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Jan 26, 2004 8:34 PM
I drove down to Las Vegas last Friday AM to pick up an e-bay purchase that would be a problem to ship. Reno is 450 miles north so it was a bit of a drive. Fortunately the weather was really nice. I have a friend to visit and stay with in Vegas so decided to make a working vacation out of it for the weekend.

Heres the drive down. The air was soo clear. I think the far hill may be an easy fifteen-twenty miles away.
Business done- on the way back...rwbadley
Jan 26, 2004 8:37 PM
Beatty NV. They're exaggerating just a bit. The next decent food it 300 miles...
Did that drive twice last week. Here's a restaurant tip.Cory
Jan 27, 2004 9:41 AM
My son's interning in Las Vegas, so we drove down Sunday to find him a place to live, came back Monday, loaded the pickup and moved him down the following Saturday (why two trips? I don't remember. Seemed like a good idea at the time). Ron's captured every last thing worth seeing on the entire ~500 mile drive....
Regarding food, though: Almost across the street from the Burro Inn is a divey-looking taqueria called the Ensenada Grill. It's run by a Mexican couple who are there 10 hours a day seven days a week, and it's the best food I've found between Fallon and Las Vegas.
For dessert, there's the Death Valley Candy & Nut Company up the street.
I saw the place, looked good-not open @ 9AM tho...nmrwbadley
Jan 27, 2004 12:10 PM
Standing guard ...rwbadley
Jan 26, 2004 8:38 PM
It was really windy, check out the sandstormrwbadley
Jan 26, 2004 8:41 PM
this was the beginning of a sand/playa dust (dry alkali lakebed)storm. It grew into a monster, and I was Really lucky to be on the right side of it. These can shred your car and choke you dead
Nice pics bud. Did you get any riding in? nmLive Steam
Jan 26, 2004 8:44 PM
Who cares? He bought the Mustang Ranch!mickey-mac
Jan 26, 2004 8:46 PM
I imagine that would be hard to ship.
That's why I had to drive it down!rwbadley
Jan 26, 2004 8:48 PM
I must have missed something. What did he buy? nmLive Steam
Jan 26, 2004 8:48 PM
We don't know yetmickey-mac
Jan 26, 2004 8:49 PM
I'm guessing a whorehouse. My second guess is an old car. I'm rooting for the former.
I see. Well if it's the former ...Live Steam
Jan 26, 2004 8:57 PM
maybe he'll have a party and invite his RBR buds :O) It's legal in some counties in Nevada, isn't it? He can call the event Vegas Breast Vegas :O)
It is!... I thought about snapping a photo of one,rwbadley
Jan 26, 2004 9:23 PM
out in the middle of nowhere a cathouse will be sitting by the roadside. A few cars and trucks may be around it. I've never had the balls to go in ;-0
Nothing quite so exciting...rwbadley
Jan 26, 2004 8:57 PM
I had been looking for a high end subwoofer for the home system. A fellow in Vegas had a hobby of fooling around building subs and wanted to start his own business. He did extensive research and testing of mockups. He had a custom woodworking shop build the cabinet, a high end English sub amplifier and a Shiva 12" sub driver. He was not lucky with his auction, (he didn't post it well) and I basically stole a 2500 retail sub for 350. Lucky me. It is gorgeous Brazilian Rosewood and built like a brick you know what. It weighs nearly 100 pounds. It sounds great very clean and tight, not boomy....anywat that was the reason tfor the trip. Wifey wasn't able to make itso it was a quick three day down and back, with some pub crawling in the rest day (saturday)
You audio guys are nuttymickey-mac
Jan 26, 2004 9:00 PM
A friend of mine recently rented a U-Haul to drive his speakers (250 lbs. each) from Long Beach to Hanford for an upgrade. Did you find any good beer in Vegas? I've heard the town has a couple decent brewpubs now.
You audio guys are nuttyrwbadley
Jan 26, 2004 9:18 PM
Ellis Island had a pretty good stout. The better spot had a draft McEwans that was very tasty. I think the best was my Key lime & red pepper Mead using Scottish Heather honey...yum.

I'm not into the really expensive stereo gear, can't afford it. What I have is pretty good tho. It's like bikes (or anything else) you can get 90% of the guality with the first hundred bucks... it's the other 10% people fork over thousands for.
It instantly became...rwbadley
Jan 26, 2004 10:28 PM
the most attractive furniture in the house!
someone is missing the point...mohair_chair
Jan 27, 2004 8:05 AM
subwoofers are supposed to be heard, not seen! That's a beautiful cabinet, but building it seems like a lot of wasted effort to me. Buying it, that's another story!
his story was quite interesting...rwbadley
Jan 27, 2004 12:30 PM
He had built a few test mules and did extensive leap software testing. When he decided he had it right, he had a shop build the cabinet. The cabinet alone cost him close to $500. Anyway, the business didn't get going and he decided to sell this unit.

The test mule had gone for $450, he was stunned when the finished unit only went to $350. I was really surprised myself, as the closest thing to it would go for much more money. He really overbuilt the thing, and there was no way he was going to get his money back out of it, let alone make any kind of profit.

He was talking about a $1500 unit (Bob Carver true sub) he had bought and disected. He was amazed at the 'chintzyness' of it and thought he could do better. I mentioned it may be better to start smaller and cheaper, get the name then work your way up. Buiding a $250 unit and selling it for $1500 is better than the opposite! ;-) He wanted to start at the top of the heap- ouch!
The ghost town of Goldfield...rwbadley
Jan 26, 2004 8:45 PM
actually people do live here. Not many now tho. At one time it was quite a large city. This building is one of many that are empty.
The famous bottle built houserwbadley
Jan 26, 2004 8:47 PM
More empty buildings...rwbadley
Jan 26, 2004 8:49 PM
Ever seen an art car?rwbadley
Jan 26, 2004 8:58 PM
Now that's pretty cool. Looks like something ...Live Steam
Jan 26, 2004 9:00 PM
you would great aliens with :O)
Roswell isn't too far...Did you see my post for you Fri AM?rwbadley
Jan 26, 2004 9:13 PM
I don't know how I missed that!Live Steam
Jan 26, 2004 9:21 PM
So what the preoccupation with legs - especially Hillarity's legs? You think Hillarity looks good in a skirt? After how many brews? That's something I don't even want to imagine. Hey maybe the Mustang Ranch is a pretty good idea at this point ;OD Heeheehee!

Oh, put me down for a gross of those bumperstickers!
or is that gross bumperstickers? hehehehrwbadley
Jan 26, 2004 9:24 PM
Ride 'em cowboyrwbadley
Jan 26, 2004 8:59 PM
The closer you look, the weirder it gets...rwbadley
Jan 26, 2004 9:01 PM
somebody spent ALOT of time with these projects.
Jan 26, 2004 9:05 PM
The artist was a Reno gut named 'Rocket Bob'rwbadley
Jan 26, 2004 9:07 PM
quite a character. I'm not sure, I think he passed away a while back. These are down in Goldfield where they fit right in the local scenery
oops, 'guy' not 'gut'. nmrwbadley
Jan 26, 2004 9:28 PM
The not yet ghost town of Tonopah...rwbadley
Jan 26, 2004 9:11 PM
The Mother Muckers and Father Muckers must be very proud.

It was a very nice drive and a good time in Vegas, tho not as much fun as being on the bike.