We were planning on making it in to Cook's Station. A little gas station / restaurant / cabin rental / camping location. By our calculations it would have been about 112 miles and ~8,000 feet of climbing. Turns out this this was a little ambitious!
Everything started out as you might imagine. I was up freaking early and got down to Chia's house about 6am. He was less concerned about time....meaning he finished up packing, loading the bike, we had a couple cups of coffee and left his house a little before 8. Just to make things interesting...we road a whopping 10 miles to south Reno and had a huge breakfast at the Squeeze In.
We then hit the road in earnest and made it in to Genoa around noon. He's a few pics of the morning.
|Who frickin' knew there was a designated Bicycle 395!!|
|A gas station stop in Carson City....Gatorade refill.|
|Lunchtime in Genoa at the corner store. Chia was smart enough to have brought enough cold pizza for both of us!|
|In a complete lack of coincidence we were also right across the street from the oldest bar in Nevada.|
|And lord knows you must make an effort to make yourself part of history!|
|If you haven't had a beer here...it's worth a trip just for the nostalgia.|
All and all we had 50 miles in by noon and were feeling quite confident of our plans.....
Ok, that's all I have time for right now.....tune back in this afternoon. I'll try to have the "fun" second half of the day written up.