Mass Start Hysteria: What should race directors do about COVID-19?

Holy crud, I don’t envy race directors right now. These are mostly folks with day jobs. And they’re facing super-tough choices about their events in light of a global pandemic. They put on races out of love for our sport and our community. So what does a community-loving race director do in light of all … More Mass Start Hysteria: What should race directors do about COVID-19?

Will 2020 Be the Year Gravel Begins to Suck?

Gravel cyclists have never had it so good. We’re swimming in new tech, and our most popular races brim in minutes with fields of homegrown, and even world-class talent. We’ve discovered, to our collective astonishment, that this pile of Great Plains gravel is dripping in diamonds. In Lincoln alone, there’s the gravel guy who set … More Will 2020 Be the Year Gravel Begins to Suck?

Vicious Cycles: Can a bike light your darkness?

I bike to work in a squat little office building a block off Nebraska Wesleyan’s campus. It’s a short, one-story outpost in the shade of higher education’s ivory tower, where college elites supposedly lounge in enlightened ease. It’s not a bad gig. But the ride gets a little dreary in late December. The sun’s barely … More Vicious Cycles: Can a bike light your darkness?

Community Disservice: Should we care what happens to careless drivers?

I didn’t know it until just days ago, but Nebraska-native, elite racer and “Maximum Enthusiasm” podcaster Megan Hottman (aka, the Cyclist Lawyer) was struck and injured by a careless driver back in May. She was riding in an Arvada, Colo., bike lane when she was hit by a 19-year-old woman. Hottman’s Golden, Colo., law office … More Community Disservice: Should we care what happens to careless drivers?