Friday, November 28, 2008

black friday spin

i went out to wilderness park with nicol and gravy. we had a fun time crossing creek beds, railroad tracks, and dodging thorns.

yo janna

i hooked up with janna this afernoon for a spin down south to meet up with nicol and gravy for a ride. janna has had the san jose for two years now, and she says it's her favorite bike. i bought it back in january of '06, and it was the first san jose the monkey wrench sold. i should have went with one size up cause this one was a bit small for me, but i still liked riding it. later on that year i upgraded and passed it on to janna. whether commuting or racing it, i'm glad to see that she continues to ride the hell out of it.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

that's not going anywhere

like in nyc and other places, lincoln too has it's share of unnecessarily vulnerable bikes. someone has put some time and cash into converting this old miyata to a fixie, but yet when it comes to locking it up overnight on campus they really go all out with security. it's just one or two spins with a crescent wrench away from finding a new owner.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


taking in some cross racing at pioneer's park over the weekend.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

if these shoes could talk....

like any avid cyclist i have a number of pairs of cycling shoes (four pairs of sidis) in my inventory. but for running around town i prefer sneakers, and for me that usually means old school adidas soccer shoes. they make great cycling shoes if you use quill track pedals and toeclips like i do on my street bikes. of the dozen or so pairs of adidas i have, my green suede sambas have been my favorite pair by far. they are 80's vintage and have been in my shoe rotation for at least 10 years. oh the memories... the rides, the parties, the rendezvous. but finally they are done, the soles are wafer thin where i pedal and there's a hole too. the old kicks have served me well and so i bid them farewell. and now... it's time to break out my 80's vintage green suede pair #2! (i always have a backup) :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

bike parking

lots of bikes downtown, even on a cold night.

Friday, November 07, 2008

art walk

it was a really cold first friday art walk, winter is here. my friends supah G and linz were troopers though, braving the wind as we rode around to the galleries. among them was a new space at 21st and Y. there was an light & music installation with projected images on a nearby wall, and a bike in the middle (which i'm thinking wasn't part of the piece). industrial art i guess? we then headed downtown to peruse more art and say hi to friends (nice dress taura) and a little canine model at the various gallery spaces and boutiques.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

bikers for obama

i towed the mpu (a stereo in a yak... aka mobile party unit) downtown for the obama rally tonight. more pics and video from elisabeth. afterwards we rode around a bit to spread the word.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

biker chicks

after the festival i was heading downtown for a bite with lindsey. we ran into tasha on her new mini-peugeot, and then petra pulled up on her hybrid. it seems everyone was out on two wheels enjoying the day. later i rendezvou'd with elisabeth and lindsey at the bread & cup for dinner.

dia de los muertos

saturday afternoon after my radio show i rode over to campus for the dia de los muertos festival at the sheldon gallery. this was the second year they've put one on and it, like last year, was a success. there was the excellent musica from mariachi luna y sol and a wonderful performance by the xiotal and nayare ballet folklorico, both out of omaha.