that was kinda the end of the trip. it wasn’t easy for me to let it happen, but that was it. it didn’t make sense to buy another bike and with our limited tools and zero access to the parts we needed, we didn’t have an option. i didn’t really want to continue alone through the desert, just didn’t seem like a good idea.
so what were we going to do? alex found a guy on craigslist rideshare who was driving a truck from LA to NYC in a week’s time. we called him and made arrangements for pickup. we spent a week relaxing in las vegas (lots of: naps, afternoon/evening swimming, movies, donuts and vip status hanging in the various clubs at the palms) before heading to LA.
there is a casino with a 70 lane alley and 24 hour bowling. if you know me then you know why this totally rules. we went at 2am and played $1 games. of all the places to break down, las vegas wasn’t so bad. phil was also an amazing host, expecting us for one night but putting us up (and putting up with us) for way longer than that.