Another Close to Normal Ride: Chesapeake Beach/North Beach MD

Back to doing long rides on Saturday, I did a favorite 61 mile loop from Harwood MD down to Chesapeake Beach and back up again. This is a standard Potomac Pedalers ride called “The Express Train to Chesapeake Beach” but still no PPTC group rides. There was a good number of cyclists out on the … Continue reading "Another Close to Normal Ride: Chesapeake Beach/North Beach MD"

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THE JUNE CHALLENGE BECOMES AN EVERY-DAY THING

I must be a pretty bright dude because an idea comes into my head almost every day. Interestingly, such thoughts only happen when I’m riding my bike. The rest of the day my brain is controlled by other entities — music, the internet, words in print, movies, television, The Feeshko, etc. Yup, when I’m riding … Continue reading "THE JUNE CHALLENGE BECOMES AN EVERY-DAY THING"

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JUNE CHALLENGE II: Wanna See An Even Older Picture Of Me Than The One In My Last Post?

The older picture of me referred to in the title doesn’t have a bike in it. Therefore, if you want to get all nit-picky about it, you could say it should not have been posted here. I wouldn’t even argue with you because, using the most strict interpretation of Cycle365 bylaws, you’d be right. However, … Continue reading "JUNE CHALLENGE II: Wanna See An Even Older Picture Of Me Than The One In My Last Post?"

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June Challenge – to Jekyll Island, then and now

Alrighty, here we go with my first attempt at a challenge. After much searching, I really wasn’t able to come with then and now photographs that showed both me and a bike. So, this is going to be mostly a story, with a couple photos that hopefully capture the time vibe, and of course keep … Continue reading "June Challenge – to Jekyll Island, then and now"

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JUNE CHALLENGE: Wanna See The Earliest Known Photo of Me With a Bike?

Somewhere in the world there exists a short film of me and a couple friends racing our bikes, hopping up on curbs, riding with no hands, riding wheelies, and speeding down a dirt path to a riverbank from which we launched into the Little Maquoketa Creek. (In Iowa) We made the movie ourselves for a … Continue reading "JUNE CHALLENGE: Wanna See The Earliest Known Photo of Me With a Bike?"

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An Almost Normal Sunday Ride: 52 Miles Around Sugarloaf “Mountain” in Maryland

The weekend weather was perfect here this weekend – low humidity, mostly blue skies and temps in the 60s and 70s. I had done so many local short loops I decided it was time to throw the bike on the car and do an old favorite ride: a 52 mile loop around a local attraction, … Continue reading "An Almost Normal Sunday Ride: 52 Miles Around Sugarloaf “Mountain” in Maryland"

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PREPARING FOR THE JUNE CHALLENGE

I’m looking forward to the upcoming challenge because before-and-after pictures have always interested me, because I like reading people’s stories (and extra credit has been offered for stories), because I like TELLING stories, and because . . . just because. This morning I was going through some old pictures and scrapbooks in preparation. I had … Continue reading "PREPARING FOR THE JUNE CHALLENGE"

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Virtual Tour 12: Getting from A to B on a Bicycle in the Netherlands

Regular readers know that I lived in the Netherlands for about two years. I miss it. The Netherlands really is a cyclist-friendly country. There are a number of reasons for this. Firstly a form of strict liability is the law in the Netherlands for bicycle-motor vehicle accidents. If a car collides with a cyclist, the driver’s insurer is … Continue reading "Virtual Tour 12: Getting from A to B on a Bicycle in the Netherlands"

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Virtual Tour 10: The Ronde van Vlaanderen

Den Haag (The Hague) in the Netherlands was my home from 2010 to 2012. The Belgian border is about 100km / 62km to the south. Belgium is home to some of the most prestigious one-day professional road cycling races. Including one of the five biggest, collectively known as the Monuments. The Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders).is … Continue reading "Virtual Tour 10: The Ronde van Vlaanderen"

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Ride Your Age

Yearning to be able to return to Swansea on Tasmania’s east coast. However, it was my birthday and I was on a ride. Towards the end I realised I could make it a ‘ride your age in kilometers’ ride. The story is HERE. Post Views: 36 Tony CullimoreA bloke cycling in (mainly) Tasmania

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May challenge: The current situation – Changes, changes

I didn’t really see what the May challenge was supposed to entail, so I have come up with my own challenge that reflects what we call ‘the current situation’ at work. We are not allowed to say anything like coronavirus or COVID-19 or ‘the virus’ in ANY of our work communications (including the many emails … Continue reading "May challenge: The current situation – Changes, changes"

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A MINNESOTAN RESPONDS TO THE “MAY I GO OUTSIDE YET PLEASE?” CHALLENGE

Hi folks, it’s your favorite cycling philosophizer here. I’m going to do something a little different today. Actually, it’s not all that different because I did it in one of my touring journals. And James Joyce did it for something like 900 pages in “Ulysses.” You guessed it, this entire post is going to be … Continue reading "A MINNESOTAN RESPONDS TO THE “MAY I GO OUTSIDE YET PLEASE?” CHALLENGE"

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Challenge of the month: MAY I go outside now, please?

It’s difficult thinking of an appropriate theme for the month at this unprecedented time.  We’re all stuck to one degree or another, some of us really severely – unable to make meaningful plans, unable to tour, unable to leave our home, or unable even to get home.  I’m thinking especially of folks like Mike and … Continue reading "Challenge of the month: MAY I go outside now, please?"

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It’s the End of the End of the World

After more than a month, Sonoma County’s lockdown has been slightly relaxed. Can you tell I’m smiling about being back on the Greenway?  Read more at Bill Bikes Musical accompaniment. I’ve lost track, but I think no one has used this one. Post Views: 56 Bill StoneThey call me Old Grumble-Face. I have no idea … Continue reading "It’s the End of the End of the World"

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OUT IN THE COUNTRY, A BIKER SEES HORSES AND PUFFBALLS.

I’ll keep this one mercifully short. I went out into the country again today with no intention of posting anything. That changed when I snuck up on a big horse and managed to trick him into posing for a picture. I’ve heard horse owners speak of the height of their horses in terms of “hands.” … Continue reading "OUT IN THE COUNTRY, A BIKER SEES HORSES AND PUFFBALLS."

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Strawberry Mountain

Coloradans will laugh at its insignificance compared to their gallery of fourteeners, but Strawberry Mountain is plenty impressive for us.  Topping 9,000’, its the highest Oregon peak east of the Cascades other than Steens Mountain and the Wallowas. Today anyway, when it’s covered in snow, I might argue that it’s the most impressive because of … Continue reading "Strawberry Mountain"

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