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Travel Blogs from Elko
72 and the strange weather has the wind coming out of the east. The climb today was not severe but it was long 12.8 miles which I really didn't need as my legs are weary.
... doing over 100 mph in perfect formation. A little ways down they road they were on the side of the road fixing one of their bikes. This happened a few times during the 300 miles to my destination. With about 80 miles left before I hit elko I ran into a rain storm and instead of putting on my rain gear I just soldiered on with the uncomfortable wet cold. Once I arrived at the hotel I noticed the bike looked like I had been running it in the mud. It was a mess.
Today we went to the Reno Air Race which is a big airshow where planes from all over the world race including a pilot from Armidale. We sat in the stand and watched the planes race and then we were to watch the jet man, he is a man who jumps out of a helicopter with wings and jet packs on his back and he flies around. Unfortunately when he was about to jump out of the helicopter one of his four jets failed and he had to cancel the jump.
We picked the Honey Badger up at the Shell station in Carson where we thought they fixed the cruise control...nope! But we fueled up, loaded, groceries and the cats and we are on the way to Elko. Lots of a lot of nothing on the drive. Elko wasn't so bad, in fact good! Our RV site at the Iron Horse park allowed us to judge all the rigs when ...
... but after about 10 minutes of walking, we were hiking on snow! It was a really beautiful place, with the mountains surrounding us covered in snow. We even had a bit of fun, and a couple of our group who didn't mind getting their bums went went sliding down the snow! The hiking got quite difficult at points, as were walking across steep slopes covered in slippery snow. I desperately didn't want to fall and slip down the hillside! But we ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center