Monday, October 29, 2012

Crazy weekend and a funday Monday

Friday went to a fashion show at the Q with the proceeds going to help a fellow cyclist recover from a recent accident, the fashion show was something else but it was a good time none the less.


Broke out the SpongeBob costume for the Halloween party on Saturday, epic party and I am super glad it wasn't my house... they might still be cleaning up yet today.



Sunday was the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in Omaha... free, well free for me. It was an awesome concert, opening act sucked but the Peppers put on a awesome show.

Took Monday off to recuperate from the weekend and man was it a good Monday to take off, 60s and sunny... hit up Wilderness Park for a little quiet time.



Leaves have all fallen now... I swear there IS a trail in there somewhere. Luckily most of the trails are not only visible but also clear of leaves, couple more weeks of steady riding and they should be awesome. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

74 and tacky

Temps are in the 70's today and tomorrow and then drop into the 40's for the next few days after that with a good chance for liquid sunshine so riding is now or never... or at least not for awhile. Hit up Wilderness Park and then took the long way home, got in a good 20 miles which isn't bad for October in the evening.


Trails were fast where the leaves hadn't fallen, that brown thing in the middle of the trail is a squirrel getting in a little singletrack. Luckily he ducked off to the left before he became Squirrel McNuggets.


With the impending inclement weather that is sure to come it was time to put a little meatier tires on the cog, worlds of difference from the small block eights that are usually on her.


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Fall colors and mirror like reflections.


All down hill from here...


Tracks usually have a train parked smack dab in the middle of them lately, pretty rare to see it clear.


Lost bikes or a mid park rendezvous?


Capped the night off with an awesome sunset, not many of these days left. Hope you all got out and enjoyed the night.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Park was busy tonight

Took a spin through Wilderness tonight, other than the early sunsets riding in these temps is awesome. It was also the most people I have seen in the park at one time all year, I attribute it to the oppressive heat finally breaking.

Pretty quiet out there tonight except the occasional passerby.


Love all the colors.


Even had to break out the light on the way back... speaking of which, almost forgot that the Wednesday night Flatwater Cycling CX races had started in Van Dorn Park. Stopped and watched for a bit before heading home for the night.





Little black blurs... point and shoot camera's are definitely not intended for night action shots.

Monday, October 8, 2012


Still not sure how I like the "new" bike, the skinny tires are something to get used to for sure. One of these days maybe I'll even bike another bike with gears...


It feels a lot quicker although the stats say if anything it's only marginally faster than the cog.


Stopped and snapped a few pics of the Arena, starting to look like something now.



Road Closed

Days are getting shorter and temps are getting colder, on one hand it makes me a little sad but after the oppressive heat all summer it will be nice to have cooler temps.