Old And New For Those Who Enjoy A Little Recreational Grass Now And Then

I was riding my bike around today with no Cycle365 intentions whatsoever.  It was just a regular ride–like I do almost every day.  ALMOST every day.  For those of you keeping a tally of the number of days I’ve not ridden since making my “ride-every-single-day-in-2019” New Year’s resolution, you’re going to have to start a … Continue reading "Old And New For Those Who Enjoy A Little Recreational Grass Now And Then"

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D-Day

In 1983, as part of my ride from Athens to London, I spent three days bicycling along the D-Day invasion beaches in Normandy. Just in case anyone is interested, here’s a link to the D-Day pages from my ’83 journal, hosted over at CycleBlaze: D-Day Post Views: 32 Bill StoneThey call me Old Grumble-Face. I … Continue reading "D-Day"

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In Memory

Today is the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, so I felt it appropriate to pay my respect at the war memorials in some of the surrounding villages. Quite sunny though cool enough for arm warmers and gilet. Memorial in Appleton commemorates 16 local men who fell in both World Wars. Bigger village, Cumnor, more … Continue reading "In Memory"

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Creatures of the Desert, part 4

After interrupting my exploration of animal sculptures with a morning ride to Fonts Point, part 4 of Creatures of the Desert resumes my bicycle safari among the wild and unpredictable creatures inhabiting the desert around Borrego Springs. Read more at Bill Bikes Post Views: 12 Bill StoneThey call me Old Grumble-Face. I have no idea … Continue reading "Creatures of the Desert, part 4"

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Challenge of the month: June, 2019

I’ve been hearing murmurings that it would be great to get an early declaration of this month’s Challenge, so people can start thinking and plan ahead a bit.  Well, here it is.  Just remember though, that this is the challenge for JUNE, not May.  Early submissions are subject to the usual penalties, which may include … Continue reading "Challenge of the month: June, 2019"

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A FEW PICTURES OF BRICKS INTERSPERSED WITH SOME WORDS OF WISDOM REGARDING HUMAN ETIQUETTE TOWARD OUR BRICK FRIENDS

  “People gather in cliques.  WALLS are the cliques for bricks.” “The lifespan of a human is relatively quick.  That’s not necessarily so for a brick.  (Tick tock tick tock tick tock tick. Time’s running out for YOU, not for a brick”)     “Always show respect for female bricks.  They’re “brickettes” not brick chicks.” … Continue reading "A FEW PICTURES OF BRICKS INTERSPERSED WITH SOME WORDS OF WISDOM REGARDING HUMAN ETIQUETTE TOWARD OUR BRICK FRIENDS"

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May Challenge . . . . A Stack of Bricks (photos added)

Ruins of the Stokely-Van Camp Tomato Canning facility Sweet corn was the major claim to fame back in the day, lots of other products were canned here as well, such as Asparagus, Lentils, Pumpkins, and Tomatoes  Coal fired boilers supplied the energy used in processing A fairly impressive brick smokestack emitted the smoke high above … Continue reading "May Challenge . . . . A Stack of Bricks (photos added)"

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In Pollino NationalPark: Bricks without bikes

This is not, I repeat not, a monthly challenge ride.  If it were, I’d have to disqualify myself because there’s no photo with both bricks and bikes to show you.  There is a very nice brick tier along the base of the featured arched bridge crossing the Lao River in Calabria, but we didn’t stage … Continue reading "In Pollino NationalPark: Bricks without bikes"

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One Brick at a Time

Janet is right. Northern California suffers from a relative dearth of brick buildings. Why? Earthquakes. Brick buildings tend not to stand up to earthquakes too well. In the big 1906 quake, Santa Rosa suffered proportionally more damage than San Francisco. Practically every brick edifice in town collapsed. Nowadays, most of the brick walls around here … Continue reading "One Brick at a Time"

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Challenge of the Month: Bricks Near Home

I know it’s still April and “Bricks” is a May challenge, but May Shmay, I have pictures from today. Who knows when I’ll find time for taking pictures in the coming weeks, so feeling inspired and welcoming an escape from packing I shot some bricks. For this picture I even wrote a haiku, strictly according … Continue reading "Challenge of the Month: Bricks Near Home"

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Our final April Challenge entry: video of bike/trike and riders

I didn’t have enough energy for an overnight ride this weekend, though the weather was very good. So the guys and I did two gentle 20 km rides instead. Well, the guys riding the trike may not have been gentle… they are absolutely animals on that thing. And no, there were no garceaus to be … Continue reading "Our final April Challenge entry: video of bike/trike and riders"

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Another wheeled potty in a vineyard

Along the Greenway today, I spotted another wheeled potty in a vineyard for Greg’s challenge. Em noted that when detasseling corn, she was afforded no porta-potty. Perhaps the presence of portable johns in vineyards is simply a reflection of the changing world in which we live. On the other hand, by the time corn requires … Continue reading "Another wheeled potty in a vineyard"

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North Fork Garceau

2 Raleighs take a break at the North Fork of the Vermilion river east of town A surprisingly graffiti-free bridge railing View east, upstream, spring struggles to arrive in Vermilion County, Illinois A somewhat precariously tilted Garceau* at the North Fork Conservation Club The club is located at an abandoned gravel pit along a valley … Continue reading "North Fork Garceau"

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April Challenge, You and your bike and some rides

Here’s some of my April rides and a video of me on my bike ‘Black Duck’   Click here  for details Post Views: 31 Lednar De NallohI live in the hills just east of the city of Perth, Western Australia and I've loved cycling all my life, From riding to primary school when I was … Continue reading "April Challenge, You and your bike and some rides"

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