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    Las vegas

    Flying to the city from Dec 28 to Jan 4th with the family. I have one for sure maybe 2 full days of riding. I need at least 5 hrs on the bike each day with some vertical gain. Can anybody put a course or two together for me.

    Or even better anybody want to ride with me? I don't say much Ill buy you a beer or two, afterwards, and know that whenever you head up north in my neck of the woods I'll return the favour.

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    Do you have an exact date? I ride the Cottonwood trail system all the time, so I'm very familiar with all of the trails. You could probably go around Cottonwood two times if you have five hours to ride. I do about 30 miles when I'm out there. Another trail system you can try out is SWR.

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    December 30 is my first day I am planning on riding. Hopefully we can get together for a ride.

    Dave

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    Thinking of a similar trip, tho time frame is off to join y'all. Temp thread hijack = what's your plan regarding bike? You renting?

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    I am bringing my ti ht 29er. I never have as much fun or feel as comfortable as I do on my own bikes.

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    I'm with you! I haven't yet taken a flight with bike. Mind sharing any insights? I'm guessing it's a carrying case of some kind that u pay extra for airline freight? Dismantling and reassemble? Just wondering how it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santabooze View Post
    December 30 is my first day I am planning on riding. Hopefully we can get together for a ride.

    Dave
    Let's aim for January 1st.

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    Sure, I'll make that second day out. Pm or I can you to finalize.

    I'm pretty excited to get on some dirt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by attaboy View Post
    I'm with you! I haven't yet taken a flight with bike. Mind sharing any insights? I'm guessing it's a carrying case of some kind that u pay extra for airline freight? Dismantling and reassemble? Just wondering how it is.
    I've only flown a half dozen times with my bike and the last couple of times with this box.
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    It made the experience the best so far. It fits my bike and all my riding gear and bottles and it has wheels for ease of handling. I typically fly bike friendly airlines, west jet,Alaskan air. They normally only charge an oversize luggage fee. $50/$100. However, delta,United are not friendly, the sky is the limit and I was forced to pay $300 to united each way from Calgary to Tucson one year....annnnd, they lost my bike, only showing up the night before my event. I was pretty nervous...

    Having everything in one box is the way to go for ease of travelling, however, that might be a negative, but so far "knock on wood" it seems to work for me.

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    With a Ti hardtail and 5 hours, you want to ride Cottonwood/Blue Diamond . . . . There is lots and lots of single track out there. Depending on your fitness/speed, you could start in Blue Diamond, ride all of the stuff on the North side of the highway, then cross over to the South side and ride Deadhorse out to Wilson's tank. From there, its 10+ miles of gentle descending back to blue diamond that starts with the 3 Mile Smile. That should take an average rider ~3-4 hours.

    Unless you're a glutton for punishment, anything else would be pretty rough on a hardtail, which I'm guessing has some pretty steep XCish geometry.
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    Thanks 007, I'm a glutton for punishment the bike has fairly neutral geometry and high volume tires, so it's pretty compliant as far as ht's go.

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    ^^^Then I'd be sure to have someone show you the remnants of Bears Best down through the newer SW Ridge area. Not as much mileage there yet, but the mileage is deceiving. It's a workout for certain, especially if you climb up the East leg. This and Cottonwood are two of my favorite areas to ride in Vegas.
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    Awesome! I have two full dedicated days of riding while I'm there, so vert gain and lots of dirt are on the radar.

    Thanks again

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    Just so you know . . . . there's not a lot of vertical gain here.
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    Ok, I'll still make the best of it!

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    Wasn't terrible though, I started at blue diamond and all the way over and up 3 mile smile, with a bunch of stuff in between. 4300' of vert gain in 4hrs. Around the same the next day. I had forgotten how fast it cools down when the sun starts setting. (And I'm from Canada!).

    A great course, much different than what I normally ride back home in the summer, I would ride it again in a heartbeat!

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    Sounds like you had a blast! Definitely try Bootleg the next time you're out here.

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    I will be in LV and have a few hours to ride on 3/12 or 3/13. I will bring my Giant Talon, a 27.5 HT. I'd like something that isn't a far drive from down town, is interesting but not too challenging (minimal climbing, no jumps, no big drops). Any advice would be great. In addition to names of trails, please let me know generally how to get there (an intersection or lat/lon that I could put into the GPS would be great).

    Thanks.

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    To meet your criteria (minimal climbing, minimal technical stuff, easy to follow route), I'd head out to the Late Night parking lot on Route 160 (about 4 miles past the 159 intersection).

    It's easy to get to from the strip (pretty direct drive) located on the right side of 160. From there can ride clockwise loop by going directly south thru tunnel under 160 and follow Badger Pass Signs (slight climb) and at top continue straight to go down switchbacks to Red Valley (turn right at T and descend) and continue straight through little parking lot at the bottom to head back toward Late Nite lot (continuing clockwise loop).
    Can follow signs to White Rhino (a minimally technical descent), heading north to another tunnel under 160 and then go right along 160 either 1) straight back to parking lot or 2) turn left following the Viagra signs for a really fun, fast gradual descent. If you take Viagra, keep going right (clockwise) after hitting double track and will loop back to Late Night Lot (I think there are little wooden signs which probably say Late Night or Badger or something like that).

    These are well traveled routes so you should be able to ask directions if lost, smooth trails with really nice variety of desert beauty. With the Viagra option, should be a 1.5 hour ride.
    Could extend by doing another lap from Late Night, just veering right on way up to White Rhino and straight back along 160 after tunnel.

    Have fun!!

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    Hit me up when you're in town and I'll show you bears best trail.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce in SoCal View Post
    I will be in LV and have a few hours to ride on 3/12 or 3/13. I will bring my Giant Talon, a 27.5 HT. I'd like something that isn't a far drive from down town, is interesting but not too challenging (minimal climbing, no jumps, no big drops). Any advice would be great. In addition to names of trails, please let me know generally how to get there (an intersection or lat/lon that I could put into the GPS would be great).

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    Tagging on here... will be in the LV area from March 24-April 2 and looking to get out with locals... Have ridden in Bootleg before and loved it.
    Give a shout if you want to get involved or have ideas.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cholopolitan View Post
    Tagging on here... will be in the LV area from March 24-April 2 and looking to get out with locals... Have ridden in Bootleg before and loved it.
    Give a shout if you want to get involved or have ideas.
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