Sunday, September 30, 2007

Too windy

It was too windy to ride today, so I put the bike on the trainer and did a workout, then tried to get the front derailleur dialed in a little better. If can't get the shifting to work better , I may have to try this guy - Bicyle Repair Man

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Nice Night for a TeamFIRE Ride

Headed out to Roca tonight with the TeamFIRE Wednesday ride. It was a perfect night for a ride.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Windy Day

I did a solo ride out to Sprague today. It was pretty windy (steady winds at about 20 mph out of the south), so the ride out was tough. Coming home was fun, though, as it felt like I hardly needed to pedal as I rode north with the wind. Hit 44.1 mph going down the hill just south of Saltillo road on 77 - pretty much spinning out the 50x12 gear I was in.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Am I Aero Enough?

Found this pic on bike forums - same bike brand and dog breed as I have, so I thought I would share it - the look on the dog's face looks exactly like my dog Ella when she is asked to do something she doesn't want to do.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Labor Day Ride

Heading out of Elmwood we found a picturesque church. Another cyclist happened by and took our picture.

Getting ready to head in to lunch in Louisville. We started in Elmwood, rode north through Murdock to the turn by Quarry Oaks, took hiway 66 past Mahoney State Park to Ashland, turned north on hiway 6 to the Nebraska Crossings Outlet Mall with a rest stop at the Flying J truck stop. Next we took hiway 31 south through Schramm State Park and over the Lied bridge to hiway 66, then hiway 50 to lunch in a cafe in Louisville. After lunch it was north across the Platte River again, this time on 50, looped around west on 31 to the Lied bridge, which we crossed for the second time that day, then back up 66 through South Bend up to Quarry Oaks, where we turned south to head back to the cars at Elmwood. Ride total was about 60 miles - good weather, good company, and only two flats (Rusty and Dave) and one crash (me - no injuries to me or the bike).

Time for football (and marching band)

Paul rehearsing with the Cornhusker band for the first home game against Nevada.

The band performing before the game in front of Kimball Hall.

Parading from Kimball to the stadium.

Tommy playing with Death by Brass at the "N Zone" tailgate party.