The Loneliest Road in America U.S. 50 Nevada
- Distance: 319 miles / 513.4 km
- Ride Time: A Weekend (2 days)
- Approximate Fuel Costs: $24.24
- State: Nevada
This route was a small portion of the ride I took with my friend. It is indeed the 'Loneliest Road in America'. The road parallels parts of the old Pony Express route and is beautiful due to it's starkness. We left Delta Utah at 7:30AM on June 16 and our first stop was for breakfast on Hwy 50 near Baker NV at the Border Inn. Nice place good food and plenty of slot machines. Next we passed through Ely a quaint old west cow town and on to Eureka where we stopped at the Owl Cafe and Casino for lunch which was also very good. We left there and cruised through Austin another old west town and stopped for a beer at Cold Spring which resembled an oasis in the middle of the desert. Talked with the locals and had such a nice time that we stayed a little longer than planned (three beers). We cruised in to Fallon and checked in to the Stockman Hotel and Casino. Nice room and one of the best steak dinners I have ever had. As far as describing the scenery I post some pics, the best form of description. One note of cauton however. Between Eureka and Austin the road was covered with literally millions of 'mormon crickets' of which many were subsequently crushed by cars and trucks creating a dangerous ice-like condition, especially for two wheels.
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