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U.S. Route 50 in Nevada

U.S. Route 50 in Nevada

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Applewave

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!


silversquirrel

>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.


Applewave

If long road rides are your thing, you should check out Randonneuring!


mnorri

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/


Spartan2470

[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).


Lynchpin_Cube

love that is tints redder with every repost


JimNasium123

Is that why it’s called “Reddit”?


DuskyDay

Nice!


barre_chord_reality

r/earthporn is leaking more red


meukbox

The real hero, with some info on the picture. OP just dumps a recycled picture for karma.


Magellanic_Cloudz

Still kind of looks like the ringworld


Nuka-Cole

Amateurs be thinking the earth is flat. Ringworld confirmed.


Magical-Manboob

Queuing up the Halo theme...


MichaelMSosa

Is it real or edit???


daphnegillie

This is where I learned to drive at 15 yrs old in the 1977 on vacation with my mom and sisters.


xampl9

A friend learned that the Nevada highway patrol does indeed patrol this road. And that they don’t look like Max Rockatansky, surprisingly.


methodeux

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.


handsomegramps1955

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


DoctorStephenPoop

Reminds me of Road Rash on Sega


tinyhorsesinmytea

That twangy tinny rock music immediately came into my head when I saw the image.


Runamok81

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAYRIYdh340


FredKarlekKnark

thank you for this memory


PerfectLuck25367

#BWAAA


round-earth-theory

Imagine a cop sitting at the top of the hill and just marking down speeders to pick off once they get close.


dalameda

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.


BoomZhakaLaka

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.


silicon1

quotas or "productivity goals" must've increased.


scaredycat_z

Am I looking at flat land or a mountain? Such a confusing perspective


Peter_Mansbrick

A long focal length (600mm in this case) compresses distance which can make a gradual dip in the landscape look like this


TheLightingGuy

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***


MRDUDE117

When you first saw US Route 50 were you blinded?


BenjamintheFox

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.


Ghetto_Phenom

I actually wouldn’t mind finding out we live in a halo earth


TheLightingGuy

Until the Covenant decide to show up and fuck all of us up that is.


Ghetto_Phenom

I mean they think they will fuck us all up.. good thing we already thought up chief as a protection


InsightfoolMonkey

This road also slopes back at the end


josef_cruz93

So in real life this is just flat right? The camera made it like it was warping?


AirborneRodent

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.


jermleeds

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.


Stellar-Polaris

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”.


SDRabidBear

Nope. That's highway 163 in Mexican Hat County Utah, just outside of Monument Valley.


Coheed2000

See I knew the world was round.... oh wait.


thedaddystuff1979

*curved earth*


callme_nostradumbass

*Floors it.* After passing the guy on the bike, of course.


redreddie

Must . . . ride . . . this . . . road!!!!


fargmania

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.


katlian

But there is gold in those hills. Nevada produces more than 3/4 of all the gold in the US.


fargmania

TIL, but I only saw silver and copper mines along that route... I suppose gold mines wouldn't be advertised. :)


ReverendPalpatine

*Halo theme intensifies*


astoroth81

Flat earthers be like


Sugar696969

Earth is a donut confirmed!


zefy_zef

We Halo now


blazblu82

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.


Taintly_Manspread

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.


madsci

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.


obrienr7

Is that the road Forrest Gump runs down while Jackson Browne blares in the background?


SDRabidBear

Nope. That is highway 163 in Mexican Hat Utah, just outside of Monument Valley


b3ta_max

Damn I would love to run this


CollectiveOfCells

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.


L42SON-Fan

Taken this road many times and this is always my favorite view. There are a few similar looking ones in California as well


SanYex1989

Looks like halo


fordprefect294

I heard the music as soon as I saw it


preyinghawk

Still want to go to Aspen? - Dumb and Dumber


PauloSmash

That John Denver is full of shit.


steez_show

*Inception noises*


bluehawkxs

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.


-SethEh-

Hoo hooo hooo ho hoo ho hoooo hooOoOoo


A40

Everyone always shows pics of the wetlands...


cozysarkozy

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.


AFAFTech

Ring World


josteos

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.


SardiaFalls

https://old.reddit.com/r/pics/search?q=U.S.+Route+50&restrict_sr=on&sort=relevance&t=all very original posting...


thatoddtetrapod

Who cares bud?


SardiaFalls

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


thatoddtetrapod

If you’re seeing so many reposts you might be spending too much time on the internet bud.


SardiaFalls

I didn't ask your opinion


Kamran_Santiago

I love Nevada... All my passwords are variations of Las Vegas and Reno.


Seacarius

Been there, done that . . . at about 100mph


TangoDeltaFoxtrot

That's it?


Seacarius

Wasn’t really smooth enough to go faster


danbob411

This is the place where I discovered our Subaru won’t let you set the cruise above 90mph.


TangoDeltaFoxtrot

Boo! I used to drive a 2003 VW Jetta, I set the cruise control on that thing at 120 mph just about every weekend.


BidRecent1752

OMG! It looks just amazing this pinkish light! After seeing this photo I want to visit Nevada even more. Never been is states actually.


Desperate-Ad-6463

Pretty much EVERY road in Nevada does this. Even the big ones like the 15.


mytwocentsshowmanyss

Hm, thought it would be flatter


pmahgerg

I got a ticket around there once. It’s hard not to speed


Big_lt

What's the speed limit, how fast were you going, what do the cops usually let you get away with


tomcat13

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.


pmahgerg

I was going 96…they let me off with 88. Speed limit is 70


Big_lt

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


pygmypuffonacid

For a second there I thought it was the ocean until I actually looked at it again why


TinfoilCamera

Welcome to /r/ConcaveEarth


timmy4242

Parts of the 93 look very similar


contraterrene

Drive up into the lane of the sky


thermostatypus

“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.


Met2000

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.


Bizee2

Yup I’m getting a ticket


Sir_Nuttsak

I used to live on US Route 50. In Indiana though.


msnmck

Needs a bus stop or a gas station.


kd8qdz

Nope. Thats an O'Neil cylinder.


mphs2step

That is a long, straight road.


accuracy_frosty

This is where Gru would send the gorls if he lived in Nevada


neverwhisper

Drive it fast enough and it's off to space! ... and a visit from Jeff Bezos'szz lawyers.


PatSaidJack

Fucking road hog.


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dancingcat

How long would that take?


Trollfarm2020

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.


dancingcat

Oh wow, I didn't realize it went across the US. I googled it after reading your comment. Pretty cool road trip!


Trollfarm2020

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


dancingcat

What state do you live in? I'm in Texas so I'd have to start my road trip in the middle lol


Chokesi

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.


Gafoto

You want Bodie.


Chokesi

Thanks, I'll check that out.


Tokestra420

Is there even a speed limit here? Just let people fucking rock


Big_Poppa_Luke

i wanna ride a kid tricycle down it


ImBaaaaaaaaaaack

https://thumbs.gfycat.com/InnocentGoodnaturedKangaroo-max-1mb.gif


solespeed3

🚶


saddness270

yeah i saw that


Apprentice_of_Lain

*cue Halo theme*


Mildly-Displeased

This proves the earth isn't round, it's a ramp.


resolutefool

I am the Highway.


karl1776

love those desert roads where you can open it up


Prince_Chunk

That looks awful


Saltdaddy

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


aphexartist

Photoshopping technique to make it look like inception.


SirCap

*Halo choir*


just-me-illu

Patrolling the Mojave almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter.


veiledre

Temptation.


Yoieh

I see know the world isn't round or flat. It is concave...


Sh099078

New complotist theory : Earth is a sphere and we're on the inside.


augustinewyman

This nature is so beautiful.


Bhuvan_7

Run Forrest Run


I_love_limey_butts

What happens if you run out of gas?


BornUnderPunches

BWAAAAMMM


Morlans_FamousShop

Does this lead to the Mojave outpost?