MY Town’s Wastewater Treatment Plant and Other Pleasantries

In my last post I wrote that it’s very difficult to show COLD in a picture. Today I will add that it’s IMPOSSIBLE to show STINK in a picture. STINK is what got me to investigate further today after picking up my mail at the post office. I had a pretty good idea where it … Continue reading "MY Town’s Wastewater Treatment Plant and Other Pleasantries"

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Smoking May Be Hazardous To One’s Health

Last month, most of us Minnesotan’s were getting pretty darn cocky about our winter weather. I can’t tell you how many times I participated in some form of the following conversation with dog walkers while out walking my own dog: “Nice day, isn’t it?” “Yes, it’s a GREAT day. In fact, this whole winter has … Continue reading "Smoking May Be Hazardous To One’s Health"

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Some hazards, potential and realized

I’m sure I’ve pointed out that the desert is rife with hazards.  Yesterday’s hike in the Mule Mountains outside of Bisbee is a good case in point.  It’s pretty rugged terrain, with risks everywhere you look: treacherous footing, rockfalls, getting lost, getting punctured, you name it.  You can’t let your guard down for a minute. … Continue reading "Some hazards, potential and realized"

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A Disney-Like Day With Only One Hazard

The sunshine was brilliant out the front window of my Greg Room this morning. A light dusting of fresh snow on my car, the mail box, and the streets, made the world look clean and pure and incredibly white. Gentle wisps of wind occasionally blew glistening snowflakes from tree branches to the ground, and each … Continue reading "A Disney-Like Day With Only One Hazard"

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A mountain of hazards

Who dreamed up this month’s challenge, anyway?  Suddenly I’m seeing risks everywhere that I never gave much thought to before, and starting to feel paranoid.  Our climb up Mount Lemmon yesterday was just one hazard after another: precipitous cliffs, falling rocks, goblins, ice, heart attack?  Terrible.  Awesome descent though. For additional photos of this climb, … Continue reading "A mountain of hazards"

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Another hazard

Suzanne prompted me to search for other hazards. I had almost forgotten this one. Now I’m sure to start having nightmares again. More here, if anyone wants to revisit 2019: http://bike365.org/bike/20190521a/ Post Views: 23 Bill StoneThey call me Old Grumble-Face. I have no idea why they do that....

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Trail Hazard

In keeping with the theme for the month, on the trail today I encountered these dangerous guys armed with chainsaws and other implements of destruction. They looked hazardous, but kindly agreed to pose for a photo. Post Views: 36 Bill StoneThey call me Old Grumble-Face. I have no idea why they do that....

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A Different Look At Wintertime Cycling Hazards

Yesterday I made the mistake of saying I wouldn’t post such obvious Minnesota hazards as ice, snow, and frigid temperatures for the February Challenge. Unfortunately that led to a whiney, yet vehement, objection from my cartoon alter-ego. G-2 demanded equal time. He insisted that winter is ten times more hazardous for a dude who is … Continue reading "A Different Look At Wintertime Cycling Hazards"

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Like Life Itself, Cycling Involves One Potential Hazard After Another

Another Month, Another Challenge, and Another Ancient Story Way back when I was in the third grade, I became a Cub Scout. Pathetically, I only lasted about six months before washing out of the program. I never advanced beyond “Bobcat” which is the lowest rank in all of scouting. I never earned a “Wolf” badge … Continue reading "Like Life Itself, Cycling Involves One Potential Hazard After Another"

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Dodging raindrops, fights, and traffic

The big “atmospheric river” of rain clobbered much of California a couple of days ago. Santa Rosa withstood high winds and a few inches of precipitation, but nothing like the deluge farther south which washed out Highway 1 along the Big Sur coast. And, despite the rainstorms, we remain far, far behind our normal rainfall … Continue reading "Dodging raindrops, fights, and traffic"

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February’s Challenge: Hazards

Folks might be getting a false sense of security: there’s a vaccination for the virus, we have a new administration here in our country, the insurrection was unsuccessful.  life is good, or at least getting better. You can’t let your guard down though.  You might avoid falling against that thorny ocotillo on your left, only … Continue reading "February’s Challenge: Hazards"

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ICICLES: Frozen Sticks of Beauty? Or Winter’s Army of Ninja Killers? (An Essay By Storm Chaser Greg)

Words of Introduction Hi folks, Storm Chaser Greg here. I’m pleased to be your guest-writer today, because ICICLES are a very important subject and I believe nobody is more qualified to tell you about them than I am. Let me start with the question of whether icicles are symbols of winter beauty, or ice-cold assassins. … Continue reading "ICICLES: Frozen Sticks of Beauty? Or Winter’s Army of Ninja Killers? (An Essay By Storm Chaser Greg)"

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Polygonised Animal Statue Canopy Thingamajigs

Well this Polygon Challenge was doing my head in, I was getting desperate and just taking a photo of a stop sign was becoming a distinct possibility. Then as I passed these new statues at South Perth I did a closer inspection and discovered that they were an amalgam of steel polygons…Eureka. Out the front … Continue reading "Polygonised Animal Statue Canopy Thingamajigs"

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I’m a fan of tetracontapentagons

Quick, without counting: how many sides in a tetracontapentagon?  44, you say?  Close, but no Louisville Slugger.  That’s the number on the late, great Hank Aaron’s uniform, the hero we paid tribute to on today’s ride.  Read on for the correct answer to today’s puzzler, and much more. Post Views: 40 ScooterThis is just a placeholder … Continue reading "I’m a fan of tetracontapentagons"

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Along the River and Through the Woods On a Chilly Day

For fans of rivers and view-blockers, don’t worry because I will be showing some pictures of those things pretty soon. First, however, I want to address the “Chilly Day” part of my title. Ask any denizen of MY Town about our winter so far and they reply something like this: “You call THIS a winter? … Continue reading "Along the River and Through the Woods On a Chilly Day"

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AN ARTICLE FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES’ ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT SECTION

Cycle365 Recognizes New Poet Laureate According to a press release issued by the highly esteemed Cycle365 website this morning, Gregory S. (Gregblood) Garceau has been recognized as the official Poet Laureate of the bicycling world. The announcement was a MAJOR disappointment to 95% of the readership who backed the more mature works of “Suzanne” and … Continue reading "AN ARTICLE FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES’ ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT SECTION"

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The Poet Laureate of our cycling world

One of the satisfactions of being an administrator for this website is the opportunity to bestow honors for exceptional achievement.  I hereby designate Gregory  Garceau the Poet Laureate for Cycle365.  You may not be aware of the impressive body of work he’s been contributing to over on CycleBlaze, but the Awards Committee felt that his … Continue reading "The Poet Laureate of our cycling world"

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It Was Such A Nice, Pleasant, Uneventful Bike Ride . . . At First

A couple of days ago I noticed that the Reckless Mr. Bing Bong’s steering was kind of sluggish. At the time I thought maybe the reason for that was the heavy load of groceries I was carrying. All the weight was on my right side in a single pannier. I had no doubt that lop-sidedness … Continue reading "It Was Such A Nice, Pleasant, Uneventful Bike Ride . . . At First"

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Really, Really, REALLY Bad Polygon Pictures and Puns

One could argue that I titled this post “Really, Really, REALLY Bad Polygon Pictures and Puns” as a cynical ploy to get people to read it. Can anybody really resist looking at something THAT bad? Probably not. Look how many truly awful movies have gone on to become huge cult classics. “Plan 9 From Outer … Continue reading "Really, Really, REALLY Bad Polygon Pictures and Puns"

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Polygons and almost polygons

(A distraction from Wednesday’s horrifying news.) The only bike related thing in this post is that I have been sticking to my new year’s resolution for biking: No biking in inclement weather. For some this isn’t bad weather, at least not by Vermont or Minnesota standards. The daytime temperature hovers around freezing and yesterday we … Continue reading "Polygons and almost polygons"

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POLYGONY: Having Two or More Polygon Photos in One Post

Okay, I’m a polygonist. I know a lot of people look down on the practice of polygony, but those folks just don’t understand my religion. Like Joseph Smith, I too invented my own religion. It’s called The Church of the Great Outdoors. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? The only thing most people know about The … Continue reading "POLYGONY: Having Two or More Polygon Photos in One Post"

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Fun With Frozen Water (Featuring a Performance By The G-2 Comedy Troupe)

It’s a New Year and even though we’re only half of a day into it, I’m already liking it. I guess that’s because I just got back from a refreshing 90-minute bike ride. I’m going to back up a little and tell you about my exciting New Year’s Eve. For the first time in several … Continue reading "Fun With Frozen Water (Featuring a Performance By The G-2 Comedy Troupe)"

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Challenge of the month, 01/21: Polygons

This month’s challenge comes to us thanks to Nancy (and Rocky extends a special note of thanks, because she’s tired of my lame ideas): Polygons.  For those who have forgotten everything they learned in HS Geometry, a polygon is a plane figure with at least three straight sides and angles, and typically five or more. … Continue reading "Challenge of the month, 01/21: Polygons"

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