Thursday, November 27, 2008


Emma has been frying her eggs for the past couple weeks. Today she got it right!

We took a little trip to Bellevue today. We parked at the cemetery by Jewell and found some geocache sites. Cali and I have been Geocaching twice before. This was Emma's first time and she proved herself a worthy geocacher by finding three of the four we searched for.

Geocaching made us hungry so we headed north to Downtown Omaha...
...Ummmm Spaghetti Works!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Happy Cranksgiving!

It wasn't much above freezing yesterday but the turnout for Cranksgiving 2008 was good. There were piles of groceries for the food bank and volunteers making things run smooth.

There was also soup, chili and prizes for the riders. Dale, Bob, Ben (Bob's son) and I rode together to pickup our list of ten items for the food bank. We stopped to take a break at HyVee on 156th and Maple to warm up with some coffee.

Find out more about Cranksgiving Omaha...
Cranksgiving Omaha
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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Tranquility North Hill Descent Reroute

The Tranquility Trail Council met today at 1PM to decide on a reroute for the "North Hill Descent". The goal was to add more grade reversals and make the descent more sustainable. Once we flagged the new path it was amazing how fast the five of us were able to cut the grass down. We did some riding so we could test out the flow. Chris, Dave, Dale, Greg and myself rode it several times to get a feel for the new route. Good team work!

Here's a picture of a 1X9 that Chris built. This looks like the way to go for riding Tranquility.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Chili, Hot Dogs and Huskers

Oct. 25, 2008 - My Mom and Dad drove up from Lincoln for Chili, Hot Dogs and Husker football on TV. The weather was great for late October. At half time we walked down to Tranquility to survey the trails.

After watching the 32-20 win against Baylor we drove downtown to checkout the new pedestrian bridge.

Nice Day!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Santa Arrived Early This Year

Well that Bargain Cave at Cabela's is almost as good as Santa. This GPS was a little scratched up but it works great. The cost was like a good eBay deal. It didn't have the AC adapter but one is on the way. I was surprised about how good Magellan's support was for me. Until that arrives it can get a charge from the USB cable. That method is just slow. The family and I have hunted down a couple geocache locations close by. Now I need to learn how to make some maps.

Who is Stratomatic?

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Stratomatica - is my blog place where I document things happening around me or that interest me. The name Strata, geologically speaking, are layers of sedimentary rock or soil with internally consistent characteristics that distinguish it from other layers. Too deep? Well, I like guitars. Mostly I like the sound and feel of Stratocasters.