Cycle Days #8 to #17 of 75 – A Trip to France

6th September – 16th September The plan was to cycle on Thursday afternoon to Milton Keynes and stay overnight in the accommodation I had pre-booked. The following morning I would board the transportation that would hopefully whisk to Orange, France. From Orange I would cycle to Montbrun – les – Bains, spending a week cycling … Continue reading "Cycle Days #8 to #17 of 75 – A Trip to France"

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Cycle Day #5 of 75 – Another Short One

Needed to visit the Lottie (allotment) again today to check for any damage after yesterdays heavy rain and strong winds that came in during the afternoon. Once again I would take a ‘scenic’ route, so first off it was out to Drayton. East door Drayton parish church. Entrance gate to church/ churchyard, the brass plaque … Continue reading "Cycle Day #5 of 75 – Another Short One"

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Cycle Day #4 of 75 – Before the Rain – Or so I hoped

Heavy rain was forecast from around 11:00 onwards, with a couple of errands to do I set off just after 9:30. Sadly it started to rain as I left. These cygnets were heading upstream, towards town, I was headed the other way. This is Peep O’Day Lane an off road route out of town. Heading … Continue reading "Cycle Day #4 of 75 – Before the Rain – Or so I hoped"

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The Big Ten Bunker Tour – 100 Bicycle Days Challenge

Another ride in quest of Munich’s hochbunkers, above-ground air raid shelters remaining from WWII. I have (again) changed the organization of my website. My rides will now be on the blog and not under the header titled Challenges. The site had become kind of a hodgpodge with overlapping categories. So back to the good old … Continue reading "The Big Ten Bunker Tour – 100 Bicycle Days Challenge"

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Ride 80 – Through Munich and to Two More Hochbunkers

In Catholic Bavaria, August 15, the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, is a public holiday. It was a beautiful day with temperatures in the low 20’s C, and it being a holiday, meaning little traffic, it was perfect for our ride through the city to seak some more hochbunkers I had on my list. Before … Continue reading "Ride 80 – Through Munich and to Two More Hochbunkers"

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Thinking of Vincent – Cycle Days Challenge

This July was one of the five hottest since temperatures have been recorded here. It’s still hot, the thermometer showing 32°C, and going strong into August. For us anything around 30°C is very hot. So I have stayed home the last few days instead of pedaling. Am I being sensible or just lazy? So far … Continue reading "Thinking of Vincent – Cycle Days Challenge"

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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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Cycle Days with Victoria – In a Rose Garden

Munich Westpark June 6, 2018 What a treat the Rosengarten in Munich’s Westpark is this year. It seems everything is in full bloom at the same time. The perfumes of the different varieties of roses compete with each other, and if you walk a few meters away towards the linden trees, you are overwhelmed by … Continue reading "Cycle Days with Victoria – In a Rose Garden"

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Cycle Days Challenge: May (entries 13 – 17)

So I like this challenge, but I’m getting behind.  To speed things up a bit I’m going to batch my entries.  This post is for days 13-17, and came from five consecutive days: May 11-15. The featured image is on the harbor in Agios Nikolaos, Crete.  The remaining four: Continue here to see the complete … Continue reading "Cycle Days Challenge: May (entries 13 – 17)"

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Cycling Into The Future

For the past eleven months the Main Street, Broadway, of Seaside has been closed. There has been much construction. New drainage systems, sidewalks extended with added seating, trees planted and bicycle parking added. Broadway was completely closedown for several months. This caused some of the existing businesses to shutdown……the word on the street was that … Continue reading "Cycling Into The Future"

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The Cycle Days Challenge: April (photos 1-4)

Well, somebody needs to be first!  Thanks, Suzanne, for posting the Cycle Days Challenge.  My challenge to myself is to bike on 150 days between now and the end of year – should be attainable, given our plans for the rest of the year.  I’ll post them here through monthly posts, beginning with the tiny … Continue reading "The Cycle Days Challenge: April (photos 1-4)"

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