Some Bike Rides Are More Interesting Than Others

The first three-quarters of today’s ride was pretty mundane. It was just another ride in the hills and farms of Washington County just north of MY Town. Nothing to write home about, and certainly nothing to post on Cycle365 about. (Except maybe for my first flat tire of the season.) That all started to change … Continue reading "Some Bike Rides Are More Interesting Than Others"

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HALLELUJAH! It’s Easter Sunday and the Lord and the Temperature Have Risen

Happy Easter everybody, and let me tell you, it sure has been a happy Easter for me so far. Where do I begin to tell you about it? I suppose I should start with the Featured Photo. Can you tell what it is? That’s right, the Easter Bird paid a visit to my house and … Continue reading "HALLELUJAH! It’s Easter Sunday and the Lord and the Temperature Have Risen"

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I’m not the only one who took a walk on Wednesday

Some Kodachrome photos from a walk Skunkers and I took in Cave Hill Cemetery this week. It’s where Col. Sanders, Mohammed Ali, the lady who wrote “Happy Birthday,” plus many local celebrities are buried. The geese were very noisy and it frightened the cat, but he has to get used to things if he’s going … Continue reading "I’m not the only one who took a walk on Wednesday"

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Minnesota Cyclist Compelled To Stop At Girl Scout Cookie Stand

According to several eye witnesses, a man identified as Gregblood of MY Town, Minnesota, recklessly swerved across a busy street while riding his bike, nearly causing the driver of a Cadillac Escalade to hit the brakes. “The dude seemed to have spotted the cute stand over there,” said the driver when questioned by police, “and … Continue reading "Minnesota Cyclist Compelled To Stop At Girl Scout Cookie Stand"

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The Day Giant Mechanical Monsters Terrorized MY Town

I’m not exactly sure where they came from (Outer space? A parallel universe? An H.G. Wells novel? Hell?) but they arrived mysteriously and wreaked havoc on MY Town today. The next few pictures are just the things I witnessed. I can’t even imagine all the other death and destruction that occurred beyond my view. We … Continue reading "The Day Giant Mechanical Monsters Terrorized MY Town"

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MY Town’s Wastewater Treatment Plant and Other Pleasantries

In my last post I wrote that it’s very difficult to show COLD in a picture. Today I will add that it’s IMPOSSIBLE to show STINK in a picture. STINK is what got me to investigate further today after picking up my mail at the post office. I had a pretty good idea where it … Continue reading "MY Town’s Wastewater Treatment Plant and Other Pleasantries"

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ICICLES: Frozen Sticks of Beauty? Or Winter’s Army of Ninja Killers? (An Essay By Storm Chaser Greg)

Words of Introduction Hi folks, Storm Chaser Greg here. I’m pleased to be your guest-writer today, because ICICLES are a very important subject and I believe nobody is more qualified to tell you about them than I am. Let me start with the question of whether icicles are symbols of winter beauty, or ice-cold assassins. … Continue reading "ICICLES: Frozen Sticks of Beauty? Or Winter’s Army of Ninja Killers? (An Essay By Storm Chaser Greg)"

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Along the River and Through the Woods On a Chilly Day

For fans of rivers and view-blockers, don’t worry because I will be showing some pictures of those things pretty soon. First, however, I want to address the “Chilly Day” part of my title. Ask any denizen of MY Town about our winter so far and they reply something like this: “You call THIS a winter? … Continue reading "Along the River and Through the Woods On a Chilly Day"

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AN ARTICLE FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES’ ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT SECTION

Cycle365 Recognizes New Poet Laureate According to a press release issued by the highly esteemed Cycle365 website this morning, Gregory S. (Gregblood) Garceau has been recognized as the official Poet Laureate of the bicycling world. The announcement was a MAJOR disappointment to 95% of the readership who backed the more mature works of “Suzanne” and … Continue reading "AN ARTICLE FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES’ ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT SECTION"

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It Was Such A Nice, Pleasant, Uneventful Bike Ride . . . At First

A couple of days ago I noticed that the Reckless Mr. Bing Bong’s steering was kind of sluggish. At the time I thought maybe the reason for that was the heavy load of groceries I was carrying. All the weight was on my right side in a single pannier. I had no doubt that lop-sidedness … Continue reading "It Was Such A Nice, Pleasant, Uneventful Bike Ride . . . At First"

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Really, Really, REALLY Bad Polygon Pictures and Puns

One could argue that I titled this post “Really, Really, REALLY Bad Polygon Pictures and Puns” as a cynical ploy to get people to read it. Can anybody really resist looking at something THAT bad? Probably not. Look how many truly awful movies have gone on to become huge cult classics. “Plan 9 From Outer … Continue reading "Really, Really, REALLY Bad Polygon Pictures and Puns"

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POLYGONY: Having Two or More Polygon Photos in One Post

Okay, I’m a polygonist. I know a lot of people look down on the practice of polygony, but those folks just don’t understand my religion. Like Joseph Smith, I too invented my own religion. It’s called The Church of the Great Outdoors. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? The only thing most people know about The … Continue reading "POLYGONY: Having Two or More Polygon Photos in One Post"

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Fun With Frozen Water (Featuring a Performance By The G-2 Comedy Troupe)

It’s a New Year and even though we’re only half of a day into it, I’m already liking it. I guess that’s because I just got back from a refreshing 90-minute bike ride. I’m going to back up a little and tell you about my exciting New Year’s Eve. For the first time in several … Continue reading "Fun With Frozen Water (Featuring a Performance By The G-2 Comedy Troupe)"

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Season’s Greetings, Blizzard Aftermath, White Christmas In MY Town, Tough Guy Isn’t So Tough After All, and Some Other Observations

Did you hear about the blizzard we had last night? If you were tuned in to Storm Chaser Greg’s reports you did. I think it was the first official BLIZZARD we’ve had in MY Town in several years. (I’m not going to look up when we had the last one though, because I’m afraid Google … Continue reading "Season’s Greetings, Blizzard Aftermath, White Christmas In MY Town, Tough Guy Isn’t So Tough After All, and Some Other Observations"

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SPECIAL REPORT: Christmas Shopping In MY Town

Welcome viewers and thank you for tuning in to this Greg News Channel special report. We know the world has many questions about the state of Christmas Shopping in Hastings, Minnesota during the world-wide Corona Virus pandemic. How is the “shop local” initiative working out? Is business up or down? Will the restaurants and bars … Continue reading "SPECIAL REPORT: Christmas Shopping In MY Town"

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Am I Giving Up On Collections Too Soon? No Way!

I just finished writing a different post a few minutes ago. It was from yesterday’s ride, but it didn’t have any collections. Scott is very inspirational and his inspiring post this afternoon inspired me to add another post from today’s ride in which a few collections are the ONLY redeeming quality. That’s all I have … Continue reading "Am I Giving Up On Collections Too Soon? No Way!"

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THE RECKLESS MR. BING BONG: Athlete Extraordinaire

“A bicycle does not live by one sport alone.” -The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong Those are words my bike believes deep down into the core of his drive train, and he practices what he preaches. Sure, The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong has gotten most of his worldwide fame for having his pedals turned by my … Continue reading "THE RECKLESS MR. BING BONG: Athlete Extraordinaire"

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Collections

I have no time for raindrops and roses, whiskers on kittens, or any other such pleasantries. This month’s challenge is all about COLLECTIONS, so in this post I’ll be displaying some pictures I took of various collections. Plus, I’ll be accompanying each of the photos with some new lyrics I’ve written for that classic tune … Continue reading "These Are A Few Of My Favorite Collections"

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Hastings’ California

When I was watching Storm Chaser Greg’s special report this morning I pretty much blew it off as another one of his exaggerated and irrational “dangerous” weather alerts. Like most forecasters all over the country, he thrives on sensationalistic weather reporting to keep the viewers watching, and he’s usually wrong. This time, however, I should … Continue reading "Hastings’ California"

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Minnesota’s Baltimore-D.C. Corridor

Those of us who are experts in urban classification terminology know that the area that surrounds Baltimore and our nation’s capitol is technically called the Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area. (It’s true, look it up.) Good god, I can’t be repeatedly typing that ridiculously long name here. I’d be writing all day and I’d get … Continue reading "Minnesota’s Baltimore-D.C. Corridor"

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Wearing Out My Welcome With A Few Insignificant Collections

I’m worried about myself. At first I posted here maybe once a week. Then a couple times a week. Recently I’ve been writing stuff on Cycle365 almost every other day, but today marks my third day in a row. What next? Two or three times a day? I promise to back off before that happens. … Continue reading "Wearing Out My Welcome With A Few Insignificant Collections"

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The Exciting Visit To MY Town’s “Little Louisville” And The Collections That Resulted From It

Part One: The Bad News It is with great embarrassment that I must start this post with a couple of confessions. First, my bike trip to “Little Louisville” wasn’t nearly as exciting as I made it sound in the title. Second, there IS no “Little Louisville” in MY Town. I guess I got too caught … Continue reading "The Exciting Visit To MY Town’s “Little Louisville” And The Collections That Resulted From It"

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Cycle Life Challenge Ride #10 Untidy Emptyness

Out for a somewhat chilly (30’s F) ride this morning looking for collections of stuff which turned out to be successful This submission is for the empty challenge I present empty beverage containers along 1550E  aka south 7th Street aka Hospital Road The least they could have done is arrange the containers in tidy fashion … Continue reading "Cycle Life Challenge Ride #10 Untidy Emptyness"

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Happy Thanksgiving From The Illinois of the North

Up to this point in my series, I’ve only shown some of the international neighborhoods of MY Town. There are, however, several officially-recognized United Statesian areas. Today I’ll be touring one of them, and I hope you’ll join me. There is a vast area on the outskirts of MY Town that looks almost exactly like … Continue reading "Happy Thanksgiving From The Illinois of the North"

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