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    Taco Thursday - more Omaha area news.

    One might almost think that our local newspaper -- the Omaha World Herald -- is becoming bike centric! Here is an article on the famous Taco Thursday ride along the Wabash Trace. I have not done it myself yet.

    http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pag...u_sid=10397451

    Enjoy,
    Glenn in Omaha

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    I have not done the ride myself either, but plan to really soon. I just have to get my wife on board with doing the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_5700 View Post
    I have not done the ride myself either, but plan to really soon. I just have to get my wife on board with doing the ride.
    Personally, we are waiting for cooler weather.

    Glenn in Omaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by SabreMan View Post
    Personally, we are waiting for cooler weather.

    Glenn in Omaha
    I have had to wait because my son's T-ball games were on Thursday nights. Cooler weather? Come on, I biked yesterday from North West O to Fremont and back and it actually wasn't that bad.

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    Be sure to keep your wits about you when stopping for food/beer. There are several instances where people will ride a crappy bike up there just to steal and ride back the nicer ones.


    jess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scalpelblade View Post
    Be sure to keep your wits about you when stopping for food/beer. There are several instances where people will ride a crappy bike up there just to steal and ride back the nicer ones.


    jess
    Jess, are there places to lock up your bike? That reminds me...I still need to get a bike lock. I don't exactly have an expensive bike just a Trek 7200.

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    Yeah there are places there to lock it up....just alot of people dont think to. You could always just lock two bikes together but you know how some desperate people can be when they see something better than what they have and need money. Not meant to discourage anyone here however......have fun!!

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    The Taco is a great ride-lots of drinking- lots of riding- lots of skill levels. Unless you are riding in the high summer (stays light longer) good front and taillights are a MUST HAVE! It gets very dark on the path under the trees and bikers can be moving along up to 20 mph. Since my stoker(s) are under age, we usually try to ride early and get clear before the heavy drinking starts, but it is a good natured ride. A lot of people do lock up their bikes, me included, but a lot don't. You'll see everything from a boxstore Huffy, top end 29rs, Tandems, and a few recumbents. Like no other large ride, there is 2 way traffic the entire time, 1700 till close and close attention must be paid to oncoming traffic to prevent needless collisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SambaMixte View Post
    The Taco is a great ride-lots of drinking- lots of riding- lots of skill levels. ... close attention must be paid to oncoming traffic to prevent needless collisions.
    Is there such a thing as a needful collision???

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    1 thing I forgot

    I forgot to mention the Taco Ride maintains communications thru Yahoo, at this group:

    thursdaynightride@yahoogroups.com

    They usually ride in Omaha for the winter!

    And no, not to many 'needful wrecks' but we were almost hit (head on) by a 20-something whom was involved in a conversation and not paying attention to the trail- luckily her freinds did!
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