THE LAST DUDE IN MINNESOTA–A Graphic Novel

Approximately one day ago, a major dude was planning another one of his daily bicycle rides. He didn’t particularly care that rain and thunderstorms were in the forecast since there were no storms going on at that particular time. Even so, he donned his rain gear just in case, though he knew full well that … Continue reading "THE LAST DUDE IN MINNESOTA–A Graphic Novel"

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Tar Signatures

Well there’s a title, I never thought I’d write – Tar Signatures, but nonetheless, that’s what my last ride was about a week ago. I’m getting a little ahead of myself though…first things first…congratulations to the first cyclist to cross the imaginary “competitive” finish line of this year’s CLC challenge (of which, I’ve accomplished exactly … Continue reading "Tar Signatures"

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CLC Ride #7: River Views, Paint Spills, Miscellaneous Pleasantries . . . and VICTORY!

It could be said that I am excessively competitive. I do tend to turn almost everything into some kind of competition. Usually I just compete with myself and try to do something better or faster or weirder than I’ve ever done it before. I also compete against other people in games, sports, crossword puzzles, and … Continue reading "CLC Ride #7: River Views, Paint Spills, Miscellaneous Pleasantries . . . and VICTORY!"

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CLC RIDE #6: The Ride to Eternal Glory Leads Through Cowtown

There really is a place that’s unofficially called “Cowtown” and it’s right here within the city limits of MY Town. It’s about the only part of Hastings that I haven’t shown you over and over and over. Maybe that’s because, deep down, I fear Cowtown. It’s considered the bad side of town. “The wrong side … Continue reading "CLC RIDE #6: The Ride to Eternal Glory Leads Through Cowtown"

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MUSIC #4

One of the bike rides we took from our campsite at Fort Casey State Park (now closed ;’-( ) brought us to the town of Coupeville. It can be a little quiet off season, but often is a bustling seaside town. We have been here many time and never seen it quite this ‘lonely’.

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CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE RIDE #5: Desolation, Desolation Everywhere

[A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR (ME): I’m fully aware that my last few posts have been too wordy, that is to say, boring. I apologize. To atone for my excessive wordiness, today’s post will be too picture-y instead. I figure that in these times of social distancing, pictures will be less likely to transmit viruses … Continue reading "CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE RIDE #5: Desolation, Desolation Everywhere"

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CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #4: A Big Purchase With Real Money

Between mid-February and today, a lot has happened. One of the things that happened was my purchase of an airline ticket to El Paso for a bike tour. Nice! Another thing that happened was ME bringing my bike to my most trusted mechanic for a pre-tour tune-up. My most trusted mechanic is my brother, who … Continue reading "CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #4: A Big Purchase With Real Money"

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CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #3: My Big Time Shopping Spree

My first couple of rides for this challenge showcased the miserly side of my personality. With both rides combined, I hadn’t even contributed ten measly bucks to the local economy. Today I felt like I should do something a little more substantial, not only to bolster MY Town’s businesses, but also to ensure that The … Continue reading "CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #3: My Big Time Shopping Spree"

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CHALLENGES GALORE (And I Can’t Seem to Ignore a Single One of Them)

HOLIDAY CHALLENGE: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY I only learned of this particular holiday this morning when I woke up and saw Suzanne’s inspirational post. Sounds great! I like holiday bike rides. Other than The Feeshko, I can’t think of any very famous women from MY Town, so I didn’t quite know how to approach this holiday. … Continue reading "CHALLENGES GALORE (And I Can’t Seem to Ignore a Single One of Them)"

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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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Check It Out! I Get To Present The March Challenge

Hi folks, Greg here, and I’ve been given the honor of hosting the next Cycle365 Monthly Challenge.  But first, it seems I owe everybody an apology.  I’ve been told by one of the executive officers of Cycle365 that my snowman challenge this month “showed a surprising insensitivity,” presumably because it was almost impossible for people … Continue reading "Check It Out! I Get To Present The March Challenge"

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A SOMEWHAT TRUE STORY ABOUT CALIFORNIA

Just a few minutes ago I posted my monthly challenge ride.  Maybe you didn’t even see it yet.  That’s a good thing, because this post really should have come first.  Most of the content in this post occurred before all those Copycat Award-winning photos in the previous post were taken.  So I apologize for publishing … Continue reading "A SOMEWHAT TRUE STORY ABOUT CALIFORNIA"

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KING OF THE COPYCATS, PART THREE: Post Academy Awards Edition

I’m feeling some pressure now that my Cycle365 compatriots are adding more and more of their own challenges.  As you may remember, I have two personal challenges this month and one of them is to find a way to rip-off everybody else’s challenges.  (The other one is to build a snowman and stand on my … Continue reading "KING OF THE COPYCATS, PART THREE: Post Academy Awards Edition"

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Little Library Challenge — This doesn’t qualify

Since there are 0 Little Free Libraries here I will, with Nancy’s kind permission, post a few of my personal bicycle library books A short motor tour of Indiana provided two, count ’em 2! Little Free Libraries  — one in Boswell, (pop 778) the other in Ambia (pop 239) Anyway we will start with these: … Continue reading "Little Library Challenge — This doesn’t qualify"

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THE UNBEARABLE REDNESS OF BIKING

“The depth of redness is an image of life’s most intense fulfillment.  The deeper the red, the closer it becomes to the earth, the more real and truthful it becomes.”  -A quote from The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera, except that I substituted the “depth of redness” B.S. for the author’s meaningful thoughts on “heavy … Continue reading "THE UNBEARABLE REDNESS OF BIKING"

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GEESE & SQUIRRELS: A Multi-Media Nature Documentary

[In this part of the world, during this part of the year, two animals stand out as being particularly active.  Geese and squirrels are so ubiquitous that most people do not even notice them.  If they do notice them, they generally won’t give them a second thought.  I notice them and I give them second, … Continue reading "GEESE & SQUIRRELS: A Multi-Media Nature Documentary"

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