Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Cornhusker State Games!

The Cornhusker State Games mountain bike race is this Saturday, July 27, 2013!  The registration deadline has been extended until tomorrow!  On site registration is also available for an additional $5.  More information can be found here.

Check In - 7 a.m.
Junior 12 & Under Class - 8 a.m.
Beginner/Novice Class - 8:30 a.m.
Sport/Expert Classes - 10:30 a.m.

NOTE: Racers must check in at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled start time.
SITE: Branched Oak Lake, Area #7 - View map

DIVISIONS: View the Complete Event Details for a list of divisions and events.
SPECIAL NOTICE: State Park permits are needed to enter Branched Oak State Recreation Area. Absolutely NO PARKING on the shoulders of the road.
COMPETITION FORMAT: The mountain bike course includes some rolling hills with a combination of dirt and grass surfaces. Distances listed are subject to change.
RULES: All riders must wear ANSI-approved helmets. Riders are expected to ride safely and courteously. Director may shorten the distances in case of inclement weather.

Hope to see you there!  Should be a beautiful day to race.  

Sunday, February 03, 2013

650b--Whatcha' Think?

Nino Schurter's World Cup victory in 2012 sent ripple effects through the world of mountain biking. He rode to victory on the new 'tweener-size 650b wheels. Is the 650b (27'') wheel a new industry standard? Is this a technological breakthrough that will make a difference in the overall handling and speed of the mountain bike? Or, is this another industry trend that will run its course? Is the 26 inch wheel a thing of the past? Anyone riding on 650bs? Can we get a conversation started on this?

Photo Courtesy of Hugh Jones

Friday, November 02, 2012

Fruita of the Front Range?

Last week while visiting family I had a chance to ride the South Lake Pueblo mountain bike trails in Pueblo, Colorado. NICE! Some of the locals refer to these trails as the Fruita of the Front Range. You be the judge. I did parts of the intermediate XC loop and was most pleased.  The trails are in a semi-desert region. Hence, they are generally dry during the winter and early spring. The trail is comprised of a rather uniquely colored pale yellow shale. On parts of the singletrack it sounds as if you are riding on top of broken pieces of china. A tire with an aggressive tread and robust sidewalls is highly recommended. For the brave of heart there are plenty of technical challenges--yikes! Here’s a helpful trail map and directions to the trail head. If you can’t make it to all the way to Moab or Fruita this spring, South Lake Pueblo might be a good second choice. 

Monday, October 01, 2012

Hello Omaha friends. I do not post here often, but when I do it is to promote free gravel grinding in the spirit of the open roads in beautiful cool Nebraska. Check out the race that goes off for the third consecutive year in North Omaha. I hope to see you there Oct 13th. Dave Tyler

Friday, September 28, 2012

THOR Founder Memorial Ride

 A memorial ride celebrating the life of Tony Naikelis and his contributions to the local mountain biking community is planned for Saturday October 13th starting from the Lewis and Clark landing at 11:00 a.m.

The group will be riding to Lewis and Clark Park in Council Bluffs for a mountain bike ride and brief service. If you knew Tony or just appreciate the legacy he left behind please plan to attend. All are welcome.