So instead of following a planned route to some of Southern Nevada's pretty landscape destinations, I decided to check out the West Beltway Trail and then head to the Strip and downtown.
I let the bike ride take me instead of the other way around.
And I was rewarded with catching up with a fat tire/low-rider bike rally ride on Flamingo Blvd.
"Thanks for letting a guy in Spandex with narrow tires join the ride," I told a low-rider.
He smiled, and said, "As long as you're riding two wheels, you're welcome to ride with us."
It was a fat tire rally of bicyclists from across the western U.S., from San Jose and San Diego to Boulder, Colo.
Check out these rides.