I'm not sure if it's the 2 cups of coffee I'm operating on currently, the nice weather with the garage door open at the shop, or Prince on the radio, but I feel like today's going to be a good day.
Today I'm not going to make excuses about why I've not posted in quite some time; I'm just going to do it! It's March. Can. You. Believe. It?!! I can't. Last post, I was talking about a blizzard of sorts and there's been an even bigger once since:
Here was a GIANT pile of snow that had been plowed right into our lovely Burt St. bike lane. February 3rd was the date. We were supposed to have our 3rd Greensprints that night but ended up cancelling it (which was fine by us actually since driving in the stuff was certainly less fun than pedaling in it).
We had fun riding to and from work that day. We really only opened the
shop so that we had an excuse to go ride in the dumping snow! Vince's
fat bike (a Surly, aren't you shocked)
was pretty fun to tool around on and did truly get around better than
my little Bianchi, although I still did love my studded tires.
We also had a stretch of really nice weather too, and we took the opportunity to find a few miles of fun on the Wabash Trace in Iowa. It was a touch sloppy but definitely rideable and fun for the most part.
We packed a lunch and a few bicycle beverages and hit the trail. It's been too long since we've gotten out and enjoyed a day on our bikes. Not too cold, not too hot, just right.
So that was a fun day. And has actually gotten us thinking more seriously about a bike tour during the CWS when the the shop is closed. The tentative plan is driving to Duluth, MN and then riding north up into Canada. Fun, eh?! Just practicing my Canadian.
Patrick's Market Downtown on 14th and Howard. Civia Cycles and Greenstreet are collaborating to get a few of their sweet bikes out and into Omaha! We have a Halsted and a Twin City on display above the produce case right now. Go in and check 'em out! Tell them Greenstreet sent you.
Greensprints has been a blast! We've been pulling all of our equipment for the events to the venue by bike. Fun and a bit precarious at times. We gave away 2 Surly Steamroller framesets, a Globe Roll, and a bunch of other wonderful swag, thanks to our fantastic sponsors.
Today is bike maintenance day for me! Which is a very rare occurrence; kind of like the ol' blog updates. Anyway, a little Green Fizz and some Clean Streak and it was a little cleaner. Topped it off with some Chain-L lube that I haven't tried yet. Supposed to be good, so I'll let you know. The boys seem to like it for gross conditions and lots o miles, which is what I ride in.
Anyway, that's about it! How've things been in the streets of Omaha for you? Good? Bad? The same? Let me know. I've also been busy with the usual advocacy stuff. Testifying at the State Capitol trying to get LB1030 passed into law (3ft passing rule), so we'll see how that goes.
Over and out!