A Man for All Challenges (That’s ME)

If you’re on Cycle365, you probably are aware of the four challenges currently in effect–three September challenges and one year-long challenge. More specifically, thanks to Rich, the challenges are Rollers, Unusual, Machines & Peeves–more commonly known by the acronym RUMP. I didn’t set out to find examples of all four challenges today, but when I … Continue reading "A Man for All Challenges (That’s ME)"

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Rollin’ ‘Round Vermilion

Crossing gates rolled into position as train approaches 7901 rolls across in the old CSX paint scheme Tank cars rolling north Raleigh rolled into Cheneyville, Illinois Vintage International tractor ready to push snow, or drag gravel roads or driveways A Raleigh and Le Tour at Heaton, Illinois Playground with inclined planes (for kids who would … Continue reading "Rollin’ ‘Round Vermilion"

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COMING UP: A Lot of Simple Machine Pictures for Such a Simple Person

The Challenge Czar came up with a pretty tricky challenge for the first part of this month. I had to consult Google to clarify the definition of “simple machine.” The first thing I learned was that Rich didn’t just make up the term. I should never have suspected otherwise. The second thing I learned was … Continue reading "COMING UP: A Lot of Simple Machine Pictures for Such a Simple Person"

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Patterns in Bricks and Blocks

    Offset brick paving east Maple Street At intersections, the pattern becomes herringbone To prevent the bricks creeping as turns are made? North facade of the post office building Detail Flemish pattern in bricks at a school Detail Blocks of Indiana limestone Grooved concrete blocks Concrete block building with Indiana limestone chimney   Post … Continue reading "Patterns in Bricks and Blocks"

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August Challenge Part 2

August 10–20 Flags Pennants Banners Windsocks remain active For the second part of the Challenge we are looking for: Patterns in Bricks, Blocks, and Stones Bricks as in pavement, buildings, or other structures Blocks as in as above Stones as in above or any surface or structure consisting of pebbles to boulders Include your bicycle … Continue reading "August Challenge Part 2"

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A Hundred Flags, Banners, Pennants & Streamers (In Just Five Photos)

Yesterday, my never-ending search for new and exciting Cycle365 Challenge opportunities took me to Prescott, Wisconsin. I hit the jackpot there. Check it out: Before I go, I have one more photo to display. It’s just a single banner, which qualifies it for the Flags and Banners Challenge. But this one might also qualify for … Continue reading "A Hundred Flags, Banners, Pennants & Streamers (In Just Five Photos)"

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This Post Might Raise A Few Red Flags For Lies and Exaggeration

The 81st Annual Firefighter’s Booya advertisement is actually a folding sign, but if I can use the Cycle365 platform to help My Town’s Fire Department, then I’m going to call it a BANNER. The two or three thousand Hastingites that follow Cycle365 will be glad I did. Add to that my thousands of followers from … Continue reading "This Post Might Raise A Few Red Flags For Lies and Exaggeration"

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Congratulations to the Lamp and Reflector Challenge Winners!!

With 99.999% confidence in her projection Helen has stated the  following: “Due to somewhat unfortunate developments, I have now concluded Hoopeston would not be  an appropriate destination for our winners The new destination is Brattleboro VT And further, resenting the representation of being an HOB (Heartless Old Bitty) I have reversed the awards for the … Continue reading "Congratulations to the Lamp and Reflector Challenge Winners!!"

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On the road

We are on another trip, two weeks in France’s Alsace region. I’ve started my journal, can’t promise fast progress on it, though. I sort of peter out in the evening and don’t get much writing done. I do have a picture or two or three for the July challenge. Post Views: 39

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Rockpile

Rockpile is a fairly remote and rugged part of Sonoma County northwest of Healdsburg. Manmade Lake Sonoma, our biggest reservoir, fills some of the deep Rockpile canyons. Rockpile is also the appellation of wines produced from grapes grown in this area. Read more at Bill Bikes Post Views: 38

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