Saturday, August 20, 2011

Day 1 - Acton to Ely, NV

We rolled out of the driveway at 6:15 this morning. We had to stop along the way pretty early on as one of Jen's highway pegs had vibrated loose (hey, it's a Harley!). Stopped in Vegas for lunch and it was pretty warm. After leaving Vegas, we took US 93 towards Ely. As we began the climb in elevation, the weather cooperated and was very enjoyable for riding.
Jeff made a new friend in Alamo, Nevada but other than Dino here, we didn't see much. As we climbed in elevation the topography went from desert to almost trees. Lots of open farm land.
We got to the hotel around 5:30 after logging 485 miles today. This was Jeff's longest day ever on a bike & he did great! We found a good Mexican restaurant and Jeff discovered how quickly you can lose $5 in a casino.
Tomorrow we head to McCall, Idaho another long day at 494 miles.

1 comment:

  1. A dino! My kind of find :)

    Glad that the first day went well ... wishing you smooth sailing for the rest of it as well!