After staying at the Nugget in Sparks for the night, we started the day pretty early.
Quickly covered the last section of the major highway (80E) and took US 50 - The Loneliest Road in America.
We crossed the town of Fallon, where we had to take a small detour for 4th July Parade. As we slowly crossed the small town residential area, the voice in the helmet prompted. Cute little houses, let’s move here, said Kuntal 😊
But really the town quickly gave the feeling of small village roads back in India. The smell of the farms was nostalgic. The greenery at the other end of the town made me forget the drought in California! We took a quick stop for pictures near the aviation base, and we were off on the real span of US 50.
Salt beds, Sand mountains, Off road trails, Humboldt-Toiyabe national forests, Ghost towns, prefect weather, everything was a treat for the eyes.
It was around 85F, but cloudy and still very pleasant weather to ride. Just when we reached Middletown, it started drizzling. We took a quick breather stop at the junction, and moved on. The drizzle was good enough to soak us. Still perfect to ride. Patches of dark clouds and pouring rain was looking scary at first. Kuntal started feeling a little chilly, so it was time to put on the extra layers. Took bunch of pit stops, snaps etc, crossed Austin at around 12 where it was still raining, then final reached Eureka. Time for lunch at an Amish Deli.
Met Chuck and Patty at lunch. Chuck rides a Victory, and used to work as an Intel for the Navy. Lots of interesting conversations with the lovely couple. The feeling of being in a small town was in full swing!
Managed the after lunch laziness, crossed Ely, then off to Baker.
Road kills today? Well, a couple of them. Saw a deer and an Elk on the side of the road. Luckily the only interception with me was a deer crossing quite far ahead. No harm done.
By now the new tires have broken in.
Loneliest part of the road was the fastest too 😉
Crossed the state of Nevada. Staying at Baker for the night.
It’s July 4th.
Will post pictures later…