Challenge of the month – Many many trees along Tolo Harbour

Two riders & three bikes

  Date:   2018/06/24 (Sun) Place:  Tolo Harbour, Taipo / Twin Bridge, Shatin, Hong Kong Remark: Minor accident with one of my buddies and we ended up with one rider handling two bikes. Photos taken on the return trip along after the accident. Nevertheless, we still enjoyed our ride. 👍👍             … Continue reading "Challenge of the month – Many many trees along Tolo Harbour"

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May and a half: the Ottoman bridge at Benje thermal springs

Trees are nice enough, but I seem to still be stuck back in May.  Here’s one really final entry for the May bridge challenge: the Ottoman  Bridge that provided access to the adjacent thermal springs in the Middle Ages.  For a refreshing change, I took the extra effort to include my bike in the photo, … Continue reading "May and a half: the Ottoman bridge at Benje thermal springs"

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Challenge of the month – Trees along the Bank of Shing Mun River

Saturday Ride

  Date:   2018/06/16 (Sat) Place:  Siu Lek Yuen Playground, Shatin, Hong Kong Remark: My bike in front of a series of trees along the bank of Shing Mun River. Photo taken on the return trip of my group ride between FoTan and Taipo.   Post Views: 30 Gary LeeLive in Hong Kong who love … Continue reading "Challenge of the month – Trees along the Bank of Shing Mun River"

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Challenge of the month – Tall Old Tree next to the Tam Mei Barracks

Tall Old Tree next to Tam Mei Barracks

  Date:   2018/06/10 (Sun) Place:   Shek Wu Wai Road, Ngau Tam Mei, Yuen Long, Hong Kong Remark: Group ride from FoTan to Fairview Park near Yuen Long. This tall old tree is next to Tam Mei Barracks. You may click here for full details of my ride on my blog. Post Views: 33 … Continue reading "Challenge of the month – Tall Old Tree next to the Tam Mei Barracks"

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RIDE #80: 9 JUNE 2018

This morning I rode through yet another township being developed outside Kuala Lumpur.  The Bandar Rimbayu development is so big that it has three show galleries. This is one of them, known as The Arc.  It will form the centrepiece of a residents’ clubhouse with the addition of dining and additional recreational facilities around it.   … Continue reading "RIDE #80: 9 JUNE 2018"

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ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE ON TREES: A Catalogue of View-Blockers

  In my ode to trees post last week, I sang the praises of those gigantic plants composed of wood, bark, branches, twigs, leaves, and bird nests.  It’s easy to appreciate the beauty of those features, but it’s not so easy to love raking those damn leaves up from your lawn, or gathering those stinking … Continue reading "ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE ON TREES: A Catalogue of View-Blockers"

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Cycle Days with Victoria – In a Rose Garden

Munich Westpark June 6, 2018 What a treat the Rosengarten in Munich’s Westpark is this year. It seems everything is in full bloom at the same time. The perfumes of the different varieties of roses compete with each other, and if you walk a few meters away towards the linden trees, you are overwhelmed by … Continue reading "Cycle Days with Victoria – In a Rose Garden"

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Challenge of the month – Tree and My boy’s new road bike

Fuji Road Bike in front of a tree

  Date:   2018/06/02 (Sat) Place:   Shing Mun River, FoTan, Shatin, Hong Kong Remark: My boy’s new attempt – Riding a flat-bar Fuji Ace 24-Inch Road bike for the first time. That Fuji road bike comes with a wonderful 3 x 10-Speed Shimano XT Groupset. Post Views: 28 Gary LeeLive in Hong Kong who … Continue reading "Challenge of the month – Tree and My boy’s new road bike"

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May Bridge Challenge: The final bridges of May

We encountered a few more bridges on our weekend riding. We also wondered – does a dam wall count as a bridge or do you have to take a photo over the out-take? Most importantly, we tried for extra credit with a bridge named after Bill’s surname since he is the instigator of the challenge. … Continue reading "May Bridge Challenge: The final bridges of May"

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Another bridge from the archives

Moordrecht is about 30kms from The Hague, and a neighbour of Gouda, where the eponymous cheese is still traded using a ritual system called handjeklap in which buyers and sellers clap each other’s hands and shout prices.   This is the Jan Thijssenweg Bridge in Moordrecht.  Jan Thijssen was a Dutch resistance fighter during the Second World War. … Continue reading "Another bridge from the archives"

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Cycle Days Challenge: May (entries 13 – 17)

So I like this challenge, but I’m getting behind.  To speed things up a bit I’m going to batch my entries.  This post is for days 13-17, and came from five consecutive days: May 11-15. The featured image is on the harbor in Agios Nikolaos, Crete.  The remaining four: Continue here to see the complete … Continue reading "Cycle Days Challenge: May (entries 13 – 17)"

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The challenging bridge at Andros

It’s been challenging seeking out bridges in Greece worthy of the challenge.  We’ve been in the islands, and there just haven’t been many bridges around.  I’ve been quite stressed about this, as I’m sure you can imagine. We finally found a second bridge yesterday though, and it was definitely a challenge.  Challenging enough that we … Continue reading "The challenging bridge at Andros"

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