Ride # 1: 02 January 2019

The first ride on 2019 was from where Brian lives to Putrajaya and back. Putrajaya is the federal administrative centre of Malaysia.  The seat of government was shifted in 1999 from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya.  Kuala Lumpur had by then become overcrowded and congested because of rapid urban development.  Things haven’t improved since. Architects and city planners started with … Continue reading "Ride # 1: 02 January 2019"

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FINDING A CLOUD ISN’T MUCH OF A CHALLENGE IN A MINNESOTA WINTER

Thanks to some warm air flowing up from Santa Rosa, California, MY Town had been experiencing higher than normal temperatures for most of December.  That situation has changed somewhat, as you can see on the weather graphic shown above.  The windchills have been below zero for all of 2019 so far.  I don’t know what … Continue reading "FINDING A CLOUD ISN’T MUCH OF A CHALLENGE IN A MINNESOTA WINTER"

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A wall, art(?), and a bike a few days before the winter solstice

I work in an old two-story building in downtown Salem. Across the street to the south is the grocery store. Here’s my bike parked by the wall of the grocery store, shortly after 9:00am(CST) on December 16, 2018. The reflections on the grocery store wall are from the low mid-morning sun reflecting off the second-story … Continue reading "A wall, art(?), and a bike a few days before the winter solstice"

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RIDE # 173: 24 DECEMBER 2018

The Rapha Festive 500 challenge kicked off today.  Ride 500 kilometres between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. I had a pre-dawn start under a bright gibbous moon.  I rode a meandering route south-west to the coast, following the Langat River where possible. The Langat River this close to the sea is tidal.  The morning … Continue reading "RIDE # 173: 24 DECEMBER 2018"

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A Day Late But Not A Dollar Short……Solstice Sunset

I was a little under the weather on the 21st so didn’t make it out. However, everyone under the sun was posting amazing sunset and sunrise photos on FB and other social media. As I sat on my couch last night…….I could see the color building from our window and decided I needed to get … Continue reading "A Day Late But Not A Dollar Short……Solstice Sunset"

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Retro wall photo – Cardinal Greenway

My parents have always been super-supportive of my interests and of me, in general. They could tell very early on that bikes were my thing… and they always did what they could to encourage me to pursue cycling. My dad built me scooters and Chopper bikes and all manner of bike modifications. He didn’t have … Continue reading "Retro wall photo – Cardinal Greenway"

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Winter Solstice 40 Degrees North (Photos Added)

  Cloudy Day 🙁 — doesnt look like much of the rest of the country fared much better (Red dot is approximate location of Vermilion County, Illinois) So — good thing there was a Plan B in case this exact thing happened Plan B: Take advantage of the latest possible clear sunset close to the … Continue reading "Winter Solstice 40 Degrees North (Photos Added)"

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December’s challenge: a wall, a bike, and a mountain

So my first December submission flopped miserably, rejected by sharp-eyed Suzanne’s observation that an iron fence doesn’t fit the definition of a wall.  Let’s try again. This wall is maybe open to question too.  It sure looks wallish to me, but some my view it as merely a highway restraining barrier.  There are still a … Continue reading "December’s challenge: a wall, a bike, and a mountain"

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RIDE # 165: 09 DECEMBER 2018

Today’s ride was the Cameron Highlands KOM Challenge.  This was a roughly 1,800 metres / 5,900 feet climb over 58km / 23.6mi from Simpang Pulai to Cameron Highlands.  The Cameron Highlands is named after William Cameron, who surveyed the area in 1885.  In 1925 the British colonial administration started developing the area into a hill … Continue reading "RIDE # 165: 09 DECEMBER 2018"

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December’s challenge: crossing the Tech

Today we crossed over into Spain, crossing the Pyrenees over the low Col de Panissars, the ancient route the Romans took through the mountains.  To call the day adventurous would be an understatement. With a treacherous descent and a barefoot walk in the water, it was a ride not quite like any we’ve experienced, a … Continue reading "December’s challenge: crossing the Tech"

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OLD GRUMBLEFACE AND GREGBLOOD GO FOR A RIDE IN MINNESOTA

Hi fellow Cycle365-ers, Old Grumbleface here.  Today I thought it might be fun to escape sunny California and make a quick day trip up to Minnesota for a bike ride with that clown, Greg Garceau.  I figured I could accomplish that task and be back home before my Ace Support Crew even noticed I was … Continue reading "OLD GRUMBLEFACE AND GREGBLOOD GO FOR A RIDE IN MINNESOTA"

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Speaking of challenges . . . .

Among my cycling highlights for this year are discovering you good folk at Cycle 365 and participating in the various challenges. A yearend challenge I have pursued since 2014 is the Rapha Festive 500.  The challenge is to ride 500km between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.  To provide some incentive, Rapha sends everyone who completes the … Continue reading "Speaking of challenges . . . ."

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Grandmas Bike Over The River and Through The Woods

As I have mentioned in other posts, those three cycling Grands have moved to Sacramento for what we hope is a temporary move. But, that meant we would not be seeing that family this Thanksgiving. Jenny, Susan’s older daughter invited us to join them this year. Visiting this family is a little more involved as … Continue reading "Grandmas Bike Over The River and Through The Woods"

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Vinouring outside the box: Fontfroide Abbey

I know that Coffeeneuring season is over, and I’ve already completed my seven caffeine-free entries.  Wine is fine any old time though, and today’s ride was interesting enough to share.  The wine comes from Fontfroide Abbey, a beautiful place we visited last fall.  I was delighted to see a wine from there on the card … Continue reading "Vinouring outside the box: Fontfroide Abbey"

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Tony’s Tasmanian Coffeeneuring Ride #7

Mary’s note re the end of the challenge caught me on the hop.  I thought I had another week!!  Anyway, suitably kicked up the backside I managed to squeeze in one more coffee ride – this time to the coffee shop without walls.  You can find the details HERE Post Views: 31 Tony CullimoreA bloke cycling … Continue reading "Tony’s Tasmanian Coffeeneuring Ride #7"

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November art challenge: some headless torsi

I’m not sure what the story is on these colorful statues in Montpellier.  Is it a single work of art, or a series of ancient works vandalized by spray painters?  Whatever we’re seeing here, I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s much improved by the addition of a stylishly placed bicycle. There was more to this … Continue reading "November art challenge: some headless torsi"

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