August challenge: the trees of Irvington

We’re staying this week in Irvington, one of Portland’s inner east side neighborhoods.  It feels a bit like living in an Arboretum, with a great diversity of mature trees – there must be fifty different species here, often grouped in short rows along parking strips, each block featuring a different tree than the one before. … Continue reading "August challenge: the trees of Irvington"

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August challenge: the Kalaloch Tree of Life

The Sitka Spruce is a pretty amazing tree.  Previously we had a look at the largest known Sitka Spruce in the world, soaring nearly two hundred feet into the sky.  Today’s featured image is a much smaller example, but nearly as remarkable.  The Kalaloch Tree of Life ekes out its precarious existence on the wild … Continue reading "August challenge: the Kalaloch Tree of Life"

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Sequoia sempervirens

Also known as the California redwood. Several grow in our yard. The Ogre snuggled up to one them this morning. From Wikipedia: Sequoia sempervirens is the sole living species of the genus Sequoia in the cypress family Cupressaceae (formerly treated in Taxodiaceae). Common names include coast redwood, coastal redwood and California redwood. It is an … Continue reading "Sequoia sempervirens"

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Challenge of the month: August, 2019

Oh, good grief!  Where did July go, anyway?  I’ve lost track, and almost missed getting this month’s challenge out in time.  I’m sure you’ve all been getting anxious, wondering whether you would have a reason to wheel the bike out of the shed next month. ‘Where’s our challenge?’, I imagine many of you have been … Continue reading "Challenge of the month: August, 2019"

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July Challenge — Brown + Misc

Fence, Tool Shed, and Western Flyer Neighbors garage door Mulch for new playground McFerren Park   Gazebo McFerren Park Now for the Misc part:  At Foster’s One Stop: Beer, Ice, Bread, Milk, Mini-Mart, and All Night Video Tape Rental (Just kidding, none of those are available there) (Some VHS tapes might be)   Flower potty … Continue reading "July Challenge — Brown + Misc"

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July Challenge – Some monochrome without a chromoly frame

The weather was warm – unseasonably so. It would have been a great weekend for a two-day ride. I would love to say I did an ovenight ride in mid-winter! So I tried to think of a way I could still manage that given I am quite unwell at the moment. But there was just … Continue reading "July Challenge – Some monochrome without a chromoly frame"

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The July challenge: hogging the bandwidth

So Rodriguez and I didn’t use up all of the visible spectrum yesterday, but we certainly grabbed our share.  We got a bit carried away when Suzanne pettifogged over my posting of someone else’s bicycle in my first submission.  She’s right, annoyingly enough – I did state that you needed to pose with YOUR bike … Continue reading "The July challenge: hogging the bandwidth"

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June Challenge – Old and new… or maybe, before and after

Thank you to everyone for your kind comments about the new mountain bike. I really appreciate your support and encouragement, and I am sorry that I have not replied to your comments nor kept up and commented on your posts of late. My health has been rapidly deteriorating and I have all the energy of … Continue reading "June Challenge – Old and new… or maybe, before and after"

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Glacial Erratics … and some new and old things

Tuesday June 25, 2019 … It felt like anything but glacial on the day we joined the local chapter of the ADFC or German Biycle Club for their weekly Tuesday afternoon ride. The blazing sun brought the temperatures up to a sweltering 32°C/90°F. Nevertheless, nine brave cyclists showed up for the outing. The program was … Continue reading "Glacial Erratics … and some new and old things"

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Challenge of the month: July 2019

Well, it seemed to work fine last month posting the challenge a few days early so people can put their thinking caps on.  I didn’t see any early entries, so people apparently weren’t confused.  Congratulations, and don’t forget we’ve still got a few days left to squeeze in that perfect old/new photo. What may not … Continue reading "Challenge of the month: July 2019"

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Old And New For Those Who Enjoy A Little Recreational Grass Now And Then

I was riding my bike around today with no Cycle365 intentions whatsoever.  It was just a regular ride–like I do almost every day.  ALMOST every day.  For those of you keeping a tally of the number of days I’ve not ridden since making my “ride-every-single-day-in-2019” New Year’s resolution, you’re going to have to start a … Continue reading "Old And New For Those Who Enjoy A Little Recreational Grass Now And Then"

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