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!

Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note5

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.

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!

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?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Demo day this Saturday at Tranquility

It's your chance to ride a nicer bike than your own and not have to worry about it! Salsa, both bikes and the food will be there according to the cycle works fb page. See you guys there!

Sent from my HTC smartphone on the Now Network from Sprint!

Saturday, July 11, 2015


I came across a video commercial for this device. Super cool. You attach your camera to it, you wear a transmitter on your arm or wherever and the device will follow your location up to 2000 feet away. Is it the ultimate selfie? We've all tried to take pictures of ourselves biking or doing whatever, set the timer, and hope you get the shot you want. Well now you just set it and do your thing! It'll follow your location!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wow, good luck to Kate at the end of this year!

Kate Leeming is hoping to go across the Antartica by fatbike. Not just any fatbike. A selectable rear wheel drive vs AWD system! Pretty neat. Now most of us have biked in the snow and know how hard it is to clear new snow. This girl has her work cut out for her! Good luck!

Monday, June 29, 2015

This rider has got skills!

Or at least great balance! And I though that the ttf at Manawa was a big deal!

Herts skinny lines from Riders Cycle Centre on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Oh those delicious state fair foods!

Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Elise and I have made it a tradition to go every year. After finding out they have a craft brew area, it's even better! Anyway, the foods there are out of this world! Chicken on a stick! Fried desserts, they even give away free fresh hard boiled eggs on a stick! Yum! Anyways, here's a look at what's coming out this year. Ultimate bacon explosion? Yes please!

Monday, May 25, 2015


It's always good to see that people are thinking of new ideas, thinking outside the box. Take for example this lock for your bike. I saw the video on Facebook and decided to check it out. Kind of cool. It is solar powered so it will charge itself, 12 hours of sunlight will provide enough charge for 6 months, now that's cool! Also has USB charge capability.

Picture from Gizmodo

It connects to your Bluetooth or Wi-Fi from what I understand, making it able to be unlocked and monitored from your phone.  And by monitored, I mean it has a theft type security system on it. It will alert your phone if the accelerometer has been moved (not clear but have to be on the same wifi network?).  Immediately I thought of how my phone dies all the time, luckily you can still just enter a code on the lock as you normally would.

From a quick glance over on the website, I only see one size of lock and no way that will fit a fatbike. Looks as though it's weatherproof. And also the price isn't too friendly, but for those of us riding nice bikes, isn't your bike worth more than your ordinary $30 lock?


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Last weeks MNR

The weather was nice. Elise's seat was loose. Again. Whoops.

Elise was resting. She's gonna kill me for posting this picture, let alone taking it!

All were running Knards

Tranquility was a jungle, weeds are waist high. Got out the next day and did some weed whacking, as did Greg.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

fishing! Not catching anything!

Sent from my HTC smartphone on the Now Network from Sprint! alarm. Interesting

It's like a car alarm with a shock sensor. Move it and it goes off. Attach to your bike I guess and if bike is moved, it chirps. If security code isn't entered in a certain time and lock still detects movement it goes off.

Monday, April 13, 2015

The 2015 Panama Enduro

Panama...Nebraska that is. It was windy but the temps were nice. Man this 15 mile roundtrip seems pretty easy...oh snap. We have to turn around and the crosswind proved to be more than just a crosswind. Yikes! Then the long climb. But we finished. That we did. Around the 13th mile I lost all my energy and watched as Brian and Dave N just pass me. Another mile more and I would have made it to the concrete section of the race. Oh well. Finished 6th out of who knows how many. Thats alright. Like I least we finished. Beer, smiles and food at the end. Hooray!

Thanks to Elise for coming and taking alot of the pictures!

It was a good start to the race day. Pass a Jeep that was with a BDS suspension truck, get the Jeep wave from them. Then pass by my old house off of 148th Street in Waverly. The memories. 

Let's do this. A little pre-race meeting

A loose cassette won't stop us!

On your marks...

Get set...

Wait for it...


When we first hit the gravel

Hey we know that guy!

I had to keep telling Brian to slow down and observe the speed limit. He just wouldn't listen!
Like going through the safari

Billygoats somewhere in the picture
And then the turn around

I'm not gonna get stuck in these...are you?

The endless miles of country roads!

Turn here!

These would have been more fun

As would have been this!

Paul clownin around

The finish line!

Winna Winna

Also a winna!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Follow me I say!

Drones...pretty cool for those people that have always wanted to fly RC copters yet afraid to crash a $300 toy in a matter of seconds. And we've all heard about Amazon using drones to deliver packages to certain cities and areas where available. Well what about a personal drone that will provide you with supplies, food, and tools while you bike? Yup, its here.

Obviously I'm assuming it'll only work with road biking...for now.

Monday, March 9, 2015


The day was nice and I couldn't wait to get outside. But now I'm sore and achy all over and can't get warm. This happened to me when I rode last Monday in less than 30 degree weather, but with today being 60 degrees I figured that I would be fine!

Somehow she was smiling. I was not. Gravel and smiling don't go together!

Anyway I took the old school Schwinn out for a ride. Coaster brakes and single speed are killer in the streets of Waterford!

Pretty cool considering it was 60 degrees out

This past Saturday Elise and I decided to hit the good ol' Dutch Hall Road for some gravel fun. Except we went to the zoo earlier that morning. And she had a show that night. Saw the treads in the gravel from Paul, Linda, Brian and Doug. Made it for a round trip of over ten miles. What was actually worse was riding the mucky trail around Prairie View Lake. Sucked your energy and wheels into the softness. The hills seemed easier this year, but it might have been because we rode a little bit slower. I could actually catch my breath for once!