Old 03-01-18, 10:36 PM
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Vegas for me is interesting, although the environment (meaning the casinos) really doesn't do much. It's almost like the casinos are there to obstruct my way to whatever else I want to do.

I've had some interesting experiences in LV, having been there for Interbike mainly and also for a number of years after tax season when the Missus's (former) boss flew everyone out there for 4 or 5 days.

I do like being able to drink without worrying about driving. It's generally pretty warm also, so usually the walk back is okay.

If driving the parking garages are generally nice, since they generally don't cost much. But it seems easier to just shuttle back and forth to the airport for things like Interbike. For more vacation stuff a car can help, to travel outside the city, but the few times we had a vehicle we didn't use it much.

Riding there to me is pretty good, but I don't mind doing the same loop repeatedly. My favorite ride by far is to ride out 159 to Red Rocks (haven't been there since they implemented a fee to get in) and roll right past until the Blue Diamond area, then hit 160 back to the Strip. When ridden in that direction the wind is almost always a significant tailwind out of the Red Rocks area so the latter half of 159 and all of 160 are usually pretty intense tailwinds. Makes for a really fast fun second half of a ride.
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