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Old 05-05-2004, 11:03 PM   #80
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Location: Scarning, Norfolk, today...
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Breakfast in a Casino, Straight Desert Roads and being E-Dumped...

4th May

Don't know what time I originally woke - something to do with a yard load of lorries starting up and moving off. Eventually I got back to sleep and woke to find it was 0700 :P.

I pack the bike and am on the road, heading south, at 0800. The US 95 is a straight road - laser straight...



The morning sun is very bright - I'm wearing sunglasses and have the sun visor down and I'm still squinting.

I stop for breakfast. I know I'm now in Nevada, because every cafe is also a casino :P



After a heart attack on a plate, I continue, turning north west onto the 140 - a road which is, err, straight...



Service areas are not common in this part of the world. I have a guideline of never passing a petrol stop if I have more than 120 miles on the trip meter...



The signs of the continuing drought are here as well. This is a dried up lake bed -



...which is home to a few dust devils, but no water.

After about 60 miles, the road reaches the edge of a bluff and the plain is laid out like a chart below...



It's a popular hang gliding site, but it's a bit breezy for the boys today...

I'm knackered, so stop at Lakeview and check into the Best Western.

I check my Email to find that my girlfriend has E-dumped me.

Bugger.

There's something impersonal about being Emailed like this - no letter to screw up, throw in the corner and stare at thoughtfully...

Better day tomorrow - no doubt about it. A six-pack of Coors assists my passage through the evening...

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