Friday, May 29, 2009

I have a very important announcement to make..


Just kidding.  They've done studies, you know.  60% of the time, it works every time.

Ok, in all serialness, here's an interesting article.  I'm sure most of you, my readers, know this already, but I figured I'd show that they have actually done studies.  You know.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Formal emails have been sent.

I have sent out my formal email asking peeps for their home addresses so I can send out invites for my wedding celebration.  If you did not get an email, get back to me so I can send you an email, so you can send me and email about your home address.  (Does that make any sense?)  You can contact me at cyclery88 at the gmail email.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Shabbos +1

Time: 7 a.m.
Distance: 3-4 hours
Rallying point: TBD
Pace: I make no promises

More information to come.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009


I gots nothin.  I work most the day Saturday (time and a half, baby!!), then on Sunday early AM, I'm volunteering for the Papillion half marathon.  It'll be a wild time of riding 13 mph back and forth along the course.

If my rear's not sore from sitting on my bike for a few hours, I may be up for an afternoon ride on Sunday.  


Friday, May 08, 2009

I'll be watching golf, but ...

I thought you might want to know that NBC's Universal Sport channel will be broadcasting the Giro - Starting tomorrow at 7:30. Uh that's channel 120 on cox. Or 6.2 if you have Rabbit Ears and a digital Television.

It's that time again.

Weekends here.  I'm tired.  I just started working the early shift at the full time job (6am to 3pm) and added on a part time job building bikes 2 days a week (4pm to 8pm).  Coffee is being taken intraveniously.

Saturday - I'm oot.  I'm on call till 12:30pm, then I have a wedding planning lunch to go to.*  I know some peeps are going to Platte River SP for the mtb race, which is an awesome idea.  Great trails there.  Others will probably join the local shops group ride.  If any of you followers of my blog (all 3 of you) want to plan something for Saturday am, post in the comments.

Sunday - the ride plans are: Crane coffee at 78th and Cass at 9:30am.  Show up early if you want to partake in some wakey juice.  I know I will.  We'll ride for a few hours, nothing fast pace, just base mileage type stuff.

*wedding plans - Yup I'm gettin hitched.  It's only taken Michelle and me 18 years to get around to it.  The date of our "going to the courthouse" is Friday, July 10th.  The date of the, "We finally did it" celebration is Sunday, July 12th from 2pm to 6pm(actual time may vary) at Elmwood park Pavillion.  I know there's a race that day, but we'll have plenty of food to refuel with so drop in and get your grub on.  It's not formal at all - there'll be background music and food.  Come in your shorts and stinky jersey if you want.  That's just how we roll.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Weekend review.

Saturday - The River City Shootout MTB race at Swanson was great.  I officiated to the best of my abilities and most seemed pretty happy with the race day overall.  I tried to be as quick with results as possible, but that's tough when your hopped up on caffeine and really needing lunch.  Overall, it was a good time.

Sunday - easy ride with Randall in the AM.  Did a couple hours and got 34 miles in.  I was 6 miles short of winning one of my Plus3 Network challenges.  So I rode to the store to by cat food and stopped by the Trek store too.  I will be the proud owner of some Ritchey Socks and, after June, have my name in a drawing for a Ritchey Stem.   If you have a Garmin on your bike, and/or just want to donate to a cause by riding your bike, check out the Plus3 site.  I've raised $50 for Rails to Trails Conservancy just by commuting and riding around.  Pretty sweet deal.

Racers I know - Well there were a ton of people at the MTB race that I wish I could have talked to more, but I was officiating.  So I had to talk when I could, but keep my focus on the race.  There were some Lincoln and Omaha guys that did the TI 5 - Um, anyone that even looked at the starting line of this race has the right to use the term EPIC!  

Mid 30s? - 2 other racers, Syd Brown and Aaron Pool did a wee race called Tour of Gila.  You know, the one that Lance, Levi, Horner, Kristen Armstrong, and all the fastest racers in America did?  Yeah well, Pool ended up 35th (out of 180 starting PROS!!!) and Syd finished 36th!!!  All I gotta say is - Nebraska's got talent.  Great job you two.

I start work building bikes at HighGear on Tuesday.  So it'll be nice to have some extra income, but my riding will suffer.  Well actually, I'll probably be riding more now since I'll be riding from my daytime job, to the part time that's 10 miles away.  So maybe my weekly mileage will go up.  I need the miles.

Friday, May 01, 2009

English racer?

As I was taking my bike into our office, an Environmental Services gentleman stopped in the hall when he saw my bike and said, "Ah nice, an English racer."  So I stopped and chatted with him a bit.  I guess he called it an English racer because it has skinny tires, chrome fenders, and drop handlebars.  He had a Mongoose.  He was happy to report that after switching to hybrid tires, his ride was much easier, but probably not as fast as my bike.  I said, "Hey, as long as you're having fun, that's all that matters."

This weekend: I may be up for an early Shabbos ride.  It depends on the trail conditions.  "What's that?" you say?  Why would mountain bike trails have an effect on a road ride?  Well I'm officiating for this weekend's Psycowpath River City Shootout at Swanson park.  If the trail is too muddy after today's rain, they will postpone the race till Sunday.  Unfortunately, that call will be made tonight sometime.  So I won't know about the weekend's plans till.......well, this weekend.

If the race is tomorrow, I'd like to ride on Sunday in the afternoon.  Or in the morning.  Whenever.

If the race is Sunday, I'd like to be done with the Saturday ride earlier in the day - by about noon?