So if you had some time off, some air miles and wanted to go ride somewhere for 3-4 days where would you head?
My lady is heading to Long Island and Manahattan to stay with a friend and I thought about tagging along. taking the new bike out. But then I got thinking about where else would be a hot spot. San Jose? San Fran? Austin?
I can drive to Portland/Seattle and maybe have a place to stay, but hotel/motel would be a consideration anywhere else...
After posting a few shots in the other MUP thread, I recieved more than a few emails, etc asking about some of the riding here in Vegas. Surprising to many people, the riding here is pretty amazing. Tons of climbs (including one that is 17.34 miles with 5000 feet of gain), miles and miles and miles of barely used bike paths and just lots of good, safe riding. Once you get away from the Strip, it is a different world out here. So far there are over 100 miles of MUP type trails and they hope to have almost 200 in the near future.
This was from our ride today. We did about 70 miles total with lots of climbing and about 56 of it on MUPs. Training and riding fast on these is very safe due to almost zero walkers, runners or anyone else for that matter. Just lots and lots of open trail.
View of the road around the lake from the path.
My wife looking out into the valley. This area gets extremely fast and technical with 5%-8% gradients with 180 degree hair pins for a few miles.
This is actually designated bike path, but also doubles as a run off area durning storms. The main MUP just runs right into this around Boulder City and takes you from the lake up to town at about 7%+ grade.
The path even crosses some train tracks. We happen to cross it right when the train came through today!
I'm stuck in a hotel in Montreal with my bike at home all in pieces. I should have a bike day thread on Friday if all goes to plan. A "break in" ride in Vegas is looking good right about now as the rain stealthily approaches.