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Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The Haunted Hustle
Friday, October 29th
Meet up at Robbers Cave at 7:30
Race at 8pm
Join us for Sheclismo’s kick-off event -- taking you to the scariest places in Lincoln on a bike ride you’ll never forget!
With help from partner organizations: Girl Bike Night, the No Coast Derby Girls, and the YWCA.
With bangin’ prizes from:
Pepe’s Vegetarian Bistro
Porridge Papers and Artist Kimberly Brown
Yoga Body and Balance
And raffle prizes including a brand-new Specialized Globe Daily 1 commuter bike!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Noodles & Company Benefit Night
for YWCA Lincoln’s Take a Break Program
Monday, October 18, 2010
The Haunted Hustle will feature a raffle for this fine commuter bike.
Check it out!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
|You never know what you'll find in KS|
- Friday, Des Moines, IA -
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
zerø traction: kansas city cross film from Gizmo Pictures on Vimeo.
If you're doing CX, give this a watch. Lots of local faces. Yours truly was 2nd in the womens 35-39 after Sue Butler, who is currently ranked 2nd for the National Cross Calendar. If you make the Kansas race this weekend you may get to see some of the champs like Tilford and Walberg in action.
There are several shots of local rider, Troy Krause.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
|SRAM sponsor page: Katie Compton|
The Gazette article below gives some good background, so even if it's from 2008, give it a read. Also, check out the most recent news for an excellent recount of a recent race.
Her wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katie_Compton
SRAM Sponsor page: http://www.sram.com/sram/road/racing/katie-compton
“I call that move ‘wrasselin’ with the bear,’” Compton said as she pedaled. “When you see that, you know that girl’s pretty much done.”
Read more: http://www.gazette.com/articles/compton-32076-cyclocross-race.html#ixzz12B6erbHB
Sunday, October 10, 2010
A few of us involved in Sheclismo are highly interested and/or experienced in bicycle touring.
I took my first tour in 2006 as a way to "research" for my paintings (featured). My friends Andrew and Elliot invited me to tag along on their tour from Vancouver, Canada to San Francisco, California (basically, I wouldn't stop nagging them and asking how their tour plans were going so they really had no choice but to include me). It sounded like a blast, but most of my experience was through commuting, so I wasn't sure if I was capable of riding my bike 45-70 miles a day for 5 weeks. Luckily, I have always had this huge fear of waking up one day, only to feel like I'm not doing enough with my life (Carpe Diem!), so at 23 years old I decided I better get started.
It was a magical experience that changed my life in a really amazing way and lead me to fall head over heels (sometimes literally) in love with cycling and everything that comes with it, including the fun and liberating parts as well as the painful and exhausting.
It also lead me to two other awesome guys (Damon and Jonn) that I toured with from Lincoln to Denver to Santa Fe in 2008. As an artist, both tours and cycling in general have provided me with endless fodder for my work. As a person, they gave me experiences that taught me a lot about myself and what my body and my brain could handle after anywhere from 5 to 10 hours in the saddle a day. They made me realize that I'm a lot stronger and patient than I ever thought I was, especially when trying to power through mind-numbing headwinds and never ending climbs.
Bicycle touring is really close to my heart and for me it's really difficult to articulate how ridiculously blissful and bewitching it can be. I would encourage anyone interested in long rides and camping to try a tour whether it's a short 4 day jaunt or 4 week journey. I started by rigging my bike up with racks, a cheap but durable set of panniers I found online and some shnazzy clipless pedals (which in the beginning, I used mostly for falling down at stop lights). Toss in a sleeping bag and you're ready to go.
I've been feeling really antsy lately and hope that I can get another tour in really soon. Maybe this time with a couple bitchin' Sheclismo girls.
Paintings by Kimberly Brown
Top: "Eat Our Dust" oil paint on canvas, 2006
Bottom: "Keep Up" oil paint on canvas, 2009
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
What could be more enjoyable than a long early evening bike ride in autumn? The angle of light as the sun slowly sets, the yellows and reds of the changing foliage, the cool crisp air – and the sound of actors reciting GRE words.
It was with great alacrity that I set out on Mopac Trail Monday. Overcoming my antipathy for standardized tests, I’d elected to amalgamate my studies with physical activity – a singular task; the confluence of concomitant obligations.
So to the tune of the Princeton Review’s Wordsmart tapes circa 1990, the largesse of a current graduate student, I rolled to and from Eagle with an occasional verbal outburst of “avuncular!” or “laconic!” to keep myself from protracted mental wandering.
I’ll avoid a circumlocutory conclusion to this entry. Instead, with brevity I’ll state that outdoor activity has turned a perfunctory act into an activity I hope to make an inveterate tradition.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
|Elisabeth rockin' the cat 4. Photo: Michael Dixon|
|Me and my Crux. Photo: Michael Dixon|
Elisabeth Reinkordt was second.
Sydney Brown spent Saturday at an adventure race, running, cycling, and canoeing as part of the "Silly Roadies," who got 3rd in the mixed teams competition 7 hours and 50 minutes after the start.