BROADENING MY COFFEENEURING HORIZONS: Part Five (of Seven)

NORTHFIELD, MINNESOTA:  Where I Wrote a Letter Home From College Dear Mom and Dad and Sis and Grandma and Crazy Uncle Charlie, Greetings from beautiful Northfield which, as you know, is 25 miles southwest of MY Town.  What you probably DIDN’T know is that I have recently become a student of sorts at St. Olaf … Continue reading "BROADENING MY COFFEENEURING HORIZONS: Part Five (of Seven)"

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Announcement: A space time problem (rescheduled)

An update.  The initial attempt at an upgrade was unsuccessful.  It has been rescheduled for Friday, 10/26, at 1 AM Pacific time, You folks are uploading too dang many photos (not really, of course – keep them coming)!  The website has almost blown its space limit, and we need to upgrade the service level with … Continue reading "Announcement: A space time problem (rescheduled)"

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BROADENING MY COFFEENEURING HORIZONS: Part Four (of Seven)

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA:  Alliteration On An Autumn Afternoon I foresee fanciful fun for my fourth foray to a far-off town.  I’ll be motoring to the major metropolis of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Then I’ll be back on The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong to bravely bike in the bold, brash, and brutal big town.  I think it could be … Continue reading "BROADENING MY COFFEENEURING HORIZONS: Part Four (of Seven)"

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Donut, tea, and reflectie

Biked at least two miles. Check. Purchased and consumed qualifying beverage. Check. (Also purchased and consumed glazed donut. Yum.) Documented with photograph of beverage and bicycle. Check. (Bicycle requirement added for Cycle365 per Kathleen.) I think that qualifies as another Coffeeneuring ride. And, while I was at it…. Photographed reflection of self and bike in … Continue reading "Donut, tea, and reflectie"

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BROADENING MY COFFEENEURING HORIZONS: Part Three (of Seven)

HISTORY AND BEAUTY INSPIRE ME RIGHT INTO THE GUILELESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS Today I decided to drive northward to “the birthplace of Minnesota.”  Apparently, Stillwater had the first settlement of white men in the territory now known as Minnesota.  Unfortunately, five other settlements beat Stillwater in the race to be officially incorporated as cities in … Continue reading "BROADENING MY COFFEENEURING HORIZONS: Part Three (of Seven)"

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A long way to go for coffee on a New Bike!

Its here! My new, made-to-measure ride from Cycles Cattin  in Grenoble. 650B wheels with 35 mm tires, Velo Orange randonneur bars, Shimano 2×11 drivetrain, SON lights and dynamo hub, Tubus front rack and custom rack for bar bag, steel tubing throughout, filet brazed frame, plate fork crown, steel fenders (mud guards), custom paint, Brooks B17 … Continue reading "A long way to go for coffee on a New Bike!"

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Coffeeneuring 2018 Ride 1: Queen of de Niles

Sunday, October 14, 2018  / 10 miles / Ever see Charlie Chaplin in “The Tramp”? It was filmed in the little town of Niles, California in 1915. Niles was Hollywood before there was Hollywood thanks to Essanay Film Manufacturing Company opening an operation where the weather was more favorable than Chicago. Starting in 1912 lots … Continue reading "Coffeeneuring 2018 Ride 1: Queen of de Niles"

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BROADENING MY COFFEENEURING HORIZONS: Part One (of Seven)

This is my fourth year of Coffeeneuring.  The previous three were great, but they were spent primarily within the safe geographical confines of MY Town while drinking nothing but straight-up black coffee.  BORING! Well, NOT NO MO’ as the kids say these days.  This season, I will be traveling to seven different towns and exploring them … Continue reading "BROADENING MY COFFEENEURING HORIZONS: Part One (of Seven)"

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Reflections on a fall day in Burgundy

Sir Issac Newton had much to say about reflections. That he chose to do so in colloquial English rather than the stilted Latin used in his university tells us that he was not particularly worried about an international audience nor was he concerned with issues of acquiring tenure, otherwise known as “publish or perish”. But … Continue reading "Reflections on a fall day in Burgundy"

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The people you meet… and the things you create

Seeing all of the interest in the upcoming Coffeeneuring season, and thinking about how positive and encouraging everyone is to one another, made me think of this oldie-but-goodie of a video on youtube. At the very end, when it talks about how life is about the people you meet and the things you create… I … Continue reading "The people you meet… and the things you create"

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Titus, part 1 of 3

The boundaries of Death Valley National Park encompass the geographic feature known as Death Valley, which in turn includes places like Badwater, Furnace Creek, Stovepipe Wells, the Mesquite Sand Dunes, and so on. Outside the low-lying bounds of Death Valley itself, the eponymous park also includes places such as Telescope Peak, Aguereberry Point, Darwin Falls, … Continue reading "Titus, part 1 of 3"

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Reflecting on the Environment

Hoping to have influence on the upcoming elections for the Bavarian Landtag on October 10, a large demonstration was held here in Munich. The title was “Mia hams satt”, Bavarian dialect for “We’re fed up” and was to call attention to environmental issues. Most of the slogans revolved around factory farming, bee mortality, air pollution … Continue reading "Reflecting on the Environment"

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I Love How Reflecties Reflect ME!

If ever there was a Cycle365 Challenge that seemed to be designed especially for ME, the October Reflectie topic would be the one.  Everybody knows how self-centered I am.  Everybody knows that MY favorite subject to talk about or write about is ME.  Everybody knows that I hold MYSELF in such high esteem that I make Narcissus himself look like the very paragon of … Continue reading "I Love How Reflecties Reflect ME!"

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