Sunday, April 29, 2007

chill at the mill

i went for a 3 hour road ride earlier... and after a shower and a nap i headed down to the mill to relax.

Saturday, April 28, 2007


johnny T's new ride... a pre-war vintage 'COOP' brand cruiser. he bought it pretty cheap locally @ recycled cycles. it was dirty and rusted but it was complete, so he took it all apart, stripped everything, and did a pretty decent spraycan paintjob on it. it looks freakin' cool. i dig the swoopy fender stays.

Friday, April 27, 2007

nebraska hospitality

as i swapped out the tube this farmer guy who was mowing his lawn nearby came over and asked if i needed an air compressor. i had it taken care of i told him, but thanked him nonetheless. then, a minute later another guy in a pickup pulled over and asked if i needed any help. then, yet another guy in a volvo stopped too. it's nice to know people will stop and help if needed. that's nebraska for you.


flats suck, but thankfully i don't get very many of them.
(* * * on wood)

Thursday, April 26, 2007

nice rims man

ep has to fix all types of bikes, but he especially likes fixin' the ladies bikes.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

how did i end up here?

after breakfast we all finally went home. i crashed until really late in the afternoon so i missed out on seeing the racing at pioneer's park.

uh oh

then came the heavy liquor (mostly grappa and lemoncello)... followed by good laughs and serious debates (latin american politics took up most of that).

we went through a lot of vino

la reunión de los ocho magnificos

when my friend mario (at the head of the table) said he was cooking dinner i didn't hesitate to make sure i would be free saturday night. you don't want to miss out if mario is cooking. mario gets his phd in a few weeks but he says it's only so he can make enough money to retire early and then open his own small restaurant someday. the man from lazise can cook like no other. the other fortunate guests who were there to help in devouring mario's italian dishes were (l-r) el profesor fernando (de argentina), manolo (de españa), and hugo (de peru), along with (r) joaquín (de sevilla), (l-r) pepe (de españa), and ramiro (from corrientes). ramiro was the guest of honor because he is getting married next month in spain to my friend eva, congratulations to them both!!.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

schwinn varsity

these bikes will always be cool. i think most of us have at least a few memories from our childhood that included a green varsity. i was just a kid in the 70's and too little for a ten speed but my oldest sister rhonda had one. i remember how she'd speed off on it through the backyard to go to her softball practices and games several times a week. her green varsity locked up at cleveland field (in scottsbluff) was a common sight. nowadays even the young hipster kids are diggin' the varsity because they are retro and can be found in a pawn shops for cheap. i like the pink cinelli cork wrap on this one, nice touch.

Friday, April 20, 2007

yo kid

i think the kid wanted to challenge me to a race.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

heart & crossbones

i ran into my friend angel down at the shop as she was picking up her cruiser. along with a tune-up she had ep put on a new brooks saddle aswell. the bike looked different than the last time i saw her on it which was last fall. the original plain red and white paint was gone and now it had a hot lipstick red metallic paintjob. turns out she had it custom painted locally by a friend, and he even put her custom 'heart & crossbones' tag on the fender. sweet!
along with riding this bitchin' cruiser around lincoln, angel can also be seen on occasion playing bass in the band the fallen77. they played at the roller derby back in march and they rocked it.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


heading out for a night ride in the park with the guys. on the left james is showing us why they call him dirty d.

Monday, April 16, 2007

50 mi

i rode out to Crete today. there was a pretty strong headwind so it wasn't easy. i stopped briefly on Doane campus to snack on a few candy bars before heading back.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Friday, April 13, 2007


i ran into JD downtown, it must be friday.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

le pavé du calvaire

paris-roubaix is this sunday. i'll have to do a long ride on the mopac or some gravel roads this weekend in tribute.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Monday, April 02, 2007

right turn?

nah, not today. maybe if i had gotten my ass up early this morning. but a quick 30-40 miles before sunset still does me good.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

alps on a sunday

looking south from right about here. some of us old school guys call this section of hilly road the Denton Alps. it's one of my favorite sections to ride through.


sundays are for burning off calories consumed the previous night. yes, i got a new cap in the mail on saturday. i've been told by one of my german friends that Milram makes really crappy milk products. but hey, they sponsor a team and Zabel rides for them and i like blue... so what the heck.