A Two Day Cycling Getaway on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

In place of a “normal” fall vacation week, my wife and I did two short outdoor getaways. First we drove to Staunton VA, stayed at a B&B, did some car touring while it rained, and hiked Crabtree Falls when the rain finally ended. We came back home, did a few chores and then headed out … Continue reading "A Two Day Cycling Getaway on Maryland’s Eastern Shore"

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Pretty dead leaves (as in dead leaves that are pretty, not just pretty dead)

Yesterday was a cold and rainy day here. Just an all-day rain. I did sneak out for a two mile ride around the neighborhood just to keep my current streak alive, but it was just too wet to have my phone out for even a single picture. Today however, is a gorgeous fall day with … Continue reading "Pretty dead leaves (as in dead leaves that are pretty, not just pretty dead)"

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Storm Chaser Greg Battles The Wind

It was windy today. I don’t know exactly HOW windy, but my extensive experience in weather-related subjects tells me it was coming out of the west-north-west at approximately 95-miles per hour. (See Footnote) That incredible wind speed comes as quite a coincidence since, just yesterday, Old Grumbleface, The Navigator, and I were discussing the rare … Continue reading "Storm Chaser Greg Battles The Wind"

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Glass Fire Burn Zone

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. It seems like every locale where I pedal a bicycle in California eventually burns down. From Redding to Venado to Berryessa to Bizz Johnson and more, I’ve lost track of the number of places I’ve pedaled that have subsequently been consumed by fire. Of course, that probably has little to do with me. The … Continue reading "Glass Fire Burn Zone"

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It’s a wonderful place to live when not engulfed in flames

Last week, for the third time in four years, we received evacuation orders due to approaching wildfires. In 2017 and 2019 my ace support crew and I loaded her car with photo albums and other important items. She and our elderly dog took off for safer venues. I stayed behind, deployed hose lines, and rode … Continue reading "It’s a wonderful place to live when not engulfed in flames"

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Quad Covered Bridges Metric Century – with Bonus Wedding

For many years here in the Baltimore Washington area, one of my favorites rides has been the Thurmont MD Civil War Century put on by the Baltimore Bicycling Club in mid September. I generally do the 65 mile metric century, which takes you through 4 different covered bridges, through the Gettysburg Battlefield National Park and … Continue reading "Quad Covered Bridges Metric Century – with Bonus Wedding"

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HALLOWEEN IS COMING ;’-). HOLIDAY CHALLENGE

Hard to believe that I actually suggested the Holiday Challenge a full year ago! Well, Halloween is back, and the decorations are occurring. Here is the beginning in my neighborhood. I know I will have more to post as the month progresses. These next three are at the same house. There are so many things … Continue reading "HALLOWEEN IS COMING ;’-). HOLIDAY CHALLENGE"

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(SEPTEMBER’S) POTENTIALLY USEFUL GRAVITATIONAL EJECTI (OR ‘PUGE’?)

How’s that for a title! As a follow along to Rick’s earlier post, I thought it might be fun to keep an eye out for some PUGE this month. And here is what I was able to find, or ‘collect’ if you will. And for the grand finale of September’s PUGE: The only things I … Continue reading "(SEPTEMBER’S) POTENTIALLY USEFUL GRAVITATIONAL EJECTI (OR ‘PUGE’?)"

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A Few Of The Ways October Introduces Itself To Minnesota

There are many ways one can tell October has arrived in MY State besides looking at a calendar. The most obvious indicator is the weather, which was in the 40-degree range this morning. I had to wear a lined jacket for the first time since April, but I’m still stubbornly wearing shorts. Also since April, … Continue reading "A Few Of The Ways October Introduces Itself To Minnesota"

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