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Gas Man
05-01-2012, 08:44 PM
So I joined the wife in Vegas while she was at some work confrence...

Rented a HD and put on about 300 miles...

We did a Hoover Dam tour, then rode through Lake Mead National Park, rode through Valley of Fire State Park, and rode out towards Mt Charleston.

Hoover damn turbines
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1st largest concrete arch bridge in the western hemisphere and 4th in the world
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/17abab8a.jpg

Colorado river beneath it.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/69a3340f.jpg

Rolling the strip
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Then on my way to return the bike I got some pics rolling down the strip and stopped by Gold & Silver Pawn aka Pawn Stars..
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/60bf0d05.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/a0c06fc9.jpg

No Big Hoss, Rick, Old Man, or Chum... the showroom was closing in 15 mins for filming so I'm sure they were prepping.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/145d968b.jpg
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From a BK around the corner from the HD dealer... proving it's not all pearly in Vegas. I guess they had to keep them locked to keep the homeless people from trying to sleep and bath in the bathrooms.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/a196183e.jpg

Them after wife was out of class, we loaded up the limo to head out for the night.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/30055198.jpg

Fremont Street (Also have 2 videos of the light show, I can upload later.)
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My kind of gal... although I heard later that she's kind of a whore
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/51e6a859.jpg

A Fremont security office on a segway... LOL He was busy keeping the intersection clear
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/bad2da31.jpg


Have a bunch more pics on my digital but this was all I had on my phone...

leebo
05-01-2012, 09:00 PM
sweet pix gasman

Bagger Dave
05-01-2012, 09:05 PM
sweet! glad you guys are having a good time!
cool pics! :rockwoot:

Moesride
05-01-2012, 09:11 PM
Damn GMan....I'm seriously jealous!! Looks like a great time....Outstanding!

RedneckMedic
05-02-2012, 07:44 AM
Looks like a good time gotta love the iphone for taking good pics

Thruxtonbill
05-02-2012, 10:04 AM
Gman......livin the dream.

Kosher
05-02-2012, 11:13 AM
Nice! How did you like the Road Glide? I've not been terribly enamored of it, but lately its been growing on me. Hard to tell I guess with a stock bike.

I rented a Street Glide when I was in LA last year for a conference, rode through the mountains and up the coast with some acquaintances from hdforums, pretty fun.

Wound up at Neptunes Nest, which is a mad house on the weekend, hundreds of bikes there.

Gas Man
05-02-2012, 02:50 PM
This entire trip was an oppurtunity due to the wife's work trip....

The RG was ok. I stand behind that the fairing dash glove boxes are useless when the bars are straight, you can't access them while riding.

Owning a Electra Glide I can compare well.

The RG is not effected by the winds like off the front of a semi truck. It does what everybody says, it just cuts through it and with the heavy weight of these bikes it rolls through with little to no effect. HOWEVER, it still is effected by normal cross winds like any other bike.

I dislike that it doesn't have the wind deflectors on the sides of the fairing like my EG. No way to direct the wind towards my neck, chest, etc...

The 103 with cats has no increase in performence compared to my 96 no cats.

The radio doesn't seem that far away when you're riding...

Beyond that it's the same bike I own... I like the bike, but due to lack of air flow direction and the useless upper fairing glove boxes... I'm still happier with my EG.

Kosher
05-02-2012, 03:47 PM
You've got cams in your bike, or Stage 1 only? I would think the 96 stage 1 would be pretty close to a 103 stock, those stock bikes are all choked up. We can borrow a phrase from my people: "Let my engine go!"



This entire trip was an oppurtunity due to the wife's work trip....

The RG was ok. I stand behind that the fairing dash glove boxes are useless when the bars are straight, you can't access them while riding.

Owning a Electra Glide I can compare well.

The RG is not effected by the winds like off the front of a semi truck. It does what everybody says, it just cuts through it and with the heavy weight of these bikes it rolls through with little to no effect. HOWEVER, it still is effected by normal cross winds like any other bike.

I dislike that it doesn't have the wind deflectors on the sides of the fairing like my EG. No way to direct the wind towards my neck, chest, etc...

The 103 with cats has no increase in performence compared to my 96 no cats.

The radio doesn't seem that far away when you're riding...

Beyond that it's the same bike I own... I like the bike, but due to lack of air flow direction and the useless upper fairing glove boxes... I'm still happier with my EG.

Caveman
05-02-2012, 08:05 PM
I have the stage one on my 08 96 ci and it does have every bit as much power as the stock 103. I believe Gas only has the slip ons for his bike other than that its stock. I am seriously considering doin the Stage 2 kit next winter. I would like to see it done though and get my hands dirty but alas it may be beyond my skill as we have already noted when Kosher wanted to do his cams.

Gas Man
05-03-2012, 02:30 AM
I have slip on mufflers, nightrider XiED's, and a K&N air filter in the stock assembly. I don't consider any of that being performence gain... slip on's for sound, XiED's to cool it down, K&N for lifetime filter. I don't plan on doing anything further to my bike till it gets weak... and that will be a long time.

Gas Man
05-03-2012, 03:08 AM
The Monte Carlo
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/843373db.jpg

They even have our fav here in vegas... Outback Steakhouse
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/38fe9b9a.jpg

La Parris aka la shitty hotel
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Ballagio Fountain show... before we moved right directly in front... however, the show we saw there had Elvis Viva Las Vegas and the wife loved it so much I forgot to take pics..

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/40dd6fc6.jpg
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Chain
05-03-2012, 08:36 AM
As always, NICE pics! Thanks for shareing.... but I'd rather see more of your wife than YOUR mug... js! :lmao:

Kosher
05-03-2012, 11:37 AM
Great pics, Chris! Looks like you are having a lot of fun.

I started going to Vegas in 1985 for work - Comdex conference (now defunct). Back then Vegas was very seedy and has since gone through an amazing transformation.

Many of the famous hotels I stayed in dont exist any more. Even at the time I was amazed that these very famous hotels were really *DIVES*

The Hacienda (then home base of Redd Foxx), The Dunes (green shag carpeting with 60's era wrought iron furniture painted bright yellow) - Terrible.

Over the year as I've been going there on business, what has gone on there from a (re) development process has been nothing short of remarkable.

Gas Man
05-03-2012, 05:05 PM
Yeah I wouldn't say I'm in live with the place. I think it's a 2 day vacation spot. After the 3rd day I just want to wrecking ball the place. I like a bunch about the place but it would be better with less of the current inhabitants.

Kosher
05-03-2012, 05:13 PM
Yeah I wouldn't say I'm in live with the place. I think it's a 2 day vacation spot. After the 3rd day I just want to wrecking ball the place. I like a bunch about the place but it would be better with less of the current inhabitants.

I see from Facebook that you were reduced to taking pictures in a restroom for entertainment, LOL

Gas Man
05-03-2012, 07:54 PM
Yeah today. We left the hotel after check out and didnt feel like bell hopping our luggage. Therefor no strip activities. We knew the airport would have some decent food at least as good as the strip junk. So off to the airport.

I saw the dyson hand dryer when we landed and thought about taking a pic. Those things are so cool.

Gas Man
05-05-2012, 08:35 PM
Here's the pictures from the real camera...

On our way to Hoover Dam
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA017.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA022.jpg

Sign not often seen
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA023.jpg

Roads are starting to twist
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA024.jpg
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Da bridge aka I-15 aka the #1 largest concrete arch bridge in the western hemisphere and #4 in the world
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA029.jpg

Hoover Dam
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA033.jpg
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Crossed into Arizona
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Funny sign which basically means a culdasac ahead to turn around
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA050.jpg

Nice views from the AZ side
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA056.jpg
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Can't believe this was built so long ago... it's an amazing feet and accomplishment
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My lovely wife inside the dam during our tour
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Inside the redirection tubes during the tour
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Showing what's what
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Gas Man
05-05-2012, 08:35 PM
The Nevada turbines
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You could see the turbine spinning
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA080.jpg

Safety First in the 1930's... pretty cool
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA081.jpg

Lots o concrete
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA085.jpg

A big drop
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA089.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA093.jpg

But this would be a bigger drop
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA092.jpg

Inside the Lake Mead National Park...
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Any day on a Harley isn't that bad
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA111.jpg

Lots of dirt and basically weeds
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA112.jpg
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And vast nothingness
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Gas Man
05-05-2012, 08:36 PM
From there it drops you into Valley of Fire State Park, which I'm told is very similar to Red Rock Canyon

This is one of my favorite pics due to the clarity and colors
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA137.jpg

More...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA138.jpg
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Good to see another bike, we did see a few
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA140.jpg

This is another great shot
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA141.jpg

Lots of straight shots with these dips in the road.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA143.jpg

I tried to move this rock but I hurt my back.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA144.jpg

Shadow riding
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA149.jpg

On our way back from Mt Charleston, you can see the Stratosphere and the strip
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA151.jpg

The famous Vegas sign, with the HD, and with us.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA156.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/Day%20trip/Vegas2012CUNA155.jpg
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In total it was about 300 miles on the rental 2012 HD Road Glide Ultra Classic...

Gas Man
05-05-2012, 08:36 PM
Now choose which pic to submit for POTM... what do you guys think?

Gas Man
05-06-2012, 11:27 PM
Got my first 2 states in west of the Mississippi.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/1f793605.jpg

Bagger Dave
05-06-2012, 11:31 PM
Sweet!! man that is some kick ass scenery! all the pics are awesome :rockwoot:

Gas Man
05-07-2012, 02:15 AM
Thanks Dave!!!

Moesride
05-07-2012, 04:00 PM
Thanks for sharing G Man....great getaway ! :dthumb:

Gas Man
05-08-2012, 01:47 AM
Thanks moe.

Mudpuppy
05-09-2012, 11:14 AM
Got my first 2 states in west of the Mississippi.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/Vegas%202012/1f793605.jpg

Wait a second lady - you didn't technically ride your bike in vegas - remove the fucking sticker

Gas Man
05-09-2012, 11:49 AM
It was determined by the state sticker police that you don't have to have ride YOUR bike. For example... think of Hawaii.

However, I do consider such issues or technical concern. I will try to address these when I travel west.