First day of travel back east, did about 600 miles. Picked up my bike first thing in the morning, everything running smooth. Fresh set of battle axe touring tires ready to be broken in. Heading out of SF across the golden gate was fun, seemed smaller this time around because I could actually see all of it at once. Last time I crossed it was all foggy. From SF to Sacramento was okay and smooth going. From Sacramento to Reno things got interesting, I was riding up around 7000 ft crossing over the mountains. There is still tons of snow up that high, like 10ft either side of the highway. Really beautiful riding. Fortunately the highway was nice and dry. From nov 1 to apr 30 trucks legally must carry chains and use if needed, so any earlier this route might not have worked. Saw cabins still half buried in snow, felt weird to be riding right beside them. The rest of I-80 through nevada was pretty boring and straight, but went by fast. Cold as well, good thing I had my cold weather gear easily accessible to layer.
Rode right to sunset, made it all the way to wendover, and a few hundred meters across the border into utah and mountain time. Wendover is a strange town, being on the border the nevada half is all casinos, the utah half motels. Close to the salt flats so they have tons of capacity for when events happen in the salt flats, but its mostly empty right now on the utah side. Last photo of SF to post, no photos of snow from today.