Nick and I rode out of Reno and exited on the Mt Rose Highway (US 431) up to Lake Tahoe, it was a little more interesting than other main highways. I got a few photos of Nick leaning into it as we climbed up in elevation. We went through Truckee and then stopped at a historical marker for the Emigrant Trail. We tried to stay off US 80 as much as possible, going on the US 20 and US 49 instead and then south on a side road from Auburn to Folsom. That's when I was so hot I had to say goodbye. I got on the US 50 headed toward Sacramento by myself and sped back to Alameda at a greater rate of speed than I could have done with the sidecar. The temperature registered 105 degrees as I passed through Sacramento.
I'll do another post following this with highlights and stats from the trip, a total of 3,927 miles.
"Jiggety jig" is from the nursery rhyme over 200 years ago
|Nick at the Nevada Museum of Art|
|Artist Elizabeth Gomez, 2000 "The Moth Prayer"|
|Ed Ruscha ~ a sentiment that really summarizes much of the desert life I rode through in the days before|
|leaning into it|
|plenty of snow still on the high passes in Lake Tahoe|
|Emigrant Trail just to the West of Tahoe|
|Nick with the Aerostitch's "Mr. Happy" mascot|
|arriving 8:15pm back in the Bay Area last night as sun was going down on a very warm day|
|yesterday's overall ride route|