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Old 03-03-08, 10:20 PM
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Lincoln, NE

I'm going to Lincoln, NE in two weeks for a few days to visit a friend and bringing my bike. I'm not asking about a scene, give me a shout since I'll probably be exploring the city/town.
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There's actually quite a few people who ride around here. I have a swobo sanchez, my friend has one, and I know two other guys with Pistas and the guy sitting next to me has a converted Peugeot.
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I'll probably be spotted at Lincoln's finest dives with my soma. I didn't plan on bringing my bike, but I saw Northwest doesn't require bike boxes for bikes. I work full-time, so the 80 bucks each way isn't a problem.
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Used to live there, always visit. Here are a few places worth visiting/frequenting:

Yia-Yia's - amazing pizza and extensive beer selection, super rad staff (don't forget to tip the kitchen!)
Oso Burrito - no place has better ingredients, i think a few of the staff ride fixed geared bicycles
O'Rourke's - great place to get ****ty and hear music
Barrymore's - bit more expensive, but worth the visit if you can find it
Spindle - records, records, records... what else do you need?
Iron Brush Tattoo - respectible work by a talented staff

plus there are skateparks, schools, and churches to cruise. i would frequent places like these when all i had was a skateboard. have a safe trip!
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I live in Lincoln. I was on the bike paths this past weekend and it was out of control. Probably half of the city was out riding/walking.

Lots of off street biking. You can get just about anywhere - fairly quickly.

I don't see too many fixed gears, I see a few singlespeeds here and there.

maps here... www.gptn.org
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Lincoln's a great little city. I enjoyed my visit there a couple of years ago.
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I live in Omaha and have a couple of friends into ss/fixed as well. Anyone interested in doing group rides once a month in Lincoln or Omaha this spring/summer?
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I'm from Lincoln, but I'm off at grad school so I don't get back much. It's a great town. The downtown area is fun to ride, lots of places to go and great places to eat. Mad Dog Cycles is right downtown- its a great little bike shop. Stop in and I'm sure they will hook you up with some rides.

The weather changes a bit. The other day it was in the 70s and the next day it snowed. So be prepared.
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Originally Posted by natonium View Post
I'm from Lincoln, but I'm off at grad school so I don't get back much. It's a great town. The downtown area is fun to ride, lots of places to go and great places to eat. Mad Dog Cycles is right downtown- its a great little bike shop. Stop in and I'm sure they will hook you up with some rides.

The weather changes a bit. The other day it was in the 70s and the next day it snowed. So be prepared.
I live in Lincoln but have never heard of Mad Dog Cycles. There is one downtown bike shop I know of and that's Monkey Wrench Cycles -- nice little two-man shop that focuses on custom builds.
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The weather changes a bit. The other day it was in the 70s and the next day it snowed. So be prepared.
I'm a New Englander. If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes.
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my car broke down in lincoln one time on a cross country trip, and i had to stay for a night, and it was summer so all the college kids were gone, and i thought i was going to die.



had some good indian food though.
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my car broke down in lincoln one time on a cross country trip, and i had to stay for a night, and it was summer so all the college kids were gone, and i thought i was going to die.



had some good indian food though.
Really though, we are all going to die eventually. Staying in Lincoln just helped you finally come to that realization - so that was a good thing...
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Originally Posted by ragboy View Post
I live in Lincoln but have never heard of Mad Dog Cycles. There is one downtown bike shop I know of and that's Monkey Wrench Cycles -- nice little two-man shop that focuses on custom builds.
DAMN! I have NO idea where I got that from! Too many late nights. MONKEY WRENCH CYCLES is the shop downtown. Great shop. Bike Peddlers is a good shop too. Mad Dog Cycles is a place out in Utah...
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I have never been there, but whenever I hear the name I think of a song by City and Colour.
"I've never been to Alaska, but I can tell you this, I've been to Lincoln Nebraska and man you know it ain't worth ****"

But every place has it's spots you just need to find them.
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Someone give me a first hand weather report for down there? There still snow on the ground?
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Nope, 60 degrees for the next couple of days then low to mid 40's this weekend.
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Good... I was looking on the visible satellites and it looked like all the snow was gone. I didn't know how "freak winter storms" might be down there.
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Yeah I was whipping around on campus and downtown today, excellent riding weather.
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I'm getting into lincoln tomorrow OH WHATS UP! I'm there until sunday. I shall be found at whatever dives are there.
If you see my rolling around, give me a shout.
I'll probably have shorts on with adidas sambas, black bailey works riding a black soma with a darkest hour sticker on the top tube.
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Originally Posted by thunderpony View Post
Oso Burrito - no place has better ingredients, i think a few of the staff ride fixed geared bicycles

Spindle - records, records, records... what else do you need?

plus there are skateparks, schools, and churches to cruise. i would frequent places like these when all i had was a skateboard. have a safe trip!
Locations noted... I'll be there for two days in June. Burritos, skateparks and records... PERFECT.
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Originally Posted by thunderpony View Post
Used to live there, always visit. Here are a few places worth visiting/frequenting:

Yia-Yia's - amazing pizza and extensive beer selection, super rad staff (don't forget to tip the kitchen!)
Oso Burrito - no place has better ingredients, i think a few of the staff ride fixed geared bicycles
O'Rourke's - great place to get ****ty and hear music
Barrymore's - bit more expensive, but worth the visit if you can find it
Spindle - records, records, records... what else do you need?
Iron Brush Tattoo - respectible work by a talented staff

plus there are skateparks, schools, and churches to cruise. i would frequent places like these when all i had was a skateboard. have a safe trip!
In my first 24 hours here, I've been to 3 of those places. THe beer selection at Yia Yia is HUGE. My friend is pretty good friends with Steve that works there, so I ate for free. Went to O'Rourke's last night. ****ty music, but it was pretty awesome. Went to Spindle today.
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I was around town a bit today (had sushi with friends at Wasabi) and I was on the lookout for a bike, and I think I saw you go by on 14th, while i was indoors :/
By the way my bike has white deep vs and celeste wrapped nitto bullhorns, pretty distinct
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I'll keep an eye out. I don't know where 14th street is. Grid citied get me disoriented. If I was riding with a girl, then you probably saw me. I was over by Spindle and was drinking at duffy's around the 2-4pm hours. I'm staying at an apartment 2 block from the blue cross blue shield building.

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