Saturday, December 31, 2005

Polo tomorrow

Don't forget, New Years polo tomorrow, Swanson park, 1pm. Come one, come all.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Special guest in town

We had a special guest here at store last night. Zapata Espinoza, or Zap as he's known around the world, flew in to check out the store. Zap is the current marketing director at Trek. He started as a Journalist at Mountain Bike Action and then worked for Mountain Bike magazine. He is also a member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. The store got his stamp of approval. He especially liked my fathers old 1984 Trek 720 touring bike that we have on display. Good times.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Quote of the Week

“It has never been my experience that folks who have no vices, have very few virtues.” -Abraham Lincoln

Monday, December 19, 2005

Big Dean winding up!

Uhhhh, whatta ya doin' Sarah?

Charlie and 'ole One Eye go head to head

MIB, One Eye and Sarah J.

The battle was intense

Miah used scare tactics to try and must have worked!

Quote of the week

"Ride like water" ~Paul Adkins

Saturday, December 17, 2005

'Tis The Season

Our employees, family and friends spent some time volunteering at the Open Door Mission tonight. It was a joy to be able to hand out hundreds of gift bags during Operation Santa! Big Dean's son Dakota (pictured above) as well as Charline Ticknor along with Jim and Lois McNeill (pictured below) were caught red handed working hard and having fun!

If you ever want to help out, the Mission can always use volunteers. Go to for more details. We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Friday, December 16, 2005

New Arrivals: Something for everyone

Hello everyone, we got a little bit of stuff for everyone. On the everyone side, we just got in full length foot warmers. These things are great and work for 5+ hours. $4.50 a pair. Your feet will love you for it.

For you indoor workout peeps, we now have a full range of the CTS Trainright DVD's. $30 gets you and hour trainer workout. Pick from climbing, sprinting and time trailing workouts.

And last but not least, we FINALLY got the new Unchained 6 DVD for the mountain bike set. I haven't had a chance to view the entire DVD yet, but if the first few minutes are any indication, it's a good'n. Take it home for just $26.99.

If you haven't started your holiday shopping yet, now is the time. Our Trek the Halls sale is in full swing and the goodies are going fast. Get in quick if you need a Trek Fluid 2 trainer or a wireless Incite 8i computer, quantities are dropping fast. For your cyclist that has everything, pick up one of our custom, handpainted, USPS Russian nesting dolls. We're the only shop in the country that has them. Kent can fill you in with all the details.

Keep warm everyone, it's going to be a chilly weekend!!!


Goin' back to Cali...I don't think so

Mike and Jon swung by the shop yesterday. They're off to Cali for 3 weeks for some good 'ole SoCal base miles. Good luck guys, be safe, ride tons, see ya next year!

Don't forget your sunblock...

Thursday, December 15, 2005

MTB ride tonight

Those of you looking for a ride can hook up with me and the BBC Thursday night ride crew. We're meeting at Manawa at 6PM, ride at 6:15PM. Ride length between 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Post ride food after. Hope to see some of you there.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Not so good for bicycles

Well folks, it's getting a bit ugly outside. This is a more typical Nebraska winter storm. Starts out raining, freezes overnight and then the morning is miserable. Let's hope it doesn't play out like that.

The good part is, those of you that are looking for a ride can head out to our buddies at Highgear and get into one of there indoor trainer rides. We'll be starting ours in January, so keep on the look out for days and times.

With winter almost officially here and our tech center caught up on repairs, this is the perfect time to bring your tired bike in for that much needed tune-up. Our Annual Advanced Tune-Up is the perfect match for the drivetrain that has a summer of hard use on it. At $89.99 it will get your ride spinning smooth and ready for next spring or a winter of indoor riding. Included in the package is a complete drivetrain cleaning, cable lube and adjustment, bearing adjustments, wheel truing and more.

Stay dry and be safe on the roads, it could be getting slippy out there. ~Mark

Monday, December 12, 2005

Quote of the week

"Light, Strong, Cheap. Pick two." ~Keith Bontrager

Saturday, December 10, 2005

New Arrivals: Nike Footwear

More new arrivals, this time from Nike. I'm beggining to feel like a broken record but cool new stuff just keeps rolling in through the door. Nike has many new styles of cycling shoes designed for non-racers as well as indoor spinning.

The Granfondo WRX (pictured left) is the ultimate Ragbrai/Bran shoe. WR stands for "walkable road", the X stands for "Xchange". The benefit being you now can get a shoe made for road cycling but has a recessed cleat like a mountain shoe. No more clopping around in a exposed cleat road shoe. The sole is compatible with all pedal systems and has replaceable lugs using Nike's new "Xchange" lug system which allows your shoes to be rebuilt to as good as new! The WRX sells for $159.99 and features a super stiff, very effiecent full carbon fiber sole with the "Xchange" rubber lug system.

Next up is the Granfondo WR (pictured right). The WR is the little brother of the more pricey WRX. With a retail price of $99.99, it includes a 3 strap velcro closure, recessed cleat with rubber tread and a nylon composite sole. The WR is compatible with SPD style cleat systems.

For all you ladies that hit the spin classes at the gym over the winter month's, allow me to introduce the new Spin Trainer Plus. Stylized to look like a runner, it is a great all around gym shoe. It includes a single Z-strap closure, recessed cleat and the same nylon composite sole found on the Granfondo WR. The Spin Trainer Plus sells for $94.99.

Friday, December 09, 2005

New Arrivals: Surly

Here you go single speeders, we finally got in the 20T & 22T single speed cogs that have been out stock all summer. They sell for $30 and just like all Surly stuff, they're heavy duty.

Surly also has two new styles of wool cycling socks. They have the taller five inch cuff, so if you like the tall boy look, stop in a check 'em out. $18 a pair. They can pass for dress socks too so you can run 'em at the office or even church.

Looks like the weather is finally going to start warming up. Which means snow melt. Road riders may want to check the SKS clip on road fenders. I have a pair and they work great for sloppy or rainy days. I'll try and find a photo of them.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Saturday Morning Ladies' Ride!!

Oh boy, it's my first post on the new blog! So here's the scoop: each and every Saturday morning for the last 10 weeks I've led a Ladies Only ride that leaves from the Trek Store; we ride anywhere and any amount of mileage from 10 to 25 miles and end up at a coffee shop, usually Caribou on 72nd & Pacific. It's totally fun, laid-back, and a great way to meet new gals to ride with. Women of all different riding abilities with all types of bikes show up and we just have fun riding either the Keystone, the Wabash, or any other trail we want to explore.

One crazy week we pledged to ride all year round, come rain, snow, sleet, or shine (just like the mailman). So, last week we were supposed to meet here and then carpool down to ride the Wabash in the freezing snowy conditions...that didn't exactly happen. It turns out we may not be quite as tough as we had originally thought!! Like the dedicated riders we tried to be, we met here, but then instead of riding we watched the snow fall, took a picture of the 3 of us in our bike gear in the snow, and then decided to drive over to our favorite coffee shop for some chat time. It was definitely a fun time with some great company!

This Saturday we'll probably have a repeat of last week. We're planning to meet here at the Trek Store on 72nd & Jones at 9:45 a.m. and then, depending on what we feel like, ride the Keystone or just drive over to the coffee shop to chat. Anyone and everyone is invited, so even if you've never joined us before now's the time!! Let me know if you have any questions. See you Saturday!!

Sarah J.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

New rubber: TNT tires from Geax

The Barro (pictured left) is an XC all conditions tire. Perfect for this time of year. So what's so great about it? Allow me to explain.

It's not so much the tire itself as it is the tire construction. TNT stands for Tubes-No Tubes. Which means you can use this tire for tube or tubeless application. For us tubeless users, it means we get a lighter weight tubeless tire that still has a locking UST bead on it. The catch is you have to use a tire sealer like Stan's to help seal the the tire due to less rubber on the casing. Weight savings vary from 60-90 grams per tire. It's rotating weight kids so multiply it by 4 to get your realtime weight savings.

The second benefit is cost, $39.99 verses $49.99 for a full on tubeless tire.

I'll have a race version, the Mezcal (pictured right), in soon. I'll keep you all posted.

Quote of the week

"Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia."

~H.G. Wells

Friday, December 02, 2005

Welcome, welcome, welcome

Howdy folks and welcome to the newest addition to the Trek Bicycle Store website. The blog will allow us to give you up to minute info on new products, events and happenings. You can comment on any post or ask questions at will. We'll do our best to provide you with all the answers.

To kick things off, we just got in the first copies of the cyclocross documentary, Pure Sweet Hell. The film makers were in Lincoln last year for the midwest premiere that showed at the Ross theatre. We have it playing on the "little" screen at the shop so stop in, check it out, and pick up a copy for yourself.