Saturday, July 22, 2006
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
steve fixing a flat, again. i think he ended up walking most of the way to the bridge because his patch didn't hold. some guys always flat more often than others it seems, even on the same terrain. i guess i'm lucky as i don't get them very often.... knock on wood.
yep, brought out Rocinante tonight. the bike is six years old and still gets it done. ya, i'm a roadie, but i do get out on the dirt on occasion. i should do it more, as i don't ride the B.U.S.S. as much i as should. single speeding is still the way to go for me, atleast for most of the trails around here anyways. i love this bike. it was named for me by a spanish girl from Toledo i knew back in 2000, who took one look at it and said "you have to name him Rocinante, because of the color."
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
we had to wait up for a few people so we stopped for 'refreshments'. this section of north 7th street is a 'b level' road, and that means 'minimal' level of maintenance. the day before it was probably a mud fest, but today it was dry and soft. there were some ruts i could ride on so it wasn't that bad.
one of these things is not like the others. ok, the tuesday night mwc ride, and being that it rained alot on monday any offroad riding would be out of the question, right? i was thinking we were going to do an urban assault/alley cat type of ride... but i assumed wrong. ep was taking us to Davey, on dirt roads. i went along anyway, builds character. ya, i got beatup pretty good on the bumps and washboards, but overall the track bike did ok in the dirt.
Saturday, July 08, 2006
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
after hanging in Seward a few hours i decided to head back before traffic got too crazy (i guess like 50,000 people head to Seward later in the afternoon for the parade and fireworks). syd and the rest of the guys had headed back earlier... so i was going back solo. the return 25-30 miles took me just under an hour and a half, but it sure was hot and windy. here i am crossing over I-80 on my way south to Hwy 6.
here i am with ben and julie. julie is from Seward, and goes home often on the weekends. i called her up when i pulled into town and she rode down to the square with her dad ben. ben's into bikes too and is a pretty cool guy. he's the one responsible for getting julie into fixed gearing.
Monday, July 03, 2006
Sunday, July 02, 2006
thankfully the Hotel Wilber was open, and they had a breakfast/lunch buffet going on so, we lucked out. sydney lucked out too cause if i hadn't gotten some food i'd have been even more pissy than i was before. ok, i did make the mistake of eating some pretty old granola bars in the morning in my rush to get out on the ride, and i ended up puking them up bit between Bennett and Adams (25 mi east of Wilber), and i did start to feel better after that, but just wanted to go back to Lincoln and crash. i had NO intention of turning the day into a 85+ mile marathon. but... i'm glad i went. gets my lazy ass in sort of good shape i guess, so thanks to my riding partner syd.
got up thinking i was just gonna do 40 miles maybe at the very most. but ended up taking the LONG way to Wilber(Nebraska's Czech capital). it's a nice small town. i had stopped there a few weeks back during BRAN with sydney. when we pulled in... nothing much seemed open. i was dead... needed food.
Saturday, July 01, 2006
while i was out taking the G.U.S.S. for a little test spin up pulls basic b on his oldschool Wicked Fat Chance. he's a basic punkrock/biker/barista guy who is pretty cool and knows alot of people, especially the scenesters downtown. he didn't care for the yellow and actually thought it was pretty damn ugly.
couldn't sleep very well last night... and still i woke up at 7am... so what do i do? go for a ride ofcourse. on my way out to do the Denton loop i ran into two guys, federico (in the black/red jersey) and dana. i used to ride with federico way back in the day, and dana i've known for a few years just from around town. he bought a LeMond road bike 5 years ago and has really gotten into riding in the last few years. it was good to run into them, we road southwest... out through Denton, did some of the alps and turned back.