Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Ponderosa Cyclery and Tour

Why have I not heard of this place before? Sounds like a cool shop! I was down in the Blackstone area over the weekend where I came across: a pickup I want and a new bike shop? 



Ponderosa Cyclery and Tour. 4011 Farnam Street. They build and fix bikes, they tour with them too. How cool! They actually have a meeting this June 10th talking about the basics of bike touring and camping. Kind of like a 101. 


And then this pickup I saw. I don't need a pickup. But would like an old pickup. This was parked up on the sidewalk next to Sullivan's. For Sale it read. Oh boy. I'm tempted to go back and get the phone number.





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Friday, May 27, 2016

Ummm...

Something isn't right here...what do you guys think? 





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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

NRSCCA Solo #1

I had the chance this past weekend to watch Chris Price race out at AirPark in Lincoln. Pretty fun time. Shot a ton of pictures. Saw some pretty fast cars going through the course. Sitting on the concrete and then having Sunday Funday in Lincoln really wiped me out. Ended up at Watering Hole for wings afterwards with Joel and then we stopped by the Boiler Room. Coconut porter and Raspberry Berliner Weiss. Good stuff! Sure beat the Busch Light that we started off with!



Link to my photos:
Nebraska Region Sports Car Club of America Solo #1

Monday, April 25, 2016

Midwest Trials Association photos




Two weekends ago I ventured down to Weeping Water, NE and took pictures of some motorcycle trials riding.  Wow was it cool. Made me wonder how to get into the sport, something I would like to consider. But then again at the road race yesterday I was wondering how I get into go kart racing.  Lol.

Anyway, here are the pics.  Super cool. 



Psycowpath Swanson shoot out 2016

My pictures are up from the Swanson Shoot Out in Bellevue, NE. Check them out and let me know what you think! Good work to all of the mountain bike racers that day!

Swanson shoot out pictures

Lots of upcoming bike events!

Most importantly is the Wear Yellow Ride. May 14, 2016. The ride takes place out in Ashland. Their mission is to help cancer survivors in various ways. Check it out. I've done many of their rides and even volunteered one year, they are alot of fun!


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The brew tour is also that same day,  as are two photography events that I was interested in. Omaha brew tour is $30 and includes a drink ticket at various bars and pubs around town. See the list at 
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The All lit up night time bike ride in Council Bluffs is happening June 25.


https://www.facebook.com/events/982283341852656/

A fresh look on life

A lot has changed over the last couple of months. Some bad, some good. Elise and I are no longer together. Its been a couple of months now and its sometimes still hard. But out of that came some new endeavors in life. 

Weather permitting, I've been biking singletrack three times per week on top of lifting (and running) three times per week at the gym. Yes I said running. Whoa! 

I've grown to love photography again. Not that I fell out of liking to shoot pictures. But I've been going to events that I normally wouldn't go to and loving every second of them. Motorcycle races, car races, and started shooting psycowpath races again. I've met a ton of great new people who appreciate what I do.

And with that I started a new website/photography business! I actually made my first sale tonight! Pretty cool when you get that email saying that so and so purchased some of your photos! Woohoo! And I already have a paid photoshoot lined up in May. How great is that? Have to pay for my new macro lens somehow, right?

Church. I've started going again on a regular basis. I went with Elise but not as much as i should have. What's cool is if I missed the sermon because of a photography shoot, I can actually hop online and listen to it anytime i want! Technology is great! 

That's it for now. But life is good right now. And I'm happy to be enjoying all of the photography I've been doing. Here's my website. It's live and hope you get a chance to stop and take a look at my photography! 

www.mikeandhiscamera.com 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Surly Fat just got cheaper!

Check it out.  They're trying to get rid of the over stock.  New Pugsley for 799 and 899? Heck yeah!!! Buy buy buy! 

http://surlybikes.com/blog


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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Cranksgiving time!

Hey everyone its that time of year again you know help feed those in need of food. Cranksgiving time! We ride bikes, we get food, we bring it back to the shop and we have a good time. Doesn't look like there will be snow in the forecast this weekend (unlike previous cranksgiving rides). So you have no excuse to not be out this weekend. Cranksgiving, starts at 9 a.m. leave from bike masters. get ahold of me or look on the facebook page and find us.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Tranquility Trailday

This Saturday, Saturday, Saturday! 8:30 am that is, October 10. Come on out and help clean up Tranquility before an upcoming race. I'm not sure what Eric has in store for us, but the more the better since we'll have about two hours out there. Time flies when you're doing volunteer work! Check the the THOR FB page for more details.

Upcoming events

A couple of upcoming events. This Friday, there's an art exhibit at Kaneko called Design by Motion. Cars, bicycles, etc will be showcased. Free beer. Do I need to say more? Here's a link to register.
You do have to register beforehand, but it's free.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kaneko-bike-night-tickets-17869855218


Afterwards, Elise will be singing at The Barley Street Tavern in Benson. She will be with her other band, Garfan. An original band based out of Lincoln. She said hey go on around 10pm, cover will be $5 at the door. So there you go. Go look at bikes, drink beer, go listen to some rock music, drink some beer. Couldn't be happier on a Friday night!

http://www.garfan.com

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Whoops! Too many pictures!

Ever go crazy with your camera and take too many pictures? I'm talking 2700 pictures in a day? Plus video on a GoPro? Haha. Yesterday went to the season's last O Collective Drift Race event down in Mid America Motorplex and went crazy. They had the racers drifting in two different sections of the track this time. Lots of good photos, but not necessarily the best locations for us media. They were strict this time on us being behind the guardrails. Which the others griped about when they got the talking to. But when a Miata flew out of the turn and hit the guardrail hard, we all understood afterwards. Both airbags when off, side all damages, windshield shattered (actualy from the impact of the airbags hitting it). Was a crazy good time. Pictures one day. Heck, I haven't even finished pictures from  my trip to Florida!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

OBC/Surly Back Alley Ramble

Passing along this event I just found out about.
5pm today, September 22.
Omaha Bicycle Company
6015 Maple St
Omaha, Nebraska 68104


Biking, demo bikes, possibly food, beer, racing. Be there!

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Biking to Alice in Chains


Or I should say we biked to Alice in Chains. Did the usual park in downtown Omaha and bike to Stir Concert Cove to see Alice in Chains. Or rather hear Alice in Chains. They sounded pretty good, except no opener and they only played for 1.5 hrs. Ouch, glad we didn't actually pay the $50 something to get in.



Was a gorgeous night for a ride and a concert. Coming back across the bridge they were doing a basketball shoot with CU. For some reason, I guess I watch too many youtube videos, I thought they were throwing basketballs off the bridge and trying to shoot them into a hoop in the water. You've seen those trick shots they do on Youtube. Well wrong, it was a basketball photography shoot. Haha. Still cool to see it happening though. Suits and sneakers. Blue Sneakers that is...


They were shooting what off the bridge?


So I just snapped a quick picture as we pushed our bikes by. Flash and all. It was funny, one of the players said, "Please please, a little warning so we can smile first!"






Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Monday night roast



It was a scorcher. Hot, muggy, energy zapping. As Dale said it, turn your riding down a notch.

Small group that night, Paul showed off his new toy, and Elise didn't fall. ha. Good ride, cooled down slightly after the breeze picked up and a wind started coming in from the East. Yeah, was weird seeing clouds going in every which direction!



Monday, July 27, 2015

Free Custom made fatbike

!!! Yeah that's what I'm understanding from this article. You just need to find the custom fatty along the 363 miles or Oregon's coastline. And better yet there are 7 fatbikes, all made by different builders.  It actually sounds like a really cool idea! Anybody want to make a trip to Oregon?

http://reviews.mtbr.com/7-bikes-for-7-wonders-the-coast