The only thing about riding a bike from Portland to Phoenix is that in-between there is something called... NEVADA.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Fallon and Hawthorne

Traded riding 70 miles to Hawthorne in 20 mph headwinds for wandering around the town of Fallon. Thankfully Brad offered us a ride and lodging with his good friends John and Cheri, bypassing the worst of the South winds and oncoming storm.

Found the Churchill County Museum and immersed ourselves in the local culture.

Just finished an excellent dinner in Hawthorne, ready to hit it hard tomorrow. We'll push towards Tonopah (100 miles) and  Goldfield (+30 miles) where altitude drops and temperatures rise.

12 comments:

  1. More kind souls, and rest, yay! I like the big gnarly tree! Sounds like an interesting and fun day :) Looks like snow in the forecast for today/tonight, and a bit windy! Oh no! If you plan to camp, stay warm and cozy tonight! Lower elevation and warmer temps will be nice!
    Be safe :)

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  2. Good morning. Happy to hear the weather is getting better. Thank you to Brad, John and Cheri for the lodging and the rides! Have a good day. Love you.

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  3. Are you guys going to drop down into Death Valley?
    Dana

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    1. No, we're sticking east and going through Las Vegas

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  4. Cool old tree! Do you know it's history? Glad to hear you were able to forgo those strong headwinds for some rest and local culture. Thanks to some wonderful people in Nevada! Everyday is an adventure, wonder what today will bring?

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    1. Wish I knew its history but I dont. Lots of cottonwoods in that town

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    1. It was at the museum. Looks good though

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  6. I want to read The Iceman! True story?

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  7. I'm not a robot, but they are approaching.

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  8. Oh yeah, I forgot to wish you a Happy Winter Solstice! ;)

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