They had the official Grand Opening of the new bypass bridge over Hoover Dam a few weeks ago, so I decided to go check it out. I have driven over Hoover Dam many times, the last time was about four years ago when construction was just beginning on the bypass bridge. I was glad to see Pat Tillman's name on it. He is just 1 example of 1,000's of people who stood up when duty called and payed the ultimate price! . . back to the beginning: . Friday night I realized I had nothing scheduled for Saturday, so I decided to go see the new Bridge. It might be my last trip before the snow starts flying. I awoke Saturday morning to this sunrise, a beautiful start to a beautiful day. So I got up, grabbed my toolkit, camera, water, and a few other items and hit the road. I was making good time, enjoying the brisk cool Autumn air when the right lane became closed and the speed limit dropped to 35mph. Then I found the reason for the lane closure. a few more a few more runners a whole lot more, all the way around the bend. By now we are doing about 10-15 mph, (I think a few runners passed me) the culprit was the white dually up front. He decided it was his job to keep traffic at a safe speed. Finally, after several miles of 1st gear, the runners turned right, the cones ended, and the dually turned around to go back and lead another parade of unsuspecting race spectators. I rode into town and topped off the tank. (8 gallons of premium) I love my G.S.Adv. I normally avoid freeways, but my destination left me no other choice, (if I was going to get there and back in one day). So I Merged onto I-15 and headed south. I must go load more pic's. More to come.