Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wake'n Bacon

Check out my new alarm clock. Just put a strip of bacon in the bacon alarm clock the night before. Then, 10 minutes before it's set to go off, 2 halogen lamps set the bacon to sizzle. The sweet aroma of bacon gently nudges you awake........ Brilliant!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Critical Mass Brutality

The cyclist in this video was arrested, held for 26 hours, and charged with attempted assault and resisting arrest.

After a review of the tape, the police officer in the video – 22-year-old Patrick Pogan – has been stripped of his badge and gun and the NYPD has "placed the officer on desk duty pending the outcome of a department investigation."

Monday, July 28, 2008


I'll find out tomorrow how good Trek's lifetime warranty is.....

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fare Thee Well...

It Sounds like Mt. Neverest will be no more after this Sunday. I'm going to try to make it out to help with the trail work after church, but by the time I get there it may just be a distant and painful memory...... And I think it's a crying shame.
Yes, Neverest kicked my arse every time I went there, but that's the point of biking. You have to be a bit of a masochist to be a mountain biker to begin with. It's all about pain management and pushing yourself to new limits. Neverest is the best way in the metro area to test my limits..... But alas, it's going.
I'm trying to withhold judgment though. I haven't seen the new reroute. Maybe it will be better. Also, I don't know the exact reason it's being taken out. Maybe there's a great reason. I hope the reason isn't that most single speed riders can't make it up the hill. That would suck for those of us geared wusses.
If it's at all possible, it would be awesome if Neverest could remain an option for riders, but perhaps that's not doable. As with most things I'm generally mis/uninformed, but I continue to form opinions.
There have been a few questions floating around about how the new reroutes at L&C will effect the 321 Cycling Challenge. The answer is, not really. We will find a ridable lap at L&C before heading to Manawa.

I leave you with Kate Rusby singing Fare Thee Well to Mt. Neverest (complete with bagpipes)....

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Time to mow

I hope the rains holds off tonight, I need to mow.

Anyone else want to mow tomorrow?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Climbin up the top sail, I Lost My Leg!!!!

Double D hooked me up with a ticket to last night's Dropkick Murphys concert.

It was a Wicked Pissah!!!

Here's a few clips to prove it.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Trek Stop

Vending machine for basic bicycle repair parts and accessories: tubes, patches, chain lube, water bottles, bacon, etc.
I could use one of these just in my garage, the way I go through tubes!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Become an honorary Goathead for a day!

(Hey, get back on the singletrack!)
That's right folks! You too could be an honorary Goathead for a day.
"What are the qualifications?" you might ask.
1. Wicked mad bicycling skills (duh)
2. A passion for riding (can't you see it on his face?)
3. A helmet (in the case that a helmet is not available, a ponytail no shorter than 12" long may be substituted)
4. You must not be faster than the slowest Goathead, me in this case (um, it's for your own safety... don't ask questions)
"What if I don't meet all the qualifications?"
In the event that one of the above qualifications is not met, a one time substitution of 1 lb of bacon or 2 dozen assorted donuts may be made, upon the approval of the Goathead Council
"How do I get on the waiting list?"
If you're waiting to ride with me, boy are you in for a big disappointment...
-The Goatheads are an equal opportunity riding organization
-May cause nausea and/or vomiting
-Use only as directed
-Contents under pressure
-The Goatheads do not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services
-If an erection lasts more than 4 hours, see your doctor immediately

Monday, July 07, 2008


A lot of the Goatheads know that two years ago I took my father-in-law mtn. biking. The trip ended badly when he dislocated his shoulder. Deciding that it was a freak accident I took him on another ride this year, but we stuck to neighborhood streets. Still wanting a little bit of excitement, I put one of my nephews on a bike that was about 4 inches to big for him and my other nephew rode on the top tube of my father-in-laws bike. To make up for the accident last time I did let my father-in-law ride my Fuel. After a very brief ride and a stop at a park we all made it home in one piece.

Saturday, July 05, 2008


Schoolgirl's head run over by car. Helmet smashed. Contents of helmet okay.

Link to article

The fruits of your labor

Since the wind storm, I've ridden Tranquility, Swanson and the Wabash, and it's obvious a lot of labor has gone into clearing each of those trails. The creek section of Tranquility alone looks like it took an army of chainsaw-yielding-lumberjacks to clear and I just wanted to say thanks to each and every burly, flannel wearing, pancake eating one of them.
All the trails are in pretty good shape right now (Manawa excluded), but Tranquility is in great shape. Whoever is in charge of maintaining Tranquility (Dale?)is really setting the bar high. It's more than maintained, dare I say it's manicured. I hear Augusta National is looking for grounds keepers. Let me know if you need a reference.
But seriously, every time I go there somebody has cleaned-up/worked-over a new trouble spot, and the new sections are starting to flow really well. So anyways, Thanks!

On another note, a few of us did the famous "Taco Ride" this week. It was insane. I didn't know every single person in the Omaha area owned a bike.......and spandex. After hanging out on the patio for a while and people watching, we decided instead of Taco Ride, it should be called the Sausage and Spandex ride. C'mon people, it's 10 miles of flat cruising so that you can hang out in a social setting. Is all that spandex really necessary?

Friday, July 04, 2008