Browsing articles from "June, 2019"
Jun
24
2019

Trail Ramblings: A Different Kind Of Tour.

There are many kinds of bike tours. Last year’s tour was just the two of us, unsupported, in Southeast Asia. We had an itinerary, which we could use or ignore, but we had to figure out everything else and carry our gear on our own. It was great and I’d do it again in an instant. If you want to find out more about that kind of touring, check out the Facebook group Bicycle Touring […]

Jun
18
2019

Trail Ramblings: Purple Stains, Revisited.

Today I’m doing something I haven’t done before, I’m revisiting an earlier blog, this one from 6/22/15. It seems little has changed, except for some of the photos. This week trail conditions on the open trails are good. Only the upper reaches of the Billy Wolfe, under 84th and under Old Cheney are still muddy as of this morning. Water is no longer backed up at 70th, which is accompanied by submerged picnic tables and […]

Jun
10
2019

Trail Ramblings: Favorite Short-Cuts And Long-Cuts.

We all have our favorite cut-throughs. Mine mostly involve connecting a trail to a street bicycle route or destination, or they connect two trails. Also, most seem to go North-South where trails are scarce. If you think like a motorist, you won’t find these little slices of biking satisfaction. For example, if you’re headed to the College View farmers market on a Sunday morning from points North and East of 48th and Prescott, there’s nothing […]

Jun
3
2019

Trail Ramblings: D.E.V.O.

Had you ridden through Pioneers Park Monday evening, or through Wilderness Park (when dry) last year during DEVO, you would have seen an excited group of kids on bikes learning some mountain biking skills. This is DEVO Lincoln’s fourth year offering this eight-week program, and it’s grown from 7 to 42 kids, taught by 15 trained instructors. According to Lincoln DEVO’s FaceBook page, “We aim to build confidence, community, and an appreciation for the outdoors […]