Friday, May 26, 2006

New Arrival: ROAM

The much anticipated follow up film by the Collective has arrived. These are some of the best mountain bike DVD's around. $27.99 gets you your own copy, or swing in, grab a cup of coffee, and watch it at the shop. Dan and Chad offer free entertainment as well!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Plan Ahead for the Holiday Weekend

Just a friendly reminder that we will be closed on Memorial Day. So if you need a spare tube or Powerbar for a holiday ride, make sure you stop in Saturday, 10am - 6pm or Sunday, 11am - 4pm.

It's Wednesday, You Know What That Means...

The group ride is on for tonight. Meet at the shop at 6 for the usuall.

I haven't posted anything for while, sorry! So let's see, what's new? I finally made the switch to no gears and big wheels. Yep, I'm 29 and single again. Well, actually I'm 30 something and almost married, but that's another conversation. Gotta say I really like not having gears. It makes you look at the trail completely different. And the big wheels, although slightly harder to handle in tight tight corners they roll over bumps really well. I think I'm converted!

Sam is, how should a put this, THE MAN. It's ride your bike to work month and he did just that. 62 mile commute one way from Lincoln yesterday. Stayed in town last night and rode home today. Oh, did I mention it was on a fixed gear singlespeed too! Maybe we can talk Lori into riding BRAN with one gear!

Not much new gear to talk about of late. Just the same good ole stuff as always.

If you wanna ride your mountain bike for 12 hours this weekend, head on down to Branched Oak Lake outside Lincoln and ride away. Sam, myself and a handful of other Trek/Highgear staff will be hangin' out.

So come on out or stop in, we'll talk about bikes, it'll be fun...

Friday, May 19, 2006

Der Kaiser Speaks

Jan Ullrich fired a shot yesterday that was heard loud and clear throughout the pro peloton. This years Tour de France will be more than the Ivan Basso show!

Ullrich screamed to victory in the TT stage of the Giro, beating Tour rival Basso by 20+ seconds.

My money may be on Jan this year in the absence of Mr. Armstrong. Folks forget that Ullrich is still 3 years younger than Armstrong, winning his first Tour at the tender age of 24!

Note to Ladies

Recently we lost our hard drive which contained our Ladie's contact list. We have a hard copy of the list from mid March, however, if you've given us your e-mail address within the last couple months, we have no way to contact you. We frequently send out notices of rides, local and store events and would love to keep you informed. Please send your e-mail address to and notify any firends who may not check the blog. Thank you very much!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Ride Your Bike to Work!!!

This coming Friday is ride your bike to work day. KETV had a nice little story featuring our very own service guru Sam. I think he used up a few of his 15 minutes of fame this morning. Check it out here.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Fit for Women Demo Tour

Trek’s Fit for Women Demo Tour will be in town this coming Wednesday. You will be able to test ride the best women’s bikes in the world around the paved and dirt trails at Lake Manawa State Park in Council Bluffs. Bring your bike and a friend and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Julie from Trek will have almost 30 bikes available to ride. Everyone will receive a FREE goody bag that includes a multi-tool and other cool stuff. You can also register for the demo sweepstakes for a chance to win a Trek Travel trip or a custom Project One Pilot road bike. What’s more fun than riding bikes and getting FREE stuff? Hope to see you there!

Date: Wednesday, May 17th
Time: 4:00-8:00pm
Place: Lake Manawa State Park – South River Ramp – Take I-80 east to the Lake Manawa exit. Follow the signs to Lake Manawa. When entering the park, turn right and follow the road counterclockwise around the lake until you see a sign on your right hand side that says "Missouri River Boat Ramp Access". Turn right and park in the parking lot.

If you have any questions regarding the event please call me at the shop, 884-1820, or email me at


Paolo Closes In

Discovery Channel / Trek racer Paolo Savoldelli is two seconds closer to taking back the lead at the Giro d'Italia. Paolo finished 2nd in yesterdays stage, the longest of the race. Sergei Gonchar is currently leading with Ivan Basso in third. Many journalists think the race will be a dual between Basso and Savoldelli, it looks like the race will not disappoint! Stay tuned...

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Be Like JHK

The much awaited Fisher Procaliber has finally hit the floor at the shop. Team rider Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski has been racing the Procal on and off for the past year and has been raving about it. Rumor has it that his race bike is only 22.5 lbs.! We have a full size run of the Procalibers little brother, the Supercaliber, so come in and test one out.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Meet the Champ!

24 hour National Champion Cameron Chambers will be at shop this Sunday signing autographs and hanging out. Cameron races for the Subaru/Gary Fisher Team and will be racing on Saturday at the Battle Royale Marathon at Platte River State Park. The event is a four hour endurance race. Sport and Expert riders must race solo but beginners are encouraged to team up with friends or you too can ride solo. Cameron just might have one of Fishers new 29'r full suspension rides along with him as well.

Cameron will be at the shop between 12:00-1:00pm, so come in and get your free signed poster.

Service Manager Sam is Cameron's team mechanic, so if you have any questions for Cam or Sam, this is the perfect oppurtunity to ask the pro's.

Where's Lance?

7 time Tour de France Champion Lance Armstrong visited the Discovery team today at the Giro d'Italia. Team rider Paola Savoldelli won the opening time trial in Belgium but lost the lead yesterday. He now wears the blue jersey. Savoldelli won last years Giro d'Italia and is again a favorite for this years event. We'll try and keep you posted on all the latest developments as the riders traverse their way across Italy.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Nice Rimz!

Bontrager is expanding the Aeolus wheel line for 2007. Check out all the info at Cycling News.

New Offerings from Bontrager

So you say you want some OCLV Boron carbon but the $10,000 SSLx Madone is a bit too rich for your blood? Fear not, the first full carbon crank is in the works at Bontrager. These Boron Carbon pedal mounts use Race Faces X-Type BB and Stronglight chainrings. Preliminary weight on the 172.5 cranks is a scant 700grams. Sign me up!

Not Sure About 29'rs?

Dan found some more pics of Trek's new 69'r Mountain bike being ridden by R&D tester Travis Brown. The front wheel is 29" and the rear is 26". The idea is that the bike will climb over obstacles like a 29'r but corner and accelerate like a 26'r.

Cool pic of the prototype sliding dropouts

Here's the production photos

The finished product!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Wednesday Night Road Ride Moves to the Trek Store

Due to the construction on Hwy. 50, The Highgear Wednesday night road ride is moving to the Trek Store. Same time, roll out at 6pm. The new route will take the group out to the North O airport and then stay on the ridge out to Fort Calhoun. Come on out and mix it up!

Trail Day: Lewis & Clark Monument

Trails Have Our Respect will be sponsoring it's fourth trail day of the year this coming Saturday, May 6th. All hands are welcome, bring gloves, clippers and hand tools. Larger tools will be provided.

We will meet at 1:00 p.m. in the parking lot at Lewis and Clark Monument.

Work to do:

1. Walk length of trail and trim back the brush, branches, nettles, grass, etc. Tools - lopers, pruning shears, sickle, wood saw

2. The big log ramp is passable but can use some fill dirt to make it smoother and last the season. Tools - shovel and Mcleod to compact dirt.

Thanks for helping maintain the trail! We appreciate an email if you plan to work so we can inform you of any changes.

Todd, Dan, Dale

Trails Have Our Respect is a member club of the International Mountain Bike Association. T.H.O.R helps build and maintain trails in the Lincoln and Omaha Areas. If you are interested in becoming a member and supporting the trails that we ride visit and download the memberships form.