June Challenge – Old and new… or maybe, before and after

Thank you to everyone for your kind comments about the new mountain bike. I really appreciate your support and encouragement, and I am sorry that I have not replied to your comments nor kept up and commented on your posts of late. My health has been rapidly deteriorating and I have all the energy of … Continue reading "June Challenge – Old and new… or maybe, before and after"

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Glacial Erratics … and some new and old things

Tuesday June 25, 2019 … It felt like anything but glacial on the day we joined the local chapter of the ADFC or German Biycle Club for their weekly Tuesday afternoon ride. The blazing sun brought the temperatures up to a sweltering 32°C/90°F. Nevertheless, nine brave cyclists showed up for the outing. The program was … Continue reading "Glacial Erratics … and some new and old things"

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Challenge of the month: July 2019

Well, it seemed to work fine last month posting the challenge a few days early so people can put their thinking caps on.  I didn’t see any early entries, so people apparently weren’t confused.  Congratulations, and don’t forget we’ve still got a few days left to squeeze in that perfect old/new photo. What may not … Continue reading "Challenge of the month: July 2019"

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GREG CRUSHES THE SUMMER SOLSTICE CHALLENGE

“What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desires, you can achieve.”  -Norman Vincent Peale “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”  –Anatole France “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatness.”  -Robert F. Kennedy “Optimism is the faith … Continue reading "GREG CRUSHES THE SUMMER SOLSTICE CHALLENGE"

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An Old Home and a New Home 2.0

(I ‘borrowed’ Suzanne’s title)  –  🙂 Older home has been there for a long long time — the home under construction is the first new home built here since ????? Post Views: 42 Rich-IllinoisVery much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, … Continue reading "An Old Home and a New Home 2.0"

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Old And New For Those Who Enjoy A Little Recreational Grass Now And Then

I was riding my bike around today with no Cycle365 intentions whatsoever.  It was just a regular ride–like I do almost every day.  ALMOST every day.  For those of you keeping a tally of the number of days I’ve not ridden since making my “ride-every-single-day-in-2019” New Year’s resolution, you’re going to have to start a … Continue reading "Old And New For Those Who Enjoy A Little Recreational Grass Now And Then"

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D-Day

In 1983, as part of my ride from Athens to London, I spent three days bicycling along the D-Day invasion beaches in Normandy. Just in case anyone is interested, here’s a link to the D-Day pages from my ’83 journal, hosted over at CycleBlaze: D-Day Post Views: 38 Bill StoneThey call me Old Grumble-Face. I … Continue reading "D-Day"

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In Memory

Today is the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, so I felt it appropriate to pay my respect at the war memorials in some of the surrounding villages. Quite sunny though cool enough for arm warmers and gilet. Memorial in Appleton commemorates 16 local men who fell in both World Wars. Bigger village, Cumnor, more … Continue reading "In Memory"

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Creatures of the Desert, part 4

After interrupting my exploration of animal sculptures with a morning ride to Fonts Point, part 4 of Creatures of the Desert resumes my bicycle safari among the wild and unpredictable creatures inhabiting the desert around Borrego Springs. Read more at Bill Bikes Post Views: 18 Bill StoneThey call me Old Grumble-Face. I have no idea … Continue reading "Creatures of the Desert, part 4"

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Challenge of the month: June, 2019

I’ve been hearing murmurings that it would be great to get an early declaration of this month’s Challenge, so people can start thinking and plan ahead a bit.  Well, here it is.  Just remember though, that this is the challenge for JUNE, not May.  Early submissions are subject to the usual penalties, which may include … Continue reading "Challenge of the month: June, 2019"

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