I’ve been out on a bike tour, but don’t think I’m not aware of what’s going on in the Cycle365 world.  I know about this month’s challenge and I’ve been reading your posts.  Riding, keeping up my journal, remoteness, and poor wi-fi have been my excuses for not commenting on all of your trees.

I’m 1,500 miles from home, so I can’t show you any local trees from MY Town.  All I can do is show a couple of trees that had special significance from my little tour so far.  I can’t even tell you the scientific names of the trees, but I will try to explain why I thought they were worth posting here.


On the first official day of the challenge, August 1st, I was looking up at this tree while lying on my back on the picnic table of my campsite in Washington State’s Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. I was munching on popcorn, as I often do, and thinking how lucky I am to be here right now.


I had been riding in the Coulee Country along Banks Lake on August 7th. The canyons and cliffs were spectacular, but I hadn’t seen a real tree for many miles in this land of dry grass and sagebrush. Here’s one–a cottonwood, I’m guessing.


I’ll be back with some Minnesota trees in a couple of weeks.  Or maybe some more trees from my tour if I get the chance.



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.

2 response to "TWO TREES FROM MY TOUR"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 7, 2019

    That is one tall tree!
    Been following your journal and enjoying it immensely — great narrative and photos.

  2. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: August 9, 2019

    Interesting moss on the first tree photo. It can help you work out north as moss likes the shaded side, handy if you get lost during a COTGO pee ritual.

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