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.


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.


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


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.


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


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

Monday, December 04, 2006

rush hour


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.


essential winter wear: carhartts.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

star city parade


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.