Sunday, September 27, 2009
"The Omaha World Herald has an article about the Wabash trace receiving Federal funding to pave the middle part of the trail if enough money is raised to cover engineering costs. If the trail hosts raise a total of $55,000 ($30,000 of which has already been raised), the Federal government will provide an extra $2 million to pave the trail from Mineola to Shenandoah. "
"This makes sense for those who would possibly venture further than the 9 miles to Mineola if the trail was not as tough.Anyone who has ridden most or all of the trail knows that between Council Bluffs and Mineola, the trial is well used and very packed down. However, once past Mineola, the trail is used more sparsely, and therefore not as smooth. There's the paved quarter mile (or so) section just North of Shenandoah that always feels amazing after trudging over the limestone path most of the day. I can see this being a huge impact on trail use."
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Don't let me down! This is a great ride and it goes to a great cause! I wish I could be there with you guys!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
"911 - There is a small dog following us chasing us. Can you send someone out to get it?"
"5 miles west of Corning on 210 - female bike rider down. She is breathing but unconcious."
"911 - We are 5 miles east of Williams on bike route. Guy hit a deer, has head injuries. He is up walking around."
"911 - Male complaining about trooper driving dangerously, passing on hills, and causing dangerous situation for bike rider."
"There is a bus parked out front, been there a couple hours. 18 people or so in our yard drinking and more in bus. They keep getting closer and closer to the house, don't want them on the porch. Are they allowed to be there? Don't want to cause problems but don't want them there."
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Here are a few riders on their way from the 84th St. Trailhead to Eagle tonight for the NACHO Ride. I think we had around 40 to 50 cyclists at the OED tonight. It seemed quite a bit less than that initially, but they kept trickling in after 7:30 when I left. The new Nacho Ride shirts were being sold and look quite nice. OED even had Bud Light on tap out in the picnic area! They were well prepared for a big crowd!
It always pays to be careful when riding!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Dave & Kerri invited me for a 50 mile ride this morning. I was a little hesitant, since I hadn't been on the bike since the last day of NUMB on July 1. However, I shouldn't have worried. The ride seemed to be almost too easy, more similar to an easy 20 or 30 mile ride instead of 50. Perhaps it was the overcast sky for most of the morning, or perhaps it was the 10-15 mph tailwind on the way home. I like to think it was the 300+ miles of practice from last week's NUMB ride.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Team Astana did very well today, placing 3 riders in the top 5 overall after Stage 7! Fabian Cancellara did not do so well at all, and dropped off the leaderboard as a result.
Stage 7, from Barcelona to Andorra, Spain finished with a mountaintop sprint. A breakaway of 9 riders pulled it off this time, allowing Brice Feillu (France) to capture the stage win. Second place went to Chistophe Kern (France), 3rd to Johannes Frohlinger (Germany) and 4th to Rinaldo Nocentini (Italy). Alberto Contador sprinted ahead of Lance Armstrong and Cadel Evans to capture 9th place.
The overall standings after Stage 7 are: 1. Rinaldo Nocentini 2. Alberto Contador (+ 6 seconds) 3. Lance Armstrong (+ 8 seconds) 4. Levi Leipheimer (+ 39 seconds) 5. Badley Wiggens (+ 46 sec.)
Saturday, July 4, 2009
More on Versus:
http://www.versus.com/tdf/ (HD cable channel 229 in Lincoln)
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
I tried uploading this yesterday, and I lost my internet connection in the middle of the upload. Let's see if we can get this to work tonight.
One thing that our guys always want on BRAN is root beer floats. Brad took the initiative Wednesday evening at Wymore by asking the hosts if anyone had root beer floats in town. Well, guess what! They happened to have several 2 liter bottles of root beer and some ice cream handy! Way to go Brad!
Dave and Brad made it to Humboldt without incident on Thursday. However, the route to Syracuse was another story. Stay tuned.
Here are some good photos taken on BRAN by the Omaha World Herald staff: http://odc.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=5002&p=1369
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Good luck tomorrow!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Here is the updated weather forecast for the first few days compiled from various sources:
Sunday (Day 1):
Low 50F, High 79F, scattered thunderstorms, 20-30% chance rain, winds N at 19 mph
Monday (Day 2):
Low 50F, High 72F, partly cloudy, 20% chance rain, winds N at 15 mph
Tuesday (Day 3):
Low 56F, High 78F, showers, 20-30% chance rain, winds E at 10 mph
Wednesday (Day 4):
Low 56F, High 78F, showers, 30-40% chance rain, winds E at 10 mph
Good Luck guys!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The job search is going slow. I've sent out about 6 applications so far, with one rejection. This is about what I expected. In my spare time at home (spare???), I am cleaning out the basement and putting a few items on Craig's List. Our daughter was home yesterday and today, and she has been a great help sorting out some of her old things to throw away, give away or sell.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I decided to focus all of my energy and vacation days into the NUMB Ride for Hunger (http://www.numbride.org ) this year, and 7 others from our company cycling group will be joining me in Ogallala for this ride on June 27-July 1. If I can train my wife, Gayle, how to update this blog, I will be sending photos and updates back to her for posting.
Here are a few photos from last year's BRAN: http://www.wb0dgf.com/cycling.htm