• Road Trip - LA, San Fran, Lake Tahoe
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellovett View Post
    That sounds pretty tempting. However, it will probably be mid-morning when we come through. Maybe a little early for a cold bud-light. We're planning to take 50 all the way across NV, maybe Ely or even Delta or Fillmore, UT if we can make it. What is a reasonable speed on highway 50 between Carson City and Ely? Is there a posted limit?
    I don't remember seeing speed limit signs. You won't fall asleep cruising in the high 80's low 90's with occasional forays into the 'teens. Just remember to obey the posted limits approaching and through the few towns in-between the emptiness. Carefull through the mountain passes as there are NV State Police ambush spots and wildlife which could ruin your day. Radar detector may be a good investment (Valentine?). Ely is a nice place to stay the night. Try the Copper Queen Casino hotel (I think its a Ramada). Stay across the street from the casino. Next door is a superb Mexican restaurant. Nothing much between Ely and Delta. Don't remember Fillmore though. A game you may want to play: after coming down a mtn pass try to guess how long it will take till the next pass in the distance (pick a point you can see). My wife and I kept over-estimating the time plus it didn't help that I kept pressing harder on the go peddle.

    Point to consider: going from near sea level to the mountains you'll gain a few pounds of air pressure in your tires especially with the hot blacktop. I went from 30psi to 38-39 by the time I got to Ely from Napa and vice versa when you come down off the mountains. In the C5 the DIC kept warning me of high tire pressures (mostly the right front). Even the next morning after staying the night in Ely pressures were 34-35 in the morning. Bled them down to 30 and had no problems until I got home. Then the next morning at home, pressures were 28-29 cold.

    Enjoy Hwy 50 - you may see and/or pass 10 cars your whole trip. It is the "loneliess road".

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    If anyone comes near Salt Lke City ,UT...... let me know.. i would enjoy meeting...

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    This is a test to see if I can upload photos. In case you recognize this photo, it was on eBay, where I bought the car. It was located in Long Beach and has been waiting for me in Marina Del Rey since January. It has been resting up for it's big trip to Nebraska, where it will meet it's older brother, the '96 LT4.

    Life is good.

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    I see the yellow corvette

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    Napa, Thanks for the info and advice. It turns out we have a Valentine, so I will keep it turned on at least approaching any city limits. And the Mountain passes. I guess they don't help much for animals, which I hadn't thought about. That would definitely ruin my day. And the warning about tire pressure is appreciated. This is my first car with pressure indicators, and I have a guage in the glove box for good measure. Depending on the time of day by Ely, we may opt to stay there for the night. If so, I'll be looking for the Copper Queen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellovett View Post
    Napa, Thanks for the info and advice. It turns out we have a Valentine, so I will keep it turned on at least approaching any city limits. And the Mountain passes. I guess they don't help much for animals, which I hadn't thought about. That would definitely ruin my day. And the warning about tire pressure is appreciated. This is my first car with pressure indicators, and I have a guage in the glove box for good measure. Depending on the time of day by Ely, we may opt to stay there for the night. If so, I'll be looking for the Copper Queen.
    Like I said, don't know much of anything between Ely and Delta. So if you don't stay in Ely don't count on staying anywhere until you get to Delta. There just isn't anything there and I don't recall seeing much of anything in Delta either - maybe Super 8's, Motel 6 types.

    Keep the Valentine on at all times. You never know if that sagebrush in the distance is hiding a radar gun. You'll probably not see much wildlife in the flats since there is not much in the way of green cover. In the passes with trees and green stuff is where I would be wary of deer and other four legged animals - also, remember if there is one deer, there tends to be others.

    Have fun and keep the shiny side up.

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    Trip was awsome, avg fuel economy was 27.1 mph. I'll post some pics when I can. I put 1500 + miles on my vette ! Awsome road trip !

    Went San Diego to Oxnard ( 1 nite) to Capitola/ San Jose (1 nite)Bakersfield (1 nite) to Las Vegas/Hoover Dam (3 nites) back to Vegas then back to San Diego.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellovett View Post
    This is a test to see if I can upload photos. ..............
    Life is good.

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    yellovett... I repaired the image link in your earlier post. Nice C5! Congrats!

    Quote Originally Posted by Danger731 View Post
    Trip was awsome.............. I'll post some pics when I can. ........


    Start up a thread and share photos from your trip! We love photos.

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    will do !

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