Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bring it.

April 3.
Jewell Park.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

One Tough Chic on a Bike

I just happened upon this great article about Alfonsina Strada, the first woman allowed to race in the Giro. Check out the quote.
In the early 1900's there were a few European women who were bicyclists, but their skill was seen as more like a circus act, and people believed that they were possessed by the devil, or considered to be amoral and certainly were not normal wholesome women.
Oh, how times have changed. Well, maybe. I can't say I'm normal nor wholesome and I'm sure my husband would say I've been possessed at times. Eh, whatev.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Omaha getting it done!

I found this excerpt from Omaha Bike's blog. It's a report from the National Bike Summit in DC that's going on now. Yeah, that's how important cyclists are. We have a fricken summit. And now, everyone knows about Omaha and what we're doing on cyclist's behalf. Go Big O! Congrats on the area businesses who were recognized!

The luncheon was a proud moment for the Nebraska Delegation. Andy Clarke, Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists, announced the Bike Friendly Business awards. He said he wasn't going to take the time to mention every business by name, but he did want to recognize 3 distinct "clusters" of designees ... Omaha being one of those. He was very kind in his comments about Omaha and the work we are all doing, and I believe we were the city with the most awards given. When we had our photo taken with Andy, we told him to expect many more to come, at which point, we were challenged to beat out Milwaukee as the city with the most awards. It's ON.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Calvin & Hobbes Documentary

I found this great project when I read a snippet in this month's Wired magazine. Someone is trying to put together a film about the creation of the Calvin and Hobbes cartoon strip. It had world-wide fans back in the early 90s. Imagine what the fan-base would be like in the new digital world.

Anyway, the film's producers are going about it by taking donations from C&H's fans and to date they've raised $16K. Since I am such a huge fan, I thought I'd post about it and include a bike-related comic. I think we all can relate to having a bike that likes to stalk us!