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  • Mackie

    I have a fellow at work interested in flying to Vegas, Renting a HD and riding up to Reno - down the lonely road to Ely - and back to Vegas.

    Can you give me a typical late March weather prediction if this trip is possible. I was out in Vegas on the Pedal Bike and the weather was in the low 80's, but I remember it being unseasonably warm according to the locals. Also, is this a decent trip to make?
    Natural Born Cynic

    What irks me (maybe its too soon for the truth), DW was a 16-oval WIN specialist, yet the vast majority those boohooing for him, hardcarders & fans, alike are the same ones trying to kill anything with more than 9 deg banking & 4 corners, where Dan ultimately made his home...

  • #2
    Gator, I want to go. Heck, I didn't know that you could even rent HD's! It would be a great trip, be sure to have him/her visit the historic mining towns around Reno, and Lake Tahoe is a must. As to the weather, there is about a thirty degree difference from where I am, and Vedas. Even though LV is only 360 miles south of me there are altitude considerations, as there are with Reno, and mountains along the route. We are at 4,300 feet here, Ely, 120 miles to the south, is 2,000 feet higher, and colder. Out of Ely, there two ways to get to Vegas, the scenic, mountainous route 93, or the "flatland" way, almost 75 miles shorter. You can dress for any weather you may get on a bike, but warmer is better. You sure don't want to deal with snow, which would still be possible then. I would say the later the better. Most of the trip won't furnish "Vegas heat" anyway. I assume hotel/motel, nights will be cold, mornings won't warm up very fast. I have a friend who is in his 70's, who does these kind of trips all year on a HD, I will check with him and see what he says, and get back to you with a PM.

    folks one more thing, this thread is about Nevada, and there is no place like it in the world. Just between all of us here, by all means everyone, go to Vegas some day, it is awesome, but don't go there to gamble. If you do, visit the "Strip" for the free stuff and the outside displays, then go downtown or one of the "Stations," or Sam's Town, where the locals go, where the stakes are lower. My personal choise is Sunset Station, on the way out to Hoover Dam, which is a must-see. Unless you are so wealthy or have the urge to throw away your wealth in huge amounts, or have a problem in your head so that you can't get a rush without risking more then $25 a hand, there are hundreds of casinos around where you can play table games for $5 a hand or less, and still eat good food and see good entertainment. As for slots, they aren't like the government, they aren't into deficit spending. They contain the best little computers on the world. Those computers control the "reels" and stop them in a manner that hits that you only missed the JP by a click. They don't spit out large sums of money until some other fool puts it in first. When the diarrhea chip does click in it is fun, take the money and run, don't put it back. Remember, nothing is free, not the drinks, the rooms, the cigarettes or the shows. I have seen bottles of beer that cost a grand.

    This is how I make my living, trust me, I have seen this from both sides.

    [ January 21, 2002: Message edited by: Mackie ]


    • #3
      There are a number of places here in Vegas where you can rent Harleys. Probably the biggest also lets you drop them in LA,San Diego, Palm Springs, San Francisco, Denver, etc.

      Have him contact: http://www.bnm.com/eagle.htm
      Las Vegas
      Toll Free:
      Tel: 702-876-8687
      Fax: (702) 876-8724
      5012 S. Arville St.,
      Suite # 9
      Las Vegas, NV 89118


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