Whatever Its Name, It’s A Tree

It’s some kind of pine tree, I think.  Or maybe it’s a spruce.  Or a fir.  Or a cedar.  I’m pretty sure it’s an ever-blellow tree of some kind.   I admit I’m not a botanist, I’m a cyclist.  To me, it’s a big Christmas Tree.


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.

9 response to "Whatever Its Name, It’s A Tree"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: August 16, 2019

    I looked it up: Viewblockerus gregorious.

    PS: I enjoyed your Eno reference. How about Pink Floyd’s “Crying Song” from the album More: “We climb and climb….”

    • By: gregblood Posted: August 16, 2019

      Thanks for the tree identification, Bill, and glad you got the Eno reference. I wrote “Brian Eno,” but you’re right–at the time it was just “Eno.” I think he’s legendary not only as a musician but as a producer. Everything he touches turns to gold: Bowie, Talking Heads, U-2, etc. Roxy Music wasn’t the same without him.

      As my tour is coming to an end, I already have a Pink Floyd quote in mind for the Grand Sweeping Conclusion. I’m sure you know it: “The memories of a man in his old age . . .”

  2. By: Scooter Posted: August 16, 2019

    Not a pine, not even a knotty pine.
    Not a fir.
    Not a spruce.

    Definitely a big tree though. Sequoia or redwood? Bill will know.

    • By: gregblood Posted: August 16, 2019

      I INSIST it’s a big Christmas Tree. I wanted to cut it down, strap it onto my bike for the rest of my ride back to Spokane, put it on top of my car for the trip back to MY Town, find a really big tree stand, and then decorate it with thousands of bulbs and lights and strands of tinsel and an angel on top.

  3. By: Suzanne Posted: August 16, 2019

    And a fine picture, too, with the small bicycle leaning against the trunk.

  4. By: NancyG Posted: August 18, 2019

    A tree by any other name is a tree ;’-).

    • By: gregblood Posted: August 21, 2019

      Great song, Rockin’ Girl. I have that CD so I know the song well. It’s the kind of music that us oldsters as well as gen-xers and mellenials can love.

Leave a Reply