Browsing articles from "September, 2016"
Sep
27
2016

Getting Along: First at a Stop Sign

It’s almost a daily occurrence, if you ride residential streets: You’re first at a stop sign, waiting to cross a busier street, when you hear the rumble of an engine behind you. You want to cross, to get away, but once the steady stream of traffic coming from your left clears, another stream starts on the right. You’re trapped. The engine gets louder. There’s a vehicle behind you, and its driver cannot wait to get you […]

Sep
25
2016

Rambling Different Trails: Where Two Wheels Rule.

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
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 – […]