Monday, February 20, 2023

GW maiden voyage day 3&4

 Most of the group stayed in this place the Exchange Club which has pretty good service and the rooms are clean and comfy.

Saturday morning the bulk of the Goldwingers went on a group ride into Death Valley.

I spent time looking for a paper map of Nevada but to no avail the Chamber of Commerce was closed all day... paper maps are getting harder and harder to find.

After looking around for a map I decided to take the short ride down to Rhyolite and look at the open Air Museum. 

Rhyolite came to be in 1904  when Prospectors Shorty Harris and E.L. Cross found gold in an area in Bullfrog Hills, which is about 120 miles north west of Las Vegas. Like a lot of boomtowns Rhyolite grew fast but was short-lived due to the bust of 1907 and was down to a few hundred residents by 1910

Back at the hotel in the early evening we're standing around talking when the guy on this Suzuki 109 pulls in, you can see he's done a lot of fabrication on the bike and did a very good job too! The man's name is Louis Carroll. Louis has done a lot of research on the human body and what causes aging and has written a book called "Athletic at 200". He also has a website - Lifekick.US
I found our conversation fascinating and I'm continuing to research his information. You can go to his website and see an 11 minute video of Louis speaking and explaining what he has discovered about the aging process. I should also mention that Lewis is 62 years old and is competing in MMA contests with men half his age and doing very well.

That night when I spoke with Beverly on the phone she informed me that there were winter storm warnings for our area on Tuesday the day I was planning to arrive at home. So I canceled one of my days At The Exchange Club and left a day early so that I could miss the storm.

On my way home I stopped at the "International Car Forest of the last Church" in Goldfield Nevada.

Then continued on my way through Tonopah and to Ely and then home. This was a very cold ride and I learned some things about the Goldwing that I need to change.
I was glad to get home in time to miss the storms!
Thanks for stopping in!

Life IS Grand!!

1 comment:

Motorcycle Paradise said...

Thanks for posting, I'm thinking of getting a Wing in future, the current model with DCT, but will rent one for a week this year to try first.