Sunday, February 15, 2015

Birth of the Pugsley

I got hooked on the Surly Pugsley at my first Interbike demo day at Bootleg Canyon. It took about seven years or so, but I finally got around to buying one -- and I'm sure I glad I did. It's like riding on air -- almost like flying, really.  

The Bike Shops of California State

California is a state of bike stores.

All types.

Here are my Top 5.

                                                         1.Garcia Bike Shop in Oxnard

                                                           2.  Ventura Bike Depot

                                                       3. Santa Cruz Bicycle Trip

  4. Ventura Bike Shop/Thrift Store on Main Street

5. San Francisco

RIP Tark

On saturday, I bicycled from the hinterlands of Summerlin to the UNLV campus, some 17 miles away in the Vegas Valley near the international airport.

I thought it was only appropriate to ride the red Roubaix to the Tarkanian statue-turned-shrine-memorial in light of the great hoops coach's death last week.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Cycling The Wetlands And Trying To Avoid The Wind

I realize Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston and Valley of Fire at The Big Three of the Las Vegas area's nature lineup.

But I'm very close to putting the Wetlands Park into the Big Three to make it The Big Four.

It offers so much water and color and inspiring vegetation along the Las Vegas Wash corridor.

I drove with my bicycle to the Wetlands from Summerlin, about a 30-minute drive or so. Parked at the visitors center lot and pedaled away, heading in the direction of Lake Las Vegas.

There's a sweet and smooth paved trail, with lots of dirt trails.

It was way windy, so the Wetlands was a good place to find a riding scene that was a few degrees warmer.

Just take Tropicana Ave east about three miles east of 95 and you'll see the big sign pointing you to go left.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Red Rock Panorama

It was 41 degrees at 6:50am and it was easy to stay inside.

But that hardest pedal stroke is always the first one out the door, and I'm glad I cycled to the Red Rock overlook this morning.

I went on the short trail off the overlook parking lot for the first time in my two years here and thought I'd give the panorama option a shot

Checking The Ranch In Red Rock Canyon

Last Tuesday morning, I biked with my man Anthony to Blue Diamond and stopped at the Spring Mountains Ranch to check the scene.

Dave Does Trader Joe's

No bike racks at Trader Joe's in Downtown Summerlin shopping center?

No problem for Dave.

This fella with the Batman Belt filled with devices and gadgets locks up his chariot along the shopping cart railing.