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    All Mountain Cyclery runs shuttles on weekends and has downhill bikes for rent.
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    Got the pm's. thanks- looks like my day open is friday. does anyone run shuttles during the week?

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    Late Nite Trails/Blue Diamond Bike Part Vending Machine

    Check out the 24hrBikeShop Vending Machine located at the gas station (Blue Diamond Travel Center) at the junction of Hwy 160/159 on your way out to the Late Night & Blue Diamond Trailhead. It's got trail maps, lube, tubes, tools and more plus killer souvenir T-Shirts and pint glasses. It also takes credit cards. For directions see www.24hrBikeShop.com

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    Did Blue Diamond last week of March. Simply wonderful single track there with awesome aesthetics riding along at dusk and at Daybreak. Loved the portions of Black Velvet for a little more technical aspect of riding in the area.

    Very 29er friendly, as well as single speed friendly. Nice layout.
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    For those that want to print a smaller map of bootleg canyon and be able to read it here is a version i did and printed at 4x6 that is readable and not small enough for your packs.

    and the Cottonewood that was posted earlier is already readable if you size it to 4x6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Cool
    Although I think that the Bike Outpost probably puts out a good rental rig when needed, you don't want to get your own rig worked on at that shop. The chic working there is nowhere near as competent of a tech as would be expected, let alone what she will tell you about her skills. I would say she knows 1/4 of what she says. Yes, she is quick to tell anyone about her mastery of bike mechanics. She will also let you know her low opinion of your lack of mastery. Let me tell you about my first and only bike fix job with her.
    I took both of my bikes to her for new brake pads and bleeds on all of my lines. First of all, the bill was $300. Whatever. Then she tells me that the pivot pin on one of my Juicy 7 brake levers fell out while she was test riding my bike and that I would have to get new brakes. (of course it was not her fault) She said that NOTHING could be done. New brakes. I of course was very doubtful about this diagnosis so I called a buddy who works in a shop in Colorado and he laughed, and I got a new pivot for free.
    Now here we go into her major ineptitude and why you should never ask her to look at your bike. When I dropped the bikes off, (I was new to hydraulic brakes at the time) I asked her to also bring in my brake contact point on my lever. She showed me the "adjustment" screw and "adjusted" the lever. I didn't notice a difference but didn't care, so I left it in her care for the remainder of the repairs. I found out that the "adjustment" screw she used was actually the lock screw for the pivot, which she loosened and had drop out on her and lost; she acted like it was "just one of those things", but at least you get new brakes. Yeah, nothing like dropping some coin these days for a little fun. Anyway, I learned that there are two screws in there and she didn't know the difference and just chose the wrong one. She was on the bad side of 50/50. What amazing skill.
    Now for my other bike. I took it out for its first ride since being in her care and I end up eating shiite when I went for my rear brake going into a high speed corner and all of the sudden I had no rear brake because there was air in my line. The cause according to her; not her ineptitude, she, after all, is the best bike mechanic in the world, no, too many zip ties on the line. You could have 100 and it wouldn't matter. I had five from handle bar to rear brake and none of them in anyway kinked the line. I had ridden that bike with those ties for a while before I started to get a little play in the braking which was way worse after she "fixed" it.
    I know of a few people who have had similar experiences with her. When I was discussing this topic this morning with another regular area rider he acknowledged my perspective and added "yeah, she is crazy, I haven't been back there in a year" and told me stories (plural) similiar to mine.
    If Bishop were there none of this would have happened.
    This happened a while ago and I was just going to keep it to myself, but after talking to this other guy and rethinking what had happened I thought I should give a heads up on here so that maybe someone else does not have deal with this crap.
    This all irrelevant now because the "chic" is gone, and it looks like we are stying with the new wrench out there, Chris.

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    helmet cam video of last race course, snakeback to the bathrooms(downhill trail)
    I hope your car has a big trunk because I am going to put my bike in it.

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    Awesome. We just rode Cottonwood on Friday as the weather was cooler than usual. Some nice riding out there.
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    Thanks for the info.

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    We'll be in Vegas Sept 5-11. How will the temperature be for riding? It's been a hot summer hear on the east coast, 85-95deg most days. From what I read here, I think I'd like to ride Cottonwood or Bootleg. Any reasons to ride one over the other? We're comfortable riding the east coast rocks and roots. Tech XC trails would be great but the nastier DH runs aren't our thing. Maybe time will allow us to get two days of riding in and we can ride both places.
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    east coast guests

    Hank,
    Sept is really nice. Although it could be in the upper 80's or low 90's, its just fine. My cousin lives in Mass and he loved Bootleg. You may find Cottonwood on the tame side, but there are a few trails out there that are fun: Latenight, Black Velvet and the Hurl. Cowboy is absolutely killer, technical and challenging, but you have to climb up to enjoy the trip back down. If you're staying on the Strip, BC would be the place. Ride the Epic Loop. Hope you have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly_hank
    We'll be in Vegas Sept 5-11. How will the temperature be for riding? It's been a hot summer hear on the east coast, 85-95deg most days. From what I read here, I think I'd like to ride Cottonwood or Bootleg. Any reasons to ride one over the other? We're comfortable riding the east coast rocks and roots. Tech XC trails would be great but the nastier DH runs aren't our thing. Maybe time will allow us to get two days of riding in and we can ride both places.
    Ok just from working in the area I will suggest going early in the morning, sun up to beat the heat wherever you go, bring extra water of course,I had drank my entire camel back within seven miles, and I hydrated up very well before I left. I aslo managed to find cacti which torched a quarter of my tire completely ruining my tube, so bring an extra tube as well, loved the cowboy trail, was very fun I didnt think it was to bad technical wise, although I only made it four miles in before I decided to turn around as my spare was used, it did have its moments and it was certainly enjoyable.
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    if you can handle the heat here at bootleg(well just as hot at cottonwood) id say bootleg hands down. especially if you want some technical cross country. youll want to go early morning and have a ton of water. since you arent going till sept 5 i can go ride some of the cross country trails and post them up. it can give you a pretty good idea since its the new hd go pro.
    I hope your car has a big trunk because I am going to put my bike in it.

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    What bike shop are you at?

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    I will be riding in VEGAS DEC 2 at around 1PM.

    I was planing on renting a bike from McGhies and hitting Cottonwood Valley (Landmine loop to Black Velvet - and back

    Is this a good plan?

    I am staying at the New York New York and might rent a car to get out there.

    Is there anything closer that I could taxi too? Is this place decent to rent a bike from? Will I get lost with a map? lol...

    I am going with a friend of mine.

    Any information is GOOD information. Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauldotcom
    I will be riding in VEGAS DEC 2 at around 1PM.

    I was planing on renting a bike from McGhies and hitting Cottonwood Valley (Landmine loop to Black Velvet - and back

    Is this a good plan?

    I am staying at the New York New York and might rent a car to get out there.

    Is there anything closer that I could taxi too? Is this place decent to rent a bike from? Will I get lost with a map? lol...

    I am going with a friend of mine.

    Any information is GOOD information. Thank you
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    l'd rent from lasvegascyclery.com or do one of there day tours. It may cost less then renting a car and a bike. Plus there rental bike are sweeter than McGhie's. you could also take the Cat bus to the bike shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauldotcom
    I will be riding in VEGAS DEC 2 at around 1PM.
    Will I get lost with a map? lol...
    Any information is GOOD information. Thank you
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    You won't get lost. If you start at the bike shop you will be riding towards a huge mountain range that you will obviously not be crossing (maybe 6,000 feet straight up?). When you'll enter the Black Velvet trail you get pretty darn close to the base of these mountains. On your return you'll have those mts. to your back.

    After Black Velvet you can work your way towards one of the tunnels. Cross the road and get in some mileage up to Badger Pass. Your return from Badger Pass is very fast. I would ride the route you described , go under the lower tunnel and climb to the pass. This would take me about 2 1/2 hours to top out Then I could actually get back to the shop in the most 40 fun filled minutes ever! Man, I miss that ride big time!

    Or just take every fun looking turn and leave room for some extra time to get back to the bike shop. There are lots of great trails in there! Enjoy!
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    What is a cat bus?

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    CAT bus is the Citizen's Area Transit, our quasi-municipal bus system. Check out the route schedule from RTC at http://www.rtcsnv.com/

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    I can get to the bike shop using the bus????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauldotcom
    I can get to the bike shop using the bus????
    Yep from NYNY casino, just take the bus up Tropicana (get a transfer pass) then transfer to Durango get off at Charleston walk 1/2 mile east on Charleston shop will be on the corner of cimarron and Charleston. Tell the Bus driver where your going He'll help you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob1208lv
    Yep from NYNY casino, just take the bus up Tropicana (get a transfer pass) then transfer to Durango get off at Charleston walk 1/2 mile east on Charleston shop will be on the corner of cimarron and Charleston. Tell the Bus driver where your going He'll help you out.
    It makes no sense to me as to why will you take the buss to get to the shop to rent a bike...???
    If you are only going to rent the bike you are still far away from any Trail Head.
    If you are going to pay for one of their guided tours, have them pick you up at your hotel and bring you breakfast.
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    I would stick with plan A and rent a car to the Bike Outpost. They have a brand new rental fleet. Chris at the shop is a good guy and he will make sure you are well taken care of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Cool
    I would stick with plan A and rent a car to the Bike Outpost. They have a brand new rental fleet. Chris at the shop is a good guy and he will make sure you are well taken care of.
    IMO this will be your best choice.
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    How am I far away from the trail head if i can get to the shop? The trailhead is 1/4 mile isn't it?
    I think the rental car might be the best option at this point, I agree, rather then waiting around for a bus. Thanks for the input.

    How are the trails? I cant wait. I ride in the New England area and am sure I will be in for a big surprise!

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