Saturday, August 15, 2015

Crossing The Vegas Valley, From One Side to the Other

Most mornings I pedal into an through Red Rock Canyon for the scenery that attracts people from all points West.

But this morning, on a Saturday, I crossed the Vegas Valley from the west side of Summerlin to the end of the road on Washington Avenue on the valley's eastern tip.

It was a 43-mile ride with about 1,700 feet of elevation gain.

Near the top of Washington Avenue on the east side, I saw a house with that sign that leads this post.

You see the Red Rock Canyon photos all the time but here's a look at the rugged east side.

On the way back up Alta Drive to Summerlin, I sought shade under a pavilion and saw a fellow bicyclist-reader at Tivoli Village. It's important to note that the people who run Summerlin want you to know that Tivoli Village is NOT in Summerlin.

And man it was hot out there -- on Alta Drive near Buffalo it was 108 at 11:30 am

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