MAYFLIES ATTACK SMALL TOWN ON HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR (Area Cyclist Rides Anyway)

Hi, I’m the area cyclist who ventured out into the mayfly swarm and the heat in order to present the other side of MY State’s crazy weather.  I’ve written extensively about my biking exploits in the snowstorms and frigid temperatures of Minnesota’s winter.  Some might even call it bragging.  They’re right.  Now I’m going to … Continue reading "MAYFLIES ATTACK SMALL TOWN ON HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR (Area Cyclist Rides Anyway)"

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River, sloughs, marshes, grapes, trees, boats, railroad, and bridges

I like exploring terra incognita whenever possible, but I also enjoy returning to some of my favorite haunts over and over again. So it is with riding through the wetlands and sloughs of the Carneros wine region between the towns of Sonoma and Napa. (Those are also the names of the counties in which each … Continue reading "River, sloughs, marshes, grapes, trees, boats, railroad, and bridges"

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Challenge of the month – Many many trees along Tolo Harbour

Two riders & three bikes

  Date:   2018/06/24 (Sun) Place:  Tolo Harbour, Taipo / Twin Bridge, Shatin, Hong Kong Remark: Minor accident with one of my buddies and we ended up with one rider handling two bikes. Photos taken on the return trip along after the accident. Nevertheless, we still enjoyed our ride. 👍👍             … Continue reading "Challenge of the month – Many many trees along Tolo Harbour"

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May and a half: the Ottoman bridge at Benje thermal springs

Trees are nice enough, but I seem to still be stuck back in May.  Here’s one really final entry for the May bridge challenge: the Ottoman  Bridge that provided access to the adjacent thermal springs in the Middle Ages.  For a refreshing change, I took the extra effort to include my bike in the photo, … Continue reading "May and a half: the Ottoman bridge at Benje thermal springs"

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RIDE #80: 9 JUNE 2018

This morning I rode through yet another township being developed outside Kuala Lumpur.  The Bandar Rimbayu development is so big that it has three show galleries. This is one of them, known as The Arc.  It will form the centrepiece of a residents’ clubhouse with the addition of dining and additional recreational facilities around it.   … Continue reading "RIDE #80: 9 JUNE 2018"

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ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE ON TREES: A Catalogue of View-Blockers

  In my ode to trees post last week, I sang the praises of those gigantic plants composed of wood, bark, branches, twigs, leaves, and bird nests.  It’s easy to appreciate the beauty of those features, but it’s not so easy to love raking those damn leaves up from your lawn, or gathering those stinking … Continue reading "ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE ON TREES: A Catalogue of View-Blockers"

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Cycle Days with Victoria – In a Rose Garden

Munich Westpark June 6, 2018 What a treat the Rosengarten in Munich’s Westpark is this year. It seems everything is in full bloom at the same time. The perfumes of the different varieties of roses compete with each other, and if you walk a few meters away towards the linden trees, you are overwhelmed by … Continue reading "Cycle Days with Victoria – In a Rose Garden"

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