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    Check out http://www.omahatrails.com/ Glenn in...

    Check out http://www.omahatrails.com/

    Glenn in Omaha
  2. Is the drought affecting trails near you?

    In today's Omaha World Herald is the article "Cracks force some trails to turn away bike traffic."

    The drought seems to be creating cracks in some unpaved (limestone, crushed rock, etc.) trails in...
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    I finally found this from the Oct. 19 Omaha World...

    I finally found this from the Oct. 19 Omaha World Herald:

    "Sewer line work will close the Big Papio Trail for about a month, the City of Omaha's Public Works Department announced.

    The trail...
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    Big Papio Trail in Omaha

    I was just driving west on Dodge when I noticed that the Big Papio Trail is torn up just north of Dodge -- just north of the hotel/motel that is there.

    Does anyone one know what's up with that?
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  5. Thread: Explain watts

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    Read again. I said a dietary calorie. 1 Cal =...

    Read again. I said a dietary calorie. 1 Cal = 1000 cal. So my statement was correct.

    Glenn in Omaha
  6. Thread: Explain watts

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    Power tells you the rate at which you expend/use...

    Power tells you the rate at which you expend/use energy. A watt (W) is 1 joule/second (J/s), where a joule is a unit of energy -- and a joule is not very large. So your 100 W light bulb uses 100 J of...
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    Biggest shoe selection?

    Which bike store in the Omaha area has the largest selection of bike shoes?

    Thanks,
    Glenn in Omaha
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    I don't know about the flowers, but you can find...

    I don't know about the flowers, but you can find plenty of "wild" life if you ride on Friday & Saturday nights. :innocent:

    But I agree with you 100%. Give me a rail-trail any day.

    Glenn in Omaha
  9. Sweat collector

    Not to be indelicate, but I sweat an hellacious amount when I ride. And it all slides downward. With padded shorts, it will collect in the pad. NOT a good feeling.:( I cut out the padding in my 50+...
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    I'm in SW Omaha. Rather than Maple I would ride...

    I'm in SW Omaha. Rather than Maple I would ride Highway 370. It's 4 lane but has nice wide shoulders. I would ride it till you reach about 96th St where you can pick up the Walnut Lake Trail north to...
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    Thanks. Now if the weather will cooperate for the...

    Thanks. Now if the weather will cooperate for the weekend.

    Glenn in Omaha
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    Des Moines trail: Is it still closed?

    The "Greater Des Moines Recreational Trails" site lists 3 closures due to construction. http://www.ci.des-moines.ia.us/departments/PR/trailConditions.htm
    They are:
    1. John Pat Dorrian north of...
  13. I have hair growing out of my ears more and more...

    I have hair growing out of my ears more and more as I get older, but this guy has it bad! :lol:

    Glenn in Omaha
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    Kucharik Clothing makes a line of recumbent...

    Kucharik Clothing makes a line of recumbent clothing, including bib shorts. The non-bib recumbent shorts have no padding, so I assume that is also true of the bib shorts.
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    Removing the padding...

    Thanks Curtis -- again. I just returned home from vacation and my jacket, jersey and shorts were waiting for me. Sadly, everything fit. :notamused: I had to order a size larger than last time!

    Has...
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    Thanks for the offer, but I'm not sure when I...

    Thanks for the offer, but I'm not sure when I will be there. It's in the early planning stages now.

    I heard/read that you can no get from the Raccoon River Trail to downtown Des Moines on a MUP....
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    Thanks for the link. I checked the bikeiowa.com...

    Thanks for the link. I checked the bikeiowa.com links and maps. The latest I could find was dated 2003.

    Does anybody know of a more recent map?

    Thanks.
    Glenn in Omaha
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    Des Moines map?

    Can anyone point me to the latest map of Des Moines trails?

    Thanks,
    Glenn in Omaha
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    Race cut versus club cut jersey

    Do you have a photo of the race cut jersey? I assume what you have already pictured is the club cut, right?

    Thanks a bunch!
    Glenn in Omaha
  20. Thread: 50+ Jersey's

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    Me too! Me too!

    I underestimated the size last time, so my wife got it.
    Thanks

    Glenn in Omaha
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    I am talking about ordinary street intersections....

    I am talking about ordinary street intersections. Many of them now have new "wheel chair" ramps that have the rough (raised circles of concrete about 2(?) inches in diameter) surface for traction....
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    Isn't that the truth. Try some of those crossings...

    Isn't that the truth. Try some of those crossings on an eleven foot tandem tadpole trike!

    Glenn in Omaha
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    Try this email address...

    Try: dwilson@omahatrails.com He responded when I had problems. The site itself gets so little traffic, I have given up checking the forums.

    Glenn in Omaha
  24. Thread: Omaha news

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    News organizations all love stories about...

    News organizations all love stories about conflicts. It's the nature of the beast.

    I believe this survey was conducted again this summer. Presumably, we will see another such report next March.
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    Is there such a thing as a needful collision???:D...

    Is there such a thing as a needful collision???:D

    Glenn in Omaha
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