The 400+ miles of Nevada along I-80 are worse from my perspective - pure drudgery.
(1) Great places to train in Lovelock, Winnemucca, Elko.
(2) Excellent Basque food in Winnemucca and Elko.
(3) High Altitude.
(4) Clean air
Real America dude.....learn to love it. If you want a starbucks every mile, stay home.