Thursday, July 8, 2010

The view from a bike seat

I have lived in Omaha most of my adult life.  Up until about 5 years ago, the only parts of Omaha that I was familiar with included the places I could see from Fort, Maple, Blond, Dodge, Pacific, West Center, and the Interstate.  If I couldn't get there quickly by car, it was not a place I would typically visit.  About 5 years ago I started bike commuting.  Since then I've seen a lot more of the interesting, but slightly less traveled, places in Omaha.  Now that I've started seeing Omaha from a bike seat, it has been amazing to see how much of Omaha's interesting places I was missing.

The next time your out riding and see one of those "interesting" places in Omaha, snap a picture and send it to us at omahabikes AT gmail DOT com and we might post it here.

Here is a picture I took on my way to work today.  Does anyone know where I took this picture.


dale said...

Good thoughts, Bob. I like to try different routes on the same trip. I may consult the commuter map, google map, or just go out for a shorter ride visiting local neighborhoods.

I rode to friends house about 4 miles away July 4th. Left about an hour before dark to ride home. It was amazing how many people had large groups and were sitting around lighting fireworks.

Went up to local elementary school located on a hill after dark to watch the fireworks in several directions. Would have been cool just pedaling around doing the same.

Biker Bob said...

I never thought about riding around Omaha on the 4th. Sounds like a lot of fun.