June Challenge – Blue bike sign

Here’s a bike. On a blue sign. Challenge complete.

These signs direct you on road segments between rail trails in the area.

Here is a link to the rest of the ride: https://rambleoutyonder.org/2020/07/07/shifting-july-ride-1-independence/

And here is an album for the times… the new one by J.S. Ondara. This song is my favourite because I love the rawest versions of songs the best. I’m also a bit partial to Mr Landlord, though I’ve enjoyed them all, particularly in the current climate.

Nerdy chick in Australia who loves to ride and is accompanied by the crew: 'The Commander' Verne and the 'Mental Health Specialist' Kermit.

10 response to "June Challenge – Blue bike sign"

    • By: The Navigator Posted: July 8, 2020

      Ha! I didn’t know Brown Eyed Girl had a callback/moves. You don’t hear Sweet Caroline over here so much, but I do think they still do that. They definitely do the YMCA moves. I think it is good in bars as it gets the crowd up and going. While I have never engaged in the callback for the “Am I ever going to see your face again” song, I do think it would be cathartic in a large, outdoor concert environment. I definitely yell out the lyrics at Midnight Oil concerts 🙂

      I had to dispatch the challenge quickly – life is a bit nuts here at the moment with too much stuff to do and not enough time and energy to do it!

  1. By: NancyG Posted: July 7, 2020

    I like that bike on the sign. Nice way to indicate the bike route.
    I enjoyed reading your blog, and it must feel good for you to be riding that many miles. Riding bike does indeed take us away from all the worries at least for a while. Nice to have that.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: July 8, 2020

      Thank you, Nancy. Oh, I wish I were riding more than 30 miles, but I’m grateful to be riding any miles at all. It sounds like El-Barto is actually going to be worse for me long-term than the West Nile virus, but I’ll keep working to improve my mileage slowly. All bike riding is good riding, there are few times when I think I shouldn’t have gone for a ride after I get home!

  2. By: Scooter Posted: July 7, 2020

    Pretty minimalist response, I must say. Teeny bit of blue, teenier bike. Don’t go all out!

    • By: The Navigator Posted: July 8, 2020

      I disagree. I think it was an elegant and simple solution. Working in government as I do, it is rare to find someone who can so clearly and concisely execute a project scope. Blue bike on a blue sign, what’s not to like? There’s even a blue tourist sign telling you what station to tune your radio station to for tourist information way in the background.

  3. By: Suzanne Posted: July 8, 2020

    That line dance looks like it would be great for kids in school before class or in the break – exercise, concentration, coordination.
    Sounds like you had a good ride – except for those magpies. I would find them very distressing.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: July 9, 2020

      I wonder if those teachers knew they were giving them a skill they would use for life… 😉

      I think you get used to the magpies after a while. The really bad ones that actually thump into your helmet can be a very unpleasant surprise, but once you know where they are, you can avoid them. I’ve found I rarely get swooped riding in the forests, so that is an option if you have the time to go there and aren’t just trying to sneak in an after-work ride or you are cycle-commuting. They really are worse where there are more people.

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