Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Last Sunday, family was out and about and both vehicles were gone. Being it was a great day, sunny with temps in the 50's, I had an itch to do some trailwork. With mary down waiting for a seatpost, I broke out the first bike I ever bought - an 02 Giant Sedona - a comfort bike. I hadn't ridden this in a couple years. After pumping up the tires, checked the slop in the hub bearings, checked a few bolts, loaded up and went for it. Kept the chain in the middle of the cassette and occassionally changed between middle and big ring. Old rim brakes pulling a bob didn't inspire much confidence. I missed fix braking with the legs. Coupled with Ginger on a retractable lead, this kept me on my toes when braking for intersections and passing other dogs. After some successful treadwork and talking with a few people, pulled onto the last block just as it started to rain. - Great timing! Tired, dirty, and hungry - the sign of a good time with a bike!
Friday, April 25, 2008
The weather was just right to convince Hannah to ride to her ASL class yesterday. Enjoyable, though a few drops hit us on the way home. About 3 miles one way.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Actually, T-Bone was nice enough to invite me to contribute to the Omaha-Commute blog. Thanks T-Bone.
I like pictures, so here are a few pictures of my commute this morning. Click the images for the large versions. Enjoy!
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Yesterdays ride home in 30-40mph winds was interesting. I've never been thrown around like that before. It's amazing how the wind can grab your wheels and send you off-line when your in a cross wind.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Mostly tailwind pushed me to work. Took the north side of sbl home and saw whitecaps and felt like the rain had ice pelet centers. Now have yellow rain pants to match my yellow rain jacket. If I just had a yellow hood, I could be mistaken for a haz-mat cleanup.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I would also like to get a Critical Mass style ride going on the last Friday of every month. That night we did the leap year ride we had traffic stop and check us out everywhere we went. Tons of folks in cars seemed really interested as to what we were doing. It was a great time.
Monday, April 7, 2008
When I went to get the paper Saturday I was shocked to see myself on the cover. That's never happened before. The story turned out pretty good I think. I was surprised this was the picture they used. The photographer followed me to the Field Club trail for some shots and I thought they would have used those.
Friday, April 4, 2008
It's supposed to be 70 tomorrow and I can't wait. This winter has been one of the longest I can remember. Last year we were riding in shorts a month earlier.
I was riding down Park Ave on my way to work and came across a crime scene at St. Mary's Ave. They had the whole intersection taped off and closed to traffic. Didn't see much but an empty street. Now that it's getting nice out I think I'm going to start getting out earlier and do a little riding around town before I head to work.