Closed: Tour de Lockdown

Yesterday Sonoma County ordered all parks to close due to an excess of congregating by self-isolated, locked down, sheltered in place, stay at home folks. When closing parks, that meant every state park, county park, regional park, city park, etc, plus every open space, schoolyard, playground, and multi-use path in the county. Wait. What? Paths? … Continue reading "Closed: Tour de Lockdown"

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Challenge of the month, April 2020: more of the same, please!

I hate to risk further swelling Greg’s already oversized ego, but I think his idea for a monthly challenge was brilliant and timely.  If you’re like me, you’re finding it therapeutic and comforting  to open up these posts and listen to such a variety of music.  Unless anyone thinks otherwise, I propose that we continue … Continue reading "Challenge of the month, April 2020: more of the same, please!"

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March Music Challenge and Cycle Life Challenge Purchase 1

The guys and I got in a good ride on Friday and Saturday. Our journal entry includes a music entry, and you’ll see some delectable baked goods that we purchased for the ride. The purchase actually occurred on the day before the challenge, but the consumption happened on Day 1 of the Cycle Life Challenge, … Continue reading "March Music Challenge and Cycle Life Challenge Purchase 1"

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Some mailboxes, monuments, memorials and more

The guys and I did an overnight ride on Friday and Saturday and were able to satisfy our triple m challenge. It wasn’t the most fun ride ever, but I am glad to have taken advantage of good weather. You will note in the feature photo that I did get the domesticated animal mailbox trifecta. … Continue reading "Some mailboxes, monuments, memorials and more"

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Triple challenge on Presidents Day

Today’s ride has three goals: honor many but not all of our presidents, and support the Holiday Challenge; copycat some of the themes of this month’s choose your own adventure challenge; and visit another set of trees in my Portland Heritage Tree Quest. I think I did quite well: one dead President, (Teddy Roosevelt, shown … Continue reading "Triple challenge on Presidents Day"

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KING OF THE COPYCATS: Mission Accomplished

In case you didn’t read the title of this post, I’ll repeat:  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!  But it wasn’t easy.  Over the course of the first week of the February challenge, I managed to keep track of and rip-off all of the ideas of the other participants at least one time.  Then a couple more challengers came … Continue reading "KING OF THE COPYCATS: Mission Accomplished"

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Mural Challenge No.2 and copy-catting

The above mural is another by Fintan Magee in Leederville, one of my favourites. Here’s an article about this mural I’m continuing with my mural theme and copying TJ’s ‘start and finish’ as well. Today was a coolish summer day so I left home, heading to my mums house in Quinn’s Rocks (70kms) via the … Continue reading "Mural Challenge No.2 and copy-catting"

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Some grungy street art and copycat-ing

G’day Cycle-lifers, So the February challenge is to post three posts, my work load has tripled (you know, some people have to still work, sad but true). My theme will be street murals as they’re all over the place here and I’ll also copy some one else’s theme as well. Today it’s Greg’s snowman, which … Continue reading "Some grungy street art and copycat-ing"

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A Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt

I forgot about Valentine’s Day this year, until Rocky wondered out loud last night if anyone would get her a cookie this year,  Typical – I never remember holidays or special days like anniversaries and birthdays.  I’m a terrible companion and friend, unless folks remind me to look their way. Prompted into action though, I … Continue reading "A Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt"

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Challenge of the Month: Stump After the Storm

Very high winds and stormy yesterday. Storm Ciara in England and called Sabine when it arrived in Germany, caused all flights to be cancelled, no trains were running, things were pretty quiet except for the wind. Actually, sitting indoors we didn’t notice much. I wasn’t going out on my bike, though. Today we still had … Continue reading "Challenge of the Month: Stump After the Storm"

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Challeng of the month: Desert rust

Definition of rust 1a: the reddish brittle coating formed on iron especially when chemically attacked by moist air and composed essentially of hydrated ferric oxide b: a comparable coating produced on a metal other than iron by corrosion c: something resembling rust : ACCRETION 2: corrosive or injurious influence or effect 3: any of numerous … Continue reading "Challeng of the month: Desert rust"

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KING OF THE COPYCATS, PART TWO: Monthly Challenge

  Far be it from me to hijack somebody else’s creative idea for the February Challenge.  That would be wrong, just as it was wrong to copy Rich and Old Grumbleface in my last post.  And it would be even MORE wrong for me to steal the ideas of EVERY SINGLE CYCLE365-er this month.  I … Continue reading "KING OF THE COPYCATS, PART TWO: Monthly Challenge"

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Challenge of the month, February 2020: Choose your own adventure!

This month’s challenge comes to you from Rachael, the website’s technical crew.  She suggested the idea after getting tired of me bouncing ideas off of her, and then suggested that it would be too bad if something bad happened to our little website if we didn’t use her idea.  So we’ll go with it. And, … Continue reading "Challenge of the month, February 2020: Choose your own adventure!"

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