From there we headed south on 305 towards Austin. Wildlife in Nevada is everywhere and we spooked antelopes when we rode by.
An old abandoned rock house perched just above the highway south of Battle Mountain. The highway continued to be lightly traveled and a delight for bike riders. We saw several groups as we rode south.
In Austin we gassed up and I took in a few of the tourist traps. Chuck waited patiently in the limited shade while I shot more pics.
It took a couple of attempts to leave Austin because I kept spotting more photo ops but eventually we made it to the intersection for highway 376 and started through the Big Smokey Valley.
At around 2:30pm we arrived in Tonopah, a little mining town with more than their share of hard cases. We had lunch at “Banc’s” one of the local casinos after which we gassed up again and continued our southerly ride turning onto highway 95.
Cruising at the posted speed of 70 mph ate up the miles and when we came to Goldfield we stopped for a short rest break. There we met two hilarious characters in one of the tourist traps and spent the better part of an hour looking at handmade knives, jewelry, and talking bikes. It was fun and being the cheap guys we are we left with every cent we arrived with.
Life on the road continues to be Happy happy!