Saturday, July 9, 2011
Pre-Dawn Bacon Ride, Sunday, July 10
What: A ride to Platte River State Park for a quick breakfast, then back to Omaha. Plan for about 70-75 miles. Pace will be 12-18mph (a wild guess). Maybe slower on the climbs and faster on the descents. This is intended to be a social ride that moves swiftly enough to get some sweat flowing. Bring $12 for breakfast and a tip. Be prepared to pay up to $4 for park entry. Sometimes they charge, sometimes they don't.
When: Sunday, 5:30am. We hope to be back by noon, at the latest.
Where: Jones Bros. Cupcakes at Aksarben Village (Note: Aksarben Village has a farmer's market on Sunday. Be careful where you park, if you drive out. I've seen them tow cars to make room for tents.)
How: However you want. Chris and I will be on gravel bikes. I've seen awesome dudes do this on road bikes with 18mm tires, as well as beefy mountain bikes requiring twice the effort. I can loan a set of 25mm treaded Panaracers and a set of 28mm slicks if that will encourage road bike people to come along.
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