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Tour of the Comstock(22 posts)

Tour of the Comstockrwbadley
May 22, 2003 10:23 PM
Howdy Pardner,
I'll be your guide today. We're gonna head 'em up and move 'em out to Virginia City, Gold Hill, and Silver City. First, let's make sure the ponies are ready to ride...
Windy Hill, one of the 'entry level' homes...rwbadley
May 22, 2003 10:26 PM
We're headin' up dead center over yonder hill...rwbadley
May 22, 2003 10:28 PM
Now, we're gettin' up a ways...rwbadley
May 22, 2003 10:30 PM
Gotta stop fer some refreshment...rwbadley
May 22, 2003 10:38 PM
Some kinda 'road kill'
Virginia City...rwbadley
May 22, 2003 10:44 PM
One of the gorgeous old homes. V.C. was boomtown of about 1858 to 1880 or so. Millions in gold and silver taken from the Comstock. Some folks were made wealthy, some just worked hard. The miners were paid top dollar in those days. $4/day.
This one's a 'fixer upper'rwbadley
May 22, 2003 10:48 PM
This house was directly across the street from one of the mansions. Needs a little work I'd say. This place has been in the same family since the late 1800's.
Fourth Ward schoolrwbadley
May 22, 2003 10:52 PM
Built in 1875. Nice place. I think the ceilings are like fourteen feet. Victorian era, lots of air needed to stay healthy.
We're headin' down the truck route...rwbadley
May 22, 2003 10:56 PM
I think this one tops out at 8%. We're going to go back up through Gold Hill, that's where the fun is.
The next few miles a bit of a climb...rwbadley
May 22, 2003 11:00 PM
I like to do this route a few times early in the season. After these, nothing else really seems that steep anymore.
Gold Hill Brewery...rwbadley
May 22, 2003 11:04 PM
Too bad it hasn't been brewing for a while.
Back through VC again...rwbadley
May 22, 2003 11:09 PM
I forgot to tell you, this is a loop and we get to do some more hills! Here's a photo of an old V&T caboose to ease your pain.
OK, this is the second time over this 'hump' today...:-prwbadley
May 22, 2003 11:15 PM
Now, it's all easy sailin' down Geiger and the final twelve miles back to the homestead. Ya' done good! Pleasure to have ya' along! :-)

RW
OK, this is the second time over this 'hump' today...:-pMJ
May 19, 2003 4:01 PM
nice - big and open

that's Nevada right?

do you ride through the summer? what are the temps like? what are winters like with the elevation etc.
nice shotsbrian n
May 23, 2003 9:30 AM
Reminds me of some rides i used to do out of albuquerque. i especially like the bike, a true classic.

-brian
Nice mountain viewstinkfoot247
May 23, 2003 1:45 AM
Where at in nevada, (south, north etc.)
how many miles was your trip.
thanks for pics
Northern Nevada, Reno area....rwbadley
May 23, 2003 7:19 AM
This loop was 65-70 miles. Total elevation gain maybe 5000-5500 ft. Most of that gain being compressed into 35-40 miles.

We average 7" rainfall/year. It is warm in summer 90-95f day cooling to 55-60f nights being typical. Low humidity makes it comfortable. The spring and fall are usually very pleasant. The winters are 40f day and 15-20f nights. High elevation is colder. Reno base elevation around 4200ft. the higher passes here are around 8500-9000 ft. Mtn peaks are near 10,500.

Come visit, and bring money for the casinos, they've been hurtin' since '01 and California Indian gaming. ;)

RW
Looks like a great ride. Excellent pics, wish I was there nmbigrider
May 23, 2003 3:31 AM
mighty fine, pardnertarwheel
May 23, 2003 4:16 AM
Wish I could ride out my back door to all of that, but I guess NC might seem exotic to you. It's all green due to the weeks and weeks and weeks of rain we have had this spring.
Green? Rain? What's that? ;-) nmrwbadley
May 23, 2003 7:51 AM
re: Tour of the Comstockdirthersh
May 23, 2003 10:39 AM
Really nice photos. What kind of camera??
Olympus D-360L. Works ok. Slow to download nmrwbadley
May 23, 2003 3:34 PM