Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Going flashy.

Well my blog isn't going flashy. It's going wide and simple. I imagine there's going to be many more videos in 16x9 format in the future and I'm tired of having to size them down. So, in short, get used to this format.

But, if you wanted to go flashy, you could go here on this date. Since I'm too lazy to change my lettering into different colors and sizes and such, I'll try a cut and paste to see if it works:

Bike Omaha is inviting You, to the first annual Bike De'lights ride.

Who: You and your family on bikes

What: A 13-mile social ride (distance is approximate)

When: Friday, December, 11th at 7:00pm (bad weather reschedule date Dec. 18th)

Where: Ride starts at Midtown Crossing Marcus Theatre at 3201 Farnam St (Meet Inside)

Why: To spend time with friends enjoying the lights and activity of downtown Omaha

We have made the following updates. We will keep this post updated if we make any additional changes.

Update 1: The updated route (see below) is approximately 13 miles. Let us know if you think that is too long for any of the riders you would like to have join us. We are still fine-tuning the route and we can adjust a few things to bring the distance back down if we need to.

Update 2: A route map was added to replace the scarry list of turns. Riders will not need to memorize the route unless they plan to go off on their own and meet up with us at one of the stops. We will have people leading the ride and keeping the group together.

The Bike De'lights ride will be family friendly and we will all be riding together at a casual/conversational pace. We will be making stops along the way to warm up and relax. Children are welcome and encouraged to participate. The ride will take 2 or 3 hours depending on how long we stay at each stop. Bike De'lights will be a social ride, so we will not be in a hurry.

Participants are encouraged to wear WARM & casual street clothes. You should dress like you would for walking around downtown in December. There will be several chances to get off the bike, go inside, and warm up. However, you should dress warm and bring extra layers in case it's colder than you expect. Participants should also ride with lights on their bikes if at all possible. Plus, we can be a rolling holiday lights show at the same time.

Meet inside the Marcus Theaters Lounge to start.


Biker Bob said...

Cool. Thanks for linking to this. I'm really looking forward to it, and so is my family.

munsoned said...

No prob, Bob. Hopefully I can make it, but it seemed like there was something else I had going on that night. We'll see.

MOD said...

Nice, I widened up too.

RD said...

is that the infamous tire change on p-road?

munsoned said...

Yes Rafal, you are correct.

Chris G. said...

How long were we working on that flat? 45 minutes? Two CO2 cartridges. Three tubes. Ridiculous. However, I got new tires and rim tape and haven't flatted since.

munsoned said...

Glad to hear you've had better luck with the tire/tube situation, Chris. Yeah, it took a while, but it was a beautiful day, we had great company, and it was a learning experience for all.

Now, had we run out of tubes/CO2 and had no regular pumps, we truly would have been Munsoned in the middle of nowhere.