We awoke at 11pm with the goal of riding between midnight and 10am, while the temperature was below 90F. This might have been possible, had we not gone down into the casino for breakfast and iced coffees at IHOP. Afterwards, we returned to the room and watched The Late Show while packing up.
With a late night behind us and only a 40 mile ride ahead, we slept in a little bit this morning. After coffee in the room and then breakfast and snacks from a 24-hour grocery store, we were on our way out of town.
We stumbled upon a bike path that was fun while it lasted, and then we were back on Las Vegas Blvd. That road ended in Jean, and the only option was I-15 afterwards.
After a delicious breakfast courtesy of Jon G, we drove the four hours back to Vegas. We made a stop at the Hoover Dam on the way.
Sadly, the post office did not have Chris’ wallet when we stopped by. Luckily, the gal working that morning was very helpful. We explained the situation so she gave us her name and told us to call Monday; she would tell us over the phone whether or not it had arrived.
We backtracked to Flagstaff and actually had to use the windshield wipers for a light shower- the first rain we’ve seen in a long time!
In Flagstaff, we stopped at a bike shop for a new tire for me and a new rear wheel for Chris. His rim was cracking around the spoke nipples.
Jon then showed us around town, and we even had a free ride on a conference bike! Alpine Pedaler is a local company who takes people on bar crawls with these bikes; sounds like fun to us!
Thanks for an awesome day, Jon!
It was warm already as we left town at 2:15AM, so we got our sweat on while climbing towards Valley of Fire State Park.