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A Bike Trip to Death Valley
Saturday, 3 June 2006
Thursday 1 June Gatwick to Las Vegas
We took a Virgin 747 direct flight from Gatwick to Las Vegas leaving at 11.00am and lasting 10 hours.

I met Martin and Peter at the Airport and the bikes were checked in without problem.

The West Country was very clear and as we flew over Dorset at 30,000ft we had great views of the landscape below stretching to the Bristol Channel and the coast of South Wales. The view changed a little later in the flight as we flew over the unusually clear snow and Glacier covered Greenland and later ice flows scattered about Hudson Bay.

The scenery changed still further as we flew over the Rockies and then the deserts of Utah and Arizona.

After going through the new immigration procedures of fingerprinting and photographs we retrieved the bikes unscathed and built them up in the Arrivals Hall.

When we exited the Building we were hit by a wall of heat of 103F or 40C. We then cycled on the busy Las Vegas strip including the full length of the Casino lined "Strip" up to our Motel.

9 miles for the day.

Edwin


remote Posted by Edwin at 12:22 PM BST
Updated: Wednesday, 21 June 2006 2:09 PM BST

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