Sunrise again was our alarmclock. 5 miles and an 800 ft climb was all that was keeping us from breakfast and coffee in Kirkwood. We arrived 45 minutes before they opened at 8. The sardines almost came out of Hugh's pannier but we decided to wait and have a hot breakfast. Great coffee as well as a smoked chicken omelet prepared me well for the climb to Carson pass.
A long decent to Genoa and then into Carson city. In Genoa and again after Carson City we me a group of 5 cyclists also going cross country.
A strong 100 degree tailwind pushed us to Fallon where we had a warm showers place for the night. Our host Gene was out of town but he had his son come over and let us into his home. We did laundry and made rice a roni for dinner. Gene, thank you again for your hospitality.