|Tour of Mt. Rose||rwbadley|
Aug 30, 2003 9:04 AM
|Mt Rose is a fairly high pass within riding distance of our house. There are other rides in the area I prefer to do as the road is a little narrow and the traffic sometimes heavy. Today (actually yesterday now) looked like a good time to tackle it, soo off we go...
I love these early morning shadows
|This is what passes for a bike lane around here...||rwbadley|
Aug 30, 2003 9:06 AM
|Oh quit complaining...||gf99|
Aug 30, 2003 11:14 AM
|That looks like at least four inches. Where I live the white line IS the edge of the pavement.
|What is a white line? ;-) nm.||Dutchy|
Aug 31, 2003 11:14 PM
|The Reindeer Lodge...||rwbadley|
Aug 30, 2003 9:09 AM
|This place used to be a jumpin' night spot about a third of the way up the hill. I saw Elvin Bishop and Norton Buffalo there, and have some memories of good times...now it appears to be closed and mostly a museum of old 'stuff'|
|OK, I gotta stop for a minute...||rwbadley|
Aug 30, 2003 9:11 AM
|We're starting to gain some elevation.|
|OK, I gotta stop for a minute...||tmotz|
Aug 30, 2003 9:15 AM
|Where is Mt.Rose?
It sure looks nice compared to flat Toledo,Ohio.
I sure miss Phoenix after seeing those pictures.
|We're in Reno NV. Mt. Rose is to the Southwest of town...||rwbadley|
Aug 30, 2003 9:35 AM
|I think the peak is somewhere around 10,500 or so.|
|Are we there yet?||rwbadley|
Aug 30, 2003 9:51 AM
|Ahhhh...the joys of riding in Toledo, Ohio||PaulCL|
Aug 30, 2003 9:56 AM
|..er...what a minute...joys...in Toledo?? Hmmmm...let me rethink that one.
I used to live in Toledo when I went to MCO. Very flat. Not too exciting riding. I had just started occasionally riding when I lived there. It was a good place to start. If you want some hills...head south to my state: Kentucky. We have lots of hills to share.
...and those ride shots are great. I wish I had a mountain or two nearby.
|At the top...||rwbadley|
Aug 30, 2003 9:15 AM
|Feeling a little dizzy here hehehe. Base elevation at our house is about 4300. I think to here is about 23 miles as a guess. The bulk of the climb is about twelve miles or so. It's a little chilly for the descent, so the shirt comes off to dry in the breeze.|
|I really like this DS||rwbadley|
Aug 30, 2003 9:17 AM
|a great riding bike and sooo pretty in the high altitude sun.|
|More pics of the bike please!!! n/m||Bonked|
Aug 30, 2003 4:15 PM
|More pics of the bike please!!! n/m||rwbadley|
Aug 30, 2003 5:32 PM
Aug 30, 2003 5:38 PM
|Beutiful frame! How old is it? nm.||TNRyder|
Aug 30, 2003 5:42 PM
|Thanks, it's a '97.........nm||rwbadley|
Aug 30, 2003 8:19 PM
|A view from near the top, on the way down...||rwbadley|
Aug 30, 2003 9:21 AM
|Yes, this is the road we came up. Going down is a blast, there are several hairpin curves labeled at 20mph for the cars, but we can take at 30-35 on the bike. Whoo-hoo!|
|A favorite spot just south of town...||rwbadley|
Aug 30, 2003 9:22 AM
|You can see in the background the hill we did...||rwbadley|
Aug 30, 2003 9:25 AM
|It's just to the left of the farthest left peak.|
|Ooops, some sort of trouble...||rwbadley|
Aug 30, 2003 9:27 AM
|A landscaping truck and an SUV had a disagreement. Fortunately nobody hurt.|
|Ahh, my favorite post ride recovery chow...||rwbadley|
Aug 30, 2003 9:33 AM
|We have a place near home that has the best Burritos in the Universe, 'Super Burrito' If you're ever in Reno, stop on by. I like to split one down the middle and load it up with salsa, onions, hot sauce; spicy pickles, carrots and jalepenos, oregano and dried peppers top it off. Yummy
Have a great weekend!
|On the way out of town...||rwbadley|
Aug 30, 2003 9:50 AM
|The dry dusty burg.|
|Great Report, Nice Ride, Thanks (NM)||Scot_Gore|
Aug 30, 2003 1:42 PM
|Nice report, now I am missing my MTNs in TN! None in TX! nm.||TNRyder|
Aug 30, 2003 2:34 PM
|Try the Ft. Davis race next Spring and you might change yer mind||Tig|
Aug 31, 2003 9:27 AM
|Nope, TX doesn't own many mountains, but if you miss climbing, try riding the Vanderpool highway or the Ft. Davis stage race. You'll be sick of climbing after that race!|
|Waaait a minute... that looks like downhill to me! ;-)......nm||rwbadley|
Aug 31, 2003 6:46 PM
|So why didn't you go down the other side and come back up??||gray8110|
Aug 30, 2003 10:26 AM
|That's how you ride a mountain pass you know - we all want to see Tahoe!!
Seriously, looks like a great ride - great photos.
|You're right, I wanted to, but time not on my side today...nm||rwbadley|
Aug 30, 2003 1:34 PM
|Hope you had more amenable temperatures than I did today.||gray8110|
Aug 30, 2003 2:55 PM
|I went for a modest 40 mile ride - 10 minutes into the ride I switched to the temperature & the temp was 102. That just sapped the energy out of my legs on the the moderate climbs. Gotta get out earlier.|
|Nice pics! nm||Mike P|
Aug 30, 2003 4:03 PM