Challenge of the month: August, 2019

Oh, good grief!  Where did July go, anyway?  I’ve lost track, and almost missed getting this month’s challenge out in time.  I’m sure you’ve all been getting anxious, wondering whether you would have a reason to wheel the bike out of the shed next month. ‘Where’s our challenge?’, I imagine many of you have been … Continue reading "Challenge of the month: August, 2019"

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News: Bicyclist rescues man near death

As widely reported via national and international news outlets, Tomas Quinones while bikepacking in the remote backcountry of eastern Oregon by sheer chance encountered a 72-year-old man — severely dehydrated and near death — who had collapsed after walking for four days from his stranded Jeep. Tomas tells the story in his bike blog: http://adventuring.bike/2019/bikepacking-the-obc-day-6/ … Continue reading "News: Bicyclist rescues man near death"

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July Challenge — Brown + Misc

Fence, Tool Shed, and Western Flyer Neighbors garage door Mulch for new playground McFerren Park   Gazebo McFerren Park Now for the Misc part:  At Foster’s One Stop: Beer, Ice, Bread, Milk, Mini-Mart, and All Night Video Tape Rental (Just kidding, none of those are available there) (Some VHS tapes might be)   Flower potty … Continue reading "July Challenge — Brown + Misc"

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A SERIOUS, TWO-DAY CASE OF MONOCHROMITIS

Oh yeah, Monochromitis is a very real medical condition.  The Harvard Journal of Diseases & Stuff defines it this way: “A psychological disorder in which a person – usually a bicycle rider – compulsively searches for items of similar color for the sole purpose of taking a photograph.  His or her obsession is so powerful … Continue reading "A SERIOUS, TWO-DAY CASE OF MONOCHROMITIS"

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July Challenge – Some monochrome without a chromoly frame

The weather was warm – unseasonably so. It would have been a great weekend for a two-day ride. I would love to say I did an ovenight ride in mid-winter! So I tried to think of a way I could still manage that given I am quite unwell at the moment. But there was just … Continue reading "July Challenge – Some monochrome without a chromoly frame"

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The July challenge: hogging the bandwidth

So Rodriguez and I didn’t use up all of the visible spectrum yesterday, but we certainly grabbed our share.  We got a bit carried away when Suzanne pettifogged over my posting of someone else’s bicycle in my first submission.  She’s right, annoyingly enough – I did state that you needed to pose with YOUR bike … Continue reading "The July challenge: hogging the bandwidth"

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Tioga Pass, part 1

Tioga Road across the Sierra through Yosemite National Park is one of the most spectacular high mountain routes (up to nearly 10,000 feet) in the US. But all the usual reasons—narrow lanes, lack of shoulders, curves, climbs, heavy traffic, lumbering RVs, inattentive drivers—make it a dicey proposition under normal circumstances. Consequently, bicyclists love the opportunity … Continue reading "Tioga Pass, part 1"

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