Bedazzled by sunshine and temperatures above freezing we crawled to a start. After only a few miles we continued the prolonged feast commenced the night before. Peanut butter, honey, yogurt, apple, lettuce, almond sandwiches.
It was clear that the 140 miles over the last two days had taken a toll. Our rest brought us to the outskirts of an abandoned smelter/refinery and glorious roadside sunshine basking.
Roused at last from the midday meditation we fought on in the head wind and encountered some unexpected gravel, bringing a change of pace and perspective.
Finally we came to the Hwy 95 turn off, anticipating another 33 miles to Fallon, NV in headwinds with 1.5 hours of light left. We forged ahead for a few miles until an orange Element pulled up beside us.
Brad, who had generously granted us lodging through Warmshowers.com, had driven out to find the only bikers on the road! We packed up our wheels and surrendered to Brad's infinite hospitality. Just what we needed to continue recovery.
Tomorrow we'll attempt another 70 miles to Hawthorne, NV...