Browsing articles from "September, 2015"
Sep
30
2015

Trail Ramblings: Record Your Rambles

If you’ve been out and about on your bike, you know where the closings are, but let me remind you. The area of 27th and Capital Parkway is closed in front of the zoo, and the underpass under 27th heading toward downtown is closed. Go around. In Wilderness Park they’re getting serious about repairs and you can no longer get through on the Jamaica from Old Cheney to South 14th. Not that I ever did […]

Sep
21
2015

Trail Ramblings: celebrate being outdoors.

The trails overall have been amazing this past week. Yes, we had a little rain, (and mud on some trails) but that broke the hot streak and washed some of the ragweed pollen out of the air that is affecting so many of us. This past Sunday was Streets Alive, Lincoln’s outdoor movement festival. It was great to see so many people riding their bikes through the event. Many stopped by Bicyclincoln’s table and I […]

Sep
14
2015

Trail Ramblings: The Best Is Yet To Come

Except for some erosion and mud from last week’s rains and the segment of the Rock Island in front of the zoo, Lincoln’s open trails are in good shape and waiting for you. We’ve had such stellar weather lately to go riding I hope no one has had to stay indoors. In my opinion, fall is the best time to ride. Even if the morning chill seems to nip at your hands, it quickly warms […]

Sep
7
2015

Trail Ramblings: Where Does The Water Run?

The open Lincoln trails I’ve ridden on recently have been clear, except for by the zoo as the paving is replaced. The elderberries are largely past and the wild plums are coming on fast. The sumac is beginning to be tinged with red, but I don’t think it’s quite ready. The red sumac, of course, not the kind with the white berries, as it’s poisonous. The red is used in middle eastern cuisine, is slightly […]