Monday, November 30, 2009

Steal a city tree and your holidays will stink.

I finally got the Felt out again after a couple of Thanksgiving weekends and deer season kept me mostly off it during the last couple of weeks.

It was great to get out again! KOLN/KGIN was reporting 18' this morning, but I was bundled up and there was no wind making it a sweet ride in.

This afternoon the wind was strong from the West but temps climbed up above 60'! I spotted these signs up in the parks warning would be pine snatchers that they've been sprayed and will stink up your home if you cut one down for the holidays.

Today's miles = 19.5

Sunday, November 22, 2009

It's da second week of deer camp...

Our youngest and I made our way back up to the river friday afternoon. At 4:40 I had this big bodied 3X4 in my sites. We were out again Saturday morning and evening to try to fill his doe tag, but will have to try again later during black powder or the late rifle seasons. He wasn't dissapointed a bit about the idea of spending more time at the river.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The "Gallon Challenge" on the Thursday Night Hustle

An awesome race was set up last night, thanks Ryan for your card after I lost mine. Considering my early detour to O'Rourkes and a flat, my time wasn't great... but I had a great time! The Gallon Challenge was too much fun and craziness. I won't be able to look at a glass of milk again for a long time! Race was aprox 16 miles. Yesterday's total miles = 27.4

Riding G.I. with an old friend.

An old friend bought a bike this year and started riding, I was out west this week and met up with her for a spin around Grand Island. She's a photographer and snapped a few pictures of us.

Tuesday's miles = 4.3

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Opening weekend of rifle deer season.

Our 12 yr old and I went down to the Loup River and stayed in my parents camper. Saturday morning found us sitting in the trailer blind. We saw some smaller bucks and fawns before this bruser came out of the trees just after 8:20 am.

He saw the buck and wispered "Dad! There's a buck, should I get it?" I leaned up to look out and saw him and said "YES!"

We spent the better part of the day checking it in and taking it to the taxidermist. Sunday morning we took time out to eat and visit with the guys from ec&m outdoors at the Dannebrog Fire Dept Hunters Breakfast before going out to hunt again.

He went home for school Monday and I stayed, trying a tree stand but still came away empty handed. We'll try again this weekend.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A warm and windy commute.

Lincoln had a strong South wind today. On the way to work I was passing everything, I'm still not sure if the guys in the F-16 fighter jets heard me say "On your left" as I sped past them.

On the way home it was 67' with wind gusts over 35 mph. I was being passed by turtles and snales. Today's miles = 19.5

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

May the bird of paradise fly up your nose... thoughts when I see this, a broken beer bottle with glass all over the trail. I stopped to kick the glass off the path, but there is still some shards I couldn't get. Karma will come back to haunt the jerk that did this.

Today's miles to work and back = 19.5

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pepe's for supper after riding to work.

I rode to work today and after work I met up with a group of some of Lincoln's coolest cyclist to ride to Pepe's for some great mexican followed by a few laps.

I loved how one of the group had made his own bike light out of an old Altoids (mints) tin. It worked great and looked even better. That was so cool!

Today's miles = 35.5

Monday, November 9, 2009


Today's commute to work was nice, and as the day warmed up I really got excited about getting out of the office and riding home.

Not far from the office I hit a big rock (I think it was a rock) hard and gave my rear tire a pinch flat. I switched the tube out and just patched the bad one when I got home.

Today's miles = 19.7

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Father, Son & Holy Felts

Our youngest and I rode our Felts to church. We walked out to find a sticker had made a big hole in his tube, I rode home to get a new one and we were good to go again in a flash. We then continued across town to the office for a couple of hours of work.

Today's miles = 24.5

Rode across town then to Ceresco.

Yesterday I took a great ride on a great day! The trails were busy as I rode North across Lincoln.

In Lincoln the trees were in full color.

I then got on Hwy. 77 and went toward Ceresco. To make it more of a challenge I rode a old fashioned penny farthing. (just kidding)

Who doesn't love old barns?

On Main St. in Ceresco you'll find this restored steam engine.

Can you believe it? 73' on November 7th! I love it!

They won't tell anyone how much money you have. (they'll keep Mumm. Ha!)

Cool, huh?

This was too funny not to take a picture of.

Scenes from the firehall.

Veterans Day is just days away. Flag is a half staff for the Ft. Hood shooting.

This is what I want to be when I grow up! A bicycle bum! I ran into this old back homeless man on his Free Spirit bike in Ceresco. He asked to borrow a wrench to tighten his front break, but my modern bike multi-tool only has screwdrivers and allenwrenches. He said he was going to Lincoln, then continuing South.

He had two big fabric bags slung over his shoulders. I can't imagine how he could ride like that. But he didn't think I was too smart either, noting that my solid leather Brooks saddle looked a lot harder than his big wide seat that he'd covered with a homemade knitted cozy.

And sure enough, I saw him riding in Lincoln Sunday afternoon. Meeting him was the highlight of my day. To me, biking is 10% bikes, 10% being outside and seeing sights and 80% spending time with like minded people.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ceresco. (cool picture, considering I use a cell phone camera for all my pictures, if I say so myself)

By the time I got back on the trails in Lincoln I decided to detour over to Memorial Stadium to see some of the Husker pre-game fun and add another mile or two onto my ride so I'd hit 50 miles for the day. I made it home with 50.3 miles for the day.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Running, err, ah, BIKING errands after work.

On the way home I detoured down the Rock Island to get some cable for our basement TV from Time Warner then went down the Old Cheney trail to look for a small bike sized bible at the Family Christian store on 56th before going home. Lots of bikes out on the trails today.

Today's miles = 26.4

Not board on this mornings fast and fun commute in to work.

Beat my best time ever on the ride to work this morning by 3 minutes, coming in at 34 min. 46 sec. and a average speed of 17 mph. including having to stop to move these two nail filled 2"X4"s that some dope placed across the bike path. I'm still on an endorphin high from last night's ride.

We've got a great weekend ahead of us, get out and enjoy!


Remember, remember... It was a night I'll never forget!

Race was about 14 miles, 13th out of 20 some & thanks to the wildcard I'm reading bike porn. Too fun!!! I loved it!

Enough said.

Last night's total miles = 18.4

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dark ride both ways.

I rode to work yesterday and stayed a little late giving me a chance to use my lights both ways.

Today's miles = 19.3

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

There is no free lunch in life. But, bike commuters get free breakfast today at Pepe's!

Cyclist were treated one more time to a free breakfast at Pepe's vegetarian mexican resturant before they start back up again next spring.

Pepe's is open Tue-Sun for some amazing lunches and dinners in the Havlock neighborhood of Lincoln.

It was a cool ride in with temps just below freezing and the ride home found me pushing into a headwind, but any day on the bike is a good day!

Today's miles = 21.2

Monday, November 2, 2009

Genesis 1:3

This is the sunrise as seen from this mornings commute to work on the bike. I love it that daylight savings is over now! The trails are light so much earlier.

Today's miles = 19.3

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A perfect fall day for a ride.

I rode to the office to do a little work today, and tied my best time ever, I was there in just 37 minutes. The perfect weather, along with light traffic made for a fast fun ride. It's been a great weekend. Hope you spent some of it outdoors!

Today's miles = 19.8

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