Windchill Cycling And Two Stories Involving Rocks And The Feeshko

First off, let’s get the windchill cycling part of my title out of the way.  I know I’ve bored you enough about MY town’s winter weather, so I’ll keep this short.  The morning started out at 7-degrees (F) below zero.   I waited for it to warm up a bit before going for my daily … Continue reading "Windchill Cycling And Two Stories Involving Rocks And The Feeshko"

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January Challenge #4

Found in Indiana — this is believed to be a Pre-Cambrian tillite from Canada A lithified glacial till containing various sized fragments The interesting thing is, it shows an outline of the Western Hemisphere North America is recognizable, South America not quite so much The granite clast in North America is approximately in the location … Continue reading "January Challenge #4"

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Finding Rocco’s Roots

Little-known fact: One of the earliest and most obscure episodes of “Finding Your Roots” with Henry Louis Gates on PBS featured Rocco. With the help of professional researchers, census records, and DNA analysis, Dr. Gates was able to determine that Rocco has many close relatives in Northern California. I managed to gather them all together … Continue reading "Finding Rocco’s Roots"

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NEW YEAR’S EVE: Party, Party, Party . . . Party All The Time

This is MY New Year’s Eve post.  (New Year’s Eve is a holiday, isn’t it?  If not, that’s okay, because I’ll be posting a New Year’s DAY story tomorrow.)  As always, this post will be all about ME, MY bike ride, MY pictures, and MY self-obsession.  The title of this thing was inspired by a … Continue reading "NEW YEAR’S EVE: Party, Party, Party . . . Party All The Time"

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Challenge of the month, January 2020: Rocks

Last month’s challenge subject, Reds, was possibly the most productive one yet, generating 35 submissions; while the November one, Kids, was probably the least popular, resulting in only ten.  I’m sure there’s a message in there somewhere, but I’m not quite sure what it is.  Maybe lifeless subjects are easier to work with than squirrelly, … Continue reading "Challenge of the month, January 2020: Rocks"

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December Challenge Finale

58F!  Let’s go! Someone spilled the beans — including some red kidney beans Those are rejects from Teasdale Foods which are taken by tractor and wagon to the landfill periodically Teasdale specializes in Mexican lentil products although these aren’t jumping beans  😉 Another view through the chain stays Tagging along behind the tractor and wagon … Continue reading "December Challenge Finale"

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HOLIDAY CHALLENGE: Oh, Christmas Trees! Oh, Christmas Trees!

Nothing embodies the spirit of the holiday season like a cute little evergreen that has been chopped down and given the title of “Christmas Tree.”  Oh sure, there are other Christmas symbols out there, such as candy canes, wreaths, wrapped presents, reindeer, Santa Claus, angels, frankincense, Jesus, etc. . . . but nothing shouts out … Continue reading "HOLIDAY CHALLENGE: Oh, Christmas Trees! Oh, Christmas Trees!"

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WHEN VERMILLION ISN’T RED

“Hmmmmmmm,” I said to myself this morning, “where should I ride today that I haven’t been to for a while and isn’t too far away?” “I haven’t been to the Vermillion River recently,” I answered. “HEY!” I shouted out excitedly, “VERMILLION!  Vermillion is RED, isn’t it?” “Yeah, I’m pretty sure I’m right about that, me.” … Continue reading "WHEN VERMILLION ISN’T RED"

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December Challenge: Red is the new Black

Featured image: Morning coffee, Smitten Merino Californian Red Zip Neck Top. Yo I’m back! Been absent from this site for a little stretch as I’d been overseeing a big project at work. A lot of time spent staring at a computer screen during the working day. So it’s RED for December! One of the bunches I … Continue reading "December Challenge: Red is the new Black"

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Holiday/Monthly challenge: a red and a rescue

It’s Spain’s Constitution Day, and it seems appropriate to celebrate their holiday while we’re over here. When in Spain, do as the Spaniards do. Actually, we didn’t see anything very holidayish here in Mojácar on our day ride to El Marchal, but we did have an awesome ride.  The featured photo is of a ladder snake … Continue reading "Holiday/Monthly challenge: a red and a rescue"

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Thanksgiving Challenge (modified)

Cornucopia borrowed from the Web It skipped my teflon coated sieve-like brain that we had had 40-50 mph winds — which may explain the absence of said turkey — either tucked away inside the house, or somewhere in Indiana! The squirrel seemed just fine but made no comment With Nancy’s permission, I submit a Black … Continue reading "Thanksgiving Challenge (modified)"

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Challenge of the Month, December 2019: Reds

Let’s try for a simpler, less controversial challenge this month, shall we?  This month’s theme is the color red, used in any way that seems appropriate to you: as an accent, as the dominant color, as a Santa Claus suit, as a planet, as a flower, as a flag, as a pannier.  The opportunities are … Continue reading "Challenge of the Month, December 2019: Reds"

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Monthly Challenge – finally finding a flag, kid or row of something

The last three months have been very busy. That’s not too good when you have a very finite level of energy. But we made it through – but that did mean not much riding or internet time, as all my energy was spent on work, study, attaining a new job and various medical stuff. However, … Continue reading "Monthly Challenge – finally finding a flag, kid or row of something"

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November’s Challenge:a kid in Córdoba

I’ve deleted this post, but am leaving its place here for the sake of the attached comments.  The reactions to this month’s challenge have been quite a surprise to me, and educational.  I’ve got mixed feelings about the subject but thank you all for sharing your thoughts.  I’ll come up with something hopefully less controversial … Continue reading "November’s Challenge:a kid in Córdoba"

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November/holiday challenges: All Souls Day

I was rueing the fact that the November kid’s challenge came too late for Halloween this year, but little did I know that Portugal doesn’t celebrate Halloween. They celebrate All Souls Day, the day after Halloween and the first of November.  Perfect for the November challenge, and perfect for doing double duty for the Holiday … Continue reading "November/holiday challenges: All Souls Day"

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BLAME NANCY G. FOR ISSUING A HOLIDAY CHALLENGE

I accepted Nancy’s Holliday Challenge and I warned her that it would involve ME telling stories about ME and MY Town.  I quickly started posting my Halloween entry before she had the chance to say “No, not YOU Greg.”  A very smart move on my part, I must say.  I suppose she or anybody else … Continue reading "BLAME NANCY G. FOR ISSUING A HOLIDAY CHALLENGE"

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Challenge of the month, November 2019: let’s hear it for the children!

This month’s challenge was inspired by Halloween, because it’s such a great time for children watching.  Unfortunately Halloween falls in October this year, but maybe you could trick the judges and treat us with an early entry. Whatever.  This month is dedicated to children – yours, trick or treaters, kids on bikes, waifs on the … Continue reading "Challenge of the month, November 2019: let’s hear it for the children!"

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