Sunday, June 8, 2008

Day 8, Winnemucca to Battle Mt. NV

Well the trees are now behind us. The weather has been very good to us for the entire trip. Cool enough in the morning that many folks are wearing jackets at the ride start. Sunny and almost cloudless during the day with the highs reaching the high 60's and low 70's.

The concerns expressed about riding on the I-80 have reduced somewhat. In most cases the shoulder of the has been a nice surface to ride on with debris that needs to be avoided. Most of the debris is truck tires that have ripped themselves apart.

I have been pleasantly surprised by the courtesy shown to us by the truck divers. More often than not, an upcoming truck will more into the passing lane to place some distance between us and them

Here Alan demonstrates the proper form of pointing out road debris.

Ride Stats:

Miles: 56.37
Feet Climbed: 1430
Average Speed: 17.1 MPH

All of today's Photos


SandyD said...


This sounds like a lot more fun than my week in SLC for a workshop, although, I would not have the stamina for this! I can only imagine how beautiful the trip is. I spent many winters skiing in Tahoe - we used to stay in Incline Village. That must have been quite a ride into Truckee and over Mt Rose. Have fun - stay safe!!! Sandy Davidson

Paulie said...

Brian, the trip seems like a lot of fun. Those are some long rides in there and plenty of climbing. I'm actually surprised to see the average speeds to be as high as they are. You guys are pretty fast.