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You can spend as much money as you want on specialized gear to get your bike equipped for trips like this: special racks, frame-mounted bags, etc.
Ultimately our rigs just boiled down to strapping tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads and tarps to our bikes, loading food into panniers (bike-speak for “saddlebags”), and pedaling forth into the wilds of the I-80 corridor east of Elko.
They STILL threatened to teacup over down the steep grade as we walked them!
Once on a more reasonable slope fifty yards down the trail, we mounted up, and tore down the mountain.
Standing on that ridge we were surrounded by lupine flower buds, just a week or so away from opening into stalks of purple flowers.
Independence Valley spread out beneath us, cut across on the left by the thin dual lines of the interstate cutting a geometrically perfect line to the first horizon more than ten miles distant.
Here, Thomas’ home, 8 month old baby girl, and homemade lasagna courtesy of his amazing wife would be waiting for us.
The adventure began to take shape when I got a call from an old friend up in Elko.Our route never took us more than five miles from the interstate, and we were amazed that it just disappeared as soon as it left view.No truck noise, no smell of exhaust disturbed us as we wound through the sagebrush on our slow climb up the east face of the Pequops.I passed off my keys to one of his coworkers who drove my car back to Elko.We would follow the remnants of Old US-40 and unmarked two-track and cattle roads over the formidable Pequop mountains, across wide Independence Valley, pass through Wells, Nevada, and then snake beside the serpentine course of the Humboldt River until we arrived in Elko.