Sep
25
2016

Rambling Different Trails: Where Two Wheels Rule.

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It’s been almost a month now that Steve and I have been in China, teaching English at Zhoukou Normal University. In that time I’ve bought a bicycle and have been exploring. It took quite a while before I figured out how to record rides and log miles since google products including maps don’t work here, and apps like Strava that use them don’t either.  I’m using the Chinese Baidu map that has a measurement feature […]

Sep
19
2016

Get Out and Ride: September 19 – September 25

This Week’s Calendar: Monday (September 19) Chit Chat Ride – Joyride Bicycles Time: 6pm (meet at 5:45pm) Start: Joyride Bicycles Route: Varies (usually south) Friendly Road Ride – Bike Rack (Lincoln) Time: 6pm Start: Bike Rack (Lincoln) Route: Varies (1.5-2 hour) Tuesday (September 20) Dirt Church Time: afternoon – sundown Location: Branched Oak Lake – Area 7 Info: Informal MTB meet and ride out at Branched Oak Lake. Tuesday Night Nacho Ride Time: 5pm – ?? Start: Trailhead […]

Sep
8
2016

July & August Challenge Leaders

It’s time to recognize the National Bike Challenge leaders for July and August! Why both July and August? Well… due to some technical difficulties with the reporting feature we were not able to pull July’s totals until a couple a days ago, and we felt it would be unfair not to notice our July leaders. So, we’ll just double up with this month. First things first, we want to recognize all of you in Lincoln […]

Sep
7
2016

Getting Along: Pedestrian Kindnesses

News broke yesterday that the ban on sidewalk riding in Lincoln business districts may be removed, in favor of increased enforcement against reckless riding. (See: “Bikes may be allowed on downtown sidewalks,” Lincoln Journal Star, 9/6/2016.) There are reasons to celebrate this news: For one, who among us can remember the exact boundaries of areas included in the sidewalk-riding ban? Who wants to get a ticket – as Lincoln cyclists have – for slowly rolling down the […]

Sep
6
2016

Get Out and Ride: September 6 – September 11

Still waiting on baby, so needless to say I’ve been a bit preoccupied and slacking on getting this up this week. My apologies to anyone that missed any of the great rides that happened yesterday, hopefully that baby comes this week and I can get on with any adjustments to my schedule. Regardless, check out the rest of this week’s schedule and GET OUT AND RIDE! This Week’s Calendar: Tuesday (September 6) Dirt Church Time: afternoon – […]

Aug
31
2016

End of August Update & Reminder!

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Lincoln is now leading Madison by over 70,000 points! But, it’s not over yet! Lincoln has really been putting the hurt on Madison lately, earning more points than Madison for more than two-thirds of the days in August. Our lead is now sitting at 77,742 points, and, if anything, is trending upwards. Everyone definitely deserves a giant pat on the back for all their hard work and logging! With that said, the gap is not […]

Aug
29
2016

Getting Along: Lights

If you haven’t noticed yet, you will soon: The days are getting shorter, and it’s easier every day to find yourself caught without a light while you’re out riding. Pull ’em out, charge ’em up, use ’em – it’s the law! From the Lincoln Municipal Code: 10.48.110  (b) Light, Front. Every bicycle operated on the streets of Lincoln, paved walkways through city parks or on Lincoln’s designated pedestrian-bicycle trails between one-half hour after sunset and […]

Aug
29
2016

Get Out and Ride: August 29 – September 4

I’ve got a baby coming any day now, so other things are on my mind and I totally forgot to post this last night. So, here it is, GET OUT AND RIDE! This Week’s Calendar: Monday (August 29) Chit Chat Ride – Joyride Bicycles Time: 6pm (meet at 5:45pm) Start: Joyride Bicycles Route: Varies (usually south) Friendly Road Ride – Bike Rack (Lincoln) Time: 6pm Start: Bike Rack (Lincoln) Route: Varies (1.5-2 hour) Tuesday (August […]

Aug
22
2016

Getting Along: A First Attempt at Gravel Worlds

I was going to wait until next year. I followed the status of Gravel Worlds 2016 signup just closely enough to intentionally miss the start of it, hoping it would fill up right away and I’d “accidentally” miss my chance. I just started riding gravel in May of this year, after all, and I think I can still count the number of gravel rides I’ve done on my fingers. I’ve become a regular on Cycle […]

Aug
22
2016

Trail Ramblings: A Nice Ride In The Country, Or Slaying The Dragon?

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This will be my last post for a while, as I’ll be in China for the next ten months. I hope to be bicyclincoln’s foreign correspondent and get the occasional post sent in from there. Now though, Saturday’s ride. Gravel Worlds is in my view, the pinnacle of the cycling season here in Lincoln. Though I know some of you are more partial to road racing, others to mountain biking, and yet others to cyclocross, […]

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