great report and thanks for sharing. If all the cards line up, I plan on doing what remains of the old 90/80 route to California this summer. Old memories of driving it in my '54 Ford in '64.
As per US 50 through Nevada being the loneliest hiway, sheesh, I've been on many very lonely hiways out west. Be hard to rate one over the other.
Keep it coming
A '00 KLR 650 40,000 miles, A '07 1250S 77,000 actual, A '03 5.3L Chevy Truck 77,000 + '43 style dude , Simper Fi ;-)