Challenge of the month: June, 2019

I’ve been hearing murmurings that it would be great to get an early declaration of this month’s Challenge, so people can start thinking and plan ahead a bit.  Well, here it is.  Just remember though, that this is the challenge for JUNE, not May.  Early submissions are subject to the usual penalties, which may include … Continue reading "Challenge of the month: June, 2019"

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A FEW PICTURES OF BRICKS INTERSPERSED WITH SOME WORDS OF WISDOM REGARDING HUMAN ETIQUETTE TOWARD OUR BRICK FRIENDS

  “People gather in cliques.  WALLS are the cliques for bricks.” “The lifespan of a human is relatively quick.  That’s not necessarily so for a brick.  (Tick tock tick tock tick tock tick. Time’s running out for YOU, not for a brick”)     “Always show respect for female bricks.  They’re “brickettes” not brick chicks.” … Continue reading "A FEW PICTURES OF BRICKS INTERSPERSED WITH SOME WORDS OF WISDOM REGARDING HUMAN ETIQUETTE TOWARD OUR BRICK FRIENDS"

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May Challenge . . . . A Stack of Bricks (photos added)

Ruins of the Stokely-Van Camp Tomato Canning facility Sweet corn was the major claim to fame back in the day, lots of other products were canned here as well, such as Asparagus, Lentils, Pumpkins, and Tomatoes  Coal fired boilers supplied the energy used in processing A fairly impressive brick smokestack emitted the smoke high above … Continue reading "May Challenge . . . . A Stack of Bricks (photos added)"

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In Pollino NationalPark: Bricks without bikes

This is not, I repeat not, a monthly challenge ride.  If it were, I’d have to disqualify myself because there’s no photo with both bricks and bikes to show you.  There is a very nice brick tier along the base of the featured arched bridge crossing the Lao River in Calabria, but we didn’t stage … Continue reading "In Pollino NationalPark: Bricks without bikes"

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One Brick at a Time

Janet is right. Northern California suffers from a relative dearth of brick buildings. Why? Earthquakes. Brick buildings tend not to stand up to earthquakes too well. In the big 1906 quake, Santa Rosa suffered proportionally more damage than San Francisco. Practically every brick edifice in town collapsed. Nowadays, most of the brick walls around here … Continue reading "One Brick at a Time"

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