Holiday Challenge: International Women’s Day

There are many women I admire, in particular for their courage, creativity, strength, audacity, determination, tenacity. March 8 is International Women’s Day. To celebrate this day on Bicycle365, I have singled out just a few outstanding women whose achievements are in the field of sports. I loved Cycling to the South Pole: A World First … Continue reading "Holiday Challenge: International Women’s Day"

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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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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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HOLIDAY CHALLENGE: Valentine’s Day Edition

Valentine’s morning just happened to be the coldest morning of the year so far (14-degrees below zero.)  That’s pretty brisk, even by my standards.  By 10:00, however, it had warmed up about 11-degrees so I bundled up and began my Holiday Challenge ride.  (Wouldn’t want to miss one, you know.) It was a very short … Continue reading "HOLIDAY CHALLENGE: Valentine’s Day Edition"

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KING OF THE COPYCATS, PART ONE: Holiday Challenge

Far be it from me to hijack somebody else’s pictures for my own fame and glory.  That would be wrong.  That would also be a copyright violation . . . UNLESS I provide academic-like accreditation to the original photographers.   That’s what I’m doing here: Featured photo at the top of the page:  Copyright Rich-Illinois … Continue reading "KING OF THE COPYCATS, PART ONE: Holiday Challenge"

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ANOTHER HOLIDAY COMES AROUND: My Martin Luther King Day Bike Ride

A couple of days ago, while I was shoveling my driveway, I was thinking ahead to the next holiday.  I sure didn’t want to miss one.  Yes, that’s how seriously I take these challenges. “Martin Luther King Day should be coming up soon,” I remembered. “Yeah, but what kind of Martin Luther King story could … Continue reading "ANOTHER HOLIDAY COMES AROUND: My Martin Luther King Day Bike Ride"

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NEW YEAR’S EVE: Party, Party, Party . . . Party All The Time

This is MY New Year’s Eve post.  (New Year’s Eve is a holiday, isn’t it?  If not, that’s okay, because I’ll be posting a New Year’s DAY story tomorrow.)  As always, this post will be all about ME, MY bike ride, MY pictures, and MY self-obsession.  The title of this thing was inspired by a … Continue reading "NEW YEAR’S EVE: Party, Party, Party . . . Party All The Time"

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HOLIDAY CHALLENGE: Oh, Christmas Trees! Oh, Christmas Trees!

Nothing embodies the spirit of the holiday season like a cute little evergreen that has been chopped down and given the title of “Christmas Tree.”  Oh sure, there are other Christmas symbols out there, such as candy canes, wreaths, wrapped presents, reindeer, Santa Claus, angels, frankincense, Jesus, etc. . . . but nothing shouts out … Continue reading "HOLIDAY CHALLENGE: Oh, Christmas Trees! Oh, Christmas Trees!"

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Holiday/Monthly challenge: a red and a rescue

It’s Spain’s Constitution Day, and it seems appropriate to celebrate their holiday while we’re over here. When in Spain, do as the Spaniards do. Actually, we didn’t see anything very holidayish here in Mojácar on our day ride to El Marchal, but we did have an awesome ride.  The featured photo is of a ladder snake … Continue reading "Holiday/Monthly challenge: a red and a rescue"

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Thanksgiving Challenge (modified)

Cornucopia borrowed from the Web It skipped my teflon coated sieve-like brain that we had had 40-50 mph winds — which may explain the absence of said turkey — either tucked away inside the house, or somewhere in Indiana! The squirrel seemed just fine but made no comment With Nancy’s permission, I submit a Black … Continue reading "Thanksgiving Challenge (modified)"

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November/holiday challenges: All Souls Day

I was rueing the fact that the November kid’s challenge came too late for Halloween this year, but little did I know that Portugal doesn’t celebrate Halloween. They celebrate All Souls Day, the day after Halloween and the first of November.  Perfect for the November challenge, and perfect for doing double duty for the Holiday … Continue reading "November/holiday challenges: All Souls Day"

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BLAME NANCY G. FOR ISSUING A HOLIDAY CHALLENGE

I accepted Nancy’s Holliday Challenge and I warned her that it would involve ME telling stories about ME and MY Town.  I quickly started posting my Halloween entry before she had the chance to say “No, not YOU Greg.”  A very smart move on my part, I must say.  I suppose she or anybody else … Continue reading "BLAME NANCY G. FOR ISSUING A HOLIDAY CHALLENGE"

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