It was 19* when the first light touched my shelter this morning. I couldn't believe it other than my feet where pretty cold. I am using a very light summer bag and it is long due for a good wash. I decided to stay put in bed until the sun was on me.
|waiting for the sun|
Got the bike all situated and pedaled back out to the highway where I pointed south towards Elko. Really nice riding this morning. I was happy to be warming up from the effort of riding and taking in more nice views to the south. Passed some need old ranches along the way too.
|back out on the highway I pedaled away from the Humboldt River|
|passed some neat old ranches along this part of the highway|
|down off Adobe Pass and into Elko... then west on I-80|
I made Carlin shortly after the tunnel and found a coin op laundry. Did a quick load in here and had another snack break while waiting for my clothes to dry. After doing laundry I found my way over to the grocery store and stocked up to capacity on water. I also picked up a tall boy of beer and a bottle of Merlot. This next leg south out of Carlin to HWY 50 looked pretty dry so I wanted to make sure I had enough water. I asked many folks going in and out of the store about the water situation here, but none seemed to have much knowledge of the road I was taking. I had to pedal around town and try to bum a corkscrew of someone as I didn't want to lug the entire bottle of wine with me. I have these nice soft sided wine containers I have been using as of late which also do a good job of preserving the wine by allowing you to squeeze all the air out of the container. I found a nice Hispanic couple who gladly let me borrow their bottle opener.
|into Carlin, then south on HWY 278|
|in the Duomid with my Twilights on|