U.S. Route 50 in Nevada
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I did this route riding from Utah back to Oregon some years ago. This picture absolutely captures the experience. Up one side of the hill, down the other, across the valley. Repeat. If there is even a single cow in the valley, you can see it from 20 miles away because there isn't a god damn other thing there. 100 miles between water/food stops. Had to make coffee in culverts that went under the road because it was the only wind-free spot for the stove to work. A++ highly recommended!
>A++ highly recommended!
I got into longer gravel rides this year, but I think I'm a long road rider at heart. Everything you described sounds like an amazing experience.
If long road rides are your thing, you should check out Randonneuring!
If you don’t mind the confines of a supported ride, I highly recommend OATBRAN. https://www.bikethewest.com/oatbran-one-awesome-tour-bike-ride-across-nevada/
[Here](https://i.redd.it/svu56vvfl4q51.jpg) is a higher quality and more natural-looking version of this image. Credit to the photographer, /u/Hythacg. Over [here](https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/j24id2/biked_across_america_this_summer_this_was_my/g734m5e/) they add:
> ve. You can see 10 miles of road here, dipping into a valley, then climbing back up to a mountain pass. You can see more photos, and read about my adventure on instagram @ [hytha.cg](https://hytha.cg) or the trip blog [https://www.hythacg.com/bike-the-usa](https://www.hythacg.com/bike-the-usa).
love that is tints redder with every repost
Is that why it’s called “Reddit”?
r/earthporn is leaking more red
The real hero, with some info on the picture.
OP just dumps a recycled picture for karma.
Still kind of looks like the ringworld
Amateurs be thinking the earth is flat. Ringworld confirmed.
Queuing up the Halo theme...
Is it real or edit???
This is where I learned to drive at 15 yrs old in the 1977 on vacation with my mom and sisters.
A friend learned that the Nevada highway patrol does indeed patrol this road. And that they don’t look like Max Rockatansky, surprisingly.
I got pulled over on 50 doing 100mph from Reno to Ely. Only person we saw in hours was the cop. He was cool about it and let us fly after running my info. My experience with Nevada cops has generally been good.
i take that road at least twice a year . I got a speeding ticket last time and a warning the time before that . It is impossible to go the speed limit on that long ass road
Reminds me of Road Rash on Sega
That twangy tinny rock music immediately came into my head when I saw the image.
thank you for this memory
Imagine a cop sitting at the top of the hill and just marking down speeders to pick off once they get close.
Years ago I got stopped for speeding on Highway 50. As was mentioned above 50 is a series of rises and dips. I had ridden up a rise behind a super slow truck and passed it on a dip. I was still going faster than the speed limit going over the next rise and a cop was sitting at the top. You could tell it was easy pickings. I had my two kids in the car and he felt sorry because they were so excited I got stopped. He knew they wouldn't stop talking about it once we got home. He let me off with a warning.
Nevada state police used to not give a damn. Everyone went 15+ over the limit, it wasn't enough to get you noticed.
It seems things have changed somewhat, I've been stopped recently for things that wouldn't have gotten a glance in the past.
quotas or "productivity goals" must've increased.
Am I looking at flat land or a mountain? Such a confusing perspective
A long focal length (600mm in this case) compresses distance which can make a gradual dip in the landscape look like this
Without this explanation I was about to think we'd have a third group against flat earthers and round earthers. Halo earthers?
***Master Chief music intensifies***
When you first saw US Route 50 were you blinded?
I personally subscribe to the "Fat Earth" theory, which postulates that the earth is cinched in at its equator, like a fat man wearing a too-small belt.
I actually wouldn’t mind finding out we live in a halo earth
Until the Covenant decide to show up and fuck all of us up that is.
I mean they think they will fuck us all up.. good thing we already thought up chief as a protection
This road also slopes back at the end
So in real life this is just flat right? The camera made it like it was warping?
No, you're looking into a valley. The foreground is the downslope entering the valley, and the background is the upslope of the hill/mountain on the far side.
This is the Basin and Range part of Nevada. There are mountain ranges separated by mostly flat but gently curved basins. This picture shows US 50 traversing a basin. There was probably a mountain range not far behind the photographer, and another one just out of frame on the top of the picture. The picture foreshortens all of the curvature of the basin into the shot.
I think it’s the road Forrest Gump ran on near Monument Valley when he said “I’m pretty tired I think I’ll go home now”.
Nope. That's highway 163 in Mexican Hat County Utah, just outside of Monument Valley.
See I knew the world was round.... oh wait.
*Floors it.* After passing the guy on the bike, of course.
Must . . . ride . . . this . . . road!!!!
I took it all the way to Ely last summer (and then on to Great Basin National Park). It is quite the amazing trek. You start to wonder why the road is so well maintained or even maintained at all... and then you start passing all the mining towns. There may not be gold in them thar hills, but there is still a fair bit of silver and copper to be had.
But there is gold in those hills. Nevada produces more than 3/4 of all the gold in the US.
TIL, but I only saw silver and copper mines along that route... I suppose gold mines wouldn't be advertised. :)
*Halo theme intensifies*
Flat earthers be like
Earth is a donut confirmed!
We Halo now
That looks like I-15 on the back side of the grand canyon. I will never forget my first drive through there as a trucker. It was winter and I had been following a blizzard from Denver, CO in 2009. It was funny enough getting to Las Vegas and ppl were pulled over playing in the snow. When I got to the south side of the canyon, the road opened up to a view like the photo with mountain ranges all around with cotton balls sitting on each one. Absolutely stunning!
I really regret never getting a camera for my trucking days.
Everyone in America should try to drive this road at least once, IMO. It's such a desolate and wonderful experience. Each ridgeline crossed over leads to another cavernous valley that runs north-south for hundreds of miles. Truly a memorable journey. I try to drive through it whenever I get the chance.
Just make sure you come prepared. Full tank of gas, maybe an extra can or two just in case, water, and food. Not much civilization the entire way.
I got to take a couple of Brits on a road trip across California and Nevada. We took highway 6 so it wasn't quite the broad basin like this, but it still made quite an impact on them. There is just no place in England where you can see so far without a single manmade structure.
We also had to stop way out on NV 360 in the middle of the night to look at the milky way.
Is that the road Forrest Gump runs down while Jackson Browne blares in the background?
Nope. That is highway 163 in Mexican Hat Utah, just outside of Monument Valley
Damn I would love to run this
I have been there and we had to stop. Then Navy fighter pilots came through the valley doing barrel rolls. My kids will always treasure that memory.
Taken this road many times and this is always my favorite view. There are a few similar looking ones in California as well
Looks like halo
I heard the music as soon as I saw it
Still want to go to Aspen? - Dumb and Dumber
That John Denver is full of shit.
The Loneliest Road in America. Drove it once. Contemplated offing myself thinking it would never end. Was slightly entertained when I stopped by The Loneliest Sand Pile somewhere along the route. 2/10..would not recommend.
Hoo hooo hooo ho hoo ho hoooo hooOoOoo
Everyone always shows pics of the wetlands...
I just saw a dream like this. Any idea where exactly this is so I could one day visit this. I have a bucket list on my Google maps saved places.
The Ring World passes through the Rose Nebula, chasing the Pupetteers who caused damn *tanj* mess. Fist of God mountain is visible on the bottom.
very original posting...
Who cares bud?
enough people that there is a new additional/temporary rule to try and filter out the constant reposting so the sub can get some new fucking content
If you’re seeing so many reposts you might be spending too much time on the internet bud.
I didn't ask your opinion
I love Nevada... All my passwords are variations of Las Vegas and Reno.
Been there, done that . . . at about 100mph
Wasn’t really smooth enough to go faster
This is the place where I discovered our Subaru won’t let you set the cruise above 90mph.
Boo! I used to drive a 2003 VW Jetta, I set the cruise control on that thing at 120 mph just about every weekend.
OMG! It looks just amazing this pinkish light! After seeing this photo I want to visit Nevada even more. Never been is states actually.
Pretty much EVERY road in Nevada does this. Even the big ones like the 15.
Hm, thought it would be flatter
I got a ticket around there once. It’s hard not to speed
What's the speed limit, how fast were you going, what do the cops usually let you get away with
70 mph. I set the cruise for about 78 on account of my heavy foot on these roads. Cops wait for the cars going 80 plus typically.
I was going 96…they let me off with 88. Speed limit is 70
I feel like I'd easily be doing 100+. I love in NJ and would do that at night when coming back from the shore. If I was in theiddle of no where, god help me
For a second there I thought it was the ocean until I actually looked at it again why
Welcome to /r/ConcaveEarth
Parts of the 93 look very similar
Drive up into the lane of the sky
“The Loneliest Road in America”
Kinda wish we’d known that before our trip from CA to UT and CO last year lol what a trip when you’re not expecting it… but glad we experienced it. Appropriately enough, listening to the Dune audiobook the whole way there and back.
It's a maximum experience in the winter, especially January, when traffic is almost nonexistent. I've driven it many times in winter. Not unusual to go for 40 miles without seeing another car--or any other sign of life. Between Fallon and Ely there are literally only two little towns, Austin and Eureka, both of which have nearly gone full ghost-town. Many other actual ghost towns are along the route on side roads.
Don't forget to see the abandoned Pony Express stops and the museum in Eureka. This is a very weird and little changed backwater of the American west. Mining, cattle ranching and tourism, and not much else.
Yup I’m getting a ticket
I used to live on US Route 50. In Indiana though.
Needs a bus stop or a gas station.
Nope. Thats an O'Neil cylinder.
That is a long, straight road.
This is where Gru would send the gorls if he lived in Nevada
Drive it fast enough and it's off to space!
... and a visit from Jeff Bezos'szz lawyers.
Fucking road hog.
How long would that take?
depends on how far you go per day. like if you just drive during the day youll prob only get 500 miles per day and if you want to have fun and stop and see stuff youll get even less. I would say 5 to 6 days if you sleep at night and make some stops.
Oh wow, I didn't realize it went across the US. I googled it after reading your comment. Pretty cool road trip!
we did 5800 miles this summer but only made it to yellowstone and the surrounding areas taking a northern route before heading home. in another few years i want to go straight across using route 50 hopefully 10 days each way
What state do you live in? I'm in Texas so I'd have to start my road trip in the middle lol
I just googled some of the towns on route 50, Austin, Fallon, Kingston. Not much going on in Austin or Kingston, most homes for sale are just lots. Fallon seems more habitable. I still think it would be cool to travel down this route and see some historic towns.
You want Bodie.
Thanks, I'll check that out.
Is there even a speed limit here? Just let people fucking rock
i wanna ride a kid tricycle down it
yeah i saw that
*cue Halo theme*
This proves the earth isn't round, it's a ramp.
I am the Highway.
love those desert roads where you can open it up
That looks awful
Everyone in this thread is talking about how pretty the landscape is and all I can focus on is how wobbly the sidelines are. Looks like its painted freehanded in MS paint
Photoshopping technique to make it look like inception.
Patrolling the Mojave almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter.
I see know the world isn't round or flat.
It is concave...
New complotist theory : Earth is a sphere and we're on the inside.
This nature is so beautiful.
Run Forrest Run
What happens if you run out of gas?
Does this lead to the Mojave outpost?