24 September 2012 - 7:11Vegas – Part 1
So as some of you might have noticed, I was out of town all week. I hopped on a plane and went to Vegas for a few days. My trip happened to coincide with Interbike, the big bike show that I have chosen to sit out for the last few years.
I have historically disliked Las Vegas, and I did not relish the fact that I had 2 days of tradeshow capped off with a red-eye home to look forward to when I parked the car at the airport on Monday. I did tell myself that I was going to be open minded though, and decided to lighten up this trip. After all, I was going to meet up with a long time buddy of mine from the days when I lived on the left coast.
I spent as little time at the convention center as possible, while getting as much work done as possible. Having a rental car at my disposal was one of the biggest assets I had going for me, so needless to say, I got around. I saw Hoover Dam. It was awesome. It boggles my mind that it was made out of concrete almost 80 years ago and it has zero signs of wear and tear. I mean, they cant even make a sidewalk of a bridge that holds up that long it seems…
I also found some nice spots off the beaten path. Frankie’s Tiki Room is my new favorite place. Something about rum drinks, surf music and darkness is pretty relaxing, despite the fact that from the outside, it looks sketchy as hell. I highly recommend a visit should you be in the area.
I’d also never been to Fremont St, the iconic Vegas strip of incandescent bulbs and dirty old casinos. Fabulous people watching opportunities are found here.
So here is an instagram photodump of all the non bike stuff I did while out there. I’ll be following it up with a bike related post soon enough. Enjoy!