Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Snow Trail Ride and other stuff...

The conditions for my somewhat fat tire bike with studs were great today. Aaron rode from his place on his cross bike to meet up for a Sunday snow trail ride at Tranquility. We got half a lap in and we found Todd W., also on his new cross bike, out enjoying the nice end of February weather too. We all headed up the north side of Tranquility.

The conditions were not quite as perfect for the cross bikes. Great to get together for a short ride anyway.

Yesterday the Bike Masters team made a nice showing at the Trek Up The Tower race. Thanks for getting us together on that Dave!

My slow eleven minute time was about the same as last year. But I did not feel quite as devastated at the finish as I did last year.

After hanging out with the crew downtown we attended the Annual THOR Membership Meeting held at the National Park Service building. Great to see everyone there. Congratulations to Roxy for getting voted in to the President seat. It's going to be another great year to be a THOR member.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tonsil Free

So far Emma's Tonsillectomy has gone well. The morphine in the recovery room was a hit. She is not that cheerful now. Hopefully she'll be feeling much better after the recovery. Getting sick with a fever every few weeks was rough. The surgeon said her tonsils were large and it took some doing to get them out. While in recovery Emma whispered that she could breathe through her nose really good now. Now Emma has a little bell and a note pad to let us know when she needs something.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

THOR Annual Membership Meeting

Time: Saturday, February 26 · 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: National Park Service

601 River Front Drive

Omaha, NE

From Facebook Event...
The annual meeting agenda will include an overview of the 2010 goals and what was achieved as a club and at each trail system. New goals for 2011 will be discussed. Voting for chair positions will take place. More info as well as meeting agenda outline to follow via email and the THOR website.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Frozen Tundra of Tranquility

We were not the first to snow shoe the Tranquility Trails yesterday. Dave N. and I saw tracks of a few different snow shoes on the trail. We started at the west entrance and trekked the whole north side taking the backward direction. We saw evidence that the birds of prey were trying to keep the rabbit population under control.

We were attempting to take some photos but the camera was on movie mode. Kinda dorky but oh well. It's a fun way to get outside.

This is me by the spring south of the kiosk. It keeps running though the winter.

This is a frozen waterfall taken from the north side of the creek and then there is a Dave sighting.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Winter gear for rent at UNO

The UNO Outdoor Venture Center rents Snow Shoes and XC Skis. Click here for link. The Denali EVO Ascent snow shoes look nice. Everyone is eligible to rent from. UNO prices are for anyone with a current UNO Student ID card or a HPER Activity Card. General Public (GP) prices are for all other renters. Equipment may be reserved up to one month in advance. After we get some Tranquility Trail groomed with snow shoes I'm going to go try to rent some XC Skis.

UPDATE: Join us tomorrow @ 10AM for a Snow Shoe Hike on the Northern Slopes of Tranquility!

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