Wednesday, August 16, 2006
So, I am back now and sorry to leave the open road, but realizing I should get back to reality for a day or two, before my next adventure. Great roads were driven, good times were had and a new part of the world was seen.
By the way I will be moving to Australia and New Zealand in November 2006 until at least January 2008.
Another hang over ride, yeah! Tom and I rode to Townsend and then parted as I wanted to capture a little more scenery on a different route back. Stopped in at "Mint" a down-home burger place and had a burger and fries with gravy, good stuff.
I headed to the bar and met a couple of traveling Americans. The amazing thing about the night was this guy Kallan who bought the entire bar a drink, twice!!! I have never seen that before, cool.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Calm, short drive through the
Great curves on the first 10 miles out of Elko. C=9,R=8,T=1,V=7. Highest temperature of the trip at 39 deg C.
Got hit in the face by a wasp when my face mask was open while driving through a small town. Fortunately it didn't sting me! Later in the day I almost hit a Quail crossing the road, while Tom was getting a speeding ticket. Check out moon crater rocks, which is the area where the they trained before going to the moon in the 60's.
John headed out early to go home heading East to Toronto, so we said our goodbyes. It was fun having John with us for the 10 days.
Good hang over to start into a straight riding day on the Interstate. Sweeping valleys were cool. Went for the "Voted Best Steak in
Most Traffic we had faced was coming out of Tahoe. It's a shame because the drive could be amazing, check out the 0 mph curve. C=8,R=5,T=9,V=8. Nice cabins and docks along the road.
Went down to the tables and lost early on "Craps", but made it back on one high stakes hand on the Black jack table. I think the bet was $150 or so. Checked out the bars, but not much happening in
One the way to
Long day ended in on a dark, deserted highway with curves. A bit stressful and would have been amazing in the day (HWY 89 to Tahoe off of HWY395). A couple shots here as well.