It’s Tom’s birthday! We got up early and hit the road by 8am in order to beat the incoming storms. It was a good thing we did because Price received two inches of rain in 90 minutes today.
We didn’t have high hopes for an interesting ride but we were wrong! Just outside of Price, we began to climb into the surrounding mountains.
Soon this beautiful ride was over and we descended into the Great Basin which is surrounded by high desert mountains and laced with salt flats. And it’s windy.
We entered Nevada and arrived in Ely around 2pm. The birthday boy was tired so we took a nap. After a good rest and a shower, we walked into Ely. Not much here. We decided to be very bad and have an ice cream cone before dinner. We then found the one restaurant that wasn’t in a casino and therefore not full of smoke. Not exactly the Ritz but it was an adequate birthday dinner.
Tomorrow we head home. It will be a long day – about 430 miles and it is supposed to be very hot. Our cooling vests are a lifesaver. We are ready to be home and off the bike for a while.