More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About the University of Minnesota’s “College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences”

Sure, MY state’s biggest university has a world renowned agriculture program, but I really think it would have been sufficient to simply call it the “Farming Department” — just as my alma mater had simple names like “Political Science Department” and “History Department.” Instead of simplicity, however, the University of Minnesota seems to have gotten … Continue reading "More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About the University of Minnesota’s “College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences”"

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Foraging for Food

I am pleased to participate in the August Challenge presented by our august challenge host, Czar Greg. I am interpreting the challenge, as indicated by said Czar, to include anything and everything food related……. Grant Township Food Cupboard Teasdale Foods is that a way———–> Teasdale has been feeding families with delicious, authentic Latin recipes for … Continue reading "Foraging for Food"

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The big pretzel

Too early so this one won’t count. Just getting warmed up for the new challenge. This is Munich’s Marienplatz with town hall and a pretzel. Post Views: 25 SuzanneI'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

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The Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Done (and that’s sayin’ something)

That’s right, today I surpassed the stupidest stupidity of my stupid cycling career. Or maybe it was yesterday that I achieved the height of stupidity. I’m not exactly sure. Let me tell the story. The Feeshko and I drove back to Iowa yesterday. My dad had a medical appointment to keep and it was in … Continue reading "The Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Done (and that’s sayin’ something)"

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TWO MORE FACES

Em is so right about faces now becoming ‘eye worms’!!! I keep looking at everything to find a face, but soon will stop dong that so to enjoy other things along my routes. Well, I most likely will not stop doing that! Dumpy… and Stumpy… Post Views: 25 NancyG

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Bavarian Getaways Completed

The second short tour is now chronicled and posted! It took me exactly one month to get it done. Here’s the link to the journal over on CycleBlaze. Post Views: 29 SuzanneI'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

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Para – (whatever it is I can’t remember) July Challenge — 8

Post Views: 34 Rich-IllinoisVery much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over … Continue reading "Para – (whatever it is I can’t remember) July Challenge — 8"

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THE NORTHEAST IOWA TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: Part Three

A QUICK SUMMARY OF THE FIRST TWO PARTS OF THIS HIGHLY INFORMATIVE, TOTALLY NUTTY, MILDLY SATIRICAL, IOWA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE-APPROVED TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: First I covered the cultural stuff for which Iowa is super-famous. Then I wrote about Iowa’s historical, scenical, landscapical, and national parkical highlights. Now comes part three. Today I will be … Continue reading "THE NORTHEAST IOWA TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: Part Three"

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THE NORTHEAST IOWA TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: Part Two

As you may recall from yesterday, the first part of my tourism brochure concentrated on the amenities Iowa has to offer to the jet-set crowd: The fine dining, the night life, the luxury accommodations, the world-class shopping, etc. Today I’ll be presenting Part Two of the brochure. As promised, it will be geared toward those … Continue reading "THE NORTHEAST IOWA TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: Part Two"

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Indian Head MD Trail Trail: July 4th or Groundhog Day?

On Saturday, my wife I drove down to White Plains MD and rode one of our favorite Maryland rail trails – the Indian Head Rail Trail. We’ve done it before but not for several years. It is only 13 miles long but a beautiful surface, great views of wetlands and the Mattawoman Creek. We saw several … Continue reading "Indian Head MD Trail Trail: July 4th or Groundhog Day?"

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With a little help from my friends

Yes, I know I’ve been a pretty faithless participant last month.  Planning our tour, biking our tour and blogging our tour is pretty time consuming, especially when you factor in time for eatin’ and drinkin’.  I’m trying to get my head around the idea of seeing faces in strange places, but I don’t think I’m … Continue reading "With a little help from my friends"

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THE NORTHEAST IOWA TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: Part One

The Feeshko, Diggity, The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong and I drove down to Iowa for the Fourth of July Weekend, which includes the birthday of American independence, and even bigger than that, the birthday of ME. It was an impromptu visit, motivated by an auto accident in which my dad was involved. He was very … Continue reading "THE NORTHEAST IOWA TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: Part One"

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I’m Trying To Do The Best I Can In My Own Challenge

I’ve been happy to see a few July “Face” Challenge posts already. I must say, the pictures have all been worthy of the fine grades I’ve given them. It makes me feel like I succeeded in making the challenge not too impossible, but it also makes me feel like my students are smarter than ME. … Continue reading "I’m Trying To Do The Best I Can In My Own Challenge"

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July Challenge — 2

2 Cycle Muffler Going to JR’s??!!!!!!!   OH NOOOOOOOOOO! Happy Pedal Chain Ring Smiling Crooked little smile on derailleur   Post Views: 22 Rich-IllinoisVery much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are … Continue reading "July Challenge — 2"

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JULY CHALLENGE: Doin’ My Part To Make Da World Goofy Again

Post Views: 33 gregbloodHi. 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 … Continue reading "JULY CHALLENGE: Doin’ My Part To Make Da World Goofy Again"

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The NEW July Challenge

Hi folks, Czar Greg here again. In the few short minutes since I posted “The River-Riding-Vulture-Fleeing-Eagle-Swooping Video Challenge,” I have gotten a flood of very negative feedback. I’ve been rudely reminded of my pledge not to make nearly impossible challenges. People have refused to participate in such a specific challenge. Some of them have promised … Continue reading "The NEW July Challenge"

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SPECIAL REPORT: Czar Issues the July Challenge

Hi folks, Czar Greg here, and today I am pleased to announce my very first monthly challenge. I am confident you will find it to be fun, interesting, and — most importantly — goofy. So, without further fanfare, here is the challenge: Ride your bike down to your local river and take a video of … Continue reading "SPECIAL REPORT: Czar Issues the July Challenge"

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Scavenger Challenge..I’ve got a bit of catching up to do.

Well I’ve just been riding around taking the odd photo for this months scavenge challenge. Whilst taking the Feature Photo, I did wonder what the parents of the children in the playground behind me thought of this strange cyclist suddenly stopping and taking a photo of a springy seesaw. Another ‘weirdo’ on a bike I … Continue reading "Scavenger Challenge..I’ve got a bit of catching up to do."

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To Our New Challenge Czar Greg and VP Bing Bong

Im certain I speak for all of us here at 365 welcoming Czar Gregory and VP Bing Bong An inspiring Inaugural Address! Post Views: 31 Rich-IllinoisVery much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, … Continue reading "To Our New Challenge Czar Greg and VP Bing Bong"

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Live From Minnesota: The Czar-Elect’s Inauguration Speech

Thank you for that fine introduction, Vice-Czar Bing Bong, and I thank all of you esteemed Cycle365-ers and citizens of the world for that warm welcome. I also want to thank you all for electing me to be your Czar of the Monthly Challenge. I am definitely excited to begin serving you in that capacity … Continue reading "Live From Minnesota: The Czar-Elect’s Inauguration Speech"

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Round 4 — 17 18 19 20

Mini Liquor Bottle Banana??!! Electric SubstationPondFoot Bridge 80/80!   Post Views: 41 Rich-IllinoisVery much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from … Continue reading "Round 4 — 17 18 19 20"

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