Vanishing lines in Oz

So the feature photo has just one example of vanishing lines from a short overnight ride the guys and I did on Fri/Sat. There’s more vanishing lines to be found in my journal entry which can be found here: https://rambleoutyonder.org/2020/10/04/shifting-oct-ride-1-re-emerging/ Post Views: 42 The NavigatorNerdy chick in Australia who loves to ride and is accompanied … Continue reading "Vanishing lines in Oz"

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Two Bike Rides, One UFO, Three Vistas, Four Thousand Vista-Blockers, One Long Title, and Zero Words of Text

Post Views: 41 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. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on … Continue reading "Two Bike Rides, One UFO, Three Vistas, Four Thousand Vista-Blockers, One Long Title, and Zero Words of Text"

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It’s a wonderful place to live when not engulfed in flames

Last week, for the third time in four years, we received evacuation orders due to approaching wildfires. In 2017 and 2019 my ace support crew and I loaded her car with photo albums and other important items. She and our elderly dog took off for safer venues. I stayed behind, deployed hose lines, and rode … Continue reading "It’s a wonderful place to live when not engulfed in flames"

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Quad Covered Bridges Metric Century – with Bonus Wedding

For many years here in the Baltimore Washington area, one of my favorites rides has been the Thurmont MD Civil War Century put on by the Baltimore Bicycling Club in mid September. I generally do the 65 mile metric century, which takes you through 4 different covered bridges, through the Gettysburg Battlefield National Park and … Continue reading "Quad Covered Bridges Metric Century – with Bonus Wedding"

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HALLOWEEN IS COMING ;’-). HOLIDAY CHALLENGE

Hard to believe that I actually suggested the Holiday Challenge a full year ago! Well, Halloween is back, and the decorations are occurring. Here is the beginning in my neighborhood. I know I will have more to post as the month progresses. These next three are at the same house. There are so many things … Continue reading "HALLOWEEN IS COMING ;’-). HOLIDAY CHALLENGE"

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(SEPTEMBER’S) POTENTIALLY USEFUL GRAVITATIONAL EJECTI (OR ‘PUGE’?)

How’s that for a title! As a follow along to Rick’s earlier post, I thought it might be fun to keep an eye out for some PUGE this month. And here is what I was able to find, or ‘collect’ if you will. And for the grand finale of September’s PUGE: The only things I … Continue reading "(SEPTEMBER’S) POTENTIALLY USEFUL GRAVITATIONAL EJECTI (OR ‘PUGE’?)"

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A Few Of The Ways October Introduces Itself To Minnesota

There are many ways one can tell October has arrived in MY State besides looking at a calendar. The most obvious indicator is the weather, which was in the 40-degree range this morning. I had to wear a lined jacket for the first time since April, but I’m still stubbornly wearing shorts. Also since April, … Continue reading "A Few Of The Ways October Introduces Itself To Minnesota"

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Santa Rosa Fire

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/glass-fire-threatens-east-santa-rosa/?sba=AAS From Bill’s posts and journals, I believe this is the area in which he lives.   Post Views: 86 Rich-IllinoisVery much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. … Continue reading "Santa Rosa Fire"

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Cycle Days Challenge #3 + Bike Where Ever Day

Another perfect cycling day in Illinois There go Dave and Dwight along the North Fork River after having passed through bustling Cheneyville Weather due for a major change next week, and in fact, a ‘Small Dog Advisory’ for tomorrow with winds gusting 35-40 mph Taking advantage of this weather while we can We know Illinois … Continue reading "Cycle Days Challenge #3 + Bike Where Ever Day"

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Challenge of the month, October 2020: Vanishing Points

Vanishing point: the point at which receding parallel lines viewed in perspective appear to converge. This month’s theme was inspired by this striking photo from Suzanne’s latest post: I especially like this example because it shows both horizontal and vertical convergence.  There are a couple of other examples below.  Note that the lines don’t actually … Continue reading "Challenge of the month, October 2020: Vanishing Points"

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The Weather Changes, Local Rides Still Have Some Arches

My road bike is having its rear wheel rebuilt – actually, the Trek rear wheel is sitting around waiting for the supply chain to deliver spokes to the bike shop that will eventually re-build the wheel. So, I’ve been riding my Jamis gravel/light touring bike and doing some local rides with more mixed surfaces. The … Continue reading "The Weather Changes, Local Rides Still Have Some Arches"

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An arch, or at least something arch-like

Did a mostly gravel ride today, and noticed that these downed trees on the trail form something of a natural arch. And, I even remembered to include the bike in the photo. On another note, smoke from the fires out west have reached the east coast. We’ve been having some really bizarre looking sunrises and … Continue reading "An arch, or at least something arch-like"

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DISPATCH FROM SPOKANE #2: Yesterday’s Ride Written Today

September 10, 7:50 p.m. (Pacific Time) I just got back from an 11-hour day of driving. I had to bring my son back to Seattle, then we made a quick trip to Tacoma to pick up a sound mixing board that had been repaired there. (Yes, besides being a bicycle messenger, my son is a … Continue reading "DISPATCH FROM SPOKANE #2: Yesterday’s Ride Written Today"

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There has to be an invisible sun

Quick science lesson: Smoke from distant fires rises high into the atmosphere, flattens into thick layer. Wind pushes layer of smoke hundreds of miles away above Santa Rosa and the Bay Area. High, thick layer of smoke completely blots out the sun. At lower elevations, marine layer pushes in from the Pacific Ocean and forms … Continue reading "There has to be an invisible sun"

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Teeny Tiny Arch Between the Blue Goose and the Bat Tunnel

Much hiking and biking over Labor Day weekend here – the weather gods must have forgotten about the holiday weekend and there wasn’t a cloud in sight. On Monday, managed to get a ride in with my wife, who has been doing much more running than biking in recent years. We drove out to Hancock … Continue reading "Teeny Tiny Arch Between the Blue Goose and the Bat Tunnel"

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Fun Cycling In A Fun City With A Fun Son At A Not-So-Fun Time

Before I write about the fun bike ride I had today, I should probably start with the sad stuff. You might remember me telling you about how The Feeshko was scheduled to have knee surgery. And with that knowledge you might have figured I’ve been absent from Cycle365 recently because I’ve been so busy helping … Continue reading "Fun Cycling In A Fun City With A Fun Son At A Not-So-Fun Time"

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Challenge of the month, September 2020: Arches

I’ll bet you thought I’d forget about posing this month’s Challenge, enjoying myself cruising around over here in Croatia with Rocky and pretending that the world isn’t falling apart before our eyes.  Nope. Let’s stick with shapes again for another month, and look at another versatile shape: arches.  Lots of possibilities here, natural and un: … Continue reading "Challenge of the month, September 2020: Arches"

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TWO MILES OF PLASTIC-Y NYLON-ESTER-POLYPROPYLENE TWINE: The Sequel

The Message section on yesterday’s “Two Miles of Plastic-y PolyNylonEsterLenePropyl Twine” post isn’t exactly a scientific poll, but there seems to be a consensus that I should have gone back to find its origin. Okay, okay, okay! I can take a hint. It was bugging me all night . . . what might I find … Continue reading "TWO MILES OF PLASTIC-Y NYLON-ESTER-POLYPROPYLENE TWINE: The Sequel"

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Ashes

The “LNU” mega-fire complex in the North Bay includes several big burns—some separate, some merged—like the Walbridge Fire and Hennessy Fire. These roared through sparsely populated areas, but threatened multiple towns and cities, such as Santa Rosa. The populated areas have mostly been saved after more than a week of strenuous effort. But some communities … Continue reading "Ashes"

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Two Miles of Plastic-y Polynylonesterpropylene Twine

I’ve probably said it enough, but I’ll mention once again that I’ve been doing a lot of gravel riding lately. That was my plan again today. I’ve been having so much fun on gravel that sometimes I feel like I’ll never ride my skinny-tired roadie bike again, though, deep down, I know I will because … Continue reading "Two Miles of Plastic-y Polynylonesterpropylene Twine"

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