Yosemite National Park Glacier Point Road Rehab

Are you a cyclist who would like to see more options for cycling in the lovely Yosemite? If so, consider giving your input and opinion during the comment period (and/or attending one of the upcoming meetings!) because in 2021 Glacier Point Road in YNP will be closed (estimated 2 years maybe!) for rehabilitation.  What about … Continue reading "Yosemite National Park Glacier Point Road Rehab"

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Sequoia sempervirens

Also known as the California redwood. Several grow in our yard. The Ogre snuggled up to one them this morning. From Wikipedia: Sequoia sempervirens is the sole living species of the genus Sequoia in the cypress family Cupressaceae (formerly treated in Taxodiaceae). Common names include coast redwood, coastal redwood and California redwood. It is an … Continue reading "Sequoia sempervirens"

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August Challenge: Eucalyptus camaldulensis

I live about a kilometre from the Murray River – Australia’s most iconic river. Combined with the Darling River, they drain 1/3 of Australia. The Murray-Darling Basin is Australia’s main food bowl and the centre of considerable controversy over its management. Growing along that iconic river are the river red gums. These trees can grow … Continue reading "August Challenge: Eucalyptus camaldulensis"

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Bikes on White Mountain

At 14,252 feet in elevation, White Mountain Peak in the White Mountains is the third highest summit in California. A long, rough, unpaved road (requiring four-wheel drive and high clearance) leads up from the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest visitor center several thousand feet to the University of California’s Barcroft Research Station at 12,470 feet. Normally … Continue reading "Bikes on White Mountain"

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Challenge of the month: August, 2019

Oh, good grief!  Where did July go, anyway?  I’ve lost track, and almost missed getting this month’s challenge out in time.  I’m sure you’ve all been getting anxious, wondering whether you would have a reason to wheel the bike out of the shed next month. ‘Where’s our challenge?’, I imagine many of you have been … Continue reading "Challenge of the month: August, 2019"

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News: Bicyclist rescues man near death

As widely reported via national and international news outlets, Tomas Quinones while bikepacking in the remote backcountry of eastern Oregon by sheer chance encountered a 72-year-old man — severely dehydrated and near death — who had collapsed after walking for four days from his stranded Jeep. Tomas tells the story in his bike blog: http://adventuring.bike/2019/bikepacking-the-obc-day-6/ … Continue reading "News: Bicyclist rescues man near death"

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California Golde cycle touring video

I just watched this video and found it well done and humorous. Since we have a few CA riders here, I thought I’d share it here:  https://vimeo.com/313013550?fbclid=IwAR2gOBXoy1xvjf7ar3hS4y2qVaIsAPV3VE8mI5FA5KRHRJ9qoL6lnuyMlKI Oh, and when Greg returns from tour, or maybe while he is on tour, I dare him to try out the move shown at about 1.38.   Post Views: … Continue reading "California Golde cycle touring video"

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July Challenge — Brown + Misc

Fence, Tool Shed, and Western Flyer Neighbors garage door Mulch for new playground McFerren Park   Gazebo McFerren Park Now for the Misc part:  At Foster’s One Stop: Beer, Ice, Bread, Milk, Mini-Mart, and All Night Video Tape Rental (Just kidding, none of those are available there) (Some VHS tapes might be)   Flower potty … Continue reading "July Challenge — Brown + Misc"

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A SERIOUS, TWO-DAY CASE OF MONOCHROMITIS

Oh yeah, Monochromitis is a very real medical condition.  The Harvard Journal of Diseases & Stuff defines it this way: “A psychological disorder in which a person – usually a bicycle rider – compulsively searches for items of similar color for the sole purpose of taking a photograph.  His or her obsession is so powerful … Continue reading "A SERIOUS, TWO-DAY CASE OF MONOCHROMITIS"

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Monochrome – Straw

Yesterday’s trip out was a bit of a failure on the monthly challenge front, the photo’s I took were disappointing. Whilst out walking last evening I came across somewhere I thought might be worth visiting with bike and camera. Distance – 9 miles. Journey – Solo. Bike – Dawes Galaxy. Post Views: 26 DJG

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July Challenge – Some monochrome without a chromoly frame

The weather was warm – unseasonably so. It would have been a great weekend for a two-day ride. I would love to say I did an ovenight ride in mid-winter! So I tried to think of a way I could still manage that given I am quite unwell at the moment. But there was just … Continue reading "July Challenge – Some monochrome without a chromoly frame"

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The July challenge: hogging the bandwidth

So Rodriguez and I didn’t use up all of the visible spectrum yesterday, but we certainly grabbed our share.  We got a bit carried away when Suzanne pettifogged over my posting of someone else’s bicycle in my first submission.  She’s right, annoyingly enough – I did state that you needed to pose with YOUR bike … Continue reading "The July challenge: hogging the bandwidth"

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Tioga Pass, part 1

Tioga Road across the Sierra through Yosemite National Park is one of the most spectacular high mountain routes (up to nearly 10,000 feet) in the US. But all the usual reasons—narrow lanes, lack of shoulders, curves, climbs, heavy traffic, lumbering RVs, inattentive drivers—make it a dicey proposition under normal circumstances. Consequently, bicyclists love the opportunity … Continue reading "Tioga Pass, part 1"

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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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