|10-13-2010, 12:07 AM||#16|
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Las Vegas
I am just going to add this to my old thread since it is more ghost town and Nevada stuff.
My brother flew into town on Thursday morning for a few days of riding and gambling. Nothing big planned. A quick trip up to Tonopah to see the folks then back along the Extraterrestrial HWY. He wanted to stop in Ryholite since reading my report from a few weeks ago.
Left out kind of early on Friday. Filled the bikes and got on US-95 north.
Stopped in Beatty again for lunch. We both had the club sandwich.
Then it was over to Rhyolite to walk around.
Bikes at the casino/train depot.
Mine tunnel. No flashlight and versys wouldn't fit so we didn't go in. You can't really tell from the picture but the entrance was really short. I guess this is where the children worked.
Rhyolite from the mine tunnel.
The museum was open today so we went in and talked with the man running it. Found out some more about the art projects out there.
Some info on the ghosts.
Going back to Beatty to fill up.
|10-14-2010, 05:18 AM||#17|
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Las Vegas
Alright where did I end?
On the way back to Beatty. Filled up at the gas station, grabbed a couple drinks and got back on the road. Easy riding and great weather with almost no wind and cooling off a lot as we got near Goldfield.
Stopped for a short break and smoke and then back on to Tonopah. Got to the parents house around 5 which is the longest it has ever taken me to go 200 miles. Had a nice visit and some home cooked mom food.
The next day we got up early and took the folks to breakfast. We were planning on heading up to Candelaria that morning but decided to go over to Belmont instead. They call this a ghost town but there are still some people living there.
So the ride was nice with great weather again. Head over on US 6 to NV 376 north. Then the sign for Belmont which is NV 82. There was no one out on the highway this morning so stopped to take a quick picture in the middle of the road.
Nevada can be great for the solitude. Central Nevada is a great place to get away from everyone. There are highways that you might not see another vehicle for 100 miles.
Belmont is a small town with some nice older mine shacks and a very nice courthouse. Can't find any information about how many people are living there now but I would put it at under 100.
Nothing was open this morning but we did find out that Dirty Dick's Saloon is for sale.
Not a bad place for $181,000. Though except for locals it might be hard to drum up business. And with my 5th grade sense of humor I think the name is fucking great.
Parked the bikes and just wandered around town a little. Some pics:
The courthouse could use a little fixing up. It would make a great house with plenty of room to work on motorcycles.
My brother checking out a new 1hp ride.
We left Belmont and headed back to Tonopah to fill up before turning towards the Extraterrestrail HWY and Alamo. Didn't take too many more pics. Had to get one of this sign.
Filled up again in Alamo and hit the road. It got dark on us so no more pictures after that. It was a good ride and a long time coming. Me and my brother haven't ridden anywhere to together in a long time and since I do most trips solo it was pretty cool. This is also the first time in years that I haven't had an mp3 player or discman playing. Just me and my thoughts. Maybe that is why I stopped more often too. I can't listen to myself for too long.
For more info on Belmont check out:
And if anyone buys Dirty Dick's let me know. I will come up for a beer.
Not sure where I will go next. Cold weather is coming so will have to stay south for awhile. Any one have some ideas?
|10-14-2010, 11:22 AM||#18|
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Saint Helens, OR
I bought Dirty Dick's! Kidding, I am so full of . I wish I could buy it and just ride all day and drink all night.
So, it wouldn't be warm, but go to Monument Valley. Remember when I took that trip after high school? That place was the bee's knees after dark, very cool.
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