Browsing articles from "August, 2017"
Aug
22
2017

Getting Along: Gravel Worlds Privateer Recap

This year the masterminds behind Lincoln’s increasingly popular gravel-road sufferfest, Gravel Worlds, introduced an option for those of us who are new, under-trained to do 150 miles in a day, or only slightly crazy: the Gravel Worlds Privateer, a 75-mile (officially) noncompetitive gravel ride following much of the same route as the full event. Last year, with only the 150-miler as an option, I had all of two months of gravel riding experience before I […]

Aug
22
2017

Trail Ramblings: A Ride To Remember, Every Year.

Many of us have a favorite ride of the year, the one we look forward to most. For some, it may be Trail Trek. Others count the days until Jingle Cross, or the Tour de Nebraska. We all have our favorites. For me it’s Gravel Worlds, and it was this last weekend. Why we should look forward to this sufferfest is hard to explain, but since this was my fourth, there must be some reason […]

Aug
14
2017

Trail Ramblings: So What’s All That Grass Over There?

Whether we’re taking it easy or crushing it on the trails and roads around Lincoln, we are experiencing nature around us in some form. Do you know what it is you’re seeing? If you ride by some of the prairies, such as Fletcher prairie on the Mopac at 105th St., you can see a re-creation of what the area might have looked like as tallgrass prairie. It may look at first glance like a large […]

Aug
7
2017

Trail Ramblings: What Do We Want For Our Trails?

Our excellent trail system in and around Lincoln is a resource all of us who use it are happy to have. Whenever a piece of it is disrupted, especially a heavily used segment, all kinds of opinions are weighed and verdicts handed down. Cyclists want safe and well engineered routes, wide enough to pass with an “on your left” that everyone hears and understands to mean slower traffic keeps to the right. Walkers and runners […]