May Bridge Challenge – Bridge 4

We looked to avoid all the Mothers Day traffic that would be heading to eateries, scenic destinations, etc by doing a 56 kilometre loop on country roads southeast of Wangaratta. We crossed two bridges – one with water, the other with none. We also traveled over many culverts, some with water underneath and some bigger … Continue reading "May Bridge Challenge – Bridge 4"

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Cycling Into The Future

For the past eleven months the Main Street, Broadway, of Seaside has been closed. There has been much construction. New drainage systems, sidewalks extended with added seating, trees planted and bicycle parking added. Broadway was completely closedown for several months. This caused some of the existing businesses to shutdown……the word on the street was that … Continue reading "Cycling Into The Future"

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Challenge of the Month: Bridges over the Danube, Vils and Isar

The first days of May, Janos and I were still on our Lower Bavaria bicycle tour. Our route followed the Danube to Passau, then the Vils and finally the Isar back to our starting point in Landshut. Here are the pictures. Post Views: 23 SuzanneI'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult … Continue reading "Challenge of the Month: Bridges over the Danube, Vils and Isar"

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Cheneyville Bridge 2011/2018

I came across Bill’s Journal cycling from Colorado to Virginia and was particularly interested in the section covering Illinois, and especially Vermilion county (Paxton to Lafayette Indiana). The description of Bill’s thoughts about the motel here in town, while very accurate, are still the source of a good chuckle. Many of the descriptions and photos … Continue reading "Cheneyville Bridge 2011/2018"

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‘You call that a bridge?’ – May Challenge – Bridges 1-3

The crew and I did an overnight ride on the weekend. We rode over about seven bridges. But were they worthy of the Challenge? Did a bridge need to span a watercourse that had a certain water volume to count? I pondered this for awhile. In the end, I decided to take pics only of … Continue reading "‘You call that a bridge?’ – May Challenge – Bridges 1-3"

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Brompton on a “Bridge cross the Mersey”, Tasmania

This 1970’s style concrete road bridge is not as romantic as “Ferry Cross The Mersey” by Gerry and the Pacemakers but it got me from West to East Devonport.  While crossing I didn’t sing “Ferry C T Mersey” much to everyone’s relief. Devonport is big on petroleum and bunker fuel imports.  It smells very rich. … Continue reading "Brompton on a “Bridge cross the Mersey”, Tasmania"

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The Famous Spiral Bridge: My O.G.M.B.C. Submission

My entry for the Old Grumbleface May Bridge Challenge is going to be a history lesson.  Not a very in-depth history lesson, but certainly an exciting and self-serving history lesson.  When I set out this morning I thought I would simply meet the minimum requirement of a picture of my bike strategically placed in front of … Continue reading "The Famous Spiral Bridge: My O.G.M.B.C. Submission"

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San Francisco Bay Bridges

In honor of the current Cycle365 Challenge of the Month: Around northern California, “the Bay” usually refers to the broadest demarcation of San Francisco Bay, including its assorted lobes and other features such as San Pablo Bay, Carquinez Strait, Suisun Bay, etc. That large body of water defines and divides the landscape of our “Bay … Continue reading "San Francisco Bay Bridges"

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The Cycle Days Challenge: April (photos 1-4)

Well, somebody needs to be first!  Thanks, Suzanne, for posting the Cycle Days Challenge.  My challenge to myself is to bike on 150 days between now and the end of year – should be attainable, given our plans for the rest of the year.  I’ll post them here through monthly posts, beginning with the tiny … Continue reading "The Cycle Days Challenge: April (photos 1-4)"

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Death Valley: Ride 3, Cottonwood Canyon

Many years ago, when our son, Ben, was a Boy Scout, his Troop undertook a multi-day backpacking expedition through Cottonwood Canyon in Death Valley. Unfortunately, most of the Scouts and adults were defeated by the combination of distance, terrain, heat, and lack of water, and couldn’t hike out on the last day. Ben, his friend … Continue reading "Death Valley: Ride 3, Cottonwood Canyon"

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2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 7th RIDE – FoTan to the old Hong Kong Frontier at Lo Wu, Hong Kong

Old Hong Kong Frontier at Lo Wu

This is my 7th ride for the 2018 Cycle Life Challenge which took place on last Sunday, 22 April 2018. This time I will take you to one of the historical spots of Hong Kong – the old Hong Kong Frontier at Lo Wu. With the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from the United … Continue reading "2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 7th RIDE – FoTan to the old Hong Kong Frontier at Lo Wu, Hong Kong"

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CLC 2018 – Going Around in a Circle 17

Hi there, folks and fellow cyclists! I’m having a hard time catching up. So many lovely comments that I haven’t answered, so many rides that I haven’t commented. For the time being, thank you all so much. Here is the sixth segment – Circling in the sun … from Ottenhofen to Garching Wednesday April 18, … Continue reading "CLC 2018 – Going Around in a Circle 17"

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CLC 2018 – Going Around in a Circle 15

So many interesting rides to read about from you Cyclelife challengers – I can hardly keep up with all your great posts. It looks like I might be able to complete my circle theme, although I have certainly posted enough rides, unashamedly using the challenge as an excuse to post pictures and write about (almost) … Continue reading "CLC 2018 – Going Around in a Circle 15"

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2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 6th RIDE – Journey to Revitalisation

Pier 2 Art Center, Kaohsiung

This is my 6th ride for the 2018 Cycle Life Challenge which took place on 2 April 2018. Today we will take a look at one of the most successfult revitalisation projects in Kaohsiung, the Pier 2 Art Centre located in YanChang District. In the afternoon, we will also have a relaxing ride along the … Continue reading "2018 CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE – 6th RIDE – Journey to Revitalisation"

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CLC Ride #6 – LA LA Land – Off To The Movies

Have you watched season one of “Big Little Lies”? You may recall that it was filmed here in Monterey and that Jack was cut from several scenes. Well, season two is being fillmed now so we thought we would see what all the excitement is about around town. In the original book the story took … Continue reading "CLC Ride #6 – LA LA Land – Off To The Movies"

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CLC2018 Ride 5: The seven switchbacks of Mount Nelson

My weekday morning routine is pretty standard. Wake up early, bowl of porridge for breakfast, get ready, then wheel the Ninja out of the garage for a blast into the office. I plan my departure time depending on how long I want to be out cycling before work. There’s nothing like and hour’s sunrise pedalling … Continue reading "CLC2018 Ride 5: The seven switchbacks of Mount Nelson"

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CLC18 Bonus track: the Ross Island Bridge, again

We’re going into CLC overtime, folks.  I’ve completed my required seven events, but who knows whether The Goddess will disqualify any of them on a technicality.  To be on the safe side I decide to submit a “cycler’s seven” this year to insure against blowback from the judges. Read more Post Views: 23 ScooterThis is … Continue reading "CLC18 Bonus track: the Ross Island Bridge, again"

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