The Human Arch

Upon review of the pictures you are about to see, I’ve determined that this is the stupidest and ugliest collection of arches in the history of this month’s challenge. I’m sure you’ll agree.

But it’s not my fault. You can blame Scott and, apparently, Rocky for this fiasco. (Mostly Scott though.) They came up with that “arched back” photo the other day. They should know by now that I have no problem ripping off any clever idea I see, twisting it to meet my own nefarious purposes, taking it to excess, and then beating it to death. See? They are the ones to blame.

Gregblood, the Human Arch. In this photo, my arch position is the opposite of the position in the title picture.


In this one, my Greg-Legs form an arch. You’d laugh if you could have seen how I took this picture while bent at the waist and reaching my phone out as far away from me as I could.


The Old Thumb & Forefinger Arch.


Big deal, everybody has a foot arch — except me. I’m flat-footed. Only when I ARCH my toes upward am I able to create a foot arch.


I did take some pictures of legitimate arches on my ride today, but I think I’ll save them for a separate post.

Hi. 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 city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

10 response to "The Human Arch"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: September 19, 2020

    I’m confused, and maybe offended. Are you suggesting that my photo was stupid and ugly too? Perhaps true, but it didn’t need emphasizing.

    • By: gregblood Posted: September 19, 2020

      Oh no, do not be offended. Your photo, as always, was brilliant. I’m the one who turned your idea into something stupid and ugly. I only blame you for sending me down that misguided path.

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: September 19, 2020

    Had a big lol over this one! I’m just wondering where the arched eyebrow is.

    • By: gregblood Posted: September 19, 2020

      I cannot believe I didn’t think of that.

  3. By: Bill Stone Posted: September 19, 2020

    Good heavens, man! Try not to damage the anterior arch of the first cervical vertebra of your spine!

    • By: gregblood Posted: September 19, 2020

      I was very careful while posing, lest I were to have to join The Feeshko in the operating room on Monday.

  4. By: NancyG Posted: September 19, 2020

    On your first thought on your opening page —- yes, I agree 😏.

    However I must say that I think your have a VERY creative mind. I did not say twisted.

  5. By: The Navigator Posted: September 19, 2020

    Very creative! I do note that you have a double arch in the last photo – foot AND toe. I would just love to be someone riding/walking past when you were doing all those poses. Sadly, I can no longer do pose number 1 – the frozen shoulder has never unfrozen enough to do that sort of reach. You would definitely be good at yoga, if you ever decided to take that up. Best wishes to the Feeshko for Monday.

  6. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 19, 2020

    Very spry there Mr G!
    Best to Freeshko Monday!!

  7. By: Laura Posted: September 19, 2020

    I do believe that you have the most unique arches so far…you (or blame it on your friends) are very creative!

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