Voyages on Two Wheels – 14 August 2011 – Playing In Traffic on the Las Vegas Strip
I know you’re probably a bit shocked at getting two posts in one day, but I figured I’d finish catching up
Sunday was my day off for the weekend. Yes, I had to work Saturday but at least I only have to ride about 20 minutes to get to the fabulous Las Vegas Strip Now, I say it’s fabulous because of the Welcome Sign and the unique experience of seeing so many different things in one place. It sure ain’t fabulous because of all the taxis and incredible drivers Still, playing in traffic can be good fun sometimes so I figured why not go dance with some city buses and tourists in SUV’s
I’d have to say this is one of my favorite pics from the bike so far There’s the Strip, parts of the bike, and I even managed to get myself in the pic It’s the chaos and challenge of moving obstacles which sets riding on the Strip apart from most other places in my ever so humble opinion. It has to be just about the polar opposite of riding through Red Rock Canyon. Somehow, they both get me into that mental place where there’s very little aside from the current moment’s concentration. Red Rock has scenery and a wide open road. The Strip has unpredictable drivers, interesting technical challenges in parking lots, and a completely unpredictable weirdness of what’s on display for all to see that must be experienced to be believed. I still can’t believe some pedestrians bet their lives playing a dangerous version of Frogger – Jay walking is just too risky for me on the Strip
I know what you’re thinking right now. Why would anyone go to the French bakery at Paris, Las Vegas and order pizza It’s simple really – They know what the heck they’re doing and they use good quality ingredients Just for example, olives at the French bakery actually have quite a strong flavor and are noticeable on their pizza The pizza itself was a bit floppier than I usually like it, but it sure hit the spot
I was getting ready to turn left as I exited Paris, Las Vegas for more miles on the Strip and figured this would make a good pic
I had to stop a short time later to gas up the bike. Again Of course, I’m kidding but it seems like I fill that tank sometimes three times a week Now, just remember the bike’s been getting a bit over 40 MPG lately and it’s about a four gallon tank so you can do the math on how much I’m riding
The reason I say that this is the worst nozzle in Las Vegas is that it will not pump gas unless the collar is compressed. Due to the shape of the inside of my bike’s gas tank guess what’s pretty much impossible I had to pump with my right hand while pulling back on the collar with my left. I got it to work, but I’m not going back to this place.
Y’all didn’t think I’d get completely away from airplanes, did ya ? The gas station just happened to be across the street from McCarran
After topping off my thirsty bike’s fuel tank I figured I’d head back up the Strip Paris sure looked great in the evening Maybe I’ll go to Bellagio…
Yeah, stopping by Bellagio was a pretty easy decision to make I’ve posted pics of their botanical gardens before, but you never know what you’re going to find during any given season as they completely redecorate the place about four times a year. They’ve still got summer going full swing and I could just feel the atmosphere of Independence Day in the air even if it was over a month later
So that was Sunday’s fun and frivolity in traffic I’ve got to cut this short, but I hope you liked the pics
Have a great day everyone
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