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Ullrich in Lincoln, NE? Confirm or dispel this rumor!!!(6 posts)

Ullrich in Lincoln, NE? Confirm or dispel this rumor!!!pnitefly
Jul 5, 2003 2:30 PM
During the tour preview show on Fri night I heard Bob Roll say Jan Ullrich bought a home in Lincoln, NE. Is this true? If Jan is looking for a way to get away from his entourage and hangers on he chose the perfect place. Unfortunately, in six months he'll probably be found smushed by the side of the road with tire tracks on his face! Rednecks galore!
re: Ullrich in Lincoln, NE? Confirm or dispel this rumor!!!Ian
Jul 5, 2003 3:07 PM
He was being a smart@$$. He was replying to the reference that there could be three American riders on the podium (Lance, Tyler and Levi) and I think Bob meant that the only way that would happen was if Jan had a home in the US. Bob seems certain that Jan will hit the podium and after the way he looked today, Bob might be right.

He bought a small house...amflyer
Jul 6, 2003 9:57 AM
...just north of the capitol building. He found the people to be so friendly, and many with shaved legs...must be riders as well.

Then too, he can his Bianchi serviced at Cycleworks, and of course there's great training out on the SloPac.
BTW, where are some nice places to ride in/around Lincoln? NMInfini
Jul 6, 2003 11:14 AM
BTW, where are some nice places to ride in/around Lincoln? NMamflyer
Jul 6, 2003 9:46 PM
In Lincoln: lots of city MUT's, most notably MoPAC west, from 33rd to 84th, as well as another trail (don't know the name) which runs from downtown out to Holmes lake. There are others on the South side as well.

Outside Lincoln: MoPAC east runs from Lincoln to Wabash, crushed limestone, pastoral setting (about 23 miles one way or so)

Highways: Hwy 34 towards Seward has nice shoulder, moderate hills. Hwy 6 east from Lincoln has good shoulder with some debris closer to Lincoln, much flatter. CAn ride this towards Mahoney State Park for a 70 miler or so if you're creative. Hwy 77 North is a divided hwy with shoulders, smaller rollers, somewhat boring IMHO. 77 South has more hills, more riders, and will take you past the Cortland brewery and beyond. Lincoln to Beatrice and back is a good 70-80 miler. Hwy 2 east is somewhat popular, but I don't get out on that much.

Keep in mind that there are lots of spurs and county roads that may or may not be to your liking. They may or may not be busy too, and as a rule have no shoulder. One good offshoot ride is to get to the Branched Oak recreation area via Hwy 34 (and a spur whose number I can't remember), and do some laps around the lake. Great hills in a 11 mile loop. There are a lot of RR's held out there, so it's a pretty popular training site. I'm sure there are lots of other routes that I have forgotten as well.
Warning: Smart Ass Comment Enclosedpnitefly
Jul 7, 2003 5:54 AM
The nearest place around Lincoln to ride is the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania! And yes, I have ridden and lived in Lincoln and Omaha. Cycling wasteland!