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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