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Closing out 2014 with the Festive 500

Closing out 2014 with the Festive 500

I signed up for the Festive 500 with two competing planes of thought. One: piece of cake. I’ve cycled so many centuries and double centuries that this was just three of those, close together. Two: I’m really going to try to do this in the midst of flying cross-country to visit family, thereby ensuring that … Continue reading »

Gravel Worlds 2014

After two months in Philadelphia, where my new bike friends heard more than a few grumblings about how hard it was to get away from the city, how Forbidden Drive might be a gravel surface but didn’t evoke the same feelings that I’d have on a gravel ride on the Great Plains, and more than … Continue reading »

Gravel Worlds 2011

Sheesh, for a professional photographer, I sure didn’t take many photos yesterday. This is definitely attributable to the task at hand, the completion of the Gravel World Championships. If you haven’t heard of this, read up. Completing the Pirate Cycling League‘s Gravel Worlds has been one of my biggest goals of the year. And even … Continue reading »

Falling in Love…

…with a bike and some singletrack in Wilderness. Knowing I’d be leaving town and not riding my new bike for a week, I opted to take her out in the Park after work. What a perfect place to be. I saw at least 10 deer at very close range, enjoyed lots of solace at either … Continue reading »

2nd Annual Scrabble Hustle

<br><a href=”http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/29933586″>A ride mapped on 03/19/2011</a><br/><br><a href=”http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/?location=Lincoln, NE”>Find more Cycling Routes / Bike Rides in Lincoln, NE</a><br>I came in 3rd place in the Scrabble Hustle last night. At the Bison Trail start, I had a D. At the Sunken Gardens stop, after quickly and successfully spelling “segue,” I picked up a Z. At 11th and … Continue reading »

Getting out

Boy, do I love the winter thaw! After my disappointing end to ‘cross season and a longer-than-expected recovery period, I had a lot of trouble getting myself back in gear to put in base miles outside. The fact that we’d had plenty of snow and ice (generally things I really enjoy…well, at least the snow…) … Continue reading »

To Be A Superfan

I’m all packed up to head to Iowa City for Jingle Cross. All year, I’ve been looking forward to this weekend — the closest really big race and a chance to line up with a bunch of women in a sport I’ve really come to love. Well, I won’t be lining up. A crash in … Continue reading »

Bacon Danger

For the first time all year, I made it on the Bacon Ride. Look how angry that power is. It was potentially the last one of the year, so Lincoln and Omaha groups set out to meet at Platte for a bacon show-down. Gersib represented for the Lincoln crew, taking on Omaha’s Rafal. This face … Continue reading »

Sheclismo First Ride

There is an exciting little development in my cycling life. It involves the beginnings of an all-women’s cycling team. We’re called Sheclismo. It’s an Italian bike pun. Yeah, I had a hand in that. This morning, we had our first group ride. Though it was billed as a road ride, enough of us were into … Continue reading »

Gravel Worlds Video Recon

The Good Life Gravel Adventure/Gravel Worlds is only a few weeks away. Sunday, I went out with some of the crew to shoot video promoting the event. Sometimes, you find lounging furniture. Is this a dump or a hangout spot? Or just stadium seating for wheelie contests? Gravel grinders are all about where the pavement … Continue reading »