Thursday, December 15, 2005

fixed-gear 101

i've been riding a fixed-gear for a few years now (granted, not all the time.. of my 6 bikes only 1 is fixed), and it's starting to catch on here in Lincoln. i've met a few people in the last year that have gone fixed for the first time, and they are stoked. you should try it: everything you wanted to know about getting into fixed-gear riding.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

rocinante loves the snow

rode my BUSS down to the mill before my radio gig, the streets weren't that bad. i learned how to ride in the snow many years ago, when i didn't have a car. the key is: fat tires... low pressure... relax and don't fight the front wheel.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

november in germany

ah.. big guys on derny bikes motorpacing the racers around the track, it must be track season in Europe. i need to go visit my friend in berlin one of these winters so i can go watch the famous 6-day races. this type of racing used to be huge here in the US back in the '20s and '30s, Madison Square Garden was the haven for the world's best track racers. imagine going to an arena with a velodrome, sitting down having a nice meal and drinks with live music, and at the same time racers are whizzing by on the track. so 6-day racing lives on, primarily in Germany.

Monday, October 24, 2005

homage to eddy

why are orange bicycles cool? well because of Eddy Merckx ofcourse! and as for why his most famous track bike is enshrined in a subway station in Brussels? it all happened on October 25, 1972.

Monday, October 17, 2005

annual night of fun

last saturday night was the annual beer ride... not that beer was really involved... really. i mean, i myself don't drink, but i think everyone else did. we had about 50-70 peeps total, maybe more. this pic was taken by one of the dudes (bdiddy, great pic man! his blog is here) as we started out from downtown. what a night.. i got home around 3am.

Sunday, September 25, 2005


man... i'd sure LOVE to buy one of these some day.

Friday, September 23, 2005


with everyone going crazy to get out of the way of Rita there is chaos on the highways out of houston. atleast this guy has the right idea. good luck man

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

hanging @ the fountain

stopped by broyhill to drink my latte before heading to work. this cool evening weather sure is great... before long we'll be complaining how cold it is.

2:00am - one arizona burrito & a side of frijoles

in the drive-thru @ D'leon's. props to D'leon's for taking orders from bikers, almost everyone else (mc'ds, bk, amigos) requires that you be in a car... for 'security reasons'. D'leon's is the best fast food there is anyways. just remember the old proverb: man on bike behind car in drive-thru going to get exhausted.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


if i tried to ride like these guys i'd be eaten pavement for sure. here is another cool clip: the trailer for the bicycle film fest playing in london soon. i should have made a trip to nyc to check it out when it was there back in may. damn

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

erin's new fixed gear

another shot of erin's new ride. its a mid-80's converted road frame she got from matt (the guy in the pic below). she's riding it brakeless, so she makes the rest of us look like wimps.


stopped by c-works this afternoon and got to check out erin's new fixed gear. here is matt checking the chainline. i took it for a little spin and it was real quiet and smooth, the drivetrain was perfect.

Friday, July 29, 2005

girls that ride bikes are hot

having fun with kate on the critical mass ride

critical mass

went cruising through downtown with some peeps for the monthly critical mass ride. we didn't have alot of people, maybe 8-10 at the most but it was still fun. if you wanna join us, just meet up at the fountain on UNL city campus union, 5pm, the last friday of every month.

Monday, July 25, 2005

sprinters denied

yes the tour is over and Lance chalked up his 7th. i think it was his easiest win though, and overall the tour was kind of boring. Ullrich was too content being runner up year after year... oh well, but atleast guys like Vino here stirred thing up a bit. he made the finale interesting with a gutsy move in the final km's to take the stage win right under the nose of the sprinters. nice podium babes too!

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

road rash

yep, the Tour is on and I've been following it as usual. Stage 4 crash... a good example why a racer shaves his legs. I wonder how the race will be this year; either a boring 7th win for Lance (no, i'm not Lance fan), or a truely exciting race with some real attacking going on. I'm kind of hoping Vinokourov surprises everyone and wins it all.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

bella donna

this is vera carrara on her way to winning the points race at the world track championships in LA back in march. she loves bianchis, and everyone knows i love them too (i have 3 and counting). any woman who likes celeste is a goddess in my book. sure... i think she's hot, but she could also kick my ass on the bike. i'm in love

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

race across iowa

last weekend was the trans Iowa bike race (think 300+ miles of riding on gravel roads and trails). here is a pic of my friend emily, #8 above, as she's taking her pull at the front of her group. way to go gf! she represented lincoln bikers well.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

film fest

upcoming 5th annual bicycle filmfestival in nyc. still we ride is one of the films being premiered. i think i'll try to get some cheap plan tickets, would love to check that scene out.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005


the 'hell of the north' was run last sunday. imagine racing 160 miles over roads like this? a beaufitul race with lots of drama every year. draws thousands of crazy fans too. allez allez

Sunday, March 27, 2005

cool blog

i like this guy's way of recycling stuff.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

chainring mohawk

it appears it was a cold, but fun, monter track 2005 in nyc a few weeks back. check out the dude with the unique mohawk

Monday, February 28, 2005

Hanka on the catwalk

this is Hanka Kupfernagel of Germany, the women's world cyclocross champ. the pic is from a fashion show during a team presentation last week (in belgium). a fashion show and bikes? ya, thats what i thought. check it out. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

berlin alleycat

messenger racing in berlin, (like anyplace else i gather) involves checkpoints. looks like a great time was had by all.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005


Monday, February 14, 2005

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

old italian steed

check out my new ride. its a late 70's Torpado road frame (hecho en italia ofcourse!) that i came across real cheap. its in pretty decent shape considering its probably 25 years old atleast. i built it up with parts from what i had lying around, the wheels are borrowed from my bianchi. i took the pics last friday when we had GREAT weather, it got up to like 60 degrees that day! but now.. we have snow. thats nebraska weather for ya.

Monday, January 31, 2005

more aussie stuff.

some pics from a recent critcal mass ride in melbourne. check out the cfsmtb blog to see what them aussie bikers are up to. meanwhile i'm enduring another cold icey nebraska winter.

Saturday, January 29, 2005

i'm in love

lovely views from melbourne. i need to take a trip out there for the rest of the winter.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

pedro's sledgehammer

"you ever take it off any sweet jumps?"

(i must confess... i've seen napoleon dynamite atleast 5 times, its a masterpiece. )

Tuesday, January 11, 2005


this is definitely a cult thing. here's the story of a couple of guys who built a cool couchbike for a trip across new brunswick (canada). check out some video from their trip and/or read all about it.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Monday, January 03, 2005

some messenger links

a documentary about nyc bike messengers... check out the trailer.

a bike messenger photo exhibit.

and check out issues of the NYBMA's (ny bike messenger assoc) 'zine urban death maze.