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Old Yesterday, 05:20 PM   #1
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11th Annual W M R C Ride Bishop, CA July 23-26, 2015

The 11th Annual WMRC Ride in Bishop, CA. they changed the name to White Mountain Research Center(WMRC) a few years ago so this unRALLY is the same but with the new name.

Thursday July 23 thru Sunday July 26. (some folks show up on Wednesday)

DO NOT SEND ME ANY MONEY, THIS IS AN " UN RALLY ".


GOOD NEWS!!!! the rates are now $7 per person per night.

i does not matter if you truck in with 5 guys or if you ride in solo or if you have 3 trucks

in 1 spot or if it's just yourself in your RV in a spot.

i reserved the same area, which is the horseshoe area just below the camp store and the

RV trailers near the restrooms.

it's $7 a night! so for roughly $28-$35 you can have the time of your life.

use that extra cash for beer.

pay for yourself the moment you arrive at camp.

go to the camp store and pay either Dale or Colleen.


CAMPGROUND

Again, this year we will be using The Browns Owens River Campground.
http://www.brownscampgrounds.com/owens.html
It is located on the Benton Crossing Rd ( also known as the Green Church Rd ) 6 miles east of US 395[/B][/COLOR]. Turn East at the Green Church just north of Crowley Lake and just south of the Mammoth Airport. The campground has showers available from 8 am until 4pm, very clean restrooms, and a small store with Beer and Ice. They also have a grill for Breakfast and Lunch.


DO NOT CALL THE CAMPGROUND!!!

I have spots for 100 + ADV Riders reserved.

I WILL BE IN CAMP SPACE #78.
WHITE FORD VAN


Also the Camp Ground is located at 7,000 ft. The nights can be cool, that's why we use it. Also there are COWS on the road, that's why they call it "Open Range"

Showers are available 8AM-9PM for $2 a token. 1 shower is available 24/7 locked from the inside.

Store is open 8AM-5PM

Check Out is at Noon.

Quiet Hours (generators off hours) is 10PM-8AM

Pay at the store when you arrive. This campground can handle RV's of any size. If you like to fish, bring your gear. The Fly fishing is fantastic here. FYI this campground " Does Not Take Credit Cards" ( no land line, but cell phones work great ), but they will take a check and of course cash.

Rhonda is no longer part of Browns Campground. Dale and Colleen are in charge.

PM me or post if your in and I'll put you on the list

keep in mind this is an unRally.
come out and ride with friends new and old.
the ride up to the top of WMRC on Sunday is not an organized ride. but you will easily find other riders to cruise with.

IT WILL BE COLD AT NIGHT

AND YES, THEIR ARE STILL COWS ON THE ROAD

Once (twice now) a year the White Mountain Research Center opens their gate. Located in the Bristle cone Pine Forest, this is the only time of the year that you can ride all the way up to the station and check it out ( 13K ft ).
It used to be the first Sunday in August, but now it's July 26 this year. as well as Labor Day Weekend. July is a better date for everybody over Labor Day and it's closer to the traditional date so we're sticking to the July date.
ride dates are 07/23/15-07/26/15, with the open gate on Sunday 07/26/15. sorry, no cookies and milk up top or the open house this year.
ride up to the White Mountain on Sunday to see the amazing views.
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The area is loaded with great dual sport riding and camping. This a great weekend of riding the high country , with much cooler temps. I will be making the trip, hope you can join me. The pic reports below say it all.

Info On White Mountain Research Center:

White Mountain Research Center, with its principal office located in the Owens Valley near Bishop, was established in 1950 to provide laboratory facilities for any qualified research investigator wishing to utilize the high-mountain environment for his or her work, and to serve as teaching facilities for field courses conducted in the region. There are four separate laboratory sites: one in the Owens Valley; a second at Crooked Creek, at an elevation of approximately 10,000 ft (2,090 m); a third at the base of Mt. Barcroft, at an approximate elevation of 12,500 ft (3,801 m), making it the 11th highest high-altitude station in the world and the fourth highest in North America; and a fourth, the Summit Laboratory, atop White Mountain Peak, at an elevation of 14,246 ft (4,340 m). The Summit Laboratory is the fourth highest high-altitude research facility in the world and the highest in North America.

Extra info on the area.
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/inyo/
http://www.sonic.net/bristlecone/home.html
http://www.wmrc.edu/
http://www.ca.blm.gov/index.html


we all have smart phones and can look up motorcycle shops if you are in a pinch and need to fix your bike.

here's what i've found on the internet ...

http://www.yelp.com/biz/chad-banta-repairs-bishop





you are responsible for yourself.

BE PREPARED FOR ANYTHING. TOOLS. TUBES. WARM WEATHER GEAR. COLD WEATHER GEAR. EXTRA PARTS. ETC.


there will be 100+ riders so you will find someone to ride with. there are noobs and more experienced riders. there are big bikes and small bikes. everyone is welcome and everyone will have a great time!


elevation is 4K in Bishop. 7K at camp. 8K in Mammoth. 12+K at White Mountain Research Station(Barcroft Station).
the weather can be 100 degrees in Bishop and 70 in Mammoth and 45 at the top of White Mountain. dress in layers.


(please don't quote this post)

I will be constantly adding info to this post and the following few posts with information.



Ride Reports from WMRS I in 05
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90943

Ride Reports from WMRS II in 06
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=157256

Ride Reports WMRS Ride III in 07
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=254807


4th Annual WMRS Ride IV Ride Report 08
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=369576

6th Annual WMRS Ride VI -- 2010
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=585045

7th Annual WMRS Ride VII -- 2011
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=691829

8th Annual WMRS VIII -- 2012 thread
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=793467

8th Annual WMRS Ride Report 2012
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=814892

9th Annual WMRS 2013 thread
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=892306

9th Annual WMRS Ride Report 2013
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=909348

10th Annual WMRS 2014 thread
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=986808
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please go and sign up to www.GPSXCHANGE.COM

then go to Countdown's page and download tracks you wanna ride. he has a ton of great loops of the area.


http://www.gpsxchange.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=27









GAS

Crowley Lake General Store
http://crowleylakegeneralstore.com
474 S Landing Rd
Bishop‎ California‎ 93514
United States
(760) 935-4666

Mammoth Shell
3011 Main St
Mammoth Lakes‎ California‎ 93546
United States
(760) 934-2998

or other gas stations in Mammoth.

Bishop
Inyo Shell Mart
1290 N Main St
Bishop‎ California‎ 93514
United States
(760) 873-6335

or other gas stations in Bishop.


bring gas cans if you're trucking in.


campground has ice and some camp foods and some prepared food. and firewood.

buy shower tokens from the camp store.


food closest to camp is...


Tom's Place
http://www.tomsplaceresort.com
8180 Crowley Lake Drive
Bishop‎ California‎ 93546
United States
(760) 935-4239

Crowley Lake Store
http://www.crowleylakestore.com
529 S Landing Rd
Bishop‎ California‎ 93514
United States
(760) 935-4666

Restaurant at Convict Lake
http://www.convictlake.com
2000 Convict Lake Road
Bishop‎ California‎ 93514
United States
(760) 934-3803

tons of restaurants in Mammoth and Bishop.

a HUGE Von's Supermarket in Bishop. also a Smart and Final in Bishop.

these are things that have been brought to my attention in past years.

•PAY AT THE STORE IMMEDIATELY WHEN YOU ARRIVE. TALK TO Dale or Colleen.

•IF YOU USE GENERATORS, OBEY GENERATOR HOURS.

•DO NOT RIDE ON WALK WAYS.

•DO NOT RIDE AROUND CAMP LIKE A SQUID.

•DO NOT RIDE THE DIRT MOUND SOUTH OF CAMP OR ANY OF THE PROPERTY SOUTH OF CAMP. (it's tempting I know)

•STAY IN THE HORSESHOE AREA IN CAMP SITES 73 - 96

•YOU'LL SEE MY WHITE FORD VAN WITH THE ORANGE WORK SIREN ON THE BACK AND THE ADV BANNER

•CAMP FEE PER NIGHT IS $7 per person (this is a discounted fee for us)

•SHOWER TOKENS ARE $2
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we are all in spots 62, 64, 73, 75, 77, 79, 78, 80, 82, 84, 86, 88, 90, 92, 94 and 96. there's a possibility if we have a lot of participants, that we will take 98 - 116.




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the motorcycle shop in bishop is no longer open
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thats a good one for sure.

possible IN.

great time had there for sure.

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the motorcycle shop in bishop is no longer open
The Honda shop on Main or the one on west Line street?
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