That is a really cool highway- why was it abandoned? I want to ride it, for sure.
Today I rode up Mount Solomon in the hills around my city on a road bike... And just found a tick crawling around on the back of my neck.
Of course, after this is the customary nervous feeling of all my body to be sure there are no more, and the creepy, crawly feeling on the back of the neck that you can't shake although you've checked a million times...
Egad...I despise ticks.