Either write something worth reading or do something worthy of writing. - Ben Franklin
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Now that's how you kill a weekend
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Wedding Planning 101
Monday, May 18, 2009
Must do list
This has been on my to do list for a while and now it's the Trail of the Month! Someday, I'll ride that cowboy!
Ride of Silence, May 20
|Ride Of Silence - May 20|
On May, 20 at 7:00 p.m., cyclists all around the world will take to the roads for the Ride Of Silence. The ride is a silent rememberance of those killed or injured in cycling accidents, plus protest the continued carnage taking place on the streets.
Locally, the ride will take place in Bellevue and is being organized by the Bellevue Bicycle Club. It will start at the parking lot next to the Keystone trail at Raynor Parkway and 36th Street in Bellevue. Police motorcycles will provide an escort.
The ride hopes to raise cycling awareness during bike safety month to motorists, police, traffic engineers, insurance companies, and city officials. The ride is also a chance to mourn, in funeral procession style, those who have already been killed.
The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph for no longer than an hour, and remain silent during the ride.
The ride requests black arm bands be worn, red only if you have had a bike/motor vehicle accident. Helmets are required; bright clothing and lights are highly recommended for the ride home. There are no fees charged anyone to participate.
To learn more, visit the Ride Of Silence website at www.rideofsilence.org.
A weekend with the Death Star
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Talk the Talk
Ride Your Bike To Work Week
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Extreme Yoga = Extreme Pain
Note to self: Don't do hyperflexing yoga moves the day before a race. So, since doing this move to stretch a stiff lower back, I've been off the bike. A lot of good that did. I missed the yummiest conditions at Platte this weekend, then was docile on Sunday. I did ride with the Chicas Monday, but it was just a spin to see how the back was doing. It was mad after one lap at Tranq. Today it's better after seeing Dr. Rick, my back man for a couple of years. Hope to do a group ride Wed. and see what I can accomplish.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
My mom is a rock star. (My brother, Jim, is pretty studly too). Don't forget to tell your mom how much she rocks today!
Love ya, ma!
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
A Day in the life...
Sunday, May 3, 2009
What: Chica Ride
Where: Various mountain bike trails in Omaha, Bellevue and Council Bluffs
When: Monday nights, May 4-August 31; meet at 5:45pm, roll out at 6pm
Who: All levels, novice to expert
- Learn how to ride off road
- One-on-one instruction
- Fun and fellowship
A little bit about me:
I've only been mountain bike riding and racing for ten years. I didn't get on a mountain bike until I was in my late 20s and it's been a love affair ever since. In the beginning I didn't have anyone to show me the ropes. Instead I was shown the trail and was expected to figure it out. It was a bumpy road for a while but soon I got the hang of it. Within a year I was racing locally and within two years I was traveling to places like Colorado, Utah, and South Dakota riding and racing. My bike became my preferred mode of adventure travel or as I like to call it my "magic carpet" and it has taken me to many cool places like wide open deserts, high peaks and through many beautiful forests - all places I probably would have never seen had I not been on a bike.
A little bit about the Chica Ride:
This is the first time I’ve led the Chica Ride. It’s not my ride, it’s yours. Your pace is my pace. My goal on these rides is to create a supportive, beginner friendly experience. You can ride as fast or as chill as you want. Or maybe you want to practice a certain section over again. I encourage it. I'll be there mainly to cheer you on, give instruction and make sure nobody gets left behind.
First ride, May 4th is a Swanson Park in Bellevue.
Take HWY 75 South to Cornhusker. Go west for about a mile.
Look for the Bellevue Fire station monument sign on the north side of Cornhusker.
If you get to 36th street, then you went too far.
Parking lot is to the left once you turn north into the park.
Looking forward to the ride.
PS - For questions, you can contact me at roxzanne.abbott(at)gmail(dot)com
PSS - Be sure to bring a helmet, bug spray and water.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Roxy Racin' this Weekend
Good trip photos here.