How to dispose of an elderly bicycle – Melbourne style

Cycling the Capital City Trail in and around Melbourne I came across this old, rusty bicycle thrown in the river.  The waterway may be part of the Yarra but I am not sure of the geography. The trail was passing through an interesting area running under the Westgate Bridge, two train tracks, other roads and … Continue reading "How to dispose of an elderly bicycle – Melbourne style"

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A Guided Tour To Some Of MY Town’s Most Delightful Eyesores

Hello, and welcome to “historic” Hastings.  My name is Greg and I’ll be your guide as we ride our bikes to some of the city’s most outstanding examples of abandoned and decrepit structures.  The tour will take approximately 90 minutes, so hopefully you have a comfortable saddle and appropriate clothing.  Rain is in the forecast.  … Continue reading "A Guided Tour To Some Of MY Town’s Most Delightful Eyesores"

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Challenge of the month – July – Two Old Men

  Date:   2018/07/01 (Sun) Place:  Brompton Station, Ngau Tam Mei, San Tin, Hong Kong Remark: My team-mate and I were having short rest at my old friend’s bike shop selling lovely Brompton folding bikes. Obviously, standing at the fore-front of the photo are two OLD men and I believe this should meet the criteria of … Continue reading "Challenge of the month – July – Two Old Men"

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River, sloughs, marshes, grapes, trees, boats, railroad, and bridges

I like exploring terra incognita whenever possible, but I also enjoy returning to some of my favorite haunts over and over again. So it is with riding through the wetlands and sloughs of the Carneros wine region between the towns of Sonoma and Napa. (Those are also the names of the counties in which each … Continue reading "River, sloughs, marshes, grapes, trees, boats, railroad, and bridges"

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Challenge of the month – Many many trees along Tolo Harbour

Two riders & three bikes

  Date:   2018/06/24 (Sun) Place:  Tolo Harbour, Taipo / Twin Bridge, Shatin, Hong Kong Remark: Minor accident with one of my buddies and we ended up with one rider handling two bikes. Photos taken on the return trip along after the accident. Nevertheless, we still enjoyed our ride. 👍👍             … Continue reading "Challenge of the month – Many many trees along Tolo Harbour"

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May and a half: the Ottoman bridge at Benje thermal springs

Trees are nice enough, but I seem to still be stuck back in May.  Here’s one really final entry for the May bridge challenge: the Ottoman  Bridge that provided access to the adjacent thermal springs in the Middle Ages.  For a refreshing change, I took the extra effort to include my bike in the photo, … Continue reading "May and a half: the Ottoman bridge at Benje thermal springs"

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RIDE #80: 9 JUNE 2018

This morning I rode through yet another township being developed outside Kuala Lumpur.  The Bandar Rimbayu development is so big that it has three show galleries. This is one of them, known as The Arc.  It will form the centrepiece of a residents’ clubhouse with the addition of dining and additional recreational facilities around it.   … Continue reading "RIDE #80: 9 JUNE 2018"

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ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE ON TREES: A Catalogue of View-Blockers

  In my ode to trees post last week, I sang the praises of those gigantic plants composed of wood, bark, branches, twigs, leaves, and bird nests.  It’s easy to appreciate the beauty of those features, but it’s not so easy to love raking those damn leaves up from your lawn, or gathering those stinking … Continue reading "ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE ON TREES: A Catalogue of View-Blockers"

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May Bridge Challenge: The final bridges of May

We encountered a few more bridges on our weekend riding. We also wondered – does a dam wall count as a bridge or do you have to take a photo over the out-take? Most importantly, we tried for extra credit with a bridge named after Bill’s surname since he is the instigator of the challenge. … Continue reading "May Bridge Challenge: The final bridges of May"

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The challenging bridge at Andros

It’s been challenging seeking out bridges in Greece worthy of the challenge.  We’ve been in the islands, and there just haven’t been many bridges around.  I’ve been quite stressed about this, as I’m sure you can imagine. We finally found a second bridge yesterday though, and it was definitely a challenge.  Challenging enough that we … Continue reading "The challenging bridge at Andros"

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May Bridge Challenge – Bridge 4

We looked to avoid all the Mothers Day traffic that would be heading to eateries, scenic destinations, etc by doing a 56 kilometre loop on country roads southeast of Wangaratta. We crossed two bridges – one with water, the other with none. We also traveled over many culverts, some with water underneath and some bigger … Continue reading "May Bridge Challenge – Bridge 4"

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‘You call that a bridge?’ – May Challenge – Bridges 1-3

The crew and I did an overnight ride on the weekend. We rode over about seven bridges. But were they worthy of the Challenge? Did a bridge need to span a watercourse that had a certain water volume to count? I pondered this for awhile. In the end, I decided to take pics only of … Continue reading "‘You call that a bridge?’ – May Challenge – Bridges 1-3"

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Brompton on a “Bridge cross the Mersey”, Tasmania

This 1970’s style concrete road bridge is not as romantic as “Ferry Cross The Mersey” by Gerry and the Pacemakers but it got me from West to East Devonport.  While crossing I didn’t sing “Ferry C T Mersey” much to everyone’s relief. Devonport is big on petroleum and bunker fuel imports.  It smells very rich. … Continue reading "Brompton on a “Bridge cross the Mersey”, Tasmania"

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The Famous Spiral Bridge: My O.G.M.B.C. Submission

My entry for the Old Grumbleface May Bridge Challenge is going to be a history lesson.  Not a very in-depth history lesson, but certainly an exciting and self-serving history lesson.  When I set out this morning I thought I would simply meet the minimum requirement of a picture of my bike strategically placed in front of … Continue reading "The Famous Spiral Bridge: My O.G.M.B.C. Submission"

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San Francisco Bay Bridges

In honor of the current Cycle365 Challenge of the Month: Around northern California, “the Bay” usually refers to the broadest demarcation of San Francisco Bay, including its assorted lobes and other features such as San Pablo Bay, Carquinez Strait, Suisun Bay, etc. That large body of water defines and divides the landscape of our “Bay … Continue reading "San Francisco Bay Bridges"

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