Tonight, I'm in a Motel 6 in Bishop, CA. I had a really good day. It started with breakfast at the Silver State Restaurant in Ely, then a quick tank of fuel, and west on hwy 6. I followed 6 out of town about 18 miles, then turned south onto NV-318. The weather was pretty good. Just a light off and on sprinkle. About an hour after I left, I stopped at a rest area (I hate riding and taking a diuretic!). There was a storm behind me and it was coming in fast.
I managed to avoid any more rain for the rest of the day.
Near the end of 318, the road gets twisty for a short ways as you pass through the White River Narrows.
In Alamo, I stopped for gas and a light lunch of a banana, some Craisins, and a 0 calorie Powerade. After lunch, I took off for Rachel on 375, the Extraterrestrial Highway.
In Rachel, I stopped at the Little Al'e'inn. I picked up a Area-51 sticker and a small pin. It's 160 miles from Alamo to Tonopah. There's no gas available in between, and I was fighting a HUGE head wind. I kept the speed down to try and improve my mileage. I took a few pictures along the way...
Jct. NV-375 and NV-318
The mail box marking the road to Nellis Air Force Range at Groom Lake, aka Area-51.
I followed hwy 6 to Tonopah and gassed up. While I was taking a short break, I met a guy from CA that was on his way home after spending nearly a month on the road. He had been to New York and had put on almost 9000 miles on his Triumph Thunderbird.
A few more pictures from along hwy 6.
The road to the Tonopah Test Range.
Hwy 6 took me out of Nevada,
And into California.
It was a long day, but a good day. It ended with a great meal of, a spicy pollo verde tamale, a chicken enchilada with red sauce, and rice and beans from The Loco Frijole.
I miss you Nancy, say hi to the boys, Sticky, Orangie, Rudy, Screamer, Vinny, and Little Boy.