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My First Track Day: LVMS, 21Sep2019

 

I just did my first motorcycle track day at Las Vegas Motor Speedway outside course, the first time I was actually out riding on track anyway. It was awesome, and was everything I expected. Everyone says the track is super addictive, and they aren’t joking, because I’m hooked! (more…)

Basic Gear to Buy and Wear

Have you ever seen road rash, or what the doctors at the hospital have to do to clean it? If not, you should look it up so you know exactly what that looks like. It’s not pretty. Your gear is the only thing keeping you from nasty scars, serious injury or death, and that’s what you need to think about when buying. (more…)

Where to Buy Gear

I’m in the Las Vegas area, so this post is based on that, but you can substitute the local spots for whatever you have around you. Local places are usually better, as you’re able to try things on and get help without having to ship things and wait. Wherever you get it, make sure you get what you want, and most importantly, make sure it fits. (more…)

Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire State Park 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…)

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…)

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.