I have just updated my post in the forum with a more comprehensive way to tackle Gold Creek Peak on a mountain bike. Last night after a helacious day of repairing the bike from the last attempt I set out for another go at the peak armed with a newly purchased topo map. The ride started very well and it seemed as though I would get out before 10PM. That was not to be as I got temporarily lost and hike to do same hiking and back tracking. I reached the top at 3 hours and 20 minutes totally exhausted. I got back to the car at 10 PM with a bike that was again broken. Two spokes were broke, one on the hill climb, and one from the downhill. The corners were very sketchy let me tell you.