White caps on Lake Topaz. Trees bending in the wind. The sky shortly turned black, and there were a few large rain drops. The storm only lasted a few minutes, and it was a perfect evening after that. This will be the last set of pictures for the rally. A HUGE thanks to Don (VSP) for all the work he does in promoting and helping with the rally. He's THE man! And to Nitelite, Linday, Laura, and Brian (not here this year) for all the good door prizes and the presentation. For Jazzhound's brat cook out, and to all those that helped Don in any way. It was another great VROC rally! Tomorrow I'll be posting a new blog site for the trip to the Aztec Rally
Saturday, June 21, 2008
There were donations from businesses, other VROC'ers, and ROK. As always, Howard, Linda, and Laura did a fine job of collecting and running the drawing. Cranky won the 50/50, the rest went to Breast Cancer Research. It was a small group, but they took in around $500 today selling tickets. Here we have Mike, Skid, Howard (Nitelite), Cat, Jim, Linda, Dave, and Laura.
Sunrise on the 21 of June, 2008. The longest day of the year! From now on, winter will be knocking at our door :-(. The large, longer, sort of yellow building is the unit of the Lodge where most of the VROC people are. This picture was taken by Josh, one of our newest VROC riders!
Skid burned out a headlight bulb, so yesterday he picked up a pair of them. I help with one, then left him on his own. Having neglected to tell him some sort of important information, the 2 minute job took a little longer. I was up in the room blogging. He was in the hot sun..But, from now on, he'll always remember "the flat spot is UP"
The back mirror came around the horn from Scottland in 1840, and then by covered wagon over the mountains from San Francisco. Mark Twain was a regular customer here, and Presidents Ulysses Grant and Teddy Roosevelt also stopped in for a few drinks. Every Govenor of Nevada has been in here for a drink, as well as many famous actors, politians and buisnesmen..The list is a mile long. The mirrow was made using diamond dust in the backing, and is still in good condition. If you Google "Genoa Bar" you'll get a lot of info about this place
In the past, there were a lot of bra's that ladies had donated to decorate the walls. When Raquel Welch visited, she was asked to leave her's. She agreed, but said if she left hers, all the others would have to come down. So....they were all taken down and put into the safe where they all still are. Raquel's was black with a leopard pattern, now it's all covered with dust and cob webs, and hangs from these antlers.
This lady was tending bar. She knew a lot about the history of the place. There is a Poker Run happening today for bikes and cars, this is a check point. They are expecting a big crowd, but we were the only ones there at the time. When we were ready to leave, the people were flocking in.
After returning to the room, we checked our mail, and I went out to start the bike packing for the trip tomorrow.. Found this sign. I'm not POSITIVE who did it, but there is a nice back Harley Bagger in the lot, California plate...and I think it belongs to someone with the initials T.P. This would be my first guess.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Early Friday morning. Everyone is making their plans for the day. A couple of rides, some will go on their own, and sight seeing in the area. This is something you don't see often...That bike does clean up well
. We had 10 people on our little 158 mile ride of perfect roads, great food and snacks, and fine people to share it with!