Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sunday's Gravel RIde (Frozen Beard Ride)

Same details as below, leaving at 11:30 a.m. 5224 Lake Forest Drive, Papillion, one block to gravel, cross bikes, time and distance to be determined by group at ride time, most likely in the 2-3 hour range. This is not a no drop ride, but we will regroup several times. FROZEN BEARDS not required but encouraged, refreshments to follow.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

in case you miss the info

Saturday ride has been pushed forward 30 minutes.
Meet at BK bridge at 10 am.
Route and info on MOD's Site
All are welcome but you should always plan accordingly

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sunday's Gravel RIde

Ride will start at 11:30 same details as below, route and distance will be decided at ride time based on weather conditions. Cross Bikes, we regroup, but this is not a no drop ride, plan accordingly.

As promised

Since Friday is not enough notice for people, I decided to put the ride info up day early.
Saturday 10:30 am get ready for 60 miles of loess hills goodness. This much I can tell you for sure.
Route is extender from last week. MOD has the route. Couple of cat 5 climbs according to mapmyride.
There might be Ice beards
There will be coffee after
Most importantly there will be gravel glory
We also will have several guests from Lincoln throwing it down PCL style
Not everyday you can ride with DK200 reigning champion :D
If that's not reason enough it ( it should be) , it will be 8-10 degrees warmer than last week. SO you have no excuse (unless it's work) All are welcomed... plan accordingly

Friday, January 14, 2011

Saturday Ride

Not much change is needed. If you think that 18 degrees is a heat wave which it should be considering it's twice as warm as it was earlier this week come on down.
Meet at BK PED Bridge @ 10:30
About the same route as last week less pavement more gravel (yey gravel)
Little longer distance from the bridge think closer to 38 miles.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dare you not to laugh.

I burst out laughing a few times.

So is that bol in text speak?

I finally rode this morning to work. I had to wait this week till it got down to the negative digits to give it a go. Took the bus Monday and actually drove yesterday (GASP!). But it's back to biking full time. I'll echo several people's comments and say that studded tires make it seem like you're riding on velcro. I have no idea how little metal nubs on cyclocross tires can do that, but I was totally confident riding in, if not a bit slower because of the "riding on gravel" effect of studs. Granted, just 1 day after the snow ended, the streets are really well plowed. Kudos to Omaha's new snow emergency practice and plowing team!

Even though it was cold as the ass of death this morning, I was sweaty by the time I got to work. I had on a medium weight wool base layer, a cycling vest, then a Red wool lumberjack shirt over that. I got the shirt from my Mom on Christmas. I love it. I probably could have done without the cycling vest and been warm enough this morning. The only part that got cold on me were my thighs. I had on cycling shorts, thermal leg warmers and nylon pants over that. Of course also I had the obligatory balaclava under the helmet, lobster gloves, and heavy wool socks under the shoes setup.

Hope everyone stays warm and enjoys their day!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Gravel - Sunday Leaving at Noon!

Looks like Rafel has a ride going tomorrow a.m. leaving from the Bob at 10:30, (I need to go to work for a while in the a.m. but I'm going to try to make it). As for Sunday, open for debate, Kent says he can make it if we leave at noon vs. last weeks 11:30 start time. We also have a pretty good chance for snow Sunday which could be fun. So I'll open it up to a vote and post the start time tomorrow at 5:00 p.m.

Whose in?

Sunday = Nebraska Saturday= Iowa

So Shim has good route going on Sunday no reason to mess with that and if 50 miles is not good enough for you sunday. Come out Saturday meet at BK bridge 10:30 am. Here is the route. Winds will be coming from N-NE should have fairly good tail wind on way home. yes there are some climbing ...