Browsing articles from "July, 2018"
Jul
31
2018

Trail Ramblings: There Are Many Reasons To Ride.

The longer I’ve been aware of the cycling community (for many years riding I was not), the more I’ve come to realize there are many reasons people bicycle. Some are simple, and some are complex. The reasons often overlap, and can change, but some things stay the same. To begin, there’s the sense of freedom, of exhilaration. A Russian man I was talking to last week told me these exact words, without prompting, when he […]

Jul
23
2018

Trail Ramblings: What Do You Do About DOGS?

Faced with beautiful weather Sunday, and having missed out on the Bohemian Sto Mil gravel race this last Saturday due to scheduling difficulties, I decided I was overdue for a long ride Sunday. Breakfast at Platte River State Park sounded like a great start, and I could add a little more for an even 100 miles.   I didn’t meet anyone else on the Mopac out. It was a beautiful sunrise with a cool breeze […]

Jul
16
2018

Trail Ramblings: Make Your Own Tour, Without Leaving Lincoln.

This past week I didn’t pile on the miles like I like to, but I got to go exploring anyway. I went to investigate a pending trail north of Superior street, east of Folkways that is in the planning stages. The good folks at LPSNRD had the opportunity to get a good deal on a bridge a couple of years ago, the most expensive part of a trail, so they put it in place though […]

Jul
9
2018

Trail Ramblings: What’s New, Lincoln?

We’re back in Lincoln now, but we spent a week in Japan on the way home. I loved watching the bike paths from our hotel window in Tokyo. In that area many people ride basketed commuter bikes, locked only with a mounted wheel lock. Two child carriers, front and back, were common fixtures. I noticed those bikes often had an e-assist boost. Our hosts did not ride bikes, so we did not ride around ourselves, […]