Browsing articles from "June, 2017"
Jun
26
2017

Terrance Strong visiting Lincoln

Torrence Strong, League of American Bicyclists board member, is touring the country in connection with the National Bike Challenge and working towards bicycle friendliness everywhere. Meet him tonight Method Cycles & Craft House at 6pm.

Jun
26
2017

Rambling Different Trails: The Takeaway, Part Two.

Tomorrow we begin the lengthy trip back to Lincoln with an overnight in Beijing. When I read the accounts of the bike touring and bike packing trips so many others do I feel like maybe we should be riding back. After the 37 hour day we have in store we may wish we were. This past week I’ve been reflecting on the roads and how they’re dealing with the burgeoning traffic problem here. As China […]

Jun
19
2017

Rambling Different Trails: The Takeaway.

There is a possibility that one week from today we could be on our way back to the U.S. Final exams have been given and now I’m in the middle of a sea of grading, leaving limited time for riding. I hope I have time later this week for another trip to Luyi, and maybe Xiaoyaozhen. So what is it I’ll most remember about riding around Zhoukou this past year? Maybe how much difference ten […]

Jun
12
2017

Rambling Different Trails: It’s Hit Or Miss With Maps.

I have a complicated relationship with the maps on my phones. Between my two phones I have four maps, each good for particular things at different times. Some things no map will say, like that the last few miles of both county roads 020 and 004 have fallen into disrepair and are practically impassable after a rain. Usually I don’t have map problems, but yesterday I seemed to find some kind of interruption of space […]

Jun
5
2017

Rambling Different Trails: There’s Always Something New.

Have you ever had a route you thought you knew, only to find that you had no idea what was only a few blocks away? That happened to me last week. I thought I had finally established a good Nuwa temple loop to the north when I saw some spires poking above the rooftops of Xihua. I went closer to investigate, and was shocked to discover a whole previously unknown temple complex only a few […]