Sunday, August 31, 2014

Let's Hit the Loop

When I bike on the Red Rock Canyon scenic loop, I'm thankful more people don't know about this place.

When I was visiting Las Vegas annually for the Interbike trade show, I never even knew red Rock Canyon existed.

It makes me wonder how many inspiring places and people I have not encountered because I am just not curious enough to explore.

Just as I was about to enter the scenic loop off, I met ultra marathon runner Molly Sheridan, who began running marathons at age 48 ten years ago and now runs a running event organizer business. I wrote a profile of Molly only two months ago for the Review-Journal.

Then, it off to the scenic loop. Enjoy your four-pack of photos.

Busy day on the Loop -- more bicyclists than cars.


Oh yes, highest [point right here at elevation 4,771 feet.

Side selfie with dose of The Big Stripe.

Can't get enough of The Big Stripe

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Red Rock By Mt Bike

Ended the day with a Red Rock Canyon mountain bike ride, offering views of the scenic loop.

Just Another Morning Bicycle Ride

Nothing like the zoom lens to show you how beautiful it is to bike Red Rock Canyon.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Closed To Cars But Open To Bicyclists -- An Unofficial Ciclovia

The Summerlin sprawl means that there will be roads that are built, but closed to cars during the house construction phase.

But the closed roads sure make great places to ride a bicycle.

As RJ star photographer Kevin Cannon finds out Saturday.

Friday, August 15, 2014

It's Hi 5 Time

Time for a Hi 5!

1. In Toronto, a property management company removes a bicycle from a pole on a public sidewalk. Reminds me of El Cortez banning people from locking bicycles on a public sidewalk in downtown Las Vegas.

2. Whoa nellie! Check out Copenhagen's elevated bicycle path.

3. This fella riding a bike in Ashland, Oregon was cited by police for riding in the traffic lane and not the bike lane.

4. Nice to hear that there's a bicycle crackdown in New York City. Maybe start with this NYPD officer standing in the middle of a bike lane in midtown.

5. When Interbike and the bicycle industry come to Vegas, there's a whole bunch of great bike events -- like the Las Vegas Pedal Palooza crits in downtown.

Mountain Bikes Can't Go Everywhere

Tonight I took a four-mile stroll into the new housing development being built further west of where I live in Summerlin.

And I inevitably see bicyclists on all my walk.

Like these guys on mountain bikes, who made the smart move and didn't try to ride their rigs down a set of concrete steps into their neighborhood -- especially when one of them had a trailer with a little kid inside.

Grateful For All This

I'm lucky to live around the corner from this.

People from around the West make a pilgrimage to Red Rock Canyon.

It's a morning bike ride for me and for that I am grateful.