June Challenge: Time

If I had just waited with writing up my first cycling adventures, I would have had so much to contribute to this month’s challenge. Alas, I squandered all that good material about my early cycling days a couple of months ago. Bad timing.

But I did need an excuse to post the first picture of little Suzy on a trike. And while I’m at it, I thought I would post a few more shots from former days.

I don’t think this way my tricycle, it looks like it’s too big for me. Maybe 1943? West Orange, New Jersey

Fast forward – this is in 1986 on a trip in Israel. I had the romantic plan to cycle in the Negev Desert.
In 1990 I spent six months backpacking in SE Asia. Here I am on a rental bike in Java, not touring though.
Here we are, 2020, Munich

There were some years when I rode my bike and toured a lot, there were years when my bicycle retreated into the background. However, since I converted Janos to cycle touring, that was around 2000, there have been no more hiatus (hiatuses?). I think we have been consistently increasing our yearly mileage. Going back in time to our first tour might be an idea for another time challenge entry.

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

9 response to "June Challenge: Time"

  1. By: BobinVT Posted: June 7, 2020

    Oh, you beat me to it! Just yesterday, I was looking through pictures and found one of me on a tricycle, circa 1959. Great photos!

    • By: Suzanne Posted: June 7, 2020

      Thanks! I hope you post your trike picture, too! It’s not too late!

  2. By: Bill Stone Posted: June 7, 2020

    Great stuff, Suzanne. I had to dig out a tricycle and a photo on Java to try and keep up with you! 😉

  3. By: gregblood Posted: June 7, 2020

    I think it might be “hiatii.” Anyway, I am jealous of your treasure chest of old cycling photos.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: June 8, 2020

    Those are great pics, Suzanne. I love the trike ones because you can already tell you have an adventurous spirit.

  5. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 8, 2020

    Trikes are my favorite photos — you certainly have wide ranging geographical experiences!

    Widdle Suzanne is having a great time.

  6. By: Scooter Posted: June 9, 2020

    Fantastic photo of you in Israel. You are so dark! Have you Shared this story with us before? I don’t recall, but then I don’t recall much of anything any more. Did you ever make it to the Negev Desert?

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