This morning Amanda and I threw on our running shoes and went out for a run. We spent the rest of the afternoon doing maintenance work on the bikes. Amanda’s bike had trouble with cold starts since the beginning of the trip; not sure if there were issues with the carburetor or just bad gas, but mpanther helped take apart the carburetor and gave it a good cleaning. We also changed Amanda’s front tire; thanks to Boxermoose who had a spare one lying around he wasn’t using.
|Later that evening Amanda, Roo, mpanther, and I had the buffet dinner at the Red Rock Casino. Las Vegas buffets truly lives up to expectations in every way.|
|Buffet eating is an art. mpanther and Roo taught us that pacing is everything. Uh oh, sushi...must...refrain...from gorging.|
|The dessert was to die for|
|Stuffed to the gills; I think I need to lie down so I can actually breathe.|
|The next day we did a little studying and brushed up on our riding technique. Any bit of knowledge to boost our confidence for when we tackle the Dalton Highway is always helpful.|
|We prepared our tried and true French Canadian dish for our hosts: Poutine.|
There’s only so much you can do in Vegas such as gambling, catching a Cirque Du Soleil show, or take part in the various forms of adult entertainment; none of which we had the money or interest for. But when mpanther and Roo offered to take us to a goth/industrial club, “Hell yeah!” was our immediate response. What are we going to wear? No need to worry. Roo had us covered.
|Tada! All set and ready to light the town on fire!|
|One side of the venue had the bar and dance floor, the other side was a smoking lounge. No, we didn't try any of the flavored tobacco.|
|When Roo was not dancing, she was up on stage DJ'ing|
|You wouldn't believe how many people kept shouting "Rufio! Rufio! Ru-fi-Oooooooooooo!" as they walked by me. A night to remember most definitely.|
Extra-hold hair gel.
Sharpie pen for eyeliner.
Blend right in nicely.