MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA:  Alliteration On An Autumn Afternoon

I foresee fanciful fun for my fourth foray to a far-off town.  I’ll be motoring to the major metropolis of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Then I’ll be back on The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong to bravely bike in the bold, brash, and brutal big town.  I think it could be kinda cool to Coffeeneur among the cute cottages and king-sized castles of the Kenwood neighborhood.

I might also make my Minneapolis meander a Mary Tyler Moore mission.  Since her self-titled 70’s TV series was set in that superb city, I’ll somehow seek some special “Mary” sites seen in her stylish sit-com.

Forget any further fanfare–I’m ready to rock ‘n roll, ready to rumble, ready to ride the roads.


Humongous house


Monstrous mansion


Delightful dwelling


Awesome abode


Resplendent residence



Bing Bong, Spoon Bridge, Blue Rooster, Basilica, Big City


Cycling skeleton


Biking Bozo

MOVING ON TO A MYRIAD OF MARY T MOORE SITES:  A Selection of Scenes Seen in the Opening Sequences of the Sit-Com’s Several Separate Seasons




Mary managed to make her home in this mansion.


She walked along Lake of the Isles with her long legs.


The entrance to the IDS Building was exhibited in the exhilerating opening credits.


Mary casually climbed this escalator in the Crystal Court Complex.


The demise of Dayton’s department store was devastating to downtown Minneapolis.


Fun fact: The Foshay Tower is found in Mary’s finely-filmed opening theme.


Magnificent Mary


Mary and ME

MEMORABLE MACCHIATO MOMENT: Cautiously Continuing With Coffeeneuring Craziness


If ever in the vicinity, visit the very vibrant Vicinity Coffee.


By far the best brew yet on my brazen, horizon-broadening blog.

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.

5 response to "BROADENING MY COFFEENEURING HORIZONS: Part Four (of Seven)"

  1. By: Lah Posted: October 25, 2018

    I’ve been to the park with the spoon, but didn’t think about the MTM connection. Will just have to go back some day. Interesting.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: October 26, 2018

    Very good post Greg. Such nostalgic memories about MTM! I, as no many others, loved that show. Spoon bridge is very cool too. Thanks for the memories….

  3. By: Seasidejanet Posted: October 27, 2018

    So…..thanks for the ear worm! I’ve been humming the theme song for two days now😏😏

    • By: gregblood Posted: October 27, 2018

      Sorry about that. Now I have the ear worm too. At least I was able to turn the world on with my smile and take a nothing day and make it all worthwhile. I’m going to make it after all.

  4. By: Suzanne Posted: October 27, 2018

    I guess I left the US before Mary Tyler Moore’s appearance. Glad you posted the videos. And I like those magnificant Minneapolis mansions — oh, no, now you got me alliterating.

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