Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Echo Company Reunion - Day 1
Relative slow day at the reunion. Folks are still getting into Las Vegas. Had breakfast breakfast at the hotel buffet. Nothing much to write about = normal fare, food not very hot.
Spent some time at the hospitality room visiting. Late morning headed out to find a local bike shop, preferably a Trek dealer. Headed out to the West side to Mc Ghie Ski Bike And Board. Friendly staff. Picked up a city bicycle map (actually "Southern Nevada Bike Map") and an adventure guide. The adventure guide maps hiking trail, mountain bike trails, and rock climbing areas West of town - the Red Rock Canyon area. Guide published by Franco Maps. (See photo taken at Red Rock Canyon.)
The suggestion for dirt trails was riding in the Cottonwood Valley area. I was thinking of riding the road bike from the hotel. I was told "To NOT ride in the hotel/strip area". Suggested to go out to Henderson to ride on the 34 miles bike path loop.
Too windy to head out ride today (though saw quite a few cyclist out today). While on the West side of town, headed over to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Drove the scenic Byway and stopped for some photos.
Back to the hospitality room and more visiting. Took a break up in the room and process photos. Spent the evening back in the hospitality room.