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Superbike School / Valley Of Fire State Park

Posted by on April 12, 2014

Hugh picked Jessica up at the hotel very early this morning and they headed to the Las Vegas speedway while I got a little extra sleep.  After having some breakfast I headed to the track to observe my beautiful wife on a BMW S1000RR. It was fun to watch everyone race around the track and interesting as I listened in as the coaches work with each student.


There are about 20 or more of these bikes lined up for the students to use:


Jess is getting ready to roll out on the track:





Jessica is on the grid and ready for the green flag:



Looking very focused:


Coming around the curve and getting ready to roll on the throttle for the long straight:


Hugh giving a wave as he rolls by:


Jessica getting one on one instruction on how to be a faster, safer rider:


Hugh listens to his instructors advice:



After taking photos and seeing how everything operates I jumped in the rental car (a Mazda 2) for a trip out to Valley of Fire State Park. The place has stunning scenery  and many great hikes that are just a short distance off the road. I spent about 3 hours at the park but could have easily enjoyed several days there.  I am going to schedule a trip in the motorhome as part of our future plans.

A view as I entered the park:


One of the many places that were visually stunning just off the road:


A perfect place for us to bring the motorhome in the fall or spring:


One of the places to stop and take a hike. About 3/4 of a mile in there was a water oasis in rock at this particular stop:


One of the captivating vistas:


The road ahead, it just kept getting better and better:


This almost looks like a fake background but it is all real!



After spending a few hours exploring the park I headed back to the track to retrieve my wife and head to our new accommodations. We had booked an Amazon Local deal for $500 a stay at the Venetian that included $100 in dining credit, two nights in a suite and the Tim McGraw / Faith Hill “Soul to Soul” concert. The room was very posh and was a nice upgrade from the more basic lodging of the Hampton Inn.  We met Hugh for dinner at an old school restaurant called The Golden Steer in a strip mall just a few blocks from Vegas strip. The food was outstanding and I can see why they have been operating for over 50 years.

Our place to call home for the next two days:



Soul 2 Soul: