Archive for March, 2011

I’m In the Right Place

On one of my mid-afternoon walkabouts yesterday (yeah, I wander around town sometimes — so what?), I ended up at the Midwest Cycling (VG.com’s parent company) warehouse in beautiful La Vista, Neb. What’s in the La Vista warehouse, considering the Velogear warehouse is in St. Louis? Bikes. Lots and lots of bikes are in the [...]

I’m In the Right Place

On one of my mid-afternoon walkabouts yesterday (yeah, I wander around town sometimes — so what?), I ended up at the Midwest Cycling (VG.com’s parent company) warehouse in beautiful La Vista, Neb. What’s in the La Vista warehouse, considering the VeloGear warehouse is in St. Louis? Bikes. Lots and lots of bikes are in the [...]

Helpful Hints

With the exceptions of a few select areas, I’m no expert on anything. (Those areas are socks, chamois creme and talking about bikes so frequently at home that I basically have carte blanche to bring home whatever I see fit, so long as we can still eat. And so long as I shut up about [...]

Helpful Hints

With the exceptions of a few select areas, I’m no expert on anything. (Those areas are socks, chamois creme and talking about bikes so frequently at home that I basically have carte blanche to bring home whatever I see fit, so long as we can still eat. And so long as I shut up about [...]

Open Season

If it’s 70 degrees in Omaha in March, it’s windy. These are among the things you learn pretty quickly around these parts. With extra daylight … finally … and warmer temperatures, rides are popping up at all times of day. I rolled out with a group at 6 last night – complete with the standard [...]

Open Season

If it’s 70 degrees in Omaha in March, it’s windy. These are among the things you learn pretty quickly around these parts. With extra daylight … finally … and warmer temperatures, rides are popping up at all times of day. I rolled out with a group at 6 last night – complete with the standard [...]

We Made It … Somehow

Those of you who don’t spend your winters in a deep-freeze, with almost no daylight to speak of past 5 p.m. and with a constant snow/ice/thaw cycle can ignore this next bit: Holy crap! Daylight saving time starts Sunday, it’s going to be 50 today, 60 tomorrow and maybe even warmer soon. And pretty soon [...]

We Made It … Somehow

Those of you who don’t spend your winters in a deep-freeze, with almost no daylight to speak of past 5 p.m. and with a constant snow/ice/thaw cycle can ignore this next bit: Holy crap! Daylight saving time starts Sunday, it’s going to be 50 today, 60 tomorrow and maybe even warmer soon. And pretty soon [...]

Garage Sale

Initial impressions upon switching from running to cycling: Wow, this is fun! Wow, this is really expensive! $50 for shorts, and those are the not-so-good ones? Eesh. I quickly realized the days of $70 for a pair of shoes that would cover five or six months of running were long gone. So my wife and [...]

Garage Sale

Initial impressions upon switching from running to cycling: Wow, this is fun! Wow, this is really expensive! $50 for shorts, and those are the not-so-good ones? Eesh. I quickly realized the days of $70 for a pair of shoes that would cover five or six months of running were long gone. So my wife and [...]