Happiness is Putting An Old Form of Transportation on an Even Older One

For some reason, putting a bike on a ferry makes me really happy. Even putting a car on a ferry is fun, but biking onto a ferry just always seems to make me smile. Recently, my wife and I spent a long weekend in Burlington VT and I rode the Island Line Trail, an awesome … Continue reading "Happiness is Putting An Old Form of Transportation on an Even Older One"

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A Picnic

And more food related pictures in my new journal. After taking a break, Janos and I resumed our trip to Kassel. I have been posting on CycleBlazse as we go along but have been truant here. I guess I’m not so good at multi-tasking. Somehow I just didn’t find the time.

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FOOD: An Eventful Day and a National Night Out

I rode around on my bike for a while yesterday, visited our local farmer’s market, and took a few food-related pictures. What could provide a better day than that? I’ll tell you what: Finishing off the day with a neighborhood block party/potluck food fest. Before I get to the pictures however, I have to come … Continue reading "FOOD: An Eventful Day and a National Night Out"

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Biking Barbados

I wrote this when I returned from Barbados in 1983, but didn’t see it again until 2021 when my sister discovered a long-forgotten copy while cleaning out our parents’ home after our father passed away. My brother drove from Virginia to California last week to hand-deliver the faded dot-matrix hardcopy. Read more at Bill Bikes

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The Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Done (and that’s sayin’ something)

That’s right, today I surpassed the stupidest stupidity of my stupid cycling career. Or maybe it was yesterday that I achieved the height of stupidity. I’m not exactly sure. Let me tell the story. The Feeshko and I drove back to Iowa yesterday. My dad had a medical appointment to keep and it was in … Continue reading "The Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Done (and that’s sayin’ something)"

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THE NORTHEAST IOWA TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: Part Three

A QUICK SUMMARY OF THE FIRST TWO PARTS OF THIS HIGHLY INFORMATIVE, TOTALLY NUTTY, MILDLY SATIRICAL, IOWA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE-APPROVED TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: First I covered the cultural stuff for which Iowa is super-famous. Then I wrote about Iowa’s historical, scenical, landscapical, and national parkical highlights. Now comes part three. Today I will be … Continue reading "THE NORTHEAST IOWA TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: Part Three"

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THE NORTHEAST IOWA TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: Part Two

As you may recall from yesterday, the first part of my tourism brochure concentrated on the amenities Iowa has to offer to the jet-set crowd: The fine dining, the night life, the luxury accommodations, the world-class shopping, etc. Today I’ll be presenting Part Two of the brochure. As promised, it will be geared toward those … Continue reading "THE NORTHEAST IOWA TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: Part Two"

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Indian Head MD Trail Trail: July 4th or Groundhog Day?

On Saturday, my wife I drove down to White Plains MD and rode one of our favorite Maryland rail trails – the Indian Head Rail Trail. We’ve done it before but not for several years. It is only 13 miles long but a beautiful surface, great views of wetlands and the Mattawoman Creek. We saw several … Continue reading "Indian Head MD Trail Trail: July 4th or Groundhog Day?"

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THE NORTHEAST IOWA TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: Part One

The Feeshko, Diggity, The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong and I drove down to Iowa for the Fourth of July Weekend, which includes the birthday of American independence, and even bigger than that, the birthday of ME. It was an impromptu visit, motivated by an auto accident in which my dad was involved. He was very … Continue reading "THE NORTHEAST IOWA TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: Part One"

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The NEW July Challenge

Hi folks, Czar Greg here again. In the few short minutes since I posted “The River-Riding-Vulture-Fleeing-Eagle-Swooping Video Challenge,” I have gotten a flood of very negative feedback. I’ve been rudely reminded of my pledge not to make nearly impossible challenges. People have refused to participate in such a specific challenge. Some of them have promised … Continue reading "The NEW July Challenge"

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Scavenger Challenge..I’ve got a bit of catching up to do.

Well I’ve just been riding around taking the odd photo for this months scavenge challenge. Whilst taking the Feature Photo, I did wonder what the parents of the children in the playground behind me thought of this strange cyclist suddenly stopping and taking a photo of a springy seesaw. Another ‘weirdo’ on a bike I … Continue reading "Scavenger Challenge..I’ve got a bit of catching up to do."

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Live From Minnesota: The Czar-Elect’s Inauguration Speech

Thank you for that fine introduction, Vice-Czar Bing Bong, and I thank all of you esteemed Cycle365-ers and citizens of the world for that warm welcome. I also want to thank you all for electing me to be your Czar of the Monthly Challenge. I am definitely excited to begin serving you in that capacity … Continue reading "Live From Minnesota: The Czar-Elect’s Inauguration Speech"

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