Thinking of Vincent – Cycle Days Challenge

This July was one of the five hottest since temperatures have been recorded here. It’s still hot, the thermometer showing 32°C, and going strong into August. For us anything around 30°C is very hot. So I have stayed home the last few days instead of pedaling. Am I being sensible or just lazy? So far … Continue reading "Thinking of Vincent – Cycle Days Challenge"

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Wellington, IL — July Challenge/Ride

Abandoned school building Wellington, Illinois Can you spot Santa waving in a window? There he is! Behind the school a rusted fence protects someone’s private pond, replete with ducks and a goose or two Following photos are from a previous expedition to Wellington and the school/pond: Back to the present: Riding back home along the … Continue reading "Wellington, IL — July Challenge/Ride"

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Challenge of the month – July – Yu Cheung Tong (豫章堂)

Something old, something abandon, something waiting to be demolished

  Date:   2018/07/08 (Sun) Place:  Yu Cheung Tong, Ting Kok Road, Taipo, Hong Kong Remark: Our sweet ladies and I were passing “Yu Cheung Tong” while on our way to Tai Mei Tuk from Sam Mun Tsai. The 82 years old hakka house has been abandoned for many years and is now waiting for … Continue reading "Challenge of the month – July – Yu Cheung Tong (豫章堂)"

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How to dispose of an elderly bicycle – Melbourne style

Cycling the Capital City Trail in and around Melbourne I came across this old, rusty bicycle thrown in the river.  The waterway may be part of the Yarra but I am not sure of the geography. The trail was passing through an interesting area running under the Westgate Bridge, two train tracks, other roads and … Continue reading "How to dispose of an elderly bicycle – Melbourne style"

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A Guided Tour To Some Of MY Town’s Most Delightful Eyesores

Hello, and welcome to “historic” Hastings.  My name is Greg and I’ll be your guide as we ride our bikes to some of the city’s most outstanding examples of abandoned and decrepit structures.  The tour will take approximately 90 minutes, so hopefully you have a comfortable saddle and appropriate clothing.  Rain is in the forecast.  … Continue reading "A Guided Tour To Some Of MY Town’s Most Delightful Eyesores"

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Challenge of the month – July – Two Old Men

  Date:   2018/07/01 (Sun) Place:  Brompton Station, Ngau Tam Mei, San Tin, Hong Kong Remark: My team-mate and I were having short rest at my old friend’s bike shop selling lovely Brompton folding bikes. Obviously, standing at the fore-front of the photo are two OLD men and I believe this should meet the criteria of … Continue reading "Challenge of the month – July – Two Old Men"

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