May 5th, 2019 / (112km/70miles, 811hm) I plan to start early today — and leave the Motel at shortly past 6am. First stop is the Toiyabe Cafe which opens at 6am and got recommended for breakfast. I have just ordered two eggs with bacon, coffee and an orange juice, when the door opens and in […]Read more "Day 8 / Austin, NV to Eureka, NV"
May 4th, 2019 / (80km/48miles) US-50 again. Straight. One slight bend. Straight again. Arrived. More or less that was the day. I decide to have a rest day today in buzzing Austin, Nevada, with a stunning population of 120, declining though. The route today went along the shoulder of US-50 (surprise) which was in excellent […]Read more "Day 7 / Cold Springs Station, NV to Austin, NV"
May 3rd, 2019 / (100km/62miles) Most notably, there was US-50. Seriously, I leave Fallon early again and happen to ride through the downtown area that I had missed yesterday. Actually, I think I haven’t missed anything. After a few kilometers thru Fallon and past the adjacent military airbase, I hit US-50 again which leads East. […]Read more "Day 6 / Fallon, NV to Cold Springs Station, NV"
May 2nd, 2019 / (100km/62miles) I started shortly after 7am at -2°C and followed US-50 all day long while it got warmer and warmer. The whole route led along the shoulder of the highway and there was quite some traffic, especially in the morning hours. So far this day has been the one disappointing one: […]Read more "Day 5 / Carson City, NV to Fallon, NV"
May 1st, 2019 / (88km/55 miles) The day started all sunny which was a welcome change over yesterday’s fog and clouds. Still, it was only 2°C outside, so the rides downhill made it quite chilly with the cold air blowing past. After the remaining climb over Carson Pass (8500 feet), the route gave back all […]Read more "Day 4 / Kirkwood, CA to Carson City, NV"
April 30th, 2019 / (95km/60miles, 2700m/8900 feet elevation gain, 7hrs) The day started out foggy as we left the motel shortly after 7am. Klaus and I spent the rest of the day, almost until 4pm, in fog and clouds with cool temperatures and a constant feel of wet. Sight was also limited which was, especially […]Read more "Day 3 / Plymouth, CA to Kirkwood, CA"
April 29th, 2019 / (115km/70miles, 670m elevation gain, roughly 7hrs ride) While assuming that today would be stop and go thru Sacramento’s streets with traffic lights cutting the ride into bits and pieces, it turned out that the route was actually following a wonderful bike trail all around Sacramento with dozens of runners and bikers […]Read more "Day 2 / Davis, CA to Plymouth, CA"
April 28th, 2019 / (110km/68 miles, 660m elevation gain, 6hrs ride) Got it started. I left San Francisco around noon with the ferry to Vallejo which is a nice one hour cruise giving you a great view on the skyline of San Francisco getting smaller slowly as you pass Alcatraz and go further north into […]Read more "Day 1 / San Francisco to Davis, CA"