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Ok people time to start thinking about Vegas. :hot::2excited:

We are just over 3 months out now and its time to organise a couple of things.

The first is a ride. Some of us Aussies have found a place to rent some bikes for a Saturday ride. If you are flying in and interested in renting a bike PM me and I will pass on our details. I have spoken to some locals from this site and come up with two options for us. The comments in bold are the local advice on the two routes.
I have made it easy with a poll. You can either ride and pick a ride for us to roll down, or stay in the bar and miss out. :eek:

I have linked a rough map of the route's, my pick is for the Valley of fire ride. That's what Vegas is about to me anyway. The Valley of Fire ride also has the option of calling into the Hoover Dam as we pass quite close.

Both rides are around 130 miles and about 3 hours riding. Both rides include stopping at the welcome to Vegas sign for a group photo on our return into Las Vegas.

Ride 1. Valley of Fire

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=d&...6.230981,-114.502258&spn=0.999173,2.69989&z=9

"I think that the Valley of Fire route around Lake Mead is the most scenic, but it is still hot that time of year in those areas. I would say 95F-105F for high noon. Also from the south side of Valley of Fire around the North side of Lake Mead back towards Las Vegas is still under renovation, road construction and has multiple sections that are gravel. Very pretty road but the road construction sucks. Valley of Fire and the Lake Mead section require seperate fees also, like $5 each vehicle. Valley of Fire is not a large area and the speed limit is low, don't get a ticket from a Park Ranger because it will be a large one.
Here is a picture of Valley of Fire."



Ride 2. Mount Charleston

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=d&....271957,-115.371552&spn=0.49933,1.349945&z=10

"The MT Charleston route is the normal run for that time of year due to the heat, alot of people are not used to how hot and dry it can be here, but that is my opinion. But, it is just a mountain and some ok scenery, nothing special by any means.

April is the Laughlin River Bike Run and in October is the Las Vegas Bike Fest. Any month in between then are definately unpredicatable as far as rain and storms and heat."

Please get involved and Vote. Looking forward to riding with you all.

Rick and Shelley :bigthumbsup:
 

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I'm a go with the flow kinda guy 8) I'm happy just sitting back and playing follow the leader!! I'll go where you want to go Rick!


Valley of Fire it is!!
 

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Valley of Fire is always a nice cruise. Guess you know what my vote was :)
 

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V.O.F. I want some cool pic's of our bike with the red rocks.:bigthumbsup:

Isn't that where the river of beer flows through?:joke:
 

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We can go threw Red Rock Canyon and go up to Mountain Springs. There is a bar and food up there and it is pretty cool as far as temp. This is a pretty local ride so alot of bikes ( rocket, hardleys and anything inbetween) go up this way. At the bar up in Mt. Springs is a hang out for all bikes. Dont forget about going down town and hanging out at Hogs and Heffers for a few beers and seeing the local crowd (alot of bikes on the weekend) and usally a great BBQ.:bigthumbsup:
 

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I'm a go with the flow kinda guy 8) I'm happy just sitting back and playing follow the leader!! I'll go where you want to go Rick!

Valley of Fire it is!!
I am good to go as I have done neither .... Canucklehead , chances are you will be riding down with us Edmonphuckingtonians so I imagine we will allprobably do the same ride together.
 

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V.O.F. I want some cool pic's of our bike with the red rocks.:bigthumbsup:

Isn't that where the river of beer flows through?:joke:
No , the red rocks color it too much , I think that is where bloody mary's come from ...

but I like your thinking and I am willing to back you up on your quest to find said river ....

any chances of hot naked chicks tanning by the river ?
 

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At Vegas we'll be about 3500 miles into our ride. I vote for just cruisin' the strip :eek:
 

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At Vegas we'll be about 3500 miles into our ride. I vote for just cruisin' the strip :eek:
Hey Biggerstretch, I'd like to think any river near Vegas would have hot naked chics by it.:bigthumbsup:

Chief, you'll have Friday to rest up and then roll with the pack Sat.:bigthumbsup:
 

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Hey Biggerstretch, I'd like to think any river near Vegas would have hot naked chics by it.:bigthumbsup:

Chief, you'll have Friday to rest up and then roll with the pack Sat.:bigthumbsup:
I know, I will. Mt. Charleston sounds like a cooler (temp) ride, plus I've not ridden there
 

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Ok lads. I have rented a bike for Vegas. I pick it up Friday afternoon so I can cruise the strip that night, then go for the group ride Saturday.
 

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The Valley of Fire was beautiful. My wife and I were there in April on a rented harley. One note, there was a lot of construction going on and one section of road that was loose deep gravel that went on for a mile or two. Not fun. I'm pretty sure they said it would be wrapped up by now, but I'd inquire.
 

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Thanks JD we will
 
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