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Bike Riders Journal
Bike Riders Journal (Lake Zorinsky Trail)

Welcome to Global Honk!

This is an online journal tracking our bike rides, which are mainly on the trails in the Omaha, Nebraska area. Amazingly, Omaha has a remarkable amount of bike trails, and eventually we do hope to cover every inch of them.

Now, don't think that each of the local trails are as pretty as this one at Lake Zorinsky. As this website progresses you will find quite a few photos we have taken on our bike rides, and hopefully I will remember to note on which trail the pictures were taken.

This Bike Riders Journal creation began on February 18, 2010. Our earlier rides (cautiously beginning in the fall of 2007) will be posted here, using information I have collected and saved. Be patient and give me time as these older rides are added...

Bicycle Built For Two
Bicycle Built For Two (Omaha Riverfront Trail)

A Bicycle Built for Two

We've had "several" bikes before learning that this bicycle built for two, or a tandem bike, was best for us.

It's a Cannondale, and though this particular size (it's got a medium height seat for me, and a short height seat for Vicky) had to be special ordered, we purchased and picked it up at the Bike Rack in Omaha, on about 144th Street. It's a 24 speed, which is probably more gears than we need for the trails that we ride it on, but it is better to have too many gears than not enough.

To reach our bike trails, we need to transport our bike on the back of our car, and it is much easier to load and transport this tandem than expected.

Vicky On Her Three Wheeler
Vicky on Her Three Wheeler (Bellevue Loop Trail)

Vicky, my wife, best friend, and riding partner

Bike riding wouldn't be nearly as much fun without Vicky. We enjoy our rides together, and she puts up with my trail choices and frequent stops for pictures quite well. While planning our rides, sometimes Vicky picks the trail and sometimes I pick the trail. However, Vicky's trail choice is almost always the Bellevue Loop, and I like a little more variety in where we go.

This picture of Vicky was taken on the Bellevue Loop, and that is her Worksman Three Wheeler single speed she is riding, and my seven speed Schwinn Jaguar is parked behind her. We did advance to a 3 speed Trek Pure Trike for Vicky and a Trek Navigator (21 speed) for myself during the 2008 riding season, which will help explain the various bikes you will see us on in this website.

Craig On His Schwinn Jaguar
Craig On His Schwinn Jaguar (Towl Park)

That's me (Craig) on my Schwinn Jaguar

This website is my creation, so if you discover mistakes, it's my fault.

Note: Vicky bought me this Schwinn Jaguar in the fall of 2007, and it is a nice "beginners" bike. Okay, I wasn't exactly a beginner, but I'd been off of bicycles for over a third of a century...

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Bike Rides of 2011

7 Mile Bike Ride Council Bluffs Riverfront Trail

Bike Rides of 2010

6 Mile Solo Bike Ride

7 Mile Bike Ride Missouri River Trail

10 Mile Bike Ride Bellevue Loop Trail

12 Miles Tandem Bike Ride Keystone Trail

9.7 Mile Bike Ride Big Papio Trail

10 Mile Bike Ride Bellevue Loop in September

Bike Rides of 2009

2.7 Miles First Bicycle Ride of The Year

2 Miles First Tandem Bike Ride

Bike Rides of 2008

2 Miles Vicky's First Bike Ride

3 Mile Bike Ride Around Walnut Creek Lake

6 Mile Bike Ride On Bellevue Loop Trail

6 1/2 Mile Bike Ride Iowa Riverfront Trail

8 Mile Bike Ride Around Lake Zorinsky

10 Mile Bike In Council Bluffs Part 1 of 3

10 Mile Bike In Council Bluffs Part 2 of 3

10 Mile Bike In Council Bluffs Part 3 of 3

6 Mile Bike Ride Missouri River Trail

4 Mile Bike Ride Around Wehrspann Lake

12 Mile Bike Ride Keystone Trail South

8 Mile Bike Ride Keystone Trail North

11 Mile Ride Keystone and Big Papio

6 Mile Ride West Papio Trail North

7 Mile Ride Keystone Trail Aspen Park

6 Mile Ride Keystone Trail North End

13 Mile Ride Lake Manawa Trail

11 Mile Ride Bellevue Loop

3 1/2 Mile Bike Ride Walnut Creek Lake

12 Mile Bellevue Loop Collision

9 1/2 Mile Bike Ride Aspen Park to West Papio Trail

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