Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Competition makes us stronger!

I've been reading about a winter riding competition on some of the other Omaha area MTB blogs. Participants receive points by logging their rides and submitting them to their leader to be tallied. They get more points based on how cold it is and how long you ride. Plus bonus points for riding with friends. I love this idea, It just needs to be tweaked a little bit for us to have a Goathead version of the competition. This should tide us over till spring.

Here's the point system I've come up with so far:

Thinking about going for ride = 20 points
(10 Bonus points for talking about a potential ride with a friend)
Watching a mountain bike video = 20 points
(40 bonus points for inviting friends over to watch a video)
Reading a mountain bike magazine = 20 points
(-10 points for reading a MTB mag with a friend, that's kinda gay)
Buying gear to be used when it warms up = 20 points
Posting on a MTB blog = 50 points
Deciding to stay on the couch and play Madden instead of riding = 100 points
(40 bonus points for playing Madden with friends, another 20 if you feed them)
Actually going for a ride = 0 points
(the ride itself should be enough reward)

I'm open for suggestions if you think I need to include points for any other activities.
Start tallying your points and email them to me. The winner will be announced in March. First place gets a pair of sunglasses from Bucky's Amoco. Second place gets a Papoosa (sp?) from Costa El Sol.
Good Luck!

Hang up and ride...

Cell Phone Ban

Having solved the welfare crisis, gang violence and global warming, The New Jersey legislature plans to crack down on bicyclists talking on cell phones.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Would you like your giblets toasted or fried?

Here's a novel idea for staying warm on your bike....It looks too high-tech for me, I'll just continue to stuff a Hot Pocket, fresh from the microwave , down my pants.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

When Bicycle Helmets Make No Sense

This was forwarded to me by a work colleague. Forget the other places you guys have posted, what about a trip here??

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Midget on a bike

Check out this midget on a bike.....He's not actually a midget, he's simply a miniature human being??????........Would it be more impressive if he was a midget?

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Loose Nipple!!!

There were 2 of these rattling around inside my front rim. I found them while changing tires. Apparently it is not uncommon among machine-built wheels.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

All put together

Yes, I am a geek.

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Look what brown brought!

29er knobbage

Big sweep salsa bar

17 degrees to be exact

...And that should do it for a while.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

A little late, but . . .

Here are my thoughts about the 2006 mtn bike season.

-missing out on riding the opening race at Tranquility with my fellow Goatheads
-no JC in Colorado
-no A.B. at 7 0aks
-only three rides at Platte
-Lumpy's near catastrophe at Jewell
-a course marshal sending Lumpy on another loop at the CSG adventure race
-my flat at the CSG adventure race
-racing through the mud at Swanson

-our biggest attended road trips ever / 5 to CO & 7 to 7 Oaks
-the addition of Jewell to the mtn bike circuit in Omaha
-the addition of Donnie to the world of Mtn. biking
-Team Lunch Buttet's performance at CSG adventure race
-Team Goathead overcoming mishaps to finish in the top third at CSG adventure race
-entering the world of dual suspension bikes (I love my Trek Fuel 80)
-riding "real" hills out in Denver
-connecting Lumpy's dwelling to my casa with a bike ride (oh yeah with stops at L & C and Manawa)
-being able to share the thrills of mtn. biking with the best set of men in the world

Monday, January 08, 2007

If we could get some snow...

Maybe this would be fun.
Go to "flix & pix" to see a video.

Maybe we should head east

I know we have talked of heading to CO or Moab next summer/fall, but what about visiting this trail in North Carolina?