Browsing articles from "December, 2015"
Dec
28
2015

Trail Ramblings: Have You Tried It?

For the most part, the new N Street protected bikeway has been getting good reviews from what I’ve been reading and hearing. Yes, there will have to be more motorist education. We’ve seen the photos of cars trying to use it as a turn lane. I also understand complaints by cyclists of it being too slow. I think there are probably better ways to deal with traffic turning across the bike lane than giving cyclists […]

Dec
21
2015

Trail Ramblings: What A Week For Biking In Lincoln!

If you’ve been paying attention to your Bicyclincoln.org announcements, you know that barring unforeseen circumstances this Monday is the long anticipated opening of the N Street Protected Bikeway. If you haven’t watched the informational videos detailing lane markings and signals, then you should do so. You can go to ‪#‎BikeNStreet‬ ‪#‎LNK‬ Downtown Lincolnlincoln.ne.gov/city/plan/bike/nstreet.htm or http://1.usa.gov/1RSsR4L or simply see last week’s bicyclincoln.org posts on Facebook for links to the videos. It even placed 4th on peopleforbikes.org’s […]

Dec
18
2015

"BikeEasy" New Year's Eve party at Ploughshare Brewing Company

Still looking for something to do for New Year’s Eve? Ploughshare Brewing Company will be hosting  BikeEasy (play on speakeasy), which will be a special cyclist themed event in their brewery space.  Just ride your bike (or walk) to the door in the back alley, and knock 3 times to get in. There will be free indoor bike parking, Goldsprints Roller Racing, great tunes, amazing beer cocktails designed by Keith Hamm of The Other Room, and […]

Dec
18
2015

“BikeEasy” New Year’s Eve party at Ploughshare Brewing Company

Still looking for something to do for New Year’s Eve? Ploughshare Brewing Company will be hosting  BikeEasy (play on speakeasy), which will be a special cyclist themed event in their brewery space.  Just ride your bike (or walk) to the door in the back alley, and knock 3 times to get in. There will be free indoor bike parking, Goldsprints Roller Racing, great tunes, amazing beer cocktails designed by Keith Hamm of The Other Room, and […]

Dec
14
2015

Trail Ramblings: Is It Better Riding In The Rain Or Snow? Either, If You're Prepared.

Your resolve to bicycle commute may weaken when you look at the forecast and rain and snow is what you see, but your plans don’t have to change if you are prepared. Cold weather riding in the rain is certainly different than the summer variety, and harder to stay comfortable in than snow, but it doesn’t need to be unpleasant and even has it’s perks. First, fenders are a must if you don’t want that […]

Dec
14
2015

Trail Ramblings: Is It Better Riding In The Rain Or Snow? Either, If You’re Prepared.

Your resolve to bicycle commute may weaken when you look at the forecast and rain and snow is what you see, but your plans don’t have to change if you are prepared. Cold weather riding in the rain is certainly different than the summer variety, and harder to stay comfortable in than snow, but it doesn’t need to be unpleasant and even has it’s perks. First, fenders are a must if you don’t want that […]

Dec
7
2015

Trail Ramblings: Ice, Mud, and Ruts? Oh My!

What a week of contrasts we’ve had. It began with cold temperatures and icy patches but ended with little need for a jacket and some of the mud beginning to dry out. I have a fair amount of experience winter commuting but I still managed to hit a patch of black ice at a corner on the Billy Wolfe where I crash-tested my helmet. I managed to shove my derailleur into my tire in the […]