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I’ve been meaning to get these pix up here for a while but haven’t had the gumption to get them organized, so I’ll drop a bunch here out of context in hopes of getting some motivation and maybe whetting the old-timers’ appetites a little. Y’all keep nagging me on this.
The Nevada State Library and Archives is a treasure trove of old pictures and one batch there revolves around Nevada’s celebration of its 100th birthday back in 1964. It was quite the big event for the Silver State, as there are dozens of pictures of centennial committee meetings, Nevada Governor Grant Sawyer, celebrities, Governor Sawyer, parades, Governor Sawyer, parties, Governor Sawyer, old Nevada landscapes and citizens, and Governor Grant Sawyer.
It stands to reason that when you throw a big birthday party, you’ve got to have presents and memorabilia, and Nevada and its business partners went the whole hog. There was no text or written outlines stored with these pictures but they pretty much speak for themselves.
One thing’s for sure: if Nevada celebrates its 150th birthday in five years, we won’t get special booze and cigars again (maybe).
Folks with access to the social networks know that I did a 16-miler last night and as my GPS was powerless:
EB on Fifth Street
SB and EB on Carson River Road
NB on Deer Run Road
WB on Hwy 50 and College Parkway
SB on Roop and Mountain
A couple of things stood out:
This route has its fair share of Carson City hills that have wiped me out in the past, especially the climb on the east side of the bridge, but not last night. I didn’t hit the granny gears once, which explains why my average speed was about 14 MPH for the entire trip (warp speed for me).
The last three or four miles were the flattest and I got a second wind, so I flew through the streets (and a few of those red octagonal “Yield” signs). It felt really good to be outside and working the legs. The Bride did not appreciate the sweaty and bike-greasy hug when I got home, though.
My big ride will be Sunday and I haven’t decided if it’ll be up to Virginia City or down from Reno. Dawn rides on Sunday are the best because there will be no traffic. I’m leaning towards VC because of Bike Carson’s recent adventure. Maybe I’ll hear a good ghost story.
1 hour 8 minutes
1,013 calories burned