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Old 11-19-2013, 03:38 PM
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Default Re: Motorbike Owners In Vegas

Tyler I didn't men to rain on your parade friend. Las Vegas Blvd, "the strip" is truly amazing the first time one experiences it at night for sure. It is one of those places in the world where the wealthy, the healthy, the poor, the sickly, and every one in between converge together in unorganized organized madness. It is beautiful and ugly, it is safe and dangerous, it is fun and disturbing, and much more.

As I said before the traffic is insane. Pedestrians up on the sidewalk often move faster than traffic on the Blvd. Also it is illegal to ride a bicycle on the sidewalk anywhere in Las Vegas... How crazy it that!

I've been ridding motorcycles for well over 40 years and the strip is the only place I can go where I feel intimidated and truly vulnerable. I always assume that everyone around me will do the wrong thing at the wrong time.

On the other hand you can travel just outside the city and enjoy truly amazing experience's in the desert. Red Rock Canyon is just minutes from the Blvd and is a very popular place to bicycle. Traveling east just outside the city is Lake Mead National Recreation Area. One hour to the northeast is Valley of Fire State Park. One hour to the northwest is Mt. Charleston. To the south is Mojave National Preserve.

I don't advocate riding your motorized bicycle to these destinations, but certainly encourage you to go by car and than unload your motorized bicycle and have a great time. Spring and autumn are the best times. Winter is ok too, but in the summer it is brutally hot and you can easily suffer from dehydration and/or heat exhaustion and/or fatal heat stroke in less than 1 hour. Forget about the snakes, scorpions, spiders, coyotes, mountain lions, and bobcats, and in some cases the bighorn sheep, the most dangerous thing about the desert is the hot arid climate. When it is 110 degrees and there is not so much as a stick of shade one mile may as well be 100 miles and you may or may not have a cell phone signal. I always travel with more water than I think I need and ware a hat every where I go.
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