The invasion of the bicycle people is happening in Las Vegas as the most special week is upon us -- Interbike Week. It's the national bicycle trade show. Or as I like to call it, The High Holy Days.
The first two days are the dirt demo where bicycle lovers try out gorgeous mountain bikes and road bicycles at Bootleg Canyon in Boulder City and then it's at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the trade show Wednesday to Friday.
And don't forget the famed World Cup CrossVegas bike race at Desert Breeze Park on Wednesday. and Customer Appreciation Day on Friday.
You can tell the Interbike folks are in town because I saw a lot of new faces and bicycles on SR 159 in Red Rock Canyon this morning.
When you see someone riding an urban commuter bike or a portable folding bike on the 159 shoulder, you know someone is exhibiting at Interbike.
Speaking of Red Rock Canyon, there's nothing like missing it for a week to realize how beautiful it is. I'm back in town after a week visiting Great Basin and Yosemite National Parks, the east Sierras, Lake Tahoe and Mount Whitney and Red Rock Canyon can hold its own in the landscape looks department.
I was biking on the scenic loop this morning and I still stare at the beauty of the The Big Red Stripe.