The Cycle Days Challenge: April (photos 1-4)

Well, somebody needs to be first!  Thanks, Suzanne, for posting the Cycle Days Challenge.  My challenge to myself is to bike on 150 days between now and the end of year – should be attainable, given our plans for the rest of the year.  I’ll post them here through monthly posts, beginning with the tiny … Continue reading "The Cycle Days Challenge: April (photos 1-4)"

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Cycle365 Challenge of the Month

Challenge for December Take a photo of a wall and your bike. Could be a wall tall, low, wide, plain, fancy, new, old, weathered, textured, painted, and/or decorated. Maybe even a fence would do. Be sure to include your bike in the photo. Optionally, also include your smiling (or grumbly) face and/or companion(s). Share the … Continue reading "Cycle365 Challenge of the Month"

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Death Valley: Ride 3, Cottonwood Canyon

Many years ago, when our son, Ben, was a Boy Scout, his Troop undertook a multi-day backpacking expedition through Cottonwood Canyon in Death Valley. Unfortunately, most of the Scouts and adults were defeated by the combination of distance, terrain, heat, and lack of water, and couldn’t hike out on the last day. Ben, his friend … Continue reading "Death Valley: Ride 3, Cottonwood Canyon"

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2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 7th RIDE – FoTan to the old Hong Kong Frontier at Lo Wu, Hong Kong

Old Hong Kong Frontier at Lo Wu

This is my 7th ride for the 2018 Cycle Life Challenge which took place on last Sunday, 22 April 2018. This time I will take you to one of the historical spots of Hong Kong – the old Hong Kong Frontier at Lo Wu. With the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from the United … Continue reading "2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 7th RIDE – FoTan to the old Hong Kong Frontier at Lo Wu, Hong Kong"

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Death Valley

For anyone interested in Death Valley, I’ve started putting up the first bits about my expedition here: http://bike365.org/bike/news/ More to come as time permits while I’m cleaning the sand out of all my camping gear, putting away everything, and tending to the battered, abused Ogre.

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CLC 2018 – Going Around in a Circle 17

Hi there, folks and fellow cyclists! I’m having a hard time catching up. So many lovely comments that I haven’t answered, so many rides that I haven’t commented. For the time being, thank you all so much. Here is the sixth segment – Circling in the sun … from Ottenhofen to Garching Wednesday April 18, … Continue reading "CLC 2018 – Going Around in a Circle 17"

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Mary S. Young State Park

After weeks of unstable weather and a string of damp, chilly days, the pattern looks like it is changing for the better.  Starting today, we’re looking at great riding conditions from now until we depart for Chania.  It’s about time.  I in particular need to start putting some miles in, beginning today. Continue reading here.

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CLC 2018 – Going Around in a Circle 15

So many interesting rides to read about from you Cyclelife challengers – I can hardly keep up with all your great posts. It looks like I might be able to complete my circle theme, although I have certainly posted enough rides, unashamedly using the challenge as an excuse to post pictures and write about (almost) … Continue reading "CLC 2018 – Going Around in a Circle 15"

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2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 6th RIDE – Journey to Revitalisation

Pier 2 Art Center, Kaohsiung

This is my 6th ride for the 2018 Cycle Life Challenge which took place on 2 April 2018. Today we will take a look at one of the most successfult revitalisation projects in Kaohsiung, the Pier 2 Art Centre located in YanChang District. In the afternoon, we will also have a relaxing ride along the … Continue reading "2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 6th RIDE – Journey to Revitalisation"

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CLC Ride #6 – LA LA Land – Off To The Movies

Have you watched season one of “Big Little Lies”? You may recall that it was filmed here in Monterey and that Jack was cut from several scenes. Well, season two is being fillmed now so we thought we would see what all the excitement is about around town. In the original book the story took … Continue reading "CLC Ride #6 – LA LA Land – Off To The Movies"

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CLC2018 Ride 5: The seven switchbacks of Mount Nelson

My weekday morning routine is pretty standard. Wake up early, bowl of porridge for breakfast, get ready, then wheel the Ninja out of the garage for a blast into the office. I plan my departure time depending on how long I want to be out cycling before work. There’s nothing like and hour’s sunrise pedalling … Continue reading "CLC2018 Ride 5: The seven switchbacks of Mount Nelson"

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CLC18 Ride 5: Well-Adjusted on Cal Ave

Monday, April 2, 2018   9 miles Today’s support of the local economy was a visit to my chiropractor, whose office is in a business district of Palo Alto called California Avenue, or, Cal Ave. It’s a pretty easy, flat ride, and there’s lots of bike parking on the avenue. This chiropractor is new to me, … Continue reading "CLC18 Ride 5: Well-Adjusted on Cal Ave"

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