CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #2: The Snow Storm Didn’t Come, Yet Doris and I Rode Our Bikes Anyway

  We waited and waited and waited until we could wait no longer.  It was mid-afternoon and there was still no snow, but we absolutely HAD to get out into the first above-freezing temperature we’ve had since well over a month ago.  And even though we didn’t get to ride among snowflakes as big as … Continue reading "CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #2: The Snow Storm Didn’t Come, Yet Doris and I Rode Our Bikes Anyway"

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2019 Cycle Life Challenge: Introduction and Ride 1

Our theme for the 2019 Cycle Life Challenge is TREATS – those small indulgences that make life just that little bit more pleasurable. Our choice theme came about in a few ways: I have been on a very strict anti-inflammatory diet since late last August. I have had no red meat, dairy, wheat, alcohol, junk … Continue reading "2019 Cycle Life Challenge: Introduction and Ride 1"

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CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #1: Bicycles, Icicles, and Gourmet Eats

VIDEO INTRODUCTION       A couple of weeks ago I tried to set up my own account on Cycle365, but something either went wrong with the registration system or else I was a victim of cardboard-cartoon-character-alter-ego discrimination.  I guess it doesn’t really matter what the reason was for my rejection because I was able to hack … Continue reading "CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #1: Bicycles, Icicles, and Gourmet Eats"

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Some good news from the tech support team

As most of you may know already, the Cycle365 tech support team consists almost solely of the attractive lady in grey shown here, modeling her new leisurewear.  She built and provides nearly all of the maintenance work for the site, with Bill supplying vision and backup support and me chipping in with moral support, encouragement … Continue reading "Some good news from the tech support team"

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SPRINGTIME IS A STATE OF MIND

Some negative-thinkers might have stepped outside this morning, looked at the three feet of snow on the ground, felt the -8 degree (F) temperature, and whined “springtime is NEVER gonna get here!”  I, however, am a positive-thinker, and even though the official spring is still three weeks away, I consider this day to be my … Continue reading "SPRINGTIME IS A STATE OF MIND"

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Challenge of the Month: Flora, Fauna, Mineralia

Just wanted to make sure my pictures qualify, so I redefined the challenge a tiny bit. Not a whole lot of animals prowling the streets of Munich and the flowers are slow to come. I guess trees would qualify,too, but we’ve done that topic already. So here’s a lion – of sorts. And a horse, … Continue reading "Challenge of the Month: Flora, Fauna, Mineralia"

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Sonoma County was inundated by torrential downpour for days. Santa Rosa received the most rainfall in a single day going back all the way to the earliest records kept in the 1800s. Rivers, creeks, and waterways overflowed. Streets, roads, and highways flooded. Residents along the Russian River received mandatory evacuation orders. Hundreds of miles away … Continue reading "Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument"

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February Challenge – results of weather

Well don’t expect any snow forts, icicles or snow drifts here…coz it’s hot, hot, hot and the middle of summer. It hasn’t even snowed here in winter since the last ice age. We’re too close to the equator, too close to sea level and the southern hemisphere doesn’t have the large land masses. I went … Continue reading "February Challenge – results of weather"

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It’s Not About The Weather, It’s About The Fun

Indeed, I am having fun with this month’s weather challenge.  Certainly I have fun showing off the weather in my part of the world, but I’m also having fun reading about all of the crazy weather the rest of you Cycle365-ers are enjoying–and trust me, I read every one of your posts.  I don’t always … Continue reading "It’s Not About The Weather, It’s About The Fun"

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You can’t photograph perfect weather either

I think we’ve figured out that you can’t really photograph cold or heat. Well, it turns out you can’t photograph perfect weather either. If you could… here it is. After 5.5 weeks of insane heat and then a week of high heat and high humidity we had two perfect days over the weekend (which I … Continue reading "You can’t photograph perfect weather either"

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February challenge: whiteout in PDX

Or, as we like to call it up here, Snowpocalypse.  After warnings of a killer one to three inches of snow though, all we got last night was a light dusting.  An insignificant showing compared to our friends almost anywhere else in the northern hemisphere right now.  I’m almost embarrassed to submit it, but for … Continue reading "February challenge: whiteout in PDX"

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The Big Thaw – Challenge of the Month Weather

After the big snow last weekend, we got the big thaw this weekend. The temperature went up to 8°C/46°F and there’s water water everywhere. Post Views: 22 SuzanneI'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. I have three kids and eight grandchildren - so I'm pretty old. Cycling, … Continue reading "The Big Thaw – Challenge of the Month Weather"

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FOURTH OF JULY WEATHER ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

A person could be forgiven for taking one look at the featured picture and thinking something like this:  “That doesn’t look like Fourth of July Weather to me.”  But this post isn’t about that person, it’s about ME, and to ME it feels like a hot summer day. MY town has emerged from the Polar … Continue reading "FOURTH OF JULY WEATHER ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY"

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Spring in January? – Monthly Challenge Clouds

No, it is definitely not spring yet although it was a few degrees warmer today than yesterday. I somehow expected some spring-like vegetation in the Botanical Garden and since it was a bit warmer and there was no snow on the bike paths, Janos and I cycled there. This winter cycling is something new; last … Continue reading "Spring in January? – Monthly Challenge Clouds"

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Put your arms around me, baby, like a circle ’round the sun

Another pleasant January day in northern California. High cloud and filtered sunshine, with temperature close to 70° F in some places, but a chilly wind out of the north while pedaling. I drove down to Mill Valley, parked near the elementary school, and biked through Sausalito, across the bridge, and on the path along the … Continue reading "Put your arms around me, baby, like a circle ’round the sun"

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You’re my blue sky, you’re my sunny day

Picked up the Ogre from the shop where it underwent very minor surgery this morning. Took it for a spin to ensure everything hunky-dory. All is well under blue skies. PS to riders in Minnesota and Illinois: I’ve seen weather forecasts for your locales for the middle of next week. As your 300-lb Samoan attorney, … Continue reading "You’re my blue sky, you’re my sunny day"

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Monthly challenge. A bike and some clouds

After an almost cloudless week and stinking hot temperatures some clouds rolled in and the temperature plummeted…AAAhhhhh. This photo was taken outside our new hospital with my bike, public art work and some nice stratocumulus clouds, then some rain later. click here for my previous days ride with a link to my week long cycle … Continue reading "Monthly challenge. A bike and some clouds"

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