Saturday, June 30, 2007

More TDN Pics

Pics are from the Steamboat Trace trail.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

NJO at Jazz in June

Another beautiful (hot) evening as a crowd of several thousand came to watch us play with Kansas City singer Angela Hagenbach.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Day 5 - Wilber to Syracuse

Pumping up the tires at 5:30 a.m. Everybody is anxious to get home.

Typical crowd of bikers at the Cortland gas station, fueling up for the last 45 miles to Syracuse.

Jace calling 911 in Roca after an idiot in a truck tried to run the teamFire guys off the road, then braked in front of them to try to make them crash into his truck. About 30 seconds before that, he had tried to run Kevin and me off of the road as well. This was the only inconsiderate and dangerous act I witnessed or heard about on the entire 300+ miles of the tour.

Day 4 - Fairbury to Wilber

Typical scenery on the 52 mile, mostly flat ride from Fairbury to Wilber.

Lunch in DeWitt.

My bike on the back of the van as I had to SAG in from DeWitt due to sharp pain on the outside of my right knee - very disappointing to not be able to finish the easiest day of the tour.

Day 3 - Pawnee City to Fairbury

Rest stop on the way to Fairbury.

Rusty at the Corner Bar in Odell - they put on a great buffet for us.

After 61 miles we stopped at the Salty Dog in Steele City for some guacamole and chips. Only 14 miles to go to Fairbury!

Day 2 - Brownville to Pawnee City

This was the toughest day - 62 miles of hills, heat, and wind.

Bill and Kevin taking a much needed break on the way to Dubois for lunch.

Relaxing at the campsite after a long ride.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Day 1 - Syracuse to Brownville

First stop in Lorton, Nebraska.

Lunch at Cotty's Place in Peru.

Heading down the Steamboat Trace trail from Peru to Brownville.

Kevin taking a break on the trail.

Bikers taking over the town of Brownville.

Tour de Nebraska

I just finished the Tour de Nebraska, a five day cycling tour of southeast Nebraska. Plenty of hills, heat, wind, and good story telling at the end of the day.  Met lots of fun people from diverse backgrounds, and got to see the state from a completely different perspective.