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March 24th, 2020 at 5:47:15 PM permalink
terapined
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Today I rode my bike from my home in north Summerlin to the welcome to Las Vegas sign and back. It was a great ride -- near perfect weather and car traffic on the Strip down about 80%. Please enjoy.



Direct link: https://youtu.be/CIWUqLJ6_6g

I welcome all comments before I make it public.

Thanks
Being from the east coast, generally an early riser when in town due to body clock so kind of used to seeing empty streets in the early morning but not this empty
How many miles was the ride?
Did security ever question you?
I don't think Vegas will recover.
The world is changing. I don't think the country will have the disposable income Vegas needs to survive
Prediction, no new casino across the street from the Wynn and no new casino downtown. Kind of sucks because I was looking forward to them
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
March 24th, 2020 at 6:36:40 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: terapined
Thanks


You're welcome.

Quote: terapined
Being from the east coast, generally an early riser when in town due to body clock so kind of used to seeing empty streets in the early morning but not this empty


Me neither. I've lived here 19 years and have never seen anything to compare to it.

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How many miles was the ride?


About 40.

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Did security ever question you?


Nope. I was concerned in a few spots, but nobody ever said a word to me.

Quote: terapined
I don't think Vegas will recover.


I think we will.

Quote: terapined
The world is changing. I don't think the country will have the disposable income Vegas needs to survive


I don't want to go down that path, but I'm optimistic. Other threads are more appropriate for CV predictions.

Quote: terapined
Prediction, no new casino across the street from the Wynn and no new casino downtown. Kind of sucks because I was looking forward to them


Care to make a bet?
Knowledge is Good -- Emil Faber
March 24th, 2020 at 6:59:26 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Wizard
You're welcome.
Me neither. I've lived here 19 years and have never seen anything to compare to it.
About 40.
Nope. I was concerned in a few spots, but nobody ever said a word to me.
I think we will.
I don't want to go down that path, but I'm optimistic. Other threads are more appropriate for CV predictions.
Care to make a bet?

40 miles, I'm impressed.
No bet because I'm rooting for Vegas. I really hope you are right.
I think its a good bet but it would be a depressing win.
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
March 24th, 2020 at 9:32:58 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard

I don't think Vegas will recover.


I'm surprised it lasted this long.
It's downfall started 25 years
ago with the Indian casinos.
Vegas is like the roaming
carnivals that went from town
to town from the 1890's to
the 50's. TV killed them dead,
but a few lingered on into
the 70's.

Vegas is not unique anymore.
Last time I was there I realized
what a pain in the ass it is,
everything is so spread out.
Even in the casino you're
staying at, everything is a hike
away.

In an Indian joint, everything
is right there. The slots and
table games and buffet. Even
the parking is just outside
the doors or in the garage.

You're right, Vegas will never be what
it was after this.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
March 29th, 2020 at 6:18:42 PM permalink
rxwine
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Vote smart and honest, not Trump the poll butt plug
March 29th, 2020 at 6:39:21 PM permalink
ams288
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Quote: rxwine


What is the life expectancy on a huge dog like that?
Are you better off than you were four years ago??
March 29th, 2020 at 6:54:22 PM permalink
rxwine
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However soon it eats you out of house and home!
Vote smart and honest, not Trump the poll butt plug
March 29th, 2020 at 7:01:03 PM permalink
Wizard
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Stephen King's 'The Stand' yet. I've read most of his stuff. If forced, I would say it is his best work. A huge book about a virus that kills some 99.99% of the population, while the survivors are completely immune. It was made into a mini-series a while back. Here is the opening scene, which depicts the laboratory where the virus was created and accidentally escapes.



Direct: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7QRsx9lbBU
Knowledge is Good -- Emil Faber
March 30th, 2020 at 1:56:28 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Wizard
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Stephen King's 'The Stand' yet. I've read most of his stuff. If forced, I would say it is his best work. A huge book about a virus that kills some 99.99% of the population, while the survivors are completely immune. It was made into a mini-series a while back.


The 1994 miniseries is being remade for CBS all-access
Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg (Jamey Sheridan in 1994)
Eion Bailey as Teddy Weizak (Stephen King in 1994)
James Marsden as Stu Redman (Gary Sinise in 1994)
Amber Heard as Nadine Cross (Laura San Giacomo in 1994)
Marilyn Manson as Trashcan Man (Matt Frewer in 1994)
Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman (Ray Walston in 1994)
Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith
Henry Zaga as Nick Andros
Nat Wolff as Lloyd Henreid
Katherine McNamara as Julie Lawry
Hamish Linklater as Dr. Ellis
Heather Graham as Rita Blakemoor (not in 1994)


Goldberg | Adepo | Teague | Henke | Sunjata

Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail (Ruby Dee in 1994)
Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood (Adam Storke in 1994)
Owen Teague as Harold Lauder (Corin Nemec in 1994)
Brad William Henke as Tom Cullen ((Bill Fagerbakke in 1994)
Daniel Sunjata as Cobb(not in 1994)
March 30th, 2020 at 2:22:50 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
A huge book about a virus that kills some 99.99% of the population,


Except with covid, 99% of the pop
lives.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
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