Browsing articles from "September, 2019"
Sep
30
2019

Trail Ramblings: We Did It Again, Lincoln!

We deserve to pat ourselves on our collective back. Lincoln rules the National Bike Challenge once more, in our category. So what now? I hope you can help us celebrate by meeting up this Friday at Zipline for the party. But also, I think a great way to celebrate is by going out on a ride, don’t park the bike just because the challenge is over. Make the most of the (usually) beautiful fall weather, […]

Sep
23
2019

Trail Ramblings: The End Of The National Bike Challenge Is One Week Away! Also, Don’t Forget Your Lights.

Calling all cyclists, have you logged your miles? Have you checked the Lincoln leaderboard to see that you are indeed included in the Lincoln challenge? (This happened to me earlier, I wasn’t properly linked.) Have you been meaning to sign up but put it off all summer? You can still do it if you act quickly, then retroactively log the miles you rode. You don’t have to use one of the apps if you don’t […]

Sep
16
2019

Trail Ramblings: What IS That Plant?

You ride past them, but do you know what they are? Trail corridors and waterways are great places to see both native plants and opportunistic interlopers. Some are medicinal, some are edible, and some are poisonous, would you know the difference? Some trails provide identification markers, and our LPSNRD has installed interpretive signs showing invasive plant species at some state parks and along the Mopac on the other side of the Platte river. Some of […]

Sep
9
2019

Trail Ramblings: Have You Been Passed By An E-bike?

I’ll say upfront I’ve not ridden an e-bike, but I’m seeing more of them around all the time. I’ve been struggling a little with my view towards electric bicycles, but as I read more studies, I’m more at peace with them. I’m not talking about the “DUI” bikes, those bicycles retro-fitted with a gas lawn mower motor that spew fumes and noise and are not permitted on trails, no matter what their operators seem to […]

Sep
2
2019

Trail Ramblings: Where Did You ride?

From the looks of the posts on my my social media a lot of people took advantage of the holiday weekend to get out and ride. Where did you go? I went with a group of new friends to check out the Mickelson Trail through the Black Hills of South Dakota. Now I don’t know how we’d missed it for so long. The idea for the Mickelson trail was hatched when the former rail line […]