Sunday, January 31, 2010

Red Lights


Kolelinia is a concept for riding our own bikes on a steel wire, a new type of bicycle-lanes…
Kolelinia is a city fly attempt.
Is it possible to achieve a completely new level of transportation with minimum resources?
This idea doesn’t isolate the bike stream from the streets, this only makes the connection for impossible zones between existing bike-lanes.
Could be a bridge type, a longer transportation line or a special designed and independent touristic line. Of course it is too early to talk about mass use.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Omaha bicyclist dies of injuries

World-Herald Staff Writer

A 57-year-old man riding a bicycle died today after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in south Omaha.

Police identified the dead man as Jose Sandoval of Omaha.

Witnesses said Sandoval left the Super Laundry laundromat near 37th and Q Streets about 9:45 a.m. on his bike.

He was crossing Q Street just east of 37th Street when he was struck by a westbound Dodge Dakota pickup truck, police said.

The driver sped away from the scene, swerving and speeding through traffic before striking another automobile, witnesses said.

Police later arrested the driver at his Omaha home. He was identified as Tomas De La Cruz-Prado, 19.

He was booked on suspicion of felony motor vehicle homicide, leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

Sandoval was taken to Creighton University Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Moises Jutierrez, who said he called 911 and tended to Sandoval after he was struck, said the man had a wound on the back of his head and was bleeding from his nose, mouth and ears.

“He was moving and conscious but wasn't talking,” Jutierrez said.

Police said Sandoval was not wearing a helmet.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Movie Night this Sunday

The Greatest Show on Earth is a flick following the 1974 Giro D'Italia. The showing is free at the newly revamped Waiting Room in Benson. Hope to see you there.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Interesting use for pedaling.

This photoset from BBC shows that pedaling can be used for a great many things.

I wonder if Google is hiring locally.....

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Monkey Around With The Guerrilla Trail Crew

What are you doing Sunday? Maybe you'll be recovering from a good pedal mashing on sunny and warm (high 30s?) Saturday. Maybe you'll be wanting to finally get out of the house after weeks of being snowbound and stir crazy.

If you want some easy riding that includes some upper body strength training and lots of comradery, consider spending a few hours monkeying around with the Guerrilla Trail Crew? In addition to working out your arms and back slinging wet, heavy snow with a shovel, you'll be working out your heart by giving a little something to the community.

Maybe you don't ride trails, but a lot of people do; for fitness, recreation, and transportation. This sort of volunteer action also helps send a message to the community and to local officials that people care about access to the trails all year long.

Learn more about Sunday's Guerrilla Trail Crew action at their website,

Get up to the minute information on the GTC on Twitter: @OmahaTrailCrew.

Bike Racks in Omaha

Activate Omaha has been working diligently to get bike racks installed around Omaha. The city is going to install them, but we need your help to decide where to put them! I started a google map to collaborate this project. Simply add a pin to a spot you think you want it. If a pin is already there, add another! This way we can keep track. Try to find 10 spots in Omaha that would be good. If you can, tell us why it is a good place for a rack.

Foggy Late Night in Elmwood

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Want to ride?

I know that it is a whole week away but since I got registered for the DK200 I am starting a ride schedule to help build my endurance.  Anyone is welcome to join me on these rides.  Check it out.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

KC Sprints in Lincoln next Saturday

That's the 16th...of January. Lincoln...not Omaha. @ Duffy's Tavern, downtown, 14th and Zero St.

4 PM sign up
5 PM start

Head-2-Head single elimination tournament or Grudge Match call outs for bragging rights

$5 tourney
$2 grudge match call outs

Drink Specials, I reckon some tall boys will be consumed.

KC Sprints homepage here.