Thursday, August 31, 2006

orthodox biker

i'm in chicago for a wedding. while i'm here i'll try to check out the scene (even though i'm without a bike while here). during the cab ride from the airport i saw some fast messengers in crazy traffic, and a few really hot girls on cervelo road bikes, but they all zipped by way too fast for me to get a pic in time. but this orthodox jewish guy was going slow so... here ya go.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Monday, August 28, 2006


we wait for jace

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


heading home on the jamaica trail.

funky german grips

put some new ergon grips on the B.U.S.S. for the tuesday night MWC ride. yes, they look funny, but we've been hearing that some enduro riders are using them because they are suppost to be so comfortable. as for me, it's too early to tell if they really are more comfy than a standard grip. my forearms and wrists were pretty sore, when usually it's just my palms (with my old oury grips), after a fast ride through the park. so perhaps i still need to get the angle adjusted right. i'm guessing that for smoother riding (gravel, enduro, commuting, etc.) they might be perfect. but for rough stuff (like the single track in the park) i think the grip doesn't matter as much if you're like me and running a rigid fork and aren't wearing a good pair of padded gloves. you're going to be sore no matter what.

Monday, August 21, 2006


it was getting dark fast, and i was still 7-9 miles from home, but i had to pause for a sunset shot. it was another beautiful Nebraska evening.


no group ride for me tonight, ended up doing a ~45mi solo loop (south on 77, then through Sprague and Blue Stem, and almost to Crete). while cruising north through the Denton alps (and trying to get back before it got too dark and avoid getting run over), i snapped a few of the pyramids. atleast thats what i've always called them (dept of roads has always had two neatly poured piles of gravel there). they are at the halfway point between denton and hwy 33.

sported the old school italian liquigas cap tonight, one of my favs. a friend who was studying down in Australia got it for me some years ago.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Sunday, August 13, 2006

nutter butters

fueling up in Denton on my way south.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

night ride

met up with a few peeps for some night fun. franky was riding her P.U.S.S.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Monday, August 07, 2006

monday night easy ride

a good group of people came out tonight.

Sunday, August 06, 2006


started back to Lincoln. here i think was about 26-30mi out, and the road was very nice, but that soon changed. i don't ride out this way hardly at all, so i wasn't sure which hwy to take back. for a while i thought i was going west but actually the road was going north. almost made a wrong turn which would have added an extra 25mi atleast, but i figured it out and started back on hwy 6. all total, about 70miles. it felt longer, only because the last 15-20 miles really sucked because of the rough shoulder from Greenwood-Waverly-Lincoln. it was not fun on a super stiff race bike. my hands, arms, shoulders, and butt took a beating.

haunted house?

saw this old stone house outside of Ashland. looked to be well built, and was probably a fancy home for someone a long time ago.

secret military base

crossed I-80 and passed by the SAS museum on my way to Ashland.

killed it

gone in no time. i wonder what the people who were eating inside were thinking. after riding i never have a problem scarfing down huge amounts of food. i needed it though because i didn't have any breakfast so my tank was empty.

platte river state park

made it up to platte (near south bend) at a pretty good clip, big ring all the way. it was partly cloudy and not real hot... yet. so i wasted no time in fueling up @ the restaurant they have there at the observation tower. i was too late for the breakfast buffet, but the lunch menu was fine. two slabs of roast beef, steamed mini potatoes and carrots, mash potatoes and gravy, corn and green beans, roll, plate of pasta salad, and a pumkin desert. mmmmm...


i woke up way too late to join cvo and the guys on their ride, but i decided to head up to platte anyway, and on the road bike (way faster). got out of Lincoln around 9am. here i stopped for some fuel in Elmwood.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

chillin in AC

it's damn hot out. took refuge @ planet sub.

Friday, August 04, 2006

thought farmers

rode down to the haymarket tonight to check out the renegade art

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

kids? who needs kids anyway

yep, i have a bianchi road bike again, a used 2001 EV2 frame with new campy 10sp parts. i shouldn't be buying a crotch rocket like this, but it was a killer deal so i bought it anyway. plus as a few of you who know me are well aware of, i have an addiction to bianchis. it's pretty much the same frame that Pantani rode between '98-'01. it's damn light and responsive as any race bike should be, but it comes at a price. it's a bit too unforgiving in the 'vertical compliance' department, so you have to have it dialed in perfectly or you will feel the pain.

100 degrees... and windy

went on a group ride that heads out every monday at 6. it's an easy ride, with a mix of newbies and a few racers. despite the heat and wind, it wasn't that bad and i met a few new people.