Before the summer Tahoe crowds really begin to roar in with the warm weather and the end of school Mt. Rose Highway between Reno and Lake Tahoe is a very cool road to climb. Right now it is pretty safe to do so, but in a few weeks there are sometimes trains of 30 or more cars behind slow gawking tourists! Makes it almost deadly to ride unless you start at 5:30 in the morning. But, since the crowds are here yet I jumped on my bike, rode out of the garage, and started up Highway 431, aka Mt. Rose Highway. It was a pretty cold morning, but I was happy as it kept the sweat at bay a little bit. As much as I really dislike living in the Reno area in general, I sometimes feel a little smile when I can ride up roads like this from my house. I guess there are worse things in the world.