BEFORE AND AFTER: June 14

Lake Roosevelt isn’t a real lake. It’s a section of the Columbia River that was made wider by the backup of water behind the Grand Coulee Dam. It has great scenery and it’s a great place to ride a bike. It also had nice signs for The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong to lean up against.

August 3, 2019: Near Fort Spokane, Washington

June 14, 2020: Near Hastings, Minnesota

There are also some nice places to ride along the upper Mississippi River. There are some nice signs for my bike to lean on too. But there are too many weeds. I call weeds “Bike-Blockers.”

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.

2 response to "BEFORE AND AFTER: June 14"

  1. By: The Navigator Posted: June 14, 2020

    At least you have a non-weed season in winter 🙂 Greenery means warmth but a lot other downsides, too! Nice comparison shot, I bet Mr Bing Bong is as sad as you to have to postpone a big, loaded ride.

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: June 14, 2020

    Now it’s weed bashing, eh? Looks like there are some pretty blossoms in that patch. I bet a month ago there were even dandelions.

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