THE LAST DUDE IN MINNESOTA–A Graphic Novel

Approximately one day ago, a major dude was planning another one of his daily bicycle rides. He didn’t particularly care that rain and thunderstorms were in the forecast since there were no storms going on at that particular time. Even so, he donned his rain gear just in case, though he knew full well that … Continue reading "THE LAST DUDE IN MINNESOTA–A Graphic Novel"

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Tar Signatures

Well there’s a title, I never thought I’d write – Tar Signatures, but nonetheless, that’s what my last ride was about a week ago. I’m getting a little ahead of myself though…first things first…congratulations to the first cyclist to cross the imaginary “competitive” finish line of this year’s CLC challenge (of which, I’ve accomplished exactly … Continue reading "Tar Signatures"

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Closed: Tour de Lockdown

Yesterday Sonoma County ordered all parks to close due to an excess of congregating by self-isolated, locked down, sheltered in place, stay at home folks. When closing parks, that meant every state park, county park, regional park, city park, etc, plus every open space, schoolyard, playground, and multi-use path in the county. Wait. What? Paths? … Continue reading "Closed: Tour de Lockdown"

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CLC Ride #7: River Views, Paint Spills, Miscellaneous Pleasantries . . . and VICTORY!

It could be said that I am excessively competitive. I do tend to turn almost everything into some kind of competition. Usually I just compete with myself and try to do something better or faster or weirder than I’ve ever done it before. I also compete against other people in games, sports, crossword puzzles, and … Continue reading "CLC Ride #7: River Views, Paint Spills, Miscellaneous Pleasantries . . . and VICTORY!"

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CLC RIDE #6: The Ride to Eternal Glory Leads Through Cowtown

There really is a place that’s unofficially called “Cowtown” and it’s right here within the city limits of MY Town. It’s about the only part of Hastings that I haven’t shown you over and over and over. Maybe that’s because, deep down, I fear Cowtown. It’s considered the bad side of town. “The wrong side … Continue reading "CLC RIDE #6: The Ride to Eternal Glory Leads Through Cowtown"

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Challenge of the month, April 2020: more of the same, please!

I hate to risk further swelling Greg’s already oversized ego, but I think his idea for a monthly challenge was brilliant and timely.  If you’re like me, you’re finding it therapeutic and comforting  to open up these posts and listen to such a variety of music.  Unless anyone thinks otherwise, I propose that we continue … Continue reading "Challenge of the month, April 2020: more of the same, please!"

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CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE RIDE #5: Desolation, Desolation Everywhere

[A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR (ME): I’m fully aware that my last few posts have been too wordy, that is to say, boring. I apologize. To atone for my excessive wordiness, today’s post will be too picture-y instead. I figure that in these times of social distancing, pictures will be less likely to transmit viruses … Continue reading "CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE RIDE #5: Desolation, Desolation Everywhere"

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CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #4: A Big Purchase With Real Money

Between mid-February and today, a lot has happened. One of the things that happened was my purchase of an airline ticket to El Paso for a bike tour. Nice! Another thing that happened was ME bringing my bike to my most trusted mechanic for a pre-tour tune-up. My most trusted mechanic is my brother, who … Continue reading "CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #4: A Big Purchase With Real Money"

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CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #3: My Big Time Shopping Spree

My first couple of rides for this challenge showcased the miserly side of my personality. With both rides combined, I hadn’t even contributed ten measly bucks to the local economy. Today I felt like I should do something a little more substantial, not only to bolster MY Town’s businesses, but also to ensure that The … Continue reading "CYCLE LIFE CHALLENGE #3: My Big Time Shopping Spree"

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March Music Challenge and Cycle Life Challenge Purchase 1

The guys and I got in a good ride on Friday and Saturday. Our journal entry includes a music entry, and you’ll see some delectable baked goods that we purchased for the ride. The purchase actually occurred on the day before the challenge, but the consumption happened on Day 1 of the Cycle Life Challenge, … Continue reading "March Music Challenge and Cycle Life Challenge Purchase 1"

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CHALLENGES GALORE (And I Can’t Seem to Ignore a Single One of Them)

HOLIDAY CHALLENGE: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY I only learned of this particular holiday this morning when I woke up and saw Suzanne’s inspirational post. Sounds great! I like holiday bike rides. Other than The Feeshko, I can’t think of any very famous women from MY Town, so I didn’t quite know how to approach this holiday. … Continue reading "CHALLENGES GALORE (And I Can’t Seem to Ignore a Single One of Them)"

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Holiday Challenge: International Women’s Day

There are many women I admire, in particular for their courage, creativity, strength, audacity, determination, tenacity. March 8 is International Women’s Day. To celebrate this day on Bicycle365, I have singled out just a few outstanding women whose achievements are in the field of sports. I loved Cycling to the South Pole: A World First … Continue reading "Holiday Challenge: International Women’s Day"

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