A CHALLENGE TO CHALLENGE EVEN THE MOST UN-CHALLENGEABLE

Well, the bifurcated March Challenge went pretty well, didn’t it? I think it helped to sustain interest for the entire month. And if you thought my use of the word “bifurcated” (which is about the only term I remember from a college pre-law class) was pretty smart, wait until you see my TRIfurcation idea. Being … Continue reading "A CHALLENGE TO CHALLENGE EVEN THE MOST UN-CHALLENGEABLE"

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More Deep Thoughts on Social Media, A Few Fences, and a Super-Funny Joke that I Made Up While On Today’s Bike Ride

Yesterday’s post about my desire to reduce my on-line presence might have had the appearance of a whiney cry for attention. I didn’t mean it that way at all, though I did appreciate your comments. Emily’s comment, in particular, got me to thinking further about social media and how it effects people–like me. She said … Continue reading "More Deep Thoughts on Social Media, A Few Fences, and a Super-Funny Joke that I Made Up While On Today’s Bike Ride"

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FENCES: Safety Measure? Or Obstacle to Daring Adventure?

A Video Message From Your Chief Safety Officer It’s true–fences can prevent people from absentmindedly wandering off a cliff or accidentally riding their bikes over a waterfall. Sometimes fences can protect us from our own stupidity. One time I wanted to enter a demolition zone to get a closer look at the wrecking ball, but … Continue reading "FENCES: Safety Measure? Or Obstacle to Daring Adventure?"

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A Good Day of Riding, but a Bad Attempt at Documenting the Equinox

On March 19–the day before the spring equinox–I made a plan to get on the road early the next morning for a sunrise picture. Unfortunately, when the next morning arrived, I didn’t remember my plan until the sun had been up for about 15 minutes. I rushed out my back door to get a picture … Continue reading "A Good Day of Riding, but a Bad Attempt at Documenting the Equinox"

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Inspired by a challenge

About four years ago I endeavored to photograph Munich’s hochbunkers, above-ground bunkers, remaining from WW2. Our Outbuildings Challenge reminded me of the project, although I’m not sure I could call these sturdy structures outbuildings. Since Greg showed interest in these vestiges from the war, I returned to the unfinished project to see what I could … Continue reading "Inspired by a challenge"

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The Last of the Outbuildings

According to my official challenge calendar, today is the last day of the Shed/Barn/Treehouse/Doghouse/Garage/Outbuilding Challenge. Tomorrow–just to keep you informed–is the St. Patrick’s Day/Pot ‘O Gold/Clover/Leprechaun/Everything Green Challenge. Following that, we’ve got the Fences/Barriers/Gates Challenge through the rest of the month. Whew! Just before the deadline, here are my last few outbuildings. I know some … Continue reading "The Last of the Outbuildings"

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If Not for Cycle365, I Might Never Have Paid Attention to Pi Day.

It’s true! I remember learning about Pi in high school, but I never thought about it again in the next 45 years. I did not know there was a whole day dedicated to that geometric concept until Suzanne mentioned it couple weeks ago. I didn’t even realize the significance of Pi Day’s date until I … Continue reading "If Not for Cycle365, I Might Never Have Paid Attention to Pi Day."

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Outbuildings That Didn’t Make the Cut

While riding around this month–always keeping an eye out for outbuildings–I’ve come to find they are even more common in MY Town than chimneys. My goodness, it seems everybody has one except me. Some of them are pretty cool, and those are the ones I’ve been posting. Most of them are not picture-worthy at all. … Continue reading "Outbuildings That Didn’t Make the Cut"

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OUTBUILDINGS WITH A VERY IMPORTANT FUNCTION

Have you ever wondered how tap water gets from the city water tower to the faucet in your housing development? But it IS an interesting process. Gravity is part of it, but another part are those little outbuildings scattered around town that contain big pipes and valves and other equipment. Today’s post is all about … Continue reading "OUTBUILDINGS WITH A VERY IMPORTANT FUNCTION"

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Blame it on the dog

Another day, another outbuilding – this one near Irish Bend down south of Corvallis, where we’re hiding out for a few days.  Frustratingly though there’s still no bike in the picture so I’m still technically scoreless in this month’s challenge.  There were extenuating circumstances though: I was intimidated by a snarling German Shepard that seemed … Continue reading "Blame it on the dog"

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Cycle Days Challenge: The February 2022 Edition

February has come to a close, the last winter month, at least according to the meteorological calendar. The calendrical beginning of spring is March 21 this year. Let’s hope it feels like spring by then. However, this hasn’t been a cold winter compared to other years. I learned that the GTS reached 200 in north … Continue reading "Cycle Days Challenge: The February 2022 Edition"

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The Czar Struggled to Meet His Own Challenge– Until He Found the Right Neighborhood

That was a pretty funny video, wasn’t it? The reason I started my post with it wasn’t because of the obvious hilarity though. The real reason is because I wanted to showcase the gray shed. That weathered little outbuilding is what gave me the idea for this challenge a couple of weeks ago. All of … Continue reading "The Czar Struggled to Meet His Own Challenge– Until He Found the Right Neighborhood"

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FIRST TRY AT ODD BUILDINGS: CHALLENGE PART 1

Well yes, meteorological spring has sprung — along with atmospheric rivers for us! Lots of rain, flooding and landslides in many areas around here. After an all day non stop rain, we had a rather nice day yesterday. To be followed by more rain today 🤨. I took advantage of yesterday’s weather for the start … Continue reading "FIRST TRY AT ODD BUILDINGS: CHALLENGE PART 1"

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