Saturday, May 12, 2012

Day 9 - Caliente, Nevada 5/21

What happens when a flying ant tries to outrun a biker:

I thought I was going to run out of gas about 2/3 of the way to Caliente this afternoon.  A headwind came up about 10 miles after the sign that said "No gas for 163 miles" and knocked the mileage way down.  So I did something nearly unheard of for me: I slowed down to about 52 mph where the bike got about 52 mpg in 5th gear.

With still about 90 miles to go to Caliente, I came upon Rachel, NV, and this:

So I did the only reasonable thing: I stopped inn for an ale.  Fun place, worth a visit back there some day.

Shortly after leaving the Little A'le'Inn, I glanced to my right & thought I saw something in the rocks.

I did: little CrowAliens!

Hot, hungry, thirsty crow aliens.  Click the picture for a larger image.

So I finally got to Caliente at about 4:00, and quickly realized that there does not seem to be much to recommend Caliente.  I guess every road trip needs at least one place like that...

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