Friday, August 28, 2009

Day Two - July 24, 2009:  Tonopah to Winnemucca via Sparks (391 miles)

Tonopah, Nevada

Between Death Valley and Tonopah are abandoned mines and dusty brothels and little else.  A red light was glowing, on the bike, indicating that I had fried something electrical in the heat.  Tonopah looks like it is well on it's way to becoming a ghost town.  I left at dawn wondering if the engine would die before I made it to the nearest shop in Sparks.  The road was nearly deserted, and I almost collided with a herd of antelope.  These were some of the best roads of the trip.

Tonopah, Nevada

I made it out of Sparks with a fixed charging system.  Headed east on 80 to Winnemucca for a Basque meal down by the railroad tracks.

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