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.

Monday, August 11, 2014

RIP Robin Williams

He loved bicycles. He was a good guy.

Riding the Red Rock Canyon With Photos

It was time to bike Red Rock Canyon this morning and check out a new Nikon Cool Pix camera. No more iPhone5 photos.

Here we go.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Frigid 64 Degrees During Red Rock Ride This AM

When the temp dips to a frigid 64 degrees in August in Las Vegas, you know it's going to be a great bicycle ride through Red Rock Canyon.

Got up early and the hit the road at 5:40 am and there were lots of walkers out there in Summerlin enjoying the unusual cool temps.

Lovely ride to Blue Diamond and back this morning, with other riders along the way.

In Blue Diamond, there were some muddy sections caused by Monday's rainy deluge that struck the Las Vegas valley.