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    Highway 50 - Nevada - The Loneliest Road in America

    Any folks ever done this ride from border to border on Highway 50?

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    Hwy 50

    Not from border to border, just from Reno, NV to Pueblo, CO. Nice ride, not much traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LngRdr View Post
    Not from border to border, just from Reno, NV to Pueblo, CO. Nice ride, not much traffic.
    I should have been clearer. Border to border meant within Nevada.

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    It can be a great ride....

    ....in summer at least, only times I've been across either direction, maybe 3 times different directions.
    I like westbound slightly better, mostly because AM departures have no sun in-ye eye mate. And you arrive Reno instead of nowhere Utah.
    Dont be out late on ole 50! Good lodging, even camping in Ely....ALWAYS a layover for me & most others.
    There will be a gaggle of us on it after the OR National heading to Paonia Co's Top of Rocky rally during our enroute back east this July.

    Its a DRY heat in summer... often chilly in the morning; your riding at 4 to 5 thousand feet with "passes" at sixty five to near eight thou!

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    It's a great experience, there really are places were there's "nothing". It's pretty straight, as fast as you want it to be and it is still far superior to taking the interstate.

    If you go have a "breakdown" plan. Mine was to make sure we had plenty of extra water and a plan for shade should we find ourselves having to wait a while for help. Granted this was on a cross country side car trip with my son on our hack so I was a little more leery about worst case scenarios than I would have been if I were alone.

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    Hwy 50

    I left my bike running when I stopped to take pictures, a whole lot of empty in all directions. When I got close to where it connects to I70, the worlds fattest coyote ran across right in front of me, I think both our lives passed before our eyes until we realized we had missed each other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LngRdr View Post
    Not from border to border, just from Reno, NV to Pueblo, CO. Nice ride, not much traffic.
    I just happened to see you're from Moore, OK, a town previously unknown to most of us I assume. How did you make out? Are you OK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy walker View Post
    Any folks ever done this ride from border to border on Highway 50?

    I live just off of it, in Ohio,and have ridden every mile of US 50 east & west,.....except !! the part known as the loneliest road, through Nevada. As I got close I chicken'd out . I was alone it was summer, and that little voice kept saying....maybe better not .

    But even I-80 is "empty" and hot. So give some thought to it and as others have said be prepared.

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