Monday, December 15, 2008

FYI it's cold out there

Starting at 7:30 am Saturday December 20th and continuing this winter when the temps are low, group stationary bike training rides will take place at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ Gym located at 3245 S 37th St, aka 37th & Sheridan Blvd. Bring your bike, stationary trainer, something to protect the floor from your stand (mat, towel) and some change as a free will for lights. Monsignor Tucker has made this location available. We will have a big screen showing cycling DVDs. You can come as early as 7:00 am to set up, and we will be ending around 9:30 and out by 10:00 am. Feel free to come and go as you please during the session.
The Gym floor needs to be protected. Please remove your shoes if they have cleats. Thanks, and hope to see you there.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bike Trail Survey

The City of Lincoln has a bike trail usage survey to help determine budget dollar allocation -- take a minute to fill it out.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Roadies can get their bikes dirty, too

FARM CX & COWBOY CUP - This weekend

Get signed up asap for this weekend of rural cx lunacy Nov. 15 & 16 Flyer & RSVP
Who can take Mr. Petersen down? Who's signed up?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Stephanie wanted me to mention this.

Lincoln YMCA Strong Kids Campaign


Each year, the YMCA conducts its Strong Kids Campaign. This campaign provides vital funding for YMCA programs that have a positive impact on the lives of kids, their families, and our entire community. Through the generosity of the Lincoln community we can continue to assure that every child has the opportunity to participate in programs like Youth Sports, Swim Lessons, Before and After School Programs, Teen Night, and Summer Camp at Kitaki. We hope you will show your support for our community by making a donation to the YMCA's annual Strong Kids Campaign. To learn more about this wonderful giving opportunity please visit the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign webpage.

Saturday, November 22, there is a Cycle-a-Thon at the Cooper Y to raise funds. Check the Cooper Y website or call for details, if you're interested in participating in this.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Saturday Mamasitas Ride

Anybody interested in riding out to Mamasitas for some tacos and margaritas Saturday afternoon? I was thinking of leaving from Wilderness Perk around noon - should be great weather. Let me know if you want to go along.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Swanson Park, Omaha Cyclocross Race

More pictures here.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


About 15 people showed up for the Bike Rack/ Husker ride Monday evening and Pioneer's park was the destination.

Friday, September 26, 2008

taco ride

kevin, janna, katie, lindsey, and i went up for the taco ride last night. we had a pretty good time avoiding the drunks. right as i was taking the top photo of the girls, this one guy (probably drunk) wiped out on the gravel as he turned into mineola (you can see his bike lying on the ground in the right side of pic). as he got up and dusted himself off he kept saying "what can i say? i saw the ladies and was trying to show them a move." we avoided the drunkfest in mineola and went on to silver city for some great burgers at the only bar in town. the ride back in the dark beneath a gorgeous star-filled sky was quite nice. as we neared mineola we again had to pass some of the stragglers, heading back to council bluffs to their cars with i hope a few sober designated drivers among them. kevin was almost taken out by a drunken lass, but we all made it back ok. did she atleast give you her name kev?

Monday, September 22, 2008

cornfields and red jerseys

a small but festive group braved the gusty winds tonight.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Taco Time...

Well, it's that time of year again. Time to plan on attending the Thursday Taco Ride in Omaha. With the weather patterns the way they are, the sooner the better or we will be riding in parkas.

So, my thought is that we do it next Thursday (9/25/2008). The only thing that will really need to be worked out would be transportation, so we can decide that when we know who will be attending. I'm hoping to see the same people as last year, plus some new faces.

If you know anyone who you think would like to attend, fill them in on all the details and get them to come along. Send me an email if you are planning on attending and I will get an email chain going with everyone involved. Maybe we can get some of the Omaha people to meet us out there too. That means you Algomaha, and Munson, and Miles, and everyone else...

P.S. The only excuse for not attending will be if you have been run over by a truck. Even then, that would be questionable. ;)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wednesday Night Ride

What: teamFIRE Wednesday Night Ride
Where: Meet at the North Bridge Bench on S.27th & Hwy2
Time: Ride leaves at 5:45pm.
Pace: Beginner to Intermediate (15-17 ave.)
All riders welcome!!!
NOTE: Wear your GREEN today.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

chopper lady

i hope everyone had a nice weekend. at the swap meet on saturday janna was seen testing out a potential team fire bike for '09.

Monday, September 1, 2008


Three Lincoln Roadies took to the vineyards for the annual Mud Run and they did very well. Costumes were encouraged and the girls definitely went with it. :) Good job, Sunday!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Nebraska State Championship Road Race Update

Due to concern about the safety of our Junior riders, race distance, for Juniors only, has been decreased to 2 laps or approximately 26 miles. Junior riders will race in one of the following age categories: 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18. Juniors will race together for the two laps, but separate medals will be awarded for each category.

Also of note, First time racers receive 50% off the entry fee. A discount code is necessary; more information is available on the registration page at Please note the discount is for race entry fee only and does not apply to one day licenses. One day licenses must be purchased in order to participate and are also available online.

Online registration closes Friday September 5th at 6:00pm. Day of registration will be available from 7:30-8:30am for an additional $10 and no discounts will be applied.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

fixie faas

yep, the faas man made an appearance tonight on his fixie with a 47x17. once we turned around he could kept it pegged at 25mph the whole way. not bad there jason. and newcomer kaelly had fun too, though she hasn't been on her new bike long she is no slouch. i think she even enjoyed that killer headwind on the way south. she's a future triathlete star that's for sure. and ofcourse we all rendezvoused for margaritas at the usual place afterwards.

Y'all still ride Wednesdays?

Is there a ride today? If so, I might be able to be there. Post up the time and place. And I'm not talking about the world championship ride. I have no business with that this year. Besides, I'll be on the fixie.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Volunteers Still Needed

If you are at all interested in helping out at the Nebraska State Road Race Championship that's being hosted by teamFIRE, we do still need volunteers. Thank you to those who have responded and are volunteering that day. We really appreciate your help.


Date: Saturday, September 6

Time: 7:30-5 and if you can only help part of that time, that's fine.

Location: Branched Oak Lake

We need a few more for the registration table, wheel car drivers, feed zone helpers and corner marshals.

Volunteers will be provided with bagels in the morning and sandwiches at lunch. Water will be available all day.


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Nebraska State Road Race

WHEN: September 6th, 2008
LOCATION: Raymond, Nebraska - Branched Oak Lake
Hosted By: teamFIRE Cycling

Click Here--> to register now!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Yoga Workshop for Cyclists and Runners

Sunday, August 25th from 1pm-3pm at Yoga Body and Balance, 2300 S. 48th St. Suite 2.
For more info e-mail:

Sunday, July 27, 2008

bacon, donuts, and more

almost home...

while on the bridge we watched an airboat attempt to pull some idiot's hopelessly stuck atv out of the mud.

after breakfast, we rode a few miles with nate and the crew.

breakfast with a view.

while some prefer donuts.

lindsey and janna love bacon...

janna starts her first plate.

tailwind on our way north.

gravy makes a pitstop in eagle.

as we all left janna's dinner party last night (btw, thanks janna for inviting everyone over, i had a great time!) lindsey convinced janna and gravy to go on a bacon ride in the morning. we met up at 7am at woods park and hit the road.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Trek 4300 Stolen

Folks- a buddy of mine had his bike stolen last weekend from the company's (12th & L St) bike rack. If you, by chance, see it please let us know by posting.
Bike Description: TREK 4300 Blue, Silver and Red / One of the pedals does not have a reflector/ no kickstand. Here is a stock pic of it.
The description is very vague and the bike is somewhat common. But you never know. Worth a shot.

Sunday, July 6, 2008


Team Nebraska Triathlon hosted a duathlon at Pioneers Park this morning. While duathlons and triathlons are generally individual sports, a record number of team competitors showed up today. In the women's team division KimC took the gold, while fellow Lincoln Roadies, RonN and JoeM placed very well in their respective categories. KevinB toughed it out as an individual competitor, but the real story was the unusually large showing of teamFIRE members, including the infamous toodler KevinW. KevinW, who prefers to be called the Infamous One, represented teamFIRE well with a first place podium finish in the CoEd team division. When asked about his spectacular performance, the Infamous One simply said, "I've moved to the dark side and I like it. No more toodling for me." His fellow teamFIRE members Nicol, Katie, Mark and Janna, all of which placed in the top three in their divisions, agreed that it is scary how quickly KevinW is adapting to the dark side. Janna remarked how the Infamous One showed no remorse when using his frame pump to gain an advantage during the race. Though she thought it was an unnecessary advantage, as his superior riding skills were more than enough to win. When asked why he chose to participate in the team competition rather than the individual category, the Infamous One responded that he needed a partner to slow him down or the race would have been too easy. None of the other competitors complained that the hilly 4 mile run and 13 mile bike ride were easy. KevinW on the other hand, plans to use this so called easy race as the starting point for his ruthless entrance into the dark side of racing. Before departing to eat up some more road miles, he warned all toodlers to beware, the Infamous One is on the prowl and is looking to turn others to the dark side.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

4th Of july Route

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

4th of July Breakfast Ride

Meet at 6:15am at The Mill (8th & P ) downtown and leave at 6:30am sharp. Ride-eat-ride and home by noon. It is approximately 64 miles round trip. All are welcome!

We will take the following route:
- 8th street to Haymarket park bridge
- go around Saltdogs stadium to Oak Lake trail
- Oak lake trail to 1st and West Dawes Ave.
- West Dawes Ave to Cornhusker to NW 12th St.
- NW 12th Street to Kawasaki
- Hwy 34 west to Seward

Monday, June 30, 2008

Today is the entry deadline for most sports in the 2008 Cornhusker State Games, which take place July 18-27. Register for the Games online at or call 1-800-304-2637 for a printed entry form. Five sports, including Cycle Tour, Fishing, Footstock, Sailing and Volkswalk, allow entry until just prior to the competition.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

From "Folks From Lincoln" and mr. cornbread

Wilderness Park Trail Maintenance this weekend!

We're looking for volunteers to come out on Saturday and/or Sunday to help repair the damage to the trails recently dished out by Mother Nature. There are a lot of downed trees to be chainsawed, weeds to be wacked, and debris to be removed off the trail. Expect significant over growth of vegetation and lots of mosquitoes.

All those that ride the trails on a regular basis are encouraged to come out for a couple of hours to put in your trail work dues.

When: Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 3 PM
Where: Wilderness Park - meet at the Old Cheney trailhead
What to bring: weed wackers, lopers, work gloves, insect repellent, water, and snacks

Please wear long pants and some eye wear for your protection. T.H.O.R. and the city will have release forms to sign.


Monday, June 23, 2008

TdN Pics

If you are interested, I will be posting Tour de Nebraska pics here.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Trail Trek Is Sunday, June 22

Friday, May 30, 2008

Saturday Wilderness Perk Ride

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: 14th/ Pine Lake Rd.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Oak Creek Valley Bike Ride

When - 8:00 a.m., Saturday, May 17, 2008
Where - Valparaiso, NE
What - Sertoma club charity ride.
Distances - 24, 31, 39, 44, 46, and 70 miles

The racers are going to be doing the time trial in Norfolk, any non-racing types like me interested in going on this ride? More info here.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Kevin W. on the ProTour

Here is Kevin W. getting ready to race on the ProTour - he does need to work on his fitness a bit. There are reports that he will spend more time riding, and less time messing with photoshop, so he should be back to mid-season form soon.

Are you sure the sign in question didn't resemble something more like this?
I hear they're starting to pop up around the area. :)

N. 14th St and Raymond Road

Was just informed the these signs went up on N. 14th Street and On Raymond Road. A sign of what's to hit Lincoln soon?

Update on bikes in Lincoln-

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Lincoln Weekly Rides

Ride with the HUSKERS
When: Mondays @ 6pm from Blues on S.33rd & Pioneers.
Type of Ride: Beginners, recovery ride, all welcome.

teamFIRE "No Rider Left Behind"
When: Wednesdays @ 6pm from S.27th & Hwy2 (north bridge)
Type of Ride: Beginners, all welcome.

'Hammerfest' Ride
When: Wednesdays @ 5pm - 1 block North of S.33rd & South St.
Type of Ride: Racer, Fast, "OMG what was I thinking?".

Pioneers Park Intervals
When: Thursdays @ 6pm - Meet at Pioneers Park East Entrance
Type of Ride: All welcome, intervals.

Saturday Morning Ride
When: Saturdays @ 8am from Wilderness Perk Coffee (S.14th & Pine Lake Road)
Type of Ride: Group ride, great people, all welcome.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Friday, April 4, 2008

Saturday Ride

When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Wilderness Perk (14th and Pine Lake strip mall)
Route: Decide on the spot - probably about 30-40 miles - return with the wind
Weather: Warm and quite windy

Check this blog on Saturday by noon for confirmation or cancellation depending on the severity of the wind and how many people let me know they are coming - if we have enough people to take turns fighting the headwind, it might not be too bad. Should be lots of fun coming home with the tailwind. Reply here or send me an email if you are riding.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


TREK mountain and road bikes available to ride:

Saturday, April 5th from 10a-3p, Swanson Park, Omaha

Sunday, April 6th from 10a-3p, Wilderness Park-14th St parking lot, Lincoln

Monday, March 10, 2008

Nebraska Cycling Association Criterium Training Race #1

Hosted By the Midwest Wheelmasters Cycling Team
Saturday March 22, 2008
Branched Oak Lake, Lieber's Point, Raymond Nebraska.
For more details click below:
Criterium Training Series

Monday, March 3, 2008

teamFIRE Wednesday Ride

Don't forget that the teamFIRE signature "No Rider Left Behind" ride will begin in just a few weeks. Early spring ride starts Wednesdays at 5:30pm from the S.27th & Hwy2 north bench. This is a great group ride for all starters wanting to get some miles in with other beginner riders as a group. This is a NO Rider Left behind ride so no need to worry about coming back of the teamFIRE riders will be there to help you get back to town. This is a non-racer pace.
If you are looking for a bit faster pace join us Tuesday nights at 5:30pm, same location for a faster pace ride (starting in a few weeks also). More details to come.


Friday, February 29, 2008