Browsing articles from "October, 2019"
Oct
28
2019

Trail Ramblings: Give Cold-Weather Cycling A Try.

Some of you already ride in the cold, others don’t even consider it. Why not? This morning may have been nippy at 27 or so degrees when I set out, but it was beautiful otherwise. This evening I came back in the snow, but the pavement hadn’t formed ice yet, so I was happy. There was no wind and this morning it was sunny and dry. What’s not to love? I saw others out riding […]

Oct
21
2019

Trail Ramblings: Get It While You Can.

The weather forecast looks good for the next week, after that, not so much. I hope you’re making plans to get out there and enjoy it because the leaves haven’t flown yet and it should be beautiful. This past weekend was great for riding. Even though I wasn’t able to get many miles in, I know some of you did. Unfortunately the same good weather that’s great for riding is also the weather that’s running […]

Oct
14
2019

Trail Ramblings: Do You Know What To Do?

You’re on a ride with friends when the unthinkable happens. A cyclist goes down and you have to get help. What would you do? This happened to me last Saturday. If you recall, it was a windy day, 20-30+ mph winds out of the west-northwest. It was sunny but with a cold start, and I’d driven to Blair for the Omaha Jackrabbit. This year instead of 120 miles of gravel and dirt, it was a […]

Oct
7
2019

Trail Ramblings: There Is No Bad Weather, Only Bad Clothing.

This Nordic saying could be altered to say only bad gear. The rain we’ve had should have given you the opportunity to test out that rainy day gear before it gets really cold. It showed me I have a gear gap between warm rain and cold rain. Last week’s was just cool rain. My rain jacket was too warm and would have made me sweat, even with pit zips, so I opted for the rain […]