Saturday, May 31, 2014

May 31, 2014 - Fallon, NV to Middlegate Station, NV

48 miles

It is a short day as a result of having to set up tomorrow's ride. The map looks blank because we are riding through the Great Basin...another name for desert...and we are also riding along the loneliest road in is definitely living up to its name.

The Road goes on and on....

And on and on...

Grimes Point Petroglyphs site .... Very interesting,

Pony Express station

Craig & Nick at the top of Sand Spring Pass

ATV playground....boys and their toys...

Dust devil....

Open range....

Middlegate Station

Look what we found out back of our lodging for the evening

Middlegate Station is a historic Pony Express Overland Stage Station that was used in the 1800s. It is Also on the first paved highway coast to coast...the Lincoln Highway.

Lincoln Highway marker - a 3,143 mile 'rock highway'

Rustic is a good description of our accommodations...people are very nice.

Tomorrow we are off to Austin, NV.

Friday, May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014 - Carson City, NV to Fallon, NV

61 miles

The riders were off early in search of breakfast.

I left as early as I was allowed, dropped packages at the Post Office and then rode the route (US50 - "The Loneliest Road in America" all the way to Fallon, NV.

Along the was I ran into a caravan (posse ???) of cowboys and cowgirls riding along the side of US 50 heading to the State House in Carson City, NV.

Marnie partook in a real delicious looking breakfast. There was so much left over she was able to make a sandwich which she ate at one of her water breaks along the way.

Unique decorations...

The road names passed along the way are definitely unique...kind of like this one...

I had a wonderful lunch/dinner at Jerry's Restaurant in Fallon, NV. The portions were huge and the prices were small.

We are overnighting in Fallon, NV at the Comfort Inn.

Tomorrow we head east along US 50 to Middlegate, NV.

May 29, 2014 - Carson City, NV


No pictures today as I did nothing spectacular except play on the slot machines.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

May 28, 2014 - Kirkwood, CA to Carson City, NV

52 miles

Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Craig pedaling along Route 88 on his way to Carson City, NV

Immigrant statue in Genoa, NV

Route 88 I heading to Nevada

Pony Express

2nd State

Hewes bike computer

Old Emigrant road marker

We definitely went over a mountain pass

Carson Pass monument

Carson Pass

My new best friend, Teddy, who wanted to follow me home 

Breakfast break at Sorensen's

We made it to our 2nd state!

Our home in Carson City, NV -- rest day

Bruce took time out of his busy retirement schedule to stop by and hand out for a while

In search of the Pony Express

Nice wine rack at Giradaldi's Italian Restaurant.

Tomorrow is a rest day here in Carson City, NV. No big plans except laundry.

On Friday we head to Fallon, NV.