Hi fellow Cycle365-ers, Old Grumbleface here.  Today I thought it might be fun to escape sunny California and make a quick day trip up to Minnesota for a bike ride with that clown, Greg Garceau.  I figured I could accomplish that task and be back home before my Ace Support Crew even noticed I was gone.

Now, you probably noticed that this post appears to be coming to you from “Gregblood” but that’s because, after our bike ride, Greg let me use his computer to write up todays ride, and I forgot my password to access my own account.  Quite literally, I had a brain freeze.  But I assure you, this is me, Old Grumbleface.

Anyway, can you imagine the surprise on Greg’s face when I showed up at his door.  His stupefied smile looked something like this:



Eventually he invited me in and suggested we go cycling.  “Yes, that’s a good idea,” I said.  See?  As the saying goes, “Sometimes brilliant Grumbleface minds and goofy Greg minds think alike.” I changed into my usual bike riding clothes:  shoes, shorts, and a short-sleeved cycling jersey.  The Goofball said I should probably wear something a little warmer for Minnesota riding.  So I did.


I’m so happy I followed his advice that I almost cracked a smile.


He showed me some of the highlights of HIS Town. Like this four-trunked tree. Pretending like the four-trunked tree was as awesome as one of the Giant Sequoias in my neck of the woods, I posed The Ogre in front of it.


Next we rode through some more snow to get a picture of The Ogre next to a stream.  It was kind of cool to see a stream with lots of water in it and some trees that weren’t charred by forest fires.


A close-up of The Ogre.


Old Grumbleface, The Ogre, and the stream.


Then the goofball led me to this bridge over the Vermillion River. There are a lot of locks on that fence.



Okay, I’ve got the snow thing figured out, but what the heck is this? It looks like those clear cubes they put in my iced tea when I go to the beach and order a cool drink.


I thought I should take at least one picture of Greg. Here he is with his LHT. Unfortunately, the lens of my camera is frosting over so he looks a little blurry.


What’s going on here? He looks like he’s going to throw one of those snow spheres at me.


We had a great time riding together.  I didn’t take quite as many pictures as I usually do, but that’s because I had to take my gloves off every time I wanted to operate the camera, so my fingers were frozen.

DATE: 30 November 2018

TIME: 9:30 – 11:15 a.m.

WEATHER:  30-degrees F.  Cloudy.

ROUTE:  The Vermillion River and a bunch of streets.

DISTANCE:  About 10 miles.

BIKE:  Ogre



NOTE FROM THE WEBSITE ADMINISTRATORS:  The identities of these riders can not be verified.  One or more of them could be imposters.







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.


  1. By: The Navigator Posted: December 1, 2018

    Ha! Good one, Greg – I love the graphics on the ‘Ogre’. I really do think that snow and cold has gone to your head. Which is somewhat concerning since it is only the very beginning of winter.

  2. By: Seasidejanet Posted: December 1, 2018

    Great ride!!! When I’m in Kansas I walk in the winter have yet to ride! Maybe someday!! I’ll meet up with you two! Stay warm….

  3. By: Scooter Posted: December 1, 2018

    I know what’s going on here, Greg and Grumbleface! The two of you are setting a trap, tempting me to pull you in to join us for a day on the balmy Mediterranean Coast. Stranger things have happened, but don’t hold your breath.

  4. By: Bill Stone Posted: December 4, 2018

    Greg! I keep trying to compose a highly humorous response to this, but my meager efforts to match your hilarious style are completely in vain. I’ll just say that I loved it. And my ace support crew laughed so hard I nearly had to rush her to the emergency room. Take care, my friend, and try to stay warm.

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