I’m a fan of tetracontapentagons

Quick, without counting: how many sides in a tetracontapentagon?  44, you say?  Close, but no Louisville Slugger.  That’s the number on the late, great Hank Aaron’s uniform, the hero we paid tribute to on today’s ride.  Read on for the correct answer to today’s puzzler, and much more. Post Views: 35 ScooterThis is just a placeholder … Continue reading "I’m a fan of tetracontapentagons"

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Along the River and Through the Woods On a Chilly Day

For fans of rivers and view-blockers, don’t worry because I will be showing some pictures of those things pretty soon. First, however, I want to address the “Chilly Day” part of my title. Ask any denizen of MY Town about our winter so far and they reply something like this: “You call THIS a winter? … Continue reading "Along the River and Through the Woods On a Chilly Day"

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AN ARTICLE FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES’ ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT SECTION

Cycle365 Recognizes New Poet Laureate According to a press release issued by the highly esteemed Cycle365 website this morning, Gregory S. (Gregblood) Garceau has been recognized as the official Poet Laureate of the bicycling world. The announcement was a MAJOR disappointment to 95% of the readership who backed the more mature works of “Suzanne” and … Continue reading "AN ARTICLE FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES’ ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT SECTION"

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The Poet Laureate of our cycling world

One of the satisfactions of being an administrator for this website is the opportunity to bestow honors for exceptional achievement.  I hereby designate Gregory  Garceau the Poet Laureate for Cycle365.  You may not be aware of the impressive body of work he’s been contributing to over on CycleBlaze, but the Awards Committee felt that his … Continue reading "The Poet Laureate of our cycling world"

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It Was Such A Nice, Pleasant, Uneventful Bike Ride . . . At First

A couple of days ago I noticed that the Reckless Mr. Bing Bong’s steering was kind of sluggish. At the time I thought maybe the reason for that was the heavy load of groceries I was carrying. All the weight was on my right side in a single pannier. I had no doubt that lop-sidedness … Continue reading "It Was Such A Nice, Pleasant, Uneventful Bike Ride . . . At First"

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Really, Really, REALLY Bad Polygon Pictures and Puns

One could argue that I titled this post “Really, Really, REALLY Bad Polygon Pictures and Puns” as a cynical ploy to get people to read it. Can anybody really resist looking at something THAT bad? Probably not. Look how many truly awful movies have gone on to become huge cult classics. “Plan 9 From Outer … Continue reading "Really, Really, REALLY Bad Polygon Pictures and Puns"

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Polygons and almost polygons

(A distraction from Wednesday’s horrifying news.) The only bike related thing in this post is that I have been sticking to my new year’s resolution for biking: No biking in inclement weather. For some this isn’t bad weather, at least not by Vermont or Minnesota standards. The daytime temperature hovers around freezing and yesterday we … Continue reading "Polygons and almost polygons"

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POLYGONY: Having Two or More Polygon Photos in One Post

Okay, I’m a polygonist. I know a lot of people look down on the practice of polygony, but those folks just don’t understand my religion. Like Joseph Smith, I too invented my own religion. It’s called The Church of the Great Outdoors. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? The only thing most people know about The … Continue reading "POLYGONY: Having Two or More Polygon Photos in One Post"

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Fun With Frozen Water (Featuring a Performance By The G-2 Comedy Troupe)

It’s a New Year and even though we’re only half of a day into it, I’m already liking it. I guess that’s because I just got back from a refreshing 90-minute bike ride. I’m going to back up a little and tell you about my exciting New Year’s Eve. For the first time in several … Continue reading "Fun With Frozen Water (Featuring a Performance By The G-2 Comedy Troupe)"

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Challenge of the month, 01/21: Polygons

This month’s challenge comes to us thanks to Nancy (and Rocky extends a special note of thanks, because she’s tired of my lame ideas): Polygons.  For those who have forgotten everything they learned in HS Geometry, a polygon is a plane figure with at least three straight sides and angles, and typically five or more. … Continue reading "Challenge of the month, 01/21: Polygons"

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A clump of cacti / a heap of hedgehogs

I thought I was done with this month’s collection challenge, but this cute little clump of hedgehog cacti was just too adorable to not share.  Sorry, no bicycles, but they’re not allowed on the trails of Saguaro National Park.  And besides, it seemed like this site was getting overburdened by a blizzard of snow posts … Continue reading "A clump of cacti / a heap of hedgehogs"

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Season’s Greetings, Blizzard Aftermath, White Christmas In MY Town, Tough Guy Isn’t So Tough After All, and Some Other Observations

Did you hear about the blizzard we had last night? If you were tuned in to Storm Chaser Greg’s reports you did. I think it was the first official BLIZZARD we’ve had in MY Town in several years. (I’m not going to look up when we had the last one though, because I’m afraid Google … Continue reading "Season’s Greetings, Blizzard Aftermath, White Christmas In MY Town, Tough Guy Isn’t So Tough After All, and Some Other Observations"

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SPECIAL REPORT: Christmas Shopping In MY Town

Welcome viewers and thank you for tuning in to this Greg News Channel special report. We know the world has many questions about the state of Christmas Shopping in Hastings, Minnesota during the world-wide Corona Virus pandemic. How is the “shop local” initiative working out? Is business up or down? Will the restaurants and bars … Continue reading "SPECIAL REPORT: Christmas Shopping In MY Town"

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Am I Giving Up On Collections Too Soon? No Way!

I just finished writing a different post a few minutes ago. It was from yesterday’s ride, but it didn’t have any collections. Scott is very inspirational and his inspiring post this afternoon inspired me to add another post from today’s ride in which a few collections are the ONLY redeeming quality. That’s all I have … Continue reading "Am I Giving Up On Collections Too Soon? No Way!"

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THE RECKLESS MR. BING BONG: Athlete Extraordinaire

“A bicycle does not live by one sport alone.” -The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong Those are words my bike believes deep down into the core of his drive train, and he practices what he preaches. Sure, The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong has gotten most of his worldwide fame for having his pedals turned by my … Continue reading "THE RECKLESS MR. BING BONG: Athlete Extraordinaire"

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A passel of pigeons

OK, I’ll admit that a gathering of pigeons isn’t the most interesting or unusual collection to flash around.  I imagine some of you may have seen a similar collection in your home town/county/state/territory/province. But it’s the best I’ve got to offer today, unless you consider a pod of masked university students an interesting collection. Also, … Continue reading "A passel of pigeons"

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Collections

I have no time for raindrops and roses, whiskers on kittens, or any other such pleasantries. This month’s challenge is all about COLLECTIONS, so in this post I’ll be displaying some pictures I took of various collections. Plus, I’ll be accompanying each of the photos with some new lyrics I’ve written for that classic tune … Continue reading "These Are A Few Of My Favorite Collections"

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Hastings’ California

When I was watching Storm Chaser Greg’s special report this morning I pretty much blew it off as another one of his exaggerated and irrational “dangerous” weather alerts. Like most forecasters all over the country, he thrives on sensationalistic weather reporting to keep the viewers watching, and he’s usually wrong. This time, however, I should … Continue reading "Hastings’ California"

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The Collection Challenge: a clutch of coyotes

I’m liking this challenge!  An otherwise ho-hum ride suddenly comes to life when you happen on some interesting subject in an unusual collection.  Not that our hike in Montaña de Oro State Park was humdrum by any means – far from it, actually – but coming across these three coyotes at its close made it … Continue reading "The Collection Challenge: a clutch of coyotes"

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Minnesota’s Baltimore-D.C. Corridor

Those of us who are experts in urban classification terminology know that the area that surrounds Baltimore and our nation’s capitol is technically called the Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area. (It’s true, look it up.) Good god, I can’t be repeatedly typing that ridiculously long name here. I’d be writing all day and I’d get … Continue reading "Minnesota’s Baltimore-D.C. Corridor"

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The Collection Challenge: a rack of boots

We’re seeing some creative, imaginative collections here.  Keep up the good work!  My sole offering today is less dramatic and dynamic than those elephant seals, but still unusual enough to be worth posting: a row of fence posts with cowboy boots capping them, on our ride through Edna Valley.  There were probably 20 or more … Continue reading "The Collection Challenge: a rack of boots"

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Wearing Out My Welcome With A Few Insignificant Collections

I’m worried about myself. At first I posted here maybe once a week. Then a couple times a week. Recently I’ve been writing stuff on Cycle365 almost every other day, but today marks my third day in a row. What next? Two or three times a day? I promise to back off before that happens. … Continue reading "Wearing Out My Welcome With A Few Insignificant Collections"

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The Collection Challenge: a herd of elephant seals

New month!  New challenge!  And for me, a new year.  For my birthday ride we took a ride up the coast to Ragged Point, at the lower end of Big Sur.  Perfect weather, a beautiful ride.  Best of all though was getting to see the elephant seal colony beached at Piedras Blancas.  What a great … Continue reading "The Collection Challenge: a herd of elephant seals"

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