. We threw a bunch of soaking wet gear in the dryer, theres nothing like putting on warm, dry gear! I was not here for this happening but was told it was spectacular and hilarious! The rain let up a bit but the forecast was for snow if not down here then certainly on the mountain above. End of day 3. more . . .