Thursday, August 27, 2009

First ride

I went for a short bike ride out to the lighthouse at Grand Haven, Michigan on my first day.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

One more Nacho Ride for me

John and I were the only ones from our group to make it out to Eagle last Tuesday. The weather was nice, but it was the day before Lincoln Public Schools first day of classes, so some families were busy getting ready and others already had homework. This coming Tuesday is my last Nacho Ride for quite some time, as I will be heading up to Grand Haven, Michigan for my new job. I will try to get in some cycling up there before the snow flies, so check out my sister blog, It's been great!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Saying Goodbye

Gayle and I had a great time at Eagle last night! About 25-30 of our cycling and work friends showed up to wish us goodbye and good luck in Michigan. We will miss all of them tremendously! To see more photos from the party, find us on Facebook.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Florida road sign for bikers

Sorry, but this has nothing to do with Nebraska cycling. However, if you happen to cycle or walk along side this road in Florida, you might want to think twice about doing so.
I missed the Nacho Ride last night. I got as far as Walton, but after checking the parking lot there for John & Cindy's truck and talking to Gayle on the cell phone, our cycling group will be riding to Eagle on Thursday instead of Tuesday this week. See everyone on Thursday!

Monday, August 10, 2009

NACHO Ride coming up again!

The weekly NACHO Ride to eagle is coming up again on Tuesday evening! The weather looks great with the high near 90 tomorrow and little chance of rain. Join us at the MoPac Trailhead at 5:30 pm, or Walton at 5:45 pm or in Eagle at 6:30 pm for cheap tacos and nachos and good fun. Wear your Nacho Ride T-shirt to support the ride!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

From the 911 center dispatch log during RAGBRAI

My hometown of Corning, Iowa was on the RAGBRAI route this year. The local newspaper in Corning, the Adams County Free Press, publishes excerpts from the Dispatcher's office. There were some very unusual calls on Monday, July 20 during RAGBRAI. Here are a few of them:

"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."