It's another nice sunny day out and you can see the mountains easily in spite of the smoke lingering from the fires. I zipped the liner back into my jacket as it's a bit on the nippy side this morning.
Walmart awaits my return, the Bonnie's loaded up and ready to go. No need to gas up as I did that part on the way into town yesterday.
Leaving Winnemucca I rode SE on highway 80, missed the exit at Battle Mountain and caught the next one at Carlin. There I'd take NV 278 to Eureka which would put me back on track. I'd only gone a couple of miles down 278 when it occurred to me how fast I'd been riding on I-80, they have a posted limit of 70 mph so naturally that's what I did. I decided to ride back to Carlin and fill up which would be enough for the ride to Eureka.
With that out of the way I hit the road heading south again only to be corralled by a freight train, one of the longest buggers I've seen. I sat and waited for what seemed a very long time and no one else showed up until the train was just getting by, then a lone pickup pulled up.
Watching this train lumber by turned out to be the most exciting thing I'd see all day.
|Looking to the left|
|Looking to the right|
Nevada 278 must run a close 2nd to 50 as the loneliest highway in America, it was nearly devoid of traffic the whole way today. I kinda like that but parts of it are really boring unless sage brush is your deal.
Saw another wreck today, looked fairly recent and from the looks of the skid marks it was a one-car accident. This area is so boring I'll bet drivers fall asleep and just run off the road.
|No bodies anywhere. Maybe aliens got 'em|
|I think I parked a bit too close to the traffic lane. The local cop was eyeballing me from his car down the road.|
|The main drag through town|
|Information station for touristas|
The hotel's also got a Mexican restaurant so I'm going to head that way for dinner. I've already done my laundry, socks, shorts, & T-shirt in the luverly hi-class bathroom sink but I've decided you don't need to see those so I'll close.
|Oh well, if you insist...|
That'll do it. Oh, around 300 miles today.