Friday, July 31, 2009

bicis unidos

i went on the critical mass ride and there was a pretty good turnout. i brought the tunes via the mpu (consisting of my bob trailer with a pos ghetto blaster) so we had a rolling mini dance party going on.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

yo G

i ran into supah G downtown, so we headed for margaritas at la mex.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

congrats ladies

after my volunteering duties in the kayak were done i went over to the finish line to cheer for some friends as they finished. team rumbletime (made up of ashlee, lindsey, and lis from our BRAN 'rumbletime' group) did great and placed first in their age group. i also saw kaelly, who has improved quite a lot on the bike since last august when i first rode with her. being an avid swimmer and runner, i knew she'd kick ass in a tri once she got her biking technique down. so when the final results were in i wasn't that surprised to learn that she won!! her time was 1hr11min, which beat most of the men. congrats!

rise and shine

i had to get up early and be out at the holmes lake boat docks by 7am this morning for the cornhusker state games triathlon. i was one of the volunteers in the kayaks providing support for the swimming portion. i had fun (i haven't been in canoe or a kayak since boyscouts... and that was a long LONG time ago), though the water was not what you'd call pristine. it looked to be more like green algae soup, and from what i heard from a few friends that competited, was not fun to swim in.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

late nite shenanigans

rik having fun on this blue scorcher on the way home from the bars.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

l'eroíca thursday 2nd edish

though unlike last week's edition it was just me, myself, and i on this one. i'm really getting to like this route, though it looks like a good portion of it will be paved before long.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

riding for nachos

supah G (aka gina) and i riding out for some food and beers in eagle.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


after breakfast we headed back to lincoln. ashlee wanted add a few more miles before heading back to omaha so she came with us as we rode west on church road. along with farms, we rode by a semen center (lis and ashlee couldn't stop giggling). a few miles later we said goodbye to ashlee and lis and i turned south. usually a round trip to platte river state park is just over 80 miles. at about twelve miles from home lis expressed her desire to ride a full century, which she had never done before. i wasn't enthused at first, but then i thought how great a margarita would taste right then, so we took a detour south to bennet for a few drinks at mamacita's. that gave us the needed extra miles. when i got home all said and done it was 105.49 miles for the day. thanks to ashlee and lis for a great day on the bike.

eggs, potatoes, and bacon

speedy girl one and speedy girl two refueling at the restaurant.

dos damas

i rode out to platte with lis today. we were meeting for breakfast with ashlee who was riding down from omaha. when ashlee wasn't at the bridge we waited a while, and then she called saying she had a flat. lis and i then rode north through schramm state park to see if she needed any assistance. it would be the first of two flats for her, just minutes apart. glass shards suck.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

l'eroica thursdays

it was a perfect night for a gravel ride on road bikes. nate took us on a nice 40mi loop south of town. riding those roads sure was fun, i can't wait to do it again next thursday!

Monday, July 13, 2009

time to light up

i met up with cathleen for some vietnamese food. afterwards she was riding to meet up with some other peeps to play tennis, but first... a cig.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

dos bianchis

kate came down from omaha again. after some indian food we hit the town on our bicis.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

an odyssey

started a few pages of an american cycling odyssey, 1887 this afternoon.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

cervezas by the cornfields

'twas a perfect night for a ride out to eagle.

Monday, July 06, 2009

cloudy contemplation

the new blacktop on sprague road is perfect for big ring cruising. as i made my way back to town i caught myself starring up at the clouds more than i usually do.

Thursday, July 02, 2009


coming back into town via the airport, just before dark. it was a perfect night for a ride, with a low wind out of the north... so i went up to branched oak for a lap.