The Weather Channel is on and I just heard the meteorologist say Winnemucca. What? Winnemucca? Huh? I am a Weather Channel junkie and I have never ever heard them say Winnemucca, NV. It is like 1500 people! Well… I guess a storm is hammering NV along Interstate 80. The exact route I was just on 3 days ago. As I mentioned, there were many mountain passes along the 80 in NV. I just escaped in time or I may have been in the sports book at the Winnemucca Inn for 5 days! HA.
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Yes. Nevada is pretty dang barren. I was surprised at the elevation throughout the entire state. It bounced between 4,000 and 7,000 feet with a number of chain controls so if it is snowing it could take days to get through! Thankfully, it was sunny and perfect for my travels. Hitting the CA/NV border, I encountered some heavy traffic due to construction around the Donner Pass. I tell you… the stretch of freeway between Reno and Sacramento is probably the most beautiful stretch I travelled outside of MT and Sedona, AZ.
Here is a video from The Great Salt Lake:
Arriving in the Sacramento metro area I thought about my statistics:
5900 total miles driven;
1 month on road;
25.41 miles Biked/Walked/Ran;
500 total miles riden;
No speeding tickets (1 near miss in WY);
No flat tires;
Many friends and family seen;
400 gallons of coffee consumed;
$1000 spent on fuel;
Countless cities and;
I want to thank XM Radio, Apple, Tool, GNR, Smashing Pumpkins, Gin Blossoms, GWAR, Honda, Firestone Tires, Cheap Chevron Coffee, Super 8 Motels, Garmin, Rand McNally, WordPress, Twitter, and all the awesome people that made this trip as great as it was!
I am living it up in the middle of the desert in Nevada. I decided to go all out and get a room at the Winnemucca Inn & Casino. It is a step up from the Super 8 and it has a sports book! Please imagine what type of clientele an ultra remote desert casino two hours from Reno has. Let’s just say it ranks right up there with the Bellagio in Vegas. Hehe. Figuring this is my last night on the road, I thought this was a night to celebrate and I put a little action on the Sunday night NFL game. Leaving Idaho this morning, I headed toward Utah. Utah is such a beautiful state and I spent some time in Brigham City and Ogden before pushing off for the Great Salt Lake.
After leaving the shores of Salt Lake, I drove miles along the incredible Great Salt Lake Desert. Pure white sand for miles! They race cars out there and set speed records I guess. Gotta run. Going to head down to casino and live it up in the Mucca!