Sunday, June 24, 2007

The right equipment does matter

J.C. is on a one man mission to introduce everybody in Omaha to the sport of mountain biking. He won't let trivial things, like the fact that they don't own a mountain bike, stop him........Through the help of a log at Manawa, we found out that the Bianchi Boardwalk is meant to stay on the Boardwalk....See picture (bent fork)

Shane is now in the market for a new fork. He likes to ride on paved paths but would also like to continue riding on dirt. Can anyone suggest a fork he should be looking into?

In other news, stay tuned to MTBGoatheads for an announcement coming in the next week. Trust me, big things are in the works. It's definitely something you're going to want to clear your calendar for. In the mean time, while you sit around waiting with baited breath, (does anyone really know what that means?) here's something for you to check out: Omaha Street School. I'll explain why later, but it has something to do with our earth shattering announcement.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Two down, several hundred to go

Well, as of this evening, I've introduced Swanson to two different co-workers within a week. Shane and Brian did awesome. Both will be back I'm sure. Brian entered manhood today with his first, real honest-to-goodness-mtb-crash-that-included-blood-and-bruises. Welcome to the other side! Now you can ride with no fear.

Also, during the beginning of our ride this evening, we got out of the way of a rider who was obviously going to need to pass us in his shiny jersy. As he passed I said, "Hey Mod", and I think he thought I said, "Hey I'm slower than mud." It's fun to call out people's nicks who don't really know you, even though you helped them lay down some logs a couple days ago. Felt but unseen; It's all part of the magic of being a GoatHead.

Official Tire of the GoatHeads

My co-worker Shane passed on what I KNEW should now be the official tire of the MTB GoatHeads the moment I saw it. It fits our riding style perfectly.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Trail day and the elusive Nessie

I've been biking for about five years now, and for four of the five, I was under the assumption that trails built and maintained themselves. Or at least small woodland creatures were banding together to keep the trails from getting overgrown. Recently, it was explained to me that an army of dedicated riders actually give up their free time to go work on trails so that other riders, like myself, can enjoy the fruits or their selfless labor. I know what you're saying, the idea of squirrels with weed-whackers is a much more believable theory, but you have to trust me on this one, I've seen the army of human workers with my own eyes. Yesterday, Manawa was given the once-over and is now in pristine condition. Thanks to the powers-that-be for organizing the trail day and thanks for the hard work you've done on all the other trails that I've always taken for granted.

On my way out of Manawa, something caught my eye in the lake. I grabbed my video camera and captured some pretty remarkable footage. Check it out.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Great ride...............could have been better.

Today was the first time in a week that nice weather coincided with dry trails and a few hours of free time. So, I went to Tranquility to take advantage of all three. Aside from a flat on lap two, it was a great ride. But I'm guessing it wasn't as good as this guy's ride.

A 21-year-old Kalamazoo, Mich., man, unidentified by police, in this a motorized wheelchair, found himself stuck to the front grill of this semi truck and pushed eastbound on Red Arrow Highway near Paw Paw, Mich., Wednesday, June 6, 2007, for four miles (6.4 kilometers) at about 50 mph (80 kph), authorities said. The young man, reportedly unhurt, was quoted by police as saying, "It was quite a ride."

Thursday, June 07, 2007

What I really want

This is what I want for fathers day.

But if I can't have one of those, I'll just be happy with this......Thanks! And thanks to Skinny D for telling me to start posting stuff.

Anybody have one of these?

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Friday, June 01, 2007

Lion vs Water Bufalo vs Crocodile

Tell me the Henry-Doorly Zoo wouldn't triple attendance if they allowed this to happen in their exhibits........Have you ever wondered who would win in a fight between a herd of water buffalo, a couple of crocodiles and half dozen lions? well, you're about to get the answer. BTW, there is no mountain biking in the following video. If you were simply looking for MTB content, move on, there's nothing to see here.