The Big Ten Bunker Tour – 100 Bicycle Days Challenge

Another ride in quest of Munich’s hochbunkers, above-ground air raid shelters remaining from WWII. I have (again) changed the organization of my website. My rides will now be on the blog and not under the header titled Challenges. The site had become kind of a hodgpodge with overlapping categories. So back to the good old … Continue reading "The Big Ten Bunker Tour – 100 Bicycle Days Challenge"

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Making the most of another sunny weekend, two in a row: Scarborough Beach, Wildhogs, then West Coast Eagles

Another perfect cycling weekend here, sunny about 23 celcius, blue skies, what more could you ask for. On Saturday I cycled to Scarborough Beach via the city whilst Lovely Wife went craft shopping and Joshi played computer games, everyone was happy. Then on Sunday the Wilhogs rode to Kent St Weir, Cannington along the Canning … Continue reading "Making the most of another sunny weekend, two in a row: Scarborough Beach, Wildhogs, then West Coast Eagles"

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Shimanami Kaido Ride 2017 – Last Day of the Journey

Tatara Bridge

  This is the last episode of my Shimanami Kaido Ride 2017. From Omishima, we had moved across the Tatara Bridge (twice), the Omishima Bridge and the Hakata Oshima Bridge.   As we were slightly behind the schedule and afraid that we would not arrive Imabari before the bike terminal closing time, we finally decided … Continue reading "Shimanami Kaido Ride 2017 – Last Day of the Journey"

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Shimanami Kaido Ride 2017 – Day One (Imabari / Oshima)

  With typhoon Noru moving away from the Seto Inland Sea area, we kicked off day one of our cycling journey. First went to Imabari by bus. Then rented our bikes and had our round-trip to Oshima via the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge.   Click here to see what we had experienced. Post Views: 29 Gary … Continue reading "Shimanami Kaido Ride 2017 – Day One (Imabari / Oshima)"

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Ride 80 – Through Munich and to Two More Hochbunkers

In Catholic Bavaria, August 15, the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, is a public holiday. It was a beautiful day with temperatures in the low 20’s C, and it being a holiday, meaning little traffic, it was perfect for our ride through the city to seak some more hochbunkers I had on my list. Before … Continue reading "Ride 80 – Through Munich and to Two More Hochbunkers"

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Shimanami Kaido Ride 2017 – How my ride was affected by typhoon Noru

  The weather forecast provided by JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency) was excellent. Typhoon Noru was hitting the Seto Inland Sea area on 7 August 2017 as predicted.   Since it was also projected that Noru would be leaving the Japan main island one day later, I had re-worked my cycling plan and changed our cycling routes … Continue reading "Shimanami Kaido Ride 2017 – How my ride was affected by typhoon Noru"

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My liquid Weekend. Waterfalls, River and Ocean

It seems all you see in the news is heat, drought, fire and smoke these days. Thankfully here its cold and wet during the week then sunny on the weekend, so perfect for my liquid challenge. Click here for some liquidity (no cash…sorry) Post Views: 38 Lednar De NallohI live in the hills just east … Continue reading "My liquid Weekend. Waterfalls, River and Ocean"

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Two Liquids & A Ride on a ‘Water Pipe’ Bicycle

  Pulled the mid 70’s Western Flyer down from the rack and gave it some road time.  It IS one of those “they shoulda used the tubing for plumbing” bicycles, but, I like it.  🙂  (And its been around here for 43 years.) Down 7th/1550E for the X-thousandth time.  Always keep an eye on this … Continue reading "Two Liquids & A Ride on a ‘Water Pipe’ Bicycle"

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Challenge of the month – August – Liquid in the form of the sea

  Date:   2018/08/05 (Sun) Place:  Sha Lan, Sam Mun Tsai, Taipo, Hong Kong Remark: We were taking a short rest along the beach at Sha Lan, a small and lovely village near the Sam Mun Tsai fishing village. The sea right behind the silhouette of us is the Plover Cove with Ma On Shan … Continue reading "Challenge of the month – August – Liquid in the form of the sea"

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Thinking of Vincent – Cycle Days Challenge

This July was one of the five hottest since temperatures have been recorded here. It’s still hot, the thermometer showing 32°C, and going strong into August. For us anything around 30°C is very hot. So I have stayed home the last few days instead of pedaling. Am I being sensible or just lazy? So far … Continue reading "Thinking of Vincent – Cycle Days Challenge"

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Wellington, IL — July Challenge/Ride

Abandoned school building Wellington, Illinois Can you spot Santa waving in a window? There he is! Behind the school a rusted fence protects someone’s private pond, replete with ducks and a goose or two Following photos are from a previous expedition to Wellington and the school/pond: Back to the present: Riding back home along the … Continue reading "Wellington, IL — July Challenge/Ride"

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Challenge of the month – July – Yu Cheung Tong (豫章堂)

Something old, something abandon, something waiting to be demolished

  Date:   2018/07/08 (Sun) Place:  Yu Cheung Tong, Ting Kok Road, Taipo, Hong Kong Remark: Our sweet ladies and I were passing “Yu Cheung Tong” while on our way to Tai Mei Tuk from Sam Mun Tsai. The 82 years old hakka house has been abandoned for many years and is now waiting for … Continue reading "Challenge of the month – July – Yu Cheung Tong (豫章堂)"

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Pick, Pull, and Parade, part 2

After being delayed by all the lovely carburetors, radiators, tires, spark plugs, wires, and assorted automotive debris at the Pick-n-Pull on Old Redwood Highway—see part 1—I sprinted into Healdsburg and arrived at the plaza just as my ace support crew and her band were finishing their first song. Read more at Bill Bikes Post Views: … Continue reading "Pick, Pull, and Parade, part 2"

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How to dispose of an elderly bicycle – Melbourne style

Cycling the Capital City Trail in and around Melbourne I came across this old, rusty bicycle thrown in the river.  The waterway may be part of the Yarra but I am not sure of the geography. The trail was passing through an interesting area running under the Westgate Bridge, two train tracks, other roads and … Continue reading "How to dispose of an elderly bicycle – Melbourne style"

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A Guided Tour To Some Of MY Town’s Most Delightful Eyesores

Hello, and welcome to “historic” Hastings.  My name is Greg and I’ll be your guide as we ride our bikes to some of the city’s most outstanding examples of abandoned and decrepit structures.  The tour will take approximately 90 minutes, so hopefully you have a comfortable saddle and appropriate clothing.  Rain is in the forecast.  … Continue reading "A Guided Tour To Some Of MY Town’s Most Delightful Eyesores"

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Challenge of the month – July – Two Old Men

  Date:   2018/07/01 (Sun) Place:  Brompton Station, Ngau Tam Mei, San Tin, Hong Kong Remark: My team-mate and I were having short rest at my old friend’s bike shop selling lovely Brompton folding bikes. Obviously, standing at the fore-front of the photo are two OLD men and I believe this should meet the criteria of … Continue reading "Challenge of the month – July – Two Old Men"

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