Mountain biking in Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa means old school trails. Steep and strenuous.
You can see, below, how steep the terrain can be.
Welcome to the Hill!
Look at the size of this beast. It's two diesels bridged by a single carriage. Odd as I've always known diesels to 'slave' from the 'primary'. Meaning you can connect 4 or 5 engines and control the total output from the engine at the front. Why connect them this way when a coupler and some hoses will do? Oh well, it's still cool as hell.
Lets get to the steam and the real engineering minds of the 1900's. This stuff is real power.
Leaving the hill I have to finish my riding and get back for dinner so over to Tranquility Park for a fast loop. It's reported to have a high concentration of Orb weaver Spiders. I don't have time search but I'm interested in seeing spiders that can weave a 4 foot web.
To finish it off, I see a tank on the way home and it's the lightest piece of equipment I saw all day.