First of all, I probably should begin by answering the question that is probably on all of your minds.  YES, I did create that work of art at the top of the page–all by myself.

I have to do this Holiday Challenge ride a day early because The Feeshko and I will be in Iowa on the actual Thanksgiving Day, and I will not have my bike with me.  We will be visiting my dad and my two brothers & their families.  I am thankful that we’ll all be together for the holiday.

I try to be thankful every day of the year because I have many things to be thankful for:  My family, my home, my eyes, my dog, my internal organs, my bikes, my legs, no criminal record, oxygen, water, gravity, words, juicy hamburgers, friends, corn, music, deserts, animals, the sun–just to name a few.

While riding my bike today, I was thankful for a few other things:


Like boots, snow pants, wool caps, gloves, knobby tires, and MY Town’s four distinctive seasons for bike riding.





Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

7 response to "A DAY TO BE THANKFUL"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: November 27, 2019

    Maybe Rich can chime in, but as I recall “four distinctive seasons for bike riding” when I lived in central Illinois, they were called too hot, too cold, too wet, and too windy. 😉

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 30, 2019

      Pre-xactly correct!

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: November 27, 2019

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!
    I am also thankful for this great group of people here, and thank you, Greg, for your wonderfully entertaining contributions!

  3. By: NancyG Posted: November 27, 2019

    Good one Greg. Thanks for participating in the challenge and staying your usual self by being creative. Thankful for you —- and all here.

  4. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: November 27, 2019

    Thanksgiving sounds nice. Alas our original settlers weren’t thankful at all as they were criminals sent here against their will. Keep up the snow photos, it’s hot outside.

  5. By: The Navigator Posted: November 28, 2019

    Four seasons… sometimes in one day. I’m thankful for your contributions and your humour… and that one time you took photos of the stars at First Ave. Have a wonderful time with your family.

  6. By: gregblood Posted: December 2, 2019

    Thanks to everyone for the comments. I’m late responding because I was mostly disconnected from the internet for a few days. I had a great Thanksgiving weekend in Iowa with family and made it back safely through another snow/ice storm. I can’t wait to get out on my bike this morning. After I shovel my driveway, of course.

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