Sunday, December 31, 2006

erica y rocinante


my friend erica always loved my bike rocinante. i caught her as she was on her way to catch the shuttle to omaha for her flight back to tucson. she's been living in the desert for a few years now. i forgot to ask her if she misses the snow.

anything for a latte


i'm sure the people inside the mill thought i was crazy when i pulled up. riding in snow is fun, albeit a bit dangerous. but it doesn't snow like this very often so i had to take advantage of it. it was quite a workout too.

ski goggles needed


just the other day i was hoping for snow... i guess i should be careful what i wish for.

hoth mode



essentials for snow: steel studded snow tires @ 28~30psi, wide platform pedals so you can ride in boots, decent lights, and being a bit crazy helps.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

cold rain sucks


still waiting for someone to invent mini lens wipers for glasses.

temporarily dry...

Sunday, December 24, 2006

the wall


on my way back i encountered walls like this. SW 140th street... just west of Denton, has a series of these seriously steep hills. my 42x17 gear made each of these an out-of-saddle pain fest.

nebraska skies


it sure was a nice day to be out on the bike.

rolling along


we headed out west. the roads were kind of damp, and with a strong headwind and the hills... it wasn't easy.

burritos


janna was gonna do a gravel ride to her parent's place in crete, so i decided to go along and then head back on my own. but i needed fuel, so we stopped at Tacos El Pueblo for a few ranchero burritos.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

latte to go


i'm diggin the new nissan mug, this baby is leak proof and it hooks onto the bar perfectly. thanks andrea :)

roger that


the new bike rides well. i'm running a 42x17 gear, which seems about right for the dirt.

gravel



took the new steed out on some dirt roads this morning. it was cold (~30 degrees), and i hate having to get all suited up to ride in those temps, but gravel riding is a fun way to get in some winter miles. there are lots of good roads with very little if any traffic, i usually head west or south of lincoln. get a cross bike and you're good to go.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

i like fog


no snow yet, but fog is always fun to ride in.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

drizzle


freezing rain later tonight, and then snow. it's about time.

Friday, December 15, 2006

swanky cruiser


pee wee herman must have been downtown tonight.

capstone

the capstone exhibition was tonight.

my good friend julie had her last show. the textile and design pieces showed an attention to craft (everything screen printed and sewn) that was second to none. good luck in nyc julie, or wherever else your talent my take you!

my friend brent had his final show too, and this piece was quite impressive... a self portrait in pennies. he's leaving next week to colombia to teach english for half a year. buena suerte amigo! and one more friend i have ridden bikes with who also was in the capstone... props to my friend gina (aka super G). your absence pieces were really deep.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

sarah's fahrrad


this is my friend Sarah's bike. she was living in Berlin for the last few years and is now relaxing back home in Colorado. Sarah passed through Lincoln last month, and i was able to meet up with her and some good friends and welcome her back to the states. there is nothing like good friends cooking a nice meal. Sarah and Eva made spanish croquetas and spanish quiche along with some tilapia and a delicious vegetable roast. Sarah misses Berlin a lot, especially her beloved bike. she had to sell it before she returned to the states. she paid like 130 euro for it a few years ago when she first got there. she had it tuned up, bought new fenders, a shifter, and new racks and a basket. she also touched up the paint herself. it served her well during her time there. she lived in Friedrichshain, and a five minute walk from the big Velodrom arena. Berlin sounds pretty cool and i'd like to go there sometime and check it out. Sarah suggested i move there, and she said with her connections she could even hook me up with a job riding my bike. hmmm... i shall contemplate a move.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

team mwc

sunday afternoon with the crew

barista art


stopped by the mill before heading out to the park to meet up with the guys. i think lisa was going for some sort of hybrid bike on my latte.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

54 degrees


54 is quite balmy compared to what it was a few days ago.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Thursday, December 07, 2006

6-9



get out your balaclavas and heavy mitts folks. 6 degrees with -9 wind chill this morning.

Monday, December 04, 2006

rush hour

pershing


pershing auditorium... i was there last friday night to witness the shellacking take place. the MNRG's soundly beat our NCDG's and it wasn't pretty.

carhartts


essential winter wear: carhartts.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

star city parade

balloons..

clowns unleashed...

marching bands...

people freezing...

lots of people were out for the parade this morning. i was down there for a little bit, but it was too freaking cold... so i retreated to the mill for a latte.

Friday, December 01, 2006

not too metro


gettin' my usual high&tight cut @ the IS salon. i'd like to think i'm rugged, but not metro. ok, maybe just a little.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

lazy afternoon



ya never know who will show up at the shop on a saturday afternoon. hoss pulled up on his 29er, and johnny T pulled away on his bmw.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

off to eat turkey


loaded up with good stuff (dos botellas de vino... campo viejo de espaƱa, trapiche broquel de argentina) and i'm off to eat with some good friends. happy thanksgiving everyone

morning spin with janna



it's a holiday so streets are deserted, what do you do? go for a bike ride ofcourse!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Monday, November 20, 2006

colin is fixed


colin down at the coho finally got his fixie built up. it's an early 80's vintage bianchi, grey/silver motif.. very nice.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

rebel alliance


cvo... always defending truth and justice thoughout the galaxy.

post race



after the races were done i cruised back into town with the boys.

cross action


it was a nice day for the cyclocross races at pioneer's park. ofcourse there was the usual crowd of hooligans on the hill.