Browsing articles from "March, 2019"
Mar
26
2019

Trail Ramblings: What’s In Store.

It was great to go to the Great Plains Trails Network annual meeting last Saturday and hear more about the progress of trail expansions and new projects. Projects at the fringes of the city are on-going, such as from near 56thand Pine Lake towards 70th and Yankee Hill, and the Stonebridge trail in the area of Humphrey St. and N. First and Alvo Road. The new projects beginning this year are the Rock Island to […]

Mar
18
2019

Trail Ramblings: I Hope You’ve Gotten Out To Ride, On Dry Land.

Those of you who have gotten out on your bikes know what I’m talking about. It’s been glorious out there this past week, except of course on the limestone trails and dirt. Stay away from those for awhile. The gravel I was on today was perfect. Saturday it was still a little like peanut butter in places, but generally pretty good. The mornings will be a little cool, but mainly above freezing. Here in Lincoln […]

Mar
11
2019

Trail Ramblings: Spring Is (Almost) Here!

You could feel the warmth and hear the running water of snow melt today. No face mask or goggles, no over-layer of wind pants, thermal boots or Bar Mitts! Spring is close at hand, but first the ice has to melt. Sunday and Monday’s temperatures were great, but parts of the Billy Wolfe were not. Snow melt, freezing overnight temperatures, and shade had created some really treacherous stretches of trail. I didn’t fall, but that’s […]

Mar
5
2019

Trail Ramblings: Be Thinking Ahead Towards Those Warmer Weather Rides.

Like the gardener looking at seed catalogs in the middle of winter, cyclists register for summer races, rides, and tours. It’s actually too late to register for some of them, but many are still open, and a few of the races are already past. Just about every weekend from May to September has at least one event in the mid-west. You can choose from Gravel, Road, Off-road, Touring, Cyclocross, Gran Fondo, Recreational, Time Trial , […]