CLC in Reverse . . . . Ride 6? + CLC Real Deal Ride 6

Reverse in the sense that all the metal objects will be donated to JR’s re-cyling, to be, well, recycled The assemblage represents a long period of time removing the debris from various roads Not all the swag was as pictured, some good stuff too, lineman’s pliers, restaurant grade pizza cutter, a Budweiser koozie, and various … Continue reading "CLC in Reverse . . . . Ride 6? + CLC Real Deal Ride 6"

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Cycle Life Challenge Ride 5: A Referendum and a Flea Market

It was a beautiful Saturday morning and since we were attending a big family celebration in the afternoon, I just did a ride around the ‘hood. My first goal was to sign a referendum on Munich’s bicycle infrastructure. We want more and bigger and better bicycle paths!!! Not just for fun stuff on the week-ends, … Continue reading "Cycle Life Challenge Ride 5: A Referendum and a Flea Market"

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CLC 2019 Ride 1: Tomales, Chileno Valley, and Petaluuuuma

Thursday, March 14, 2019 The wife and I traveled to that tourist hotspot in Sonoma County known as Petaluma when we had a few days off. Why there? I have lots of rellies that live in Sonoma County, including lots of them in Petaluma, and we hadn’t seen them in a long time. Plus my … Continue reading "CLC 2019 Ride 1: Tomales, Chileno Valley, and Petaluuuuma"

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CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #7: The Loser Slumps Into Eternal Glory

I was feeling pretty proud of myself when I woke up this morning and started preparing for my seventh and final CLC ride.  After all, it was to be my ride to VICTORY–the ride that would bring me eternal glory before any of the other Cycle 365 challengers–especially my ultra-competitive friend from Portland.  Yup, I … Continue reading "CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #7: The Loser Slumps Into Eternal Glory"

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CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #6: Pothole Potpourri

I see Scott has ramped up the race-to-the-finish with some more verbal taunting.  That’s fine with me though, because if there is anything at all that my human alter-ego ever taught me, it would be how to respond to a challenge with even MORE smack-talking rhetoric.  Just to be clear, I intend to win this … Continue reading "CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #6: Pothole Potpourri"

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CLC 2019, #5: Slipping off the back of the pack

With the tread of G-2’s rear wheel fading into the distance, I’m starting to lose hope of breaking the tape on this spring’s challenge.  Still, I’m in it to win it so I’ll plug away, keeping my chance alive.  Maybe Doris will flatten or get waylaid by the midwest’s floodwaters and I can zip past … Continue reading "CLC 2019, #5: Slipping off the back of the pack"

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CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #5: At Play in the Spring Thaw

Hello again one and all.  Warmer temperatures have arrived and that ain’t necessarily a GOOD thing.  Sure it feels better than frostbitten cheeks, but according to Channel 9’s morning weather personality, Keith Marler, our snow levels have gone down 17-inches in the last five days.  He says flooding is imminent. I certainly don’t want to … Continue reading "CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #5: At Play in the Spring Thaw"

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CLC 2019, #4: Saint Johns and Cathedral Park

I really HATE IT when I’m in a race and don’t realize it until my competitor zips past with a well-timed taunt.  Typically this happens with Rachael, who likes to sneak up from behind and then whiz by gleefully proclaiming “Race, I win!” So I’m understandably none too pleased when I read the comments on my … Continue reading "CLC 2019, #4: Saint Johns and Cathedral Park"

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CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #3: Gregblood v. G-2

Well, against all disbelief, Gregblood actually followed up on his threat; he filed a lawsuit against me.  Some guy brought me an envelope a couple of days ago and said, “You’ve been served!”  I had a very clever response to that.  “HUH?” The following document is what I was “served.”     In my opinion, … Continue reading "CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #3: Gregblood v. G-2"

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CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #2: The Snow Storm Didn’t Come, Yet Doris and I Rode Our Bikes Anyway

  We waited and waited and waited until we could wait no longer.  It was mid-afternoon and there was still no snow, but we absolutely HAD to get out into the first above-freezing temperature we’ve had since well over a month ago.  And even though we didn’t get to ride among snowflakes as big as … Continue reading "CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #2: The Snow Storm Didn’t Come, Yet Doris and I Rode Our Bikes Anyway"

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2019 Cycle Life Challenge: Introduction and Ride 1

Our theme for the 2019 Cycle Life Challenge is TREATS – those small indulgences that make life just that little bit more pleasurable. Our choice theme came about in a few ways: I have been on a very strict anti-inflammatory diet since late last August. I have had no red meat, dairy, wheat, alcohol, junk … Continue reading "2019 Cycle Life Challenge: Introduction and Ride 1"

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CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #1: Bicycles, Icicles, and Gourmet Eats

VIDEO INTRODUCTION       A couple of weeks ago I tried to set up my own account on Cycle365, but something either went wrong with the registration system or else I was a victim of cardboard-cartoon-character-alter-ego discrimination.  I guess it doesn’t really matter what the reason was for my rejection because I was able to hack … Continue reading "CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #1: Bicycles, Icicles, and Gourmet Eats"

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Ride # 1: 02 January 2019

The first ride on 2019 was from where Brian lives to Putrajaya and back. Putrajaya is the federal administrative centre of Malaysia.  The seat of government was shifted in 1999 from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya.  Kuala Lumpur had by then become overcrowded and congested because of rapid urban development.  Things haven’t improved since. Architects and city planners started with … Continue reading "Ride # 1: 02 January 2019"

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RIDE # 173: 24 DECEMBER 2018

The Rapha Festive 500 challenge kicked off today.  Ride 500 kilometres between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. I had a pre-dawn start under a bright gibbous moon.  I rode a meandering route south-west to the coast, following the Langat River where possible. The Langat River this close to the sea is tidal.  The morning … Continue reading "RIDE # 173: 24 DECEMBER 2018"

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2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 7th RIDE – FoTan to the old Hong Kong Frontier at Lo Wu, Hong Kong

Old Hong Kong Frontier at Lo Wu

This is my 7th ride for the 2018 Cycle Life Challenge which took place on last Sunday, 22 April 2018. This time I will take you to one of the historical spots of Hong Kong – the old Hong Kong Frontier at Lo Wu. With the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from the United … Continue reading "2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 7th RIDE – FoTan to the old Hong Kong Frontier at Lo Wu, Hong Kong"

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CLC 2018 – Going Around in a Circle 17

Hi there, folks and fellow cyclists! I’m having a hard time catching up. So many lovely comments that I haven’t answered, so many rides that I haven’t commented. For the time being, thank you all so much. Here is the sixth segment – Circling in the sun … from Ottenhofen to Garching Wednesday April 18, … Continue reading "CLC 2018 – Going Around in a Circle 17"

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CLC 2018 – Going Around in a Circle 15

So many interesting rides to read about from you Cyclelife challengers – I can hardly keep up with all your great posts. It looks like I might be able to complete my circle theme, although I have certainly posted enough rides, unashamedly using the challenge as an excuse to post pictures and write about (almost) … Continue reading "CLC 2018 – Going Around in a Circle 15"

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2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 6th RIDE – Journey to Revitalisation

Pier 2 Art Center, Kaohsiung

This is my 6th ride for the 2018 Cycle Life Challenge which took place on 2 April 2018. Today we will take a look at one of the most successfult revitalisation projects in Kaohsiung, the Pier 2 Art Centre located in YanChang District. In the afternoon, we will also have a relaxing ride along the … Continue reading "2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 6th RIDE – Journey to Revitalisation"

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CLC Ride #6 – LA LA Land – Off To The Movies

Have you watched season one of “Big Little Lies”? You may recall that it was filmed here in Monterey and that Jack was cut from several scenes. Well, season two is being fillmed now so we thought we would see what all the excitement is about around town. In the original book the story took … Continue reading "CLC Ride #6 – LA LA Land – Off To The Movies"

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