MORE SOUNDS: Planes, Trains, Trucks, and More Trains

I think my enormous success with this month’s “Colorful Sounds” challenge can be attributed to two things: My acute sense of hearing and my incredible luck. I’m pretty sure the hearing thing comes from many years of exercising my eardrums at rock concerts, in the Greg Room in front of my loudspeakers, and blasting loud … Continue reading "MORE SOUNDS: Planes, Trains, Trucks, and More Trains"

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Some Bike Rides Are More Interesting Than Others

The first three-quarters of today’s ride was pretty mundane. It was just another ride in the hills and farms of Washington County just north of MY Town. Nothing to write home about, and certainly nothing to post on Cycle365 about. (Except maybe for my first flat tire of the season.) That all started to change … Continue reading "Some Bike Rides Are More Interesting Than Others"

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HALLELUJAH! It’s Easter Sunday and the Lord and the Temperature Have Risen

Happy Easter everybody, and let me tell you, it sure has been a happy Easter for me so far. Where do I begin to tell you about it? I suppose I should start with the Featured Photo. Can you tell what it is? That’s right, the Easter Bird paid a visit to my house and … Continue reading "HALLELUJAH! It’s Easter Sunday and the Lord and the Temperature Have Risen"

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I’m not the only one who took a walk on Wednesday

Some Kodachrome photos from a walk Skunkers and I took in Cave Hill Cemetery this week. It’s where Col. Sanders, Mohammed Ali, the lady who wrote “Happy Birthday,” plus many local celebrities are buried. The geese were very noisy and it frightened the cat, but he has to get used to things if he’s going … Continue reading "I’m not the only one who took a walk on Wednesday"

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April 2021 Challenge of the month: colorful sounds

And now for something completely different, let’s bring a new sense into the challenge: sound.  My apologies for those who are hard of hearing or are unable to create an audio file, but it’s only fair – we didn’t make special provisions for the color blind amongst us when we announced the Kodachrome challenge or … Continue reading "April 2021 Challenge of the month: colorful sounds"

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Minnesota Cyclist Compelled To Stop At Girl Scout Cookie Stand

According to several eye witnesses, a man identified as Gregblood of MY Town, Minnesota, recklessly swerved across a busy street while riding his bike, nearly causing the driver of a Cadillac Escalade to hit the brakes. “The dude seemed to have spotted the cute stand over there,” said the driver when questioned by police, “and … Continue reading "Minnesota Cyclist Compelled To Stop At Girl Scout Cookie Stand"

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The Day Giant Mechanical Monsters Terrorized MY Town

I’m not exactly sure where they came from (Outer space? A parallel universe? An H.G. Wells novel? Hell?) but they arrived mysteriously and wreaked havoc on MY Town today. The next few pictures are just the things I witnessed. I can’t even imagine all the other death and destruction that occurred beyond my view. We … Continue reading "The Day Giant Mechanical Monsters Terrorized MY Town"

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The pictorial guide to Paul Simon’s Kodachrome (as covered by the Muppets)

It was a long day at work. A very long day. Most of them are that way now. I dread logging in each morning. So after a day of meeting after meeting, and phone calls in between, while planning logistics, talking to people about data extraction, deciphering legalese and organisational liability, and negotiating procurement documents… … Continue reading "The pictorial guide to Paul Simon’s Kodachrome (as covered by the Muppets)"

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The Conclusion Of “My Colorful, Kaleidoscopic, Kodachrome Day In The Sun”

PART TWO: The Kodachrome of Alien Art I sure left you hanging yesterday with my promises of mind-blowing colors, didn’t I? When you see the things I saw, I’m quite confident you will agree that it was worth the wait. I thank all my Cycle365 friends for your kind comments about the rock formations and … Continue reading "The Conclusion Of “My Colorful, Kaleidoscopic, Kodachrome Day In The Sun”"

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My Colorful, Kaleidoscopic, Kodachrome Day In The Sun

PART ONE: Like St. George, Utah’s Color Country, Zen Trail, and Virgin River Canyon All Rolled Up Into One . . . Only Better My Colorful, Kaleidoscopic, Kodachrome day in the sun was SO colorful and kaleidoscopic and Kadachromatic that I’m going to have to separate it into two posts. Otherwise, I’ll certainly exceed the … Continue reading "My Colorful, Kaleidoscopic, Kodachrome Day In The Sun"

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Challenge of the month, March 2021: Kodachrome

As Suzanne tactfully noted, we’ve been tardy in posting the challenge for the new month.  Those of you down under have been in March for several hours already and are undoubtedly champing at the bit, impatient for your marching orders.  Well, your long wait is over.  Champ no longer, champs. In our defense, we’ve been … Continue reading "Challenge of the month, March 2021: Kodachrome"

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MY Town’s Wastewater Treatment Plant and Other Pleasantries

In my last post I wrote that it’s very difficult to show COLD in a picture. Today I will add that it’s IMPOSSIBLE to show STINK in a picture. STINK is what got me to investigate further today after picking up my mail at the post office. I had a pretty good idea where it … Continue reading "MY Town’s Wastewater Treatment Plant and Other Pleasantries"

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Smoking May Be Hazardous To One’s Health

Last month, most of us Minnesotan’s were getting pretty darn cocky about our winter weather. I can’t tell you how many times I participated in some form of the following conversation with dog walkers while out walking my own dog: “Nice day, isn’t it?” “Yes, it’s a GREAT day. In fact, this whole winter has … Continue reading "Smoking May Be Hazardous To One’s Health"

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Some hazards, potential and realized

I’m sure I’ve pointed out that the desert is rife with hazards.  Yesterday’s hike in the Mule Mountains outside of Bisbee is a good case in point.  It’s pretty rugged terrain, with risks everywhere you look: treacherous footing, rockfalls, getting lost, getting punctured, you name it.  You can’t let your guard down for a minute. … Continue reading "Some hazards, potential and realized"

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A Disney-Like Day With Only One Hazard

The sunshine was brilliant out the front window of my Greg Room this morning. A light dusting of fresh snow on my car, the mail box, and the streets, made the world look clean and pure and incredibly white. Gentle wisps of wind occasionally blew glistening snowflakes from tree branches to the ground, and each … Continue reading "A Disney-Like Day With Only One Hazard"

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A mountain of hazards

Who dreamed up this month’s challenge, anyway?  Suddenly I’m seeing risks everywhere that I never gave much thought to before, and starting to feel paranoid.  Our climb up Mount Lemmon yesterday was just one hazard after another: precipitous cliffs, falling rocks, goblins, ice, heart attack?  Terrible.  Awesome descent though. For additional photos of this climb, … Continue reading "A mountain of hazards"

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Another hazard

Suzanne prompted me to search for other hazards. I had almost forgotten this one. Now I’m sure to start having nightmares again. More here, if anyone wants to revisit 2019: http://bike365.org/bike/20190521a/ Post Views: 26 Bill StoneThey call me Old Grumble-Face. I have no idea why they do that....

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Trail Hazard

In keeping with the theme for the month, on the trail today I encountered these dangerous guys armed with chainsaws and other implements of destruction. They looked hazardous, but kindly agreed to pose for a photo. Post Views: 41 Bill StoneThey call me Old Grumble-Face. I have no idea why they do that....

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A Different Look At Wintertime Cycling Hazards

Yesterday I made the mistake of saying I wouldn’t post such obvious Minnesota hazards as ice, snow, and frigid temperatures for the February Challenge. Unfortunately that led to a whiney, yet vehement, objection from my cartoon alter-ego. G-2 demanded equal time. He insisted that winter is ten times more hazardous for a dude who is … Continue reading "A Different Look At Wintertime Cycling Hazards"

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Like Life Itself, Cycling Involves One Potential Hazard After Another

Another Month, Another Challenge, and Another Ancient Story Way back when I was in the third grade, I became a Cub Scout. Pathetically, I only lasted about six months before washing out of the program. I never advanced beyond “Bobcat” which is the lowest rank in all of scouting. I never earned a “Wolf” badge … Continue reading "Like Life Itself, Cycling Involves One Potential Hazard After Another"

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