Great Portable Restroom Challenge

Towable porta-potty parked in vineyard off Stanly Crossroad in Napa County, June 2016. Note attached hand washing station. I briefly considered hitching up this beauty to the Long Haul Trucker and towing it home to Santa Rosa. Ace support crew would have been so proud of me! Post Views: 20 Bill StoneThey call me Old … Continue reading "Great Portable Restroom Challenge"

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THE GREAT PORTABLE RESTROOM CHALLENGE

Portable restroom, portable toilet, porta-john, porta-potty, happy can, gottago, doodie hut, crap cabin, shit shack, kybo, outhouse, Garceau . . . Whatever you call them, you’ve got to admit that portable restrooms are sometimes a godsend for us cyclists.  Sure, they’re often smelly and unsanitary beyond belief.  Sometimes they contain flies, cockroaches, millipedes, and other … Continue reading "THE GREAT PORTABLE RESTROOM CHALLENGE"

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CLC Ride #6 Urban Hazards and GPS Orienteering

Our  ride on Monday was a mix of urban traffic, GPS snafus for BJ, concerns for the Goddess and the threat of impending rain. However, even with all that  we managed to smile, laugh and roll our way through Monterey. Post Views: 37 SeasidejanetJanet here of Jack and Janet in Seaside, CA. We just love … Continue reading "CLC Ride #6 Urban Hazards and GPS Orienteering"

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How DARE I Have the Audacity to Enter Another April Challenge Post Like This

I was almost certain the weather predicters had it wrong.  Almost all of our snow was gone and here they were telling us that we’d be getting another 6-12″ this week.  “You’re full of –IT,” I told Keith Marler on Channel 9.  “I’ve been riding my bike in 60-degree air for the last couple of … Continue reading "How DARE I Have the Audacity to Enter Another April Challenge Post Like This"

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CLC in Reverse . . . . Ride 6? + CLC Real Deal Ride 6

Reverse in the sense that all the metal objects will be donated to JR’s re-cyling, to be, well, recycled The assemblage represents a long period of time removing the debris from various roads Not all the swag was as pictured, some good stuff too, lineman’s pliers, restaurant grade pizza cutter, a Budweiser koozie, and various … Continue reading "CLC in Reverse . . . . Ride 6? + CLC Real Deal Ride 6"

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Cycle Life Challenge Ride 5: A Referendum and a Flea Market

It was a beautiful Saturday morning and since we were attending a big family celebration in the afternoon, I just did a ride around the ‘hood. My first goal was to sign a referendum on Munich’s bicycle infrastructure. We want more and bigger and better bicycle paths!!! Not just for fun stuff on the week-ends, … Continue reading "Cycle Life Challenge Ride 5: A Referendum and a Flea Market"

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The challenge Trifecta in March

Hello Cyclelifers, Here’s my contribution for the three current challenges. I see all the northern hemisphere-ites are relishing some warm and sunny weather, I’m over it and looking forward to some rain and cold. Click here for the details Post Views: 63 Lednar De NallohI live in the hills just east of the city of … Continue reading "The challenge Trifecta in March"

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CLC 2019 Ride 1: Tomales, Chileno Valley, and Petaluuuuma

Thursday, March 14, 2019 The wife and I traveled to that tourist hotspot in Sonoma County known as Petaluma when we had a few days off. Why there? I have lots of rellies that live in Sonoma County, including lots of them in Petaluma, and we hadn’t seen them in a long time. Plus my … Continue reading "CLC 2019 Ride 1: Tomales, Chileno Valley, and Petaluuuuma"

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If You Watch The Sun Come Up From The Highway 61 Bridge On The Day Of The Vernal Equinox, Wait Twelve Hours, And Then Rotate Your Body 180 Degrees, You Will See The Sun Drop Below The Horizon

I didn’t do that though.  I left and came back.         Post Views: 47 gregbloodHi. 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. … Continue reading "If You Watch The Sun Come Up From The Highway 61 Bridge On The Day Of The Vernal Equinox, Wait Twelve Hours, And Then Rotate Your Body 180 Degrees, You Will See The Sun Drop Below The Horizon"

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Greg Gets His Account Back and Submits A Spring Equinox Story

Look, I’m not exactly an early riser.  I WAS an early riser for 34 years in my working days, and then for another year after I retired, before I was able to rid myself of that filthy habit.  So yesterday I actually had to take the unusual step of setting an alarm so that I … Continue reading "Greg Gets His Account Back and Submits A Spring Equinox Story"

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Introducing Mr. Grumby (aka The Singing Cycling Cowboy)

Hello Cycle365ers. Through some irregularity or severe lack of judgment on the part of the facilitators, I have been allowed to join in on the fun. I was a long time Portlander until last May, when Mrs.G and I embarked on a 2400 mile tour from Missouri to Oregon along the ACA Lewis & Clark … Continue reading "Introducing Mr. Grumby (aka The Singing Cycling Cowboy)"

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Vernal Equinox Illinois — Photo Added

  Illinois and Minnesota completely obscured by clouds 20 March, 2019  🙁 It doesn’t look like parts of the West Coast or Western Australia are faring much better Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Eastern Australia and Munich look clear 🙂 Not looking very promising for a sunset photo So . . . . . . . . . Out … Continue reading "Vernal Equinox Illinois — Photo Added"

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CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #7: The Loser Slumps Into Eternal Glory

I was feeling pretty proud of myself when I woke up this morning and started preparing for my seventh and final CLC ride.  After all, it was to be my ride to VICTORY–the ride that would bring me eternal glory before any of the other Cycle 365 challengers–especially my ultra-competitive friend from Portland.  Yup, I … Continue reading "CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #7: The Loser Slumps Into Eternal Glory"

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CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #6: Pothole Potpourri

I see Scott has ramped up the race-to-the-finish with some more verbal taunting.  That’s fine with me though, because if there is anything at all that my human alter-ego ever taught me, it would be how to respond to a challenge with even MORE smack-talking rhetoric.  Just to be clear, I intend to win this … Continue reading "CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #6: Pothole Potpourri"

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CLC 2019, #5: Slipping off the back of the pack

With the tread of G-2’s rear wheel fading into the distance, I’m starting to lose hope of breaking the tape on this spring’s challenge.  Still, I’m in it to win it so I’ll plug away, keeping my chance alive.  Maybe Doris will flatten or get waylaid by the midwest’s floodwaters and I can zip past … Continue reading "CLC 2019, #5: Slipping off the back of the pack"

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CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #5: At Play in the Spring Thaw

Hello again one and all.  Warmer temperatures have arrived and that ain’t necessarily a GOOD thing.  Sure it feels better than frostbitten cheeks, but according to Channel 9’s morning weather personality, Keith Marler, our snow levels have gone down 17-inches in the last five days.  He says flooding is imminent. I certainly don’t want to … Continue reading "CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #5: At Play in the Spring Thaw"

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CLC 2019, #4: Saint Johns and Cathedral Park

I really HATE IT when I’m in a race and don’t realize it until my competitor zips past with a well-timed taunt.  Typically this happens with Rachael, who likes to sneak up from behind and then whiz by gleefully proclaiming “Race, I win!” So I’m understandably none too pleased when I read the comments on my … Continue reading "CLC 2019, #4: Saint Johns and Cathedral Park"

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