Sunday, February 24, 2008
Six rolled out of D street around 8:25 for another gravel ride. Very humid morning with a biting wind out of the Southwest.
The train allowed us to link up with Matt, Troy and Craig.
And then there were nine.
A few peeps headed for home after 20 to 25 miles Southwest of town. Five ventured on with the destination of Cortland. Came across a few dirt roads that I've never ridden. Most were dry, but one was a bit muddy. Hike a biked for a bit.
West Apple Road provided an opportunity to brush up on the beer bottle and can slalom skills. Busch and Busch light were the majority, of course.
Must have been a hell of a party the night before. Over a dozen cans and bottles on the road. Most of the cans were knocked over, but a majority of the bottles were still upright.
I guess they had to prove to the world that they could drink alcohol. Wow, congratulations.
Passed a young guy (probably a teenager) walking towards us on West Apple with a guilty look in his eyes carrying some gas station vittles.
The party must have been nearby.
Cortland refuel. Cokes, Salted Nut Rolls, Reeves Peanut Butter Cups, and Fritos. Everyone has their favorite.
Andy made it out today after missing yesterday morning. Good to see you out this morning, Andy.
The skies were cloud-filled most of the ride, but blue skies began to peak out on our ride back to Lincoln. The temperature slowly began to rise too.
Typical Southeastern Nebraska gravel. Nothing like the gravel you'll find in the Flint Hills of Kansas.
Looks like the Homestead trail is good to go. May still be soft in spots, but the snow and ice should be gone with two consecutive 50 degree days. Now the next step is getting all the goatheads off the trail. It's a guaranteed flat from Princeton to Cortland.
That's not something you see everyday.
Wills: "It's gotta be great for the road."
Note to self: Don't ride down the middle of the lane on South 14th. It's gonna chatter ya.