Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cranksgiving Omaha 2009

Bryan Redemske just posted details about the Cranksgiving 2009. Hope to see all of you there. Maybe I'll even race this time instead of pulling a trailer.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

B.O.L.O. (Be On the Look Out)

Some jackass (white male, 40-55 yrs old, brown hair) in a early to mid 90's blue Dodge Dakota pick-up turning left across traffic, nearly clocked me yesterday around 5:30 at Pacific and the Interstate on ramp.  The fucker wasn't looking where he going, literally, and he didn't even stop or slow down after he finally did see me.  Very scary situation.  This guy has no idea and is gonna get some one hurt.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Spooks on Spokes

Check it. Last year I organized a cycling event called Spooks on Spokes. It's an adult (18+) cycling scavenger hunt /alleycat-style race (ride) that has participants following a manifest to find various locations where items are retrieved and/or tasks performed. Last year I had roughly 30 participants. I originally intended to have this event Oct. 10th but I wasn't able to pull it off due to a time crunch. After participating in Sean29'ers alleycat last Sunday I've decided to go forward with this event and try and have it October 31st, halloween day.

The entry fee is FREE, but donations are accepted to offset the expense of event insurance (a buck or two will help, but is not expected). Due to the nature of this event I have to have liability insurance.

There will be prizes (or awards) for top three finishers in geared and fixed/SS categories.

Stop by the Spooks On Spokes blog and feel free to comment and vote on a preferred start time.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

dinner and the movie

If you are going to The waiting for the "Sunday in Hell" and you riding you bike. I have last minute idea. Meet at wohlenr's around 5:15 rollout to the hommy innn around 5:30 get some food and drinks at the hommy inn and head out to TWR.... See you there bring lights for the way back home. if you have question call me five ten nine nine nine 6. You can meet us at the hommy anytime... before we roll out around 7:00 pm... toodles

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Oh what a day for an alleycat

So the weather looks amazing, with temps in the low 70's and sunny, Prizes have been donated by Bike Masters, The Trek Store of Omaha, and The Bike Way.  Thanks to "The D" it looks like we will have spoke cards as souvenirs.   Now I just need helpers to show up at 11 am and people to show up to participate at 11:15.

Hope to see y'all there.  And don't forget about A Sunday In Hell at The Waiting Room later that night.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Final Days for Oh What An Alleycat!

Just a reminder that if anyone is wanting to help out with the event, manning a check point, please show up around 11:00 am.  I have a few people but still could use an extra hand or two.

If you show up and we don't need your help, you are more than welcome to ride.

See ya there!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Last Minute Bike Ride (Tonight)

My Wednesday night activities got cancelled, so I'm going to get out and enjoy the lovely weather for a few hours. I thought some of you might want to join me.

If you would, be here by 5:30-5:45 tonight and we will head down town for some easy riding.

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Hope to see you there,

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cyclocross weekend. Anyone have an insight?

I'm kicking around the idea of entering my first cyclocross race the weekend of October 3rd and 4th. The Nebraska Cyclocross Weekend races. My question is for those who've competed in this race in past years. Firstly, how laid back is this race? Are we talking costumes, beer zones and shenanigans? Or is it skin suits and carbon wheels all the way? I ask this because I'm not interested in the latter. Beyond what the site shows, there is very little information out there.

Anyone got the skinny??? Mod?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Last bacon ride of the year

Well that time of the year is here no more bacon, technically last day for awesome mounds of bacon is the 27th of September but there is already full dockets of events for that day alley cat, Sunday in hell curing the Oktoberfest blues you name it. So that means the last ride out of Omaha for some bacon will be this Sunday 20th starting at 6 am @ wohlners roll out 6:10 am. Gravel glory and bacon await all are welcomed. see you there....
p.s. the lied pedestrian bridge is closed we will have to find an alternative way home. here the proposed route if you have any questions about the route leave a comment
p.p.s here is the queue sheet for the way home

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Countdown Begins!

Let the two week countdown begin!  The weather looks pretty good.  I've been getting some good feedback from people talking about the alleycat.  I've also been getting in touch with some of the locations and everyone is being pretty cool about it.  Let's all hope for good weather.  I'm also lookin forward to Sunday in Hell afterward.  It should be an awesome day.

Omaha Kicks Ass!

Why? Well let me tell you. While riding home through Aksarben Village tonight I stopped at a red light, then rolled through when it was clear. Unbeknownst to me one of Omaha's finest was behind me and didn't even bat an eye about me rolling through a stop light. I thought I was busted for sure. Try doing that in Sarpy County.

Then I saw a guy bust out a full on hardcore right hand turn signal for him and his wife. Pretty sweet.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

cycling caps

While spending some time at Black Hills I ran an idea of pedal-Omaha cycling cap by Mod and Lucas, they said hey sweet caps are always cool to have if they are cool looking and what not. Coincidentally half of snappy caps was sitting right there and was supportive of the idea. Snappy caps is local company (okay Lincoln local enough) operated by Skip and his wife. Lucas, defacto art/photo/graphic designer guy agreed to work up some logos for the design...
The question I have for you would you be interested in buying one of the caps if they were made. If so please leave comment...
Last bacon ride of the year is coming stay tuned.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bike Rentals and Bike Sharing in Omaha

Most people reading and writing for Pedal-Omaha want to see more people on bikes hitting the streets of Omaha. One alternative to riding your own bike is to rent or borrow one.

Within the past couple of weeks, news of two new programs offering bike rental and bike sharing in Omaha has caused a buzz.

Starting with a soft launch a few weeks ago, the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau began renting six Trek Lime bikes and four kid's Trek M200 mountain bikes to visitors of downtown Omaha. Read more about the bike rental program here.

Today marks the start of a free bike share program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, using eight donated bicycles, including a tandem bicycle. Read more about the bike sharing program here.

If you rent a city bike, or happen to be a UNO student or faculty member and try out the shared bikes, please come back here and post a comment letting us know how it went.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Sigg Bottle Exchange

Apparently, Sigg aluminum bottles contained BPA until about a year ago. The company refused to talk about their liner materials until forced to just recently. If you've got an older one and want a new BPA-free one, check out these links for exchange information.

These pages take a minute to load, probably due to heavy traffic.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Another great posting on craigslist.

Check out this posting for a bike for sale on craigslist.  I really hope this is a joke.  Enjoy.

put your mouth where your rack is

Hy-vee doesn't mess around nice new rack. Good job hy-vee. Sorry for crappy pic quality