Friday, January 28, 2011

The Winter Sucks Lincoln Ve-Low Party.

Tonight Thad from our local cycling zine Lincoln Ve-Low (pick up copies at Cafe Indigo & Monkey Wrench Cycles) held the 2nd Lincoln Ve-Low Party, also called the Lincoln Ve-Low Townhall Meeting, at the Grata.

Sponsors had refreshments and prizes for attendees. It was great to see everyone, and I came away with a Tomac shirt and pair of War Axe socks! There were drawings and arm-wrestling matches to determine prize winners.

I rode the Austro-Diamler there getting me 12.02 miles in tonight.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Headed back out on the ice.

I took the day off to make up for working over the weekend and our youngest and I went to Holmes Lake for another try at ice fishing. I got a decent sun fish and he caught a rainbow trout! We're really starting to like ice fishing and it beat the heck out of sitting in the office all day.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

KC Sprints returns to Lincoln.

This weekend the boys from Kansas City made their way back to the Star City to pack the house as we raced against eachother. It was a wild and rowdy time!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Our 1st try at ice fishing.

I haven't ice fished since I was a kid, but our youngest has been begging for several years to go. I didn't have much desire to freeze to death sitting on a 5 gallon bucket and to top it off, we didn't have any of the equipment.

Well, this year for Christmas I caved and decided we'd get him set up with everything he'd need to start ice fishing.

My grandpa, his great grandfather, built these two ice sleds that can haul equipment out, then be tipped on end to serve as a shelter to sit in. He made them 25 years ago. I knew they were still around, so I hunted them down, gave them a fresh coat of paint, and rigged up a tarp to go between them to stop the wind and hold the heat in. On Christmas our youngest got the 2 ice shacks, an ice auger, pole, lures and a heater.

Today was the first time we tried them. They worked pretty well. We caught a handful of small fish and really had a great time. We stayed toasty with the heater and were out on the ice at Holmes Lake still catching fish well past dark. I admit, I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. We talked about using plywood instead of a tarp so they could be used independently or hooked together, but for now the tarp worked fine.

It's neat to see the ice shacks being used again for the first time in 20 years. And he's proud to be using something his great grandpa built.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

GPBC New Years Day Breakfast.

Some drove, some rode, but one way or the other a good sized group of us met up at the Village Inn for breakfast and a chance to visit about the rides we are looking forward to during 2011. Today's miles = 2.48

Photo Credit: Mary Poe

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