I had three rides planned from my temporary base in Las Vegas. On Friday I bicycled the River Mountains Loop. Yesterday I rode through Red Rock Canyon. Today I intended to ride through Valley of Fire State Park.
Unfortunately, by Saturday evening the weather forecast deteriorated considerably. The wind was already blowing like crazy when I got up today, and likely to get worse. Dark, threatening clouds filled the distant edge of the sky. While I ate breakfast, the weather guy on TV said it would probably start raining around noon. And the temperature would run about twenty degrees below yesterday’s high. None of that sounded optimal for bicycling.