Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I have an idea....

I think Manawa would be the perfect spot for one of these......

Sunday, November 08, 2009


I put together a quick training video for our next Stop-to-Stop ride:

Who's in for Cranksgiving this Saturday?

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Tranquility Goodness

Wow. 70 in November? Awesome...

Thursday, November 05, 2009

It's been a while


On a more related note, I would like to thank some of the folks that I've encountered out on the trail recently. Alex saved my ride the other day. I was at Tranquility Sunday afternoon and was adding air to my slowly leaking tube (Fruita trip, 6 patches, for those that remember), using my small hand pump. Apparently, in all my maniacal fury, I managed to rip the valve stem out of the tube. I have to confess, I have not been to a bike shop to pick up tubes since the trip, so still no spare. I ran around the parking lot, asking everyone if they had a spare. Not looking good. Then Alex pulled up. He had an old 26" tube. It worked! YAY! Then someone said my name, and I looked around for a second, to find Skinny D. He was kind enough to lend me his floor pump. Thanks guys!
Tons of cool people have been out, the couple of times I've made it to the trail. Hopefully I'll get out a couple more times before the weather turns.
See you out there!

PS - Did I hear rumors of a Goathead Christmas Extravaganza??

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

This looks painful.

Remember when Platte had something like this?

She was probably distracted by the guy dressed like a garden gnome on the left side of the bridge. That seems like a serious safety violation.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Crappy Bike Lanes

Omaha is definitely not the most bike friendly town, but I think it's slowly getting better. I've been commuting to work for two and a half years now and I've noticed small improvements in people's attitude toward cyclists and of course we have new bike lanes being developed (slowly).

I guess it could always be worse........