Valley of Fire

Valley of Fire has some of the most amazing rock formations you’ll see around Vegas. The name of this place certainly holds up, as much of the rock in the park is the reddest red I’ve seen on a rock. (more…)

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Choosing a Motorcycle

Exciting! You’ve decided to get a bike and change your life. Bike shopping can be really fun. This is also sort of a complicated process. If you’re brand new to riding, chances are pretty good you know what you want in your head. You have a certain type of bike that you think looks good. Please, if you’re thinking about buying a bike based on looks alone, take an extra week or two, do some test rides and other stuff I listed below, and make a better-informed decision. (more…)

Bonnie Springs Ranch

I’m going to miss Bonnie Springs. Located in Red Rock Canyon, Bonnie Springs Ranch was originally established in 1843 as a watering stopover for wagon trains going to California on the Old Spanish Trail. It was sold and purchased by the Levinsons in the 1950s, and was developed and opened to tourists in the ’60s and ’70s. By 2018, the Ranch was largely set up to mimic a late-1800s mining town, and included a restaurant, train, Old Nevada town area, wax museum, petting zoo, horseback riding, and mock gunfights complete with the Sheriff slinging a six-shooter. The restaurant had some really good food, and was a great old-timey atmosphere. It was always busy on the weekends. Some 150,000+ people visited this place annually.

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Mt. Charleston

Mt. Charleston is the place to be in the middle of the summer. The roads across the mountain reach above 8000ft, so it’s typically around 20 degrees cooler up there than down in the Las Vegas valley. It’s a great break from the heat, and it’s a fun ride. (more…)

Red Rock Scenic Loop

Red Rock Canyon is a place I know well. I’ve been here many, many times, and it’s fun every time. This is probably the closest ride around Las Vegas, and it’s a great one-way 13-mile loop. It’s real scenic, the roads are usually very clean and good, there are some nice curves inside the loop, and it’s a great place for people to learn and get the hang of some turns. (more…)

YouTube Channels

YouTube is an awesome place to learn from. In recent years there has been a lot of great content created there, with some real smart people jumping into the site. There are a lot of things that can’t be conveyed well in any format other than video. You have to be careful though, as anyone can put things on the internet; as always, it’s best not to follow and take advice from only one place. Subscribe to these dudes below, check back every couple days and learn some new stuff. (more…)

Articles to Help Those New to Motorcycling

I’m going to start writing a few articles/posts to try to help people that are just coming into motorcycling. I think there’s a lot of questions that new folks have, and some of those answers are not easy to find. These are only going to be my opinion of course, but there’s a lot of things around bikes that are simply that. Most of this won’t be stuff that’s new to anyone that’s been on two wheels for a while, but hopefully it will save new guys some time, money, or accidents.

There’s Nothing Like a Day at the Track

There’s something special about being at the track, something I can’t quite explain. Everyone there shares the same passion, and we’re all there to have fun. It’s the noise, the smells, the feels, the people; the whole experience is something that can’t quite be explained in words. I spent the morning at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Apex Assassins and 2WheelsTrackDays on 13Apr2019 taking a few photos.
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Camera Upgrade (D7000 to D7200)

After four years, I finally found a time I was able to upgrade my camera. I have been shooting with a Nikon D7000 since I started in the hobby, and it’s been great to me. It’s what I learned on, I have traveled all over the world to a couple different continents with it, and it’s never given me any trouble. I treat it well, and it treats me well. I don’t recall exactly how many, but I’ve taken at least 25,000 photos with it, probably more. I love it, but I’ve been reaching the camera’s limits. I wanted more.
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