Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
it got over 60 today, and i should have gone for a long road ride earlier this afternoon but i had some errands to do. luckily while at the post office downtown i ran into elisabeth. she wanted to get out and enjoy the perfect weather too, so we decided to ride out to pioneer's park as the sun set. on the way we saw a rather peculiar looking critter on the path. lis wanted to pet him because his fur looked so soft, but i advised against it. he looked quite rigor mortis, but just in case he was sleeping i flicked him into the grass with my tire so that no one else would disturb his rest. on to pioneer's we went, and we ended up hanging out at the pillars as night came. what a gorgeous nebraska evening, i hope everyone got out on the bike today.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
i don't wear red, but i was riding my red bottecchia (aka felina) on saturday. i was having a gyro at ali babas and watching all the red-clad fans going by and noticed a few interesting hairdos to say the least (i don't think the person getting into the car is wearing a wig, and it's your guess if it was a chick or a dude, i wasn't sure).
Friday, October 24, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
nah, ofcourse not. i'm certainly no leon phelps, but i have been known to spend a sunday afternoon riding with the ladies. last sunday jennie and i went for a spin, and today i went on a post-coffee ride with lindsey. we went out west over the O street overpass , south over the A street bridge, and then through many nice neighborhoods along van dorn. later on in the afternoon cathleen and i rode to la mex for some dinner.
Friday, October 17, 2008
i've ridden past this sculpture many times. it sits at the end of 8th street on the north side of the haymarket where the pedestrian bridge starts, and never did i realized that it's actually a real horn that you can play. i'm told that it was done by a UNL art student for a public art project, and with the right pair of lungs it can be heard for three blocks.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
i spotted this little peugeot in a local pawn shop and called up tasha. she's been looking for a bike, and at 5'0 (give or take) she needs something 'tasha sized' as she put it. she got a really good deal on it and then we took it over to the wrench to have it tuned up. it's going to need new tires which is no big deal, or so i thought. at a glance i assumed the wheels were 26" or 650c but it turns out they are an odd 24x1 3/8" size, which is common on wheelchairs but not on bikes. i wonder how many other 'juvenile lightweights' of this vintage (late 70's/early 80's?) were spec'd with wheels this size? thankfully tires are still available, but just the basic road style tires and no knobby treads like she had hoped. anyways, once it's tuned up and shod with new tires, brake hoods, and barwrap it should be good to go.
Monday, October 13, 2008
it was a small group on the monday night ride, but we had fun riding laps at pioneer's as it got dark. it gave me a chance to test out the new light. i've been wanting to get the minewt mini-USB for a while now, and man is it wicked bright for such a small light. it's perfect for a road bike, as it weighs so little and straps to the stem easily. now i can do laps in the dark.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
until tomorrow that is. jennie and i tested out the new overpass before heading to get a bite. i looked in on the constuction back in august and it looks like they've worked pretty darn fast. so it is finally done, and it has a huge bike/pedestrian walkway on the north side. sweet!
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
jennie called me up and invited me to get some .25 tacos (gotta love tuesdays at the watering hole). afterwards we went to barrymore's to watch the presidential debate. i think obama is the clear choice. i can't see how anyone wants to keep the same bullshit of the last 8 years going. anyways, jennie was stoked on the new fenders she picked up for her baby down at the wrench. and is it just me or do the two front vent holes of her helmet make it look like a half smiley?
Monday, October 06, 2008
i felt a cold coming on over the weekend and today it hit. i was going to just sleep the rest of the day and well into the evening, but lindsey called and invited me to a ska show at the zoo bar. oh well, why not. it had stopped raining and the roads were still a bit wet when we left. i kept telling her to go slow so she wouldn't get her new top dirty with road spray from her tires. but she still zoomed ahead and her top was still spotless when we arrived downtown. i guess only catty girls can pull that off.