Firefighter Training

On today’s ride, I passed some of Las Vegas’s finest doing some training. They had a rope slung around the very top of a Mexican Fan Palm so I guess they were learning how to climb palm trees in a rush? I said a quiet thank you to one of the men. Isn’t the graffiti ugly?

It’s painted on a wall that hides a large apartment complex and you can see areas all along this wall where the graffiti has been painted over. Paint wars in Las Vegas I guess. This tunnel is not the tunnel that has all of the rubbish and dirty blankets and such where homeless folks are sleeping.

I have taken the advice of some of you here and stopped riding that way which is really no big deal. There are better places to ride anyway.

The mountain’s photo is of the west side of Las Vegas Valley, part of which is an ancient fault line. I mentioned yesterday about the lower tire pressure causing more drain on the battery, today I used a little more leg power which seemed to even the balance of leg power and battery usage after a solid fifteen-mile ride.

14 thoughts on “Firefighter Training

  1. My Ex was a Graffiti Artist. He got paid to do some stuff and even got to put it in a Gallery. Unfortunately, he also did Way to much illegally and defacing of property. Graffiti can be cool, if used and done for the right purpose.

  2. I like graffiti if it’s well done and has the approval of whoever owns the wall, like a side wall on a store or something. But for the most part, it’s just curse words and dumb stuff. That mountain is beautiful.

    • Thanks, a piece of private property that they have no right to damage. This is the youth of my country? The paint cans are under lock and key but it doesn’t matter. Historically, it’s easier to destroy than to create.

  3. I have a mixed feeling about graffiti. Some are really good and were created with a great taste, some are junky. John, I like the mountains on the first photo, they are majestic!

  4. You have quite the adventures on your rides. Thanks for taking us along! πŸ™‚
    I agree about the graffiti. There is no need for it.

    • That’s a great take on this garbage! I can take several graffiti photos along my paths if you like… πŸ˜‚ I don’t understand the mind that does this crap, and it’s no surprise that the spray paint cans are all locked up at the hardware store down the street… Punks! I saw your visit to TasView and Tone’s blog, he’s a great photographer. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

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