From Death Valley we headed east towards Nevada and Las Vegas, stopping for a night just outside Vegas before we tackled the city to all explore the sights and sounds it offers!
Cycling between California and Nevada we were treated to the characteristic long, flat roads we know from films and posters which was a great way to spend a long day cycling!
Unfortunately with it being Thanksgiving we were unable to visit schools and although we were all glad to hit a little bit of civilisation (and a food shop!) and to see what Vegas was all about, it’s safe to say we are were also all glad to make it back to the comfort and peace and quiet of the campsite also!
Along the journey we have been very fortunate to not have been involved in any accidents or breaks and bumps. Unfortunately our lucky streak was going to come to end whilst cycling our of Las Vegas earlier in the week. With Jenny’s bike being run into by a car. Luckily the small bike attached via the followme took the actual hit and thank goodness there was no body on the small bike. So thankfully we were all ok but unfortunately the bikes needed a little TLC. We were so very fortunate enough to run into the guys from Broken Spoke bikes who fixed us up and got us back on our way. Thank you so much for Daryn and the rest of the team at broken spokes – your kindness in our time of need is very much appreciated.
We are now spending Thanksgiving weekend at Redrocks, just outside Las Vegas and a world renowned spot for climbing. We are joining Julie Faber (head of the camber of Commerce, Bishop), her family and friends as well as Greg, our good friend we made and stayed with whilst in Bishop.
Happy Thanksgiving all! From Redrocks we head towards the Grand Canyon and then down to Joshua Tree. If you know anyone in the area please do get in touch!