Radiance in one form or another

Radiating Whiskers Corn Tassel Ears radiating from the stalk Leaves radiating from the stalk Ragweed ?  Radiating foliage Star radiating smaller stars Headlights Sunlight reflection Sunset reflection from rails Sun sinking into the corn   Post Views: 28 Rich-IllinoisVery much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling … Continue reading "Radiance in one form or another"

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The Day I Was Exposed To Excessive Radiation

I must say, I wasn’t too sure about this “RADIATION” theme for the August challenge. The word conjures up images of Chernobyl and Three Mile Island and animals with horrible deformities. It also reminds me of 10th-grade geometry class where the radius between me and a grade of D was razor thin. Almost as awful … Continue reading "The Day I Was Exposed To Excessive Radiation"

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Cycle Days Challenge: July 2020

I don’t always take my birthdays that seriously, but becoming an octogenarian did feel a bit – what’s the right word – portentous? meaningful? auspicious? awesome? formidable? something else? none of these? all of these? Whatever, here I am, riding my bike and feeling pretty good most of the time. Here’s the post with pictures … Continue reading "Cycle Days Challenge: July 2020"

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The Boy Who Chose to Ignore Multiple Warning Signs and Take His Chances: A Bedtime Story With Pictures

Once there was a very nice boy who lived in the magical land of MY Town. His name, Gregblood, was rather macabre, but that’s okay because his friendly demeanor more than made up for the horrible images of blood-spattered crime scenes or battlefields. So, while this fairy tale might be a little scary at times, … Continue reading "The Boy Who Chose to Ignore Multiple Warning Signs and Take His Chances: A Bedtime Story With Pictures"

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A SANS Ride: SANS Return, Sugar and Shade at the End

I work for a cybersecurity company called SANS. A few decades ago it stood for System Administration and Network Security but over time it just became SANS. I never thought of the “SANS:without” definition until I ran across a small company called SANS (no connection) offering samples of their new meal bars. A sample of … Continue reading "A SANS Ride: SANS Return, Sugar and Shade at the End"

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Challenge of the Month, August 2020: Radiation

This month’s theme: Radiation noun PHYSICS the emission of energy as electromagnetic waves or as moving subatomic particles, especially high-energy particles which cause ionization. BIOLOGY divergence out from a central point, in particular evolution from an ancestral animal or plant group into a variety of new forms. ____________________ There’s a lot to work with here … Continue reading "Challenge of the Month, August 2020: Radiation"

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Challenge of the Month: Neither Rhyme nor Reason

Following Greg’s example, I am offering a potpourri of themes. To add an individual note, I am accompanying them with rhymes – and not to be taken too seriously! The limmerick first: What do you know A blue Garceau Blue on the outside - haven't been inside -That's all I have to show. Now for … Continue reading "Challenge of the Month: Neither Rhyme nor Reason"

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Riding the Rail Trail With a Mid-ride Bump to View the Blue Ridge Mountains

I’m not very good at taking pictures on rides, or remembering about challenge subjects, but this ride had a natural stopping point at a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Leesburg VA. My daughter and her husband live in a Vienna VA neighborhood that has a short connector trail to one of the … Continue reading "Riding the Rail Trail With a Mid-ride Bump to View the Blue Ridge Mountains"

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Just Some Random Stuff

Nothing in particular, just random photos while out cycling https://richscyclingphotos.blogspot.com/2020/07/july-misc-photos.html Post Views: 55 Rich-IllinoisVery much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries … Continue reading "Just Some Random Stuff"

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Dodging and Drawing Deer

I live in the outer suburbs, or maybe “exurbs,” of the Baltimore Washington area. I’ve now lived here for 42 years and development has of course increased and what was once woods or farms has turned into “edges” – neighborhoods of single family homes and occasional “new town centers” with mixed residential/commercial use that abut … Continue reading "Dodging and Drawing Deer"

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Reflections on the Pandemic, Blue Silos, an Odd Speed Record, and the 2nd & 3rd Funniest Jokes Ever

I seem to have been born with the ability to find a silver lining in almost every cloud, lemonade in every lemon, a potential silk purse in every pig’s ear, beauty in the ugly. I’ve even managed to find something personally positive in the pandemic, something cool in the Covid, something righteous in the ‘rona. … Continue reading "Reflections on the Pandemic, Blue Silos, an Odd Speed Record, and the 2nd & 3rd Funniest Jokes Ever"

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The Feeshko Rides Her Blue Bike In A Blue Dress (Plus, the Funniest Joke Ever)

A couple of times per year, The Feeshko asks me to dig her 1970’s-era Schwinn Suburban out of the garage and pump up the tires so she can go for a bike ride. Today was one of those days. “What do you think about me and Diggity coming along for a ride with you?” I … Continue reading "The Feeshko Rides Her Blue Bike In A Blue Dress (Plus, the Funniest Joke Ever)"

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June Challenge – Blue bike sign

Here’s a bike. On a blue sign. Challenge complete. These signs direct you on road segments between rail trails in the area. Here is a link to the rest of the ride: https://rambleoutyonder.org/2020/07/07/shifting-july-ride-1-independence/ And here is an album for the times… the new one by J.S. Ondara. This song is my favourite because I love … Continue reading "June Challenge – Blue bike sign"

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Just Felt Like a Ride Through the Trees: C&O Canal From Sharpsburg to Milepost 92

The Friday of the July 4th holiday weekend brought typical July 4th hot, humid weather to the Washington DC area. On early morning outings Friday I got in a nice 4 mile hike with my wife and her friend and on Saturday a 61 mile road ride along the Chesapeake Bay and Southern Maryland. By … Continue reading "Just Felt Like a Ride Through the Trees: C&O Canal From Sharpsburg to Milepost 92"

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ALL TALK AND NO BLUE: A Dude and His Dog Search For a Non-Existent Color

Blue is a tricky color to find here in MY Town. Reds and grays and browns and greens and yellows and whites and beiges and blacks abound, but blues seem to be as rare as pinkish-electric-orange around these parts. Nevertheless, it is my duty to find some blues for this month’s challenge, so I enlisted … Continue reading "ALL TALK AND NO BLUE: A Dude and His Dog Search For a Non-Existent Color"

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Independence Day, Whatcom County

There’s just enough blue here that I can claim this as a submission for both the July and Holiday challenges.  Today’s loop along the Nooksack River made the best of a generally grey Independence Day. No big sights, just a mostly quiet, peaceful fifty miler (one for each state!).  Perfect. Video sound track: Fanfare for … Continue reading "Independence Day, Whatcom County"

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Blue Challenge

Some blues from my rides yesterday and today, and yes I am resorting to blue skies, because I love them. That was yesterday, no blue skies. But today, yes! Post Views: 39 SuzanneI'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

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