Top Gun – With Special Bonus Footage!

I should really be asleep right now. In 5 hours or so I have to get up to bike 114 miles from Fallon, NV to Austin, NV. If, like me, you have no idea where those towns are, here’s a map of our route: The Route Across America. I’m going to keep this one brief, but the past few days have been wild. I stayed for 2 days in Fallon, NV, where the naval pilot school on which the Tom Cruise Movie “Top Gun” is based. Before that, the Ride Against AIDS team spent the night at the Stanford Sierra Camp at Fallon Leaf Lake, one of the most idyllic places I’ve ever slept. Max and I woke up with the sun to jump in the freezing cold lake. Click on the link for a video of that in glorious HD.

Later that day we dropped down into the Desert of Nevada. Its an entirely different environment – both physically and culturally – than the plush forests, plains, and oceans of California that I had grown used to.

Lisa fixes her seat in the dry, flat valley that we cycled through on our way to Fallon, Nevada. I learned that Route 50,  which we'll  ride all the way through Nevada and into Utah, is known "the loneliest road in America." From what I've seen so far, that's a pretty accurate statement.

Lisa fixes her seat in the dry, flat valley that we cycled through on our way to Fallon, Nevada. I learned that Route 50, which we’ll ride all the way through Nevada and into Utah, is known as “the loneliest road in America.” From what I’ve seen so far, that’s a pretty accurate statement.

Well, I have 114 miles to ride tomorrow and some sleep to catch up on. I’ll get back with some better pictures the next time I have internet access. Odds are that that won’t be too soon…

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