Friday, February 28, 2014

THOR Meeting Saturday morning

Be there!

Friday, February 14, 2014

This is my amazing friend, Elizabeth

Life is funny when you think about it. You think that you've been having a bad day, days at work seem longer and longer, and sometimes things just don't go your way. But things could be worse. Below is an article that I saw about my friend Elizabeth Edwards who was recently diagnosed with cancer. She just had her surgery done yesterday and is doing well.

Now the funny thing is that she is a ballroom dancer and instructor who is in charge of the dancing with the Omaha stars program. This program just so happens to help raise money for the sunshine kids foundation which helps kids with cancer. And she has been doing this for years. Even after she found out about her cancer, Elizabeth decided to continue on with the show and helped to raise $45,000 before having her surgery performed. Elizabeth is an amazing person and amazing friend. I'm wishing you a speedy recovery Elizabeth.

Fat bikes, clowns, you know, the typical everyday stuff

This video is cool. Turn up the volume. If you don't like clowns or fat bikes, then don't watch!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

RHCP performance during the Superbowl

This article was brought to my attention by my sister. Turns out that the instruments were not really played, but the singing was real. Huh? I guess the NFL requested that the Red Hot Chili Peppers not really play during the halftime show, but instead to mime the music. Crazy

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

We can't be stopped!

Can't be stopped from biking that is. Extreme hot to extreme colds, we do it all. 4 inches of snow out there and my bike and cold weather gear was loaded and ready to go in the Jeep before I even got out of work. Late consults, made even later by the slick roads and getting lost trying to find our building. Ughh...I just wanted to ride in the snow!

There was a lot of pushing going on. Some deeper areas of snow

Couldn't even drink my water after awhile

Met up with big Mike and rode from the north lot of Tranquility over to the main kiosk, then through the Fort Street loop and back. It was cold and windy, but you warmed up. Until you hit that wind heading back to the north side. It was pure torture. 10 mph winds, with 7 degree temps and -10 windchill. Yikes, it was brutally cold on the face and fingers. Moose mitts and gloves weren't enough towards the end of the ride. Probably the coldest I've ever ridden in. I was planning to just stay out for half an hour or so, but ended up being out for an hour and a half.
Snowy berms were actually quite fun

But at the same time, the riding was fun. I took my usual bike in the snow pics and tried to keep up with Big Mike who kept pushing along. He's an animal, with no complaining about the cold. I on the other hand should have eaten something before leaving work. Was out of energy 3/4 of the way into the ride. The snow was fluffy and staying in the trail was getting harder and harder. All part of riding in the snow, at night, in the cold, in the wind...

Sunday, February 2, 2014

THOR annual meeting

Want to make a difference and voice your opinion when it comes to the Omaha Metros multi-use dirt trails? Want to meet great people who like to dig in the dirt, helping to build and maintain our area dirt trail system? Well then come to the THOR annual meeting where we'll discuss this years goals, budgets and projects for the trails.

Saturday, March 1, 2014
8:45am until 12:00pm
National Park Service Midwest Region, 601 Riverfront Drive, Omaha NE 68102

Will your friends laugh at you?

I say yes most likely they will. Especially when they see you on this one wheeled beast and your buddy pulls up next to you on his custom Harley. Even worse they will probably disown you as a friend when they find out how much you paid for this thing. Because you know, we all have $53,000 laying around to spend on our toys. But yet, I do find it kind of cool and I want to ride one!