Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fat tire riders lost a friend this week

Roger Sykes, the first and only superintendent at Platte River State Park, died Tuesday morning in an Omaha hospital following a brief illness. He was 66.
Sykes, a 43-year employee of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, became superintendent at the then-new Platte River State Park, near Louisville, in January 1982. He was instrumental in developing the park and has been its steward.
"Roger was a wonderful ambassador of Nebraska parks," Game and Parks Director Rex Amack said. "His commitment to excellence and hospitality resonated throughout the agency. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Roger's family."
Sykes was born May 19, 1945, in Beatrice. He was raised in Clatonia, where he graduated from high school in 1963. He received a bachelor's degree at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln in 1968.
Sykes began his Game and Parks career in June 1968 as assistant superintendent at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park at North Platte.
He became superintendent at Fort Kearny State Historical Park near Kearney in October 1970 before moving to Platte River State Park in 1982.

Starting Friday December 16 through Friday December 23 we will be taking donations at 27th & Vine Cycle Works for a memorial fund. Friends of Roger and Platte River State Park are collaborating to remember and honor his work through this memorial.  Donations will be presented from Lincoln area mountain bikers, hikers and users.

See what we rode today

The collection of bikes that we ride to work changes frequently. Take a look next time you are in.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

You can still commute in this weather... We do!

Stay warm, but don't over dress. Plan ahead since your commute will take a little longer. Bar Mitts are a favorite of ours to keep your hands warm without having to wear huge gloves and feeling like you have lost control over braking and shifting.

Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro

We highly recommend studded tires when the streets are as icy as they are now. Tires start around $60 a tire. If you pay a little more for carbide studs they will last you for many seasons of winter commuting/riding.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to stop in and let us help you feel more comfortable with the idea of riding in winter.

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