Saturday, November 27, 2010

Signed up for more stair climbing torture...

Call me crazy but I'm doing it again. The Trek Up The Tower race is on Saturday, February 26th, 2011. So far there are three registrants on the Bike Masters team:

1. David Neef
2. Jason Alter
3. Paul Neuberger

Join us!
Link to Registration

Last year we went for a snowy ride after the race.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Trail Thankfulness

"Trails don't just happen", and it's not magic that makes them fun to ride. Thank you to the dedicated volunteers and their countless hours of building and maintaining trails. Thanks to IMBA and USFS for the training...

IMBA - USFS - Building Mountain Bike Trails - 1 of 9 "Trailbuilding How-To Video"

IMBA - USFS - Building Mountain Bike Trails - 2 of 9 "Chapter 1: Permission & Planning"

IMBA - USFS - Building Mountain Bike Trails - 3 of 9 "Chapter 2: Trail Design Mistakes"

IMBA - USFS - Building Mountain Bike Trails - 4 of 9 "Chapter 3: Designing Sustainable Trails"

IMBA - USFS - Building Mountain Bike Trails - 5 of 9 "Chapter 4: Let's Get Dirty"

IMBA - USFS - Building Mountain Bike Trails - 6 of 9 "Chapter 5: Armoring"

IMBA - USFS - Building Mountain Bike Trails - 7 of 9 "Chapter 6: Creating Challenge"

IMBA - USFS - Building Mountain Bike Trails - 8 of 9 "Chapter 7: Maintaining Trails"

IMBA - USFS - Building Mountain Bike Trails - 9 of 9 "Chapter 8: Reclaiming Trails"

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Tryptophan

Experts say it's not the Tryptophan in Turkey that makes us sleepy.
I'm thankful for the experts.

Happy Thanksgiving to my family and friends. Have a great one.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I just found out that our supplier, Geomangear, temporarily has stopped selling Magicshine lightsets due to concerns regarding the safety, quality, and performance of Magicshine's lithium-ion battery packs sold by Geomangear between July 2009 and November 2010. Not sure what this means yet but I'll be watching out for more information. I used mine with no problems last night to ride some gravel.
Bikerumor says stop using...

Looks like most of the comments I see there refer to failure rather than a safety issue.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cranksgiving, the ride - 2010

Some raced, we rode for the goods on Cranksgiving 2010. There was a group of seven of us today that rode a route gathering a list of food for the food bank. Many of us ride together on Monday nights and we rode today to bring back the goods to Bike Masters. Dave and Chris N., Mike, Aaron, Brian, Dennis and I fought a stiff north wind to head back from stores around 84th and Center. Back at our starting point, Bike Masters, there was chili, soup, door prizes, race awards and giveaways. This is the third time for me participating in this event. It's a great time for a good cause.

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Cranksgiving - 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy 50th Birthday Steve!

My brother Steve hit 50 so his girlfriend Angie put together a little surprise shindig for him. We got together at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln. We let the birthday boy win of course. Thanks for having us all over for dinner after bowling Mom and Dad!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Race Across the Sky 2010

Release Date: Nov 4, 2010

Running Time: 2:00

Village Pointe Cinema

Thu (11/4)


Last year we were denied due to technical difficulties. It couldn't happen twice!

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.