Tuesday, May 26, 2009
MAPA, the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency wants to know what you think about transportation in the Omaha/Council Bluffs five-county metro area.
If you have any feedback to give to MAPA on bike lanes, bike routes, incentives to using alternative transportation, and other public transportation issues, be sure to voice it via the survey.
Keep in mind that bike friendly cities like Portland, Oregon haven't always been bike cities. Portland started with a plan in the 1990's and implemented it, and are now enjoying being cited in lists of bike friendly cities.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Lancing your saddle sores will be your responsibility as well.
After skipping usual weekly rides, I was convinced to do the TNTR upon leaving work late Thursday evening...
8:33 Leave Work
9:14 Leave Paper Street with EB pedaling East for Taco Ride.
10:03 Arrive at Wabash Trail Head
Put the hammer down following the 200 foot silhouette made by EB's lamp behind me.
... Pass hundreds of reflectors and head lamps headed back towards trail head.
10:33 Arrive in Mineola
Get beer, drink beer, find lame people, buy beer, ride back to Half-Way point
Find fire and friends
Hammer back via S.Omaha bridge
1:13 Tear bell from handle bar that quit working with one night of use. Probably scratch EB's Steam Roller in process with bell ricochet.
Launch off triple steps in front of business establishment on SS road bike.
1:23 Arrive at Donut Stop and have the best donut session ever. 7 pastries downed for me. Find out it's EB's birthday -- What a DB.
2:34 Leave Donut Stop enlightened, dusty and tired.
2:43 Cruise through the Zero Depth entry to the fountain on Creighton's Plaza strip.
2: Very Late. Sprint up hill and kick out, ghost riding bike into neighbor's bushes -- found curb in the mean time. Probably screwed up wheel pretty bad.
50 plus miles of pure pedaling goodness.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Thanks to Marty and Mark for taking their time to talk about the issues on-air. Thanks to the Omaha Pedalers Bicycle Club for organizing the coat drive leading up to the radio appearance.
The KFAB web site is difficult to navigate, so I present the direct link to the recorded interview here: KFAB 5/18/2009, 6pm (mp3)
Friday, May 15, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
The great part of this is that the challenge might give cyclists in Omaha a voice on a local radio show. Come on Pedal Omaha! Let's step up and show them how generous the Omaha Pedaling Public can be. I'll be going through my closet tonight to find some of those "retired" coats that are just taking up space.
Check out the story here.
I must say he dresses much better than the rest of us slobs. Rather GQ I must say.
Hope to see many of you next Monday at the Mayor's Ride or at Rafal's for breakfast.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
A 27-year-old bicyclist was injured Tuesday in Omaha when a vehicle struck him.
Quireese Hudson was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center shortly after 5:30 p.m. with a possible concussion. He was cited on suspicion of failing to yield to a Chrysler Sebring that struck him at 24th and Ohio Streets. Investigators determined that he violated a stop sign as he crossed 24th Street, according to Omaha police Sgt. Doug Klein.
Hudson’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
The vehicle driver was not injured, Klein said, and alcohol and speed were not factors in the crash.
-- Katie Fretland
Monday, May 4, 2009
Well, me being a thinking feller, I got an idea. I live pretty close to the starting point of the ride. Its near Bancroft farmers market on 10th and Bancroft.
- Coffee and Pancakes are on me (if you want you buy me an adult beverage sometime)
- If you want to bring some other food (feel free to do so)
- Please be there around 7:00 am ( not earlier I will be sleeping/getting ready you will be sitting on my steps)
- Where do you live? (email me for directions/ phone number info below)
- Do you have to go to the mayor ride (you do whatever you like after breakfast)
- Do you have to have a bike? ( yes... there might be a scooter exception rule :D)
- Can I park my car if I'm doing ride and then driving somewhere afterwords ( yes park off street I'm not responsible for your car though)
- Do I have know secret handshake ( eheheh what?????)
- We will be rolling out around 7:50-8:00 to the start point)
Still undecided on Suttle/Daub?
Get to Researching!
This position is important, Make sure and VOTE!
Friday, May 1, 2009
It's Friday May Day to some Loyalty Day to others regardless you should go and enjoy nice weekend. Go pedal or look for morels or just spend some time with friends and family...