Thursday, September 20, 2012
This is my 1,000th post on the Nebraska Outdoor Addict blog and it's a fitting time to wrap it up. Loyal readers have followed me on hundreds of rides totaling 13,657.12 miles. As well as lots of other outdoor adventures. The NOA blog has had 35,000 unique hits to date, and I'm encouraged and flattered by each one.
I'll continue to spend as much time outdoors as posable in the years to come and hope you will too. As my old cycling pal Scott said on the Nacho Ride, "It's not the end, it's just a new beginning." Well put. Thanks again for all the support and encouragement. And a special thanks to all my friends and my wonderful family.
Here's hoping to see you outdoors!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
It was a fun group with Tony, James, James, Patches, Terri (rockin new wheels) Jon, & Scott. 4 of the 8 of us got flats, there were stickers everywhere. I thought for a minute James was going to toss his wheel into the trees out of frustration. Toward the end I had the honor of running into former cyclist Counsel who was running on foot (wth?) with Christa. He claimed he was training for a 1/2 Ironman.
It was a great time as always and good to see everyone again. The Nacho Ride along with a trip up the hill the other day and some other piddling around I'd done in the neighborhood gives me another 26.6 miles.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Union Plaza is a 3 block long city park in the Antelope Valley Project. Mayor Beutler was on hand as well as reps from the Parks Dept, Union Bank and others who were instrumental in the creation of Lincoln's newest park.
Besides the dedication and recognition of those involved, there were booths, prizes, food, crafts, music and more.
I had a chance to see a lot of old biking friends and it was a great night to get out on the trails. Afterward I pedaled to a meeting on 56th St before going home giving me 14.2 miles this evening.
We started wondering if it had something to do with my Trek FX 7.6, on Tuesday I took it for a spin around the South Pointe loop, sure enough, by bedtime I was sore.
Today I did the exact same route on the Felt and... no pain! Well, at least I've got it narrowed down. I've got some kind of a fit issue with my Trek I'll have to get solved. At least it's not just old age. Those two rides plus a trip up the hill over the weekend give me 20.3 miles.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
I've rode to the office several times, a group of us went to the screening of Reveal The Path at the Sheldon, the Nacho Ride last week and lots of trips up the hill. All told I racked up 159.3 miles since my last post.
Monday, June 4, 2012
On the way home we found a couple of guys prepping to pour a short cut connector trail where a dirt path had been worn in the grass where the John Dietrich connects to Holdrege street.
I made several trips up the hill since my last post getting me 13.2 miles and today's commute was 29.5 miles, for a total of 42.7 miles.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
(image lifted off www.ribike.org)
After recovering from the bear attack during the NSFW Ride I've rode up the hill four times and to the office four times. The weather has been awesome and with a new helmet I'm good as new.
This is bike to work week, the CCC and Biketacular are this weekend, the Ride of Silence is tonight and so much more. It's prime season to get out and ride!
I'll be working in West Point tomorrow and on vacation Friday so I'm done for the week. Happy healing to Cletus and Ben.
Since my last post I've added another 102.3 miles onto the Trek.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The weather was perfect and spirits were high despite a couple of mishaps. One was a bear that came after our group on the 84th St trail till I saved everyone and came away with just a few abrasions. The other happened as we rode down a tight section of N 1st St.
We had a blast and got home with 45.6 miles for the day.