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  1. #1
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    Viva Bike Vegas or Las Vegas Gran Fondo

    If anyone has done both of these rides recently please let me know which one you'd recommend - and why.

    Viva Bike Vegas - [probably] Sept 20, 2014
    http://rtcws.rtcsnv.com/vivabikevegas/

    Gran Fondo Las Vegas - April 5, 2014
    http://granfondotriplecrown.com/las-vegas-info/

    My company insists I map out all of fiscal 2014/15 vacation by the end of the month, so it's time to make some decisions.

    If it matters - I'd be coming down from the West coast of Canada.

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    I liked Viva this year. Coming from Canada you shoudl be warned that some folks find that September is still too warm for their liking. I haven't done the grand fondo.

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    Thanks for the response and the warning about the heat. I did notice the routing for the Gran Fondo doesn't include riding down the strip like Viva does - that would be pretty cool.

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    Sept can top out @100 pretty regular. April for sure has breezes. Ask AZ Adam how he liked them breezes this year. As for me, I am somewhat used to the heat, but the wind this year wore me out.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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