Old and New–I DID IT!

This was a challenge I didn’t need.  A most difficult challenge indeed.  My defeat was practically guaranteed, and I was almost ready to concede.

Old and new was everywhere, but old was here and new was there.  Or else new was here and old was there.  But they were never together as a pair.  How could I take a photo to share?  It just wasn’t fair.

But with a little more concentration, and a healthy dose of imagination, I avoided further consternation.  I finally got some old/new cooperation, and managed a victory celebration.

It seemed tough at first, but it was not.  “Is that all you got, Scott,” I thought.

That’s enough hullabaloo.  So, without further ado, check out my photos of old and new.  All of them include my bike too.


Old geese and new geese, Part Two. The featured image above wouldn’t do. I rode back a half mile to take this picture for you.


New tree and old tree. In close proximity. Lucky me.


An old bridge for trains and a new bridge for cars. Trains are from Venus, cars are from Mars. Bikes are the real stars.


A new bridge for cars and an old bridge for trains. Using the same theme twice doesn’t take many brains.


Old pavement and new pavement is nothing fancy–considering I stole the idea from Nancy.


An old practice wall and a new surface for tennis. The court is awesome, the wall is a menace.


That’s all I’ve got today,” I say with great sorrow, “perhaps I be back with a Solstice picture tomorrow.”


Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

11 response to "Old and New–I DID IT!"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 12, 2019

    Nice assembly of old and new! But I notice no mention of tire a piercing screw. 😉

    • By: gregblood Posted: June 13, 2019

      Oh yes, the tire-puncturers–a different challenge, a different website, a different bike, a different experience.

  2. By: Lah Posted: June 12, 2019

    Love your picture of the trees.

    • By: gregblood Posted: June 13, 2019

      Thanks. I kind of liked that one too. Very simple and very green.

  3. By: Seasidejanet Posted: June 12, 2019

    Nice …your photos just reminded me that i was to have a bike in mine …..oh well! Not😂 if I ever get it posted busy of late.

    • By: gregblood Posted: June 13, 2019

      I hope you can get un-busy soon. It sounds like you’re going to have to go back and re-take some pictures so you can include your bike. (The photogenic Troll I assume.)

  4. By: NancyG Posted: June 13, 2019

    Nice ‘collection’ Greg. I especially relate to the new and old pavement ;’-)

    • By: gregblood Posted: June 13, 2019

      MY Town is currently re-paving many streets so there are plenty of examples of old and new pavement. I just didn’t give any thought to posting it until I saw yours. I’m not very creative on my own, so it’s always nice when I can steal somebody else’s idea.

  5. By: Scooter Posted: June 13, 2019

    Too easy? That sounds like a challenge. Maybe I should put up two options next month – one for you, and another for everyone else.

    • By: gregblood Posted: June 14, 2019

      I’m up for a challenge against me personally. As long as it’s a reasonable challenge and it relates to the monthly challenge for everyone else. Something like “take a picture of your bike in front of a hotel in Sicily where Oscar Wilde stayed” is NOT reasonable. Nor is “have your wife take a video of you riding the twisty roads of the Amalfi Coast.”

      Now, if it involves headstands or no-handed riding or slam-dancing or cartoon alter-egos, I’m up for it.

  6. By: The Navigator Posted: June 15, 2019

    Well done, Greg. Nice to see all the green and the sunny skies minus dangerously large icicles. I look forward to slam-dancing headstands, too 🙂

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