Blinky on a Carrier Rack None of the following are submitted for the ABCDE challenge — just got to wondering how many bicycle parts begin with those letters What has been found so far — probably more No doubt I’ve missed a few!
The last report of the month: It hasn’t been that cold but it has been snowing on and off for the past three days and I haven’t been on my bike. The weather on Sunday was good enough for a walk but that was about all. On Monday again I didn’t ride. My exercise consisted … Continue reading "Weather Report: November 28 – 30"
As we’ve done before, my ace support and I decided to undertake a mixed hiking and biking afternoon at Tolay Regional Park. She would handle the hiking. The Ogre and I would handle the biking. Read more at Bill Bikes
I know, I know. I’m a fair weather cyclist, and quite happily so. At 75 (or nearly anyway), I feel entitled to pick my days. We’ve already got one Storm Chaser on the website after all, and who needs another? So, pretty uninteresting weather to report here, but it makes up for it by being … Continue reading "Sauvie Sunday, again"
I see we are nearing the end of another month and another challenge. I have definitely been entertained by your words and pictures that show your weather conditions. I’ve seen your blue skies, your cloudy skies, your fog, your frost, your rain, your sleet, your light snowfall, and even your heat. For the most part, … Continue reading "The December Challenge: A-B-C, It’s As Easy As 1-2-3"
It’s been a tough month for Storm Chaser Greg. November was supposed to be the time for him to showcase his storm chasing skills. He should have been reporting on disastrous blizzards, icy roads, freezing rain, blistering winds and backbreaking slush. Instead, he was reduced to exaggerating the danger of warmer than average temperatures, bright … Continue reading "The Last Days of Storm Chaser Greg"
My storm chasing this month has sadly been a disaster due to those uncooperative clouds. Maybe if all the Cycle365ers clapped their hands the ‘Butterfly Effect’ might generate some weather here. Today is still hot at the moment (36C at 11am) after a 38 celsius yesterday which is the ‘old century’ as we call it … Continue reading "The storm that got away."
Grey but no more snow, the temperatures even went up from yesterday’s -2C/28F to +2/36FC. It really almost felt warm relatively speaking, at least not bad for the first 45 minutes. I was out for about an hour and was glad when I got home.
I have gotten behind with the weather report. The weather hasn’t kept me off my bike although many rides have been shorter ones and I did miss a few days. Here are my photos, my motivation for going out when the weather would otherwise discourage me. November 19 November 20 November 21 We chose this … Continue reading "Weather Report: November 19 … 26"
I headed out first thing today for an early Thanksgiving morning ride down to the river. It was a chilly 22F/-6C as I headed out the door. This area is called Retreat Meadows, which I’ve featured before in winter, populated with ice shanties. No shanties yet, but there was a thin film of ice on … Continue reading "Thanksgiving Morning Ramble"
For us there have been many wonderful benefits from selling our home and going vagabond almost four years ago. One negative though is that there are some excellent rides near home that we used to enjoy often and in all seasons but now may experience only once or twice a year. Sauvie Island is like … Continue reading "Foggy Sauvie Sunday"
It was extremely foggy last night, leading me to expect I could score an out-the-garage-door photo of the driveway and court wrapped in thick, impenetrable grayness this morning. Surprisingly, however, the fog burned off as soon as the sun came up, so I missed my shot. Oh, well. Clear blue sky was better for biking.
According to Storm Chaser Greg, the word “unbearametrical” means “such really high pressure in the air that it makes me feel like I have to barf.” In fact, he’s the weather dude who coined the term. And that didn’t just come from some bum off the street talking. No, Storm Chaser Greg is one of … Continue reading "UNBEARAMETRICAL"
Colder Saturday morning after a fairly nice day yesterday Temp around freezing and a moderate south wind — opening the garage door I noticed what appeared to be light rain, but turned out to be tiny ice pellets If its just ice, I won’t get wet, so off I went on the usual route … Continue reading "Sting!"
The featured photo was taken on Wednesday on my ride home from work. Well today got to 30 Celsius, warm, but not hot enough to get the crowds down the beach. I rode to my mum’s house at Quinns Rocks after a cycle with my friends the ‘Wildhogs’. Out of the blue the weather forecast … Continue reading "Stormchaser gets hopeful"
Widely spaced isobars are great for cyclists — narrowly spaced, not so much, or at all Narrow spacing creates winds that not only interfere with cycling, (unless you are going with the wind and not planning on coming back) but blows leaves all over, and packs them into small areas making them next to impossible … Continue reading "Isobars, Cyclists, and Leaves"
I’ll lump these monotonous gloomy days into one report – grey and foggy with temperatures ranging from 3C/37F to 6C/43F, 85% relative humidity. It’s still not so cold that I can’t ride and it’s not raining, so I have been out. Not many pictures of sky or weather as such, but I have pictures which … Continue reading "Weather Report – November 13 – 14 – 15 – 16 – 17"
These photos are actually from a ride two days ago, on Saturday, which was the day after our heavy rainstorms. The day started out extremely foggy. I wish I’d taken a photo out the window at 7AM, because the fog was so dense, I couldn’t see the trees just a few feet from the window. … Continue reading "Foggy Morning"
After a few days of dense jet-lag induced fog, I’m happy to report that more interesting weather has finally returned. There’ll plenty of more interesting weather ahead in the coming days back here in Portland, but we got a break from the rain today wide enough for a cruise out Marine Drive.
As I write this, two weeks into November (I have gotten behind), October with its warmer and sunnier days seems so long ago. I am thankful that we managed to get in some last little three and four day tours just at the end of the season. We spent four sunny days in Austria’s mountains, … Continue reading "Cycle Days Challenge: The October 2021 Edition"
Janos’s video is from November 1, back in the days when we had blue skies and sun. It’s long and in German… But I thought it would be nice to show what my best bicycle buddy is up to and give an in depth look at one of our rides. Enjoy!
I find it difficult to take photos of something weather. If it is nasty outside, I am inside, if it is nice, there is not really anything to take a photo of about weather. That said, we are indeed having lots of weather here, and it depends on the day. Just a few days ago … Continue reading "WEATHER I GUESS, AND TEA"
Well I’m pretty sure after 12 years of school that to have a storm you need clouds and all we’ve had lately is continual blue skies…depressing. Today (Saturday) was feeling very summery with a maximum of 31C (88F) and I met my Wildhog pals for a ride to a cafe where we caught up with … Continue reading "Storm Chaser desperately seeks clouds"
Today was supposed to be the Vaya’s turn for a ride but as you can see, it’s huddled inside sadly looking out the garage door. You might possibly remember a photo that Rich posted yesterday that looked remarkably similar to the one above. That’s because Rich was nice enough to send his weather our way. … Continue reading "And The Rain Headed East"
It’s true, gray begets gray. After three consecutive days of dark gray skies here in MY Town, EVERYTHING is starting to appear gray to me. At this point, I’m even hallucinating in gray. Nevertheless, I was compelled to go for a bike ride in the grayness again today. But, of course, I had to tune … Continue reading "A Gray Sky Makes Everything Else Look Gray Too"
We have been having some fairly decent weather for riding, that is to say days when it has been possible. On some days I feel I can embrace cold weather, other days not, and it doesn’t necessarily depend on the thermometer readings, sunny skies or overcast. Wednesday November 10, temperature at the usual 6C/43F, we … Continue reading "Weather Report – November 10 – 12"
My tolerance for cold is being tested. This morning it was 1C/34F and foggy when I left for my tai chi class. I got there feeling okay, no frozen toes or fingers! Very proud of myself. When I came out of class at eleven, the sun was shining and 6C/43F felt wonderful. I didn’t stop … Continue reading "Weather Report – November 9"
Well just 15kms east of me there was hail, lightening ,thunder and the wettest November day on record with 40mm of rain in two hours (not a drop of rain here). I heard the distant thunder in the early morning hours but after a 111kms day of touring on a loaded bike the day before … Continue reading "Almost a famous Storm Chaser"
I woke up Sunday morning feeling extra refreshed from that bonus hour of sleep, so decided it would be a great day for an early morning ride. It was a beautiful clear, sunny morning but cold, with the temperature around 29F/-2C. I decided the best plan was a mostly gravel road ride up on the … Continue reading "Sunday Morning Ride"
Lots of weather due to roll in this afternoon or evening. I prefer not to be out in it, so I planned to do a quick ride before lunch in order to beat the wind and rain. When my ace support crew told me she was hiking up to Lake Ilsanjo before the rain arrived, … Continue reading "Ilsanjo"
The weather really wasn’t amazing, we again had 6C/43F plus a degree or two more in the course of the day. Sun and clouds made for an interesting sky and fortunately we had no wind. Janos and I rode into Munich on that new bicycle path to get some errands done in town and on … Continue reading "Weather Report – November 8"
The day surprises us when we wake up in Rome this morning. Weather again! The streak continues! Even better, the weather is fair. We’d come to the Eternal City as the best place to sit out an expected string of rainy days, but instead there’s all of this sun streaming in our window. Monuments and … Continue reading "The streak continues"
I wouldn’t mind if every day in winter could be like today, sunny and 10C/50F when we set out for a little ride through the forest and then on country roads. It’s a loop that I like, the first part a bit bumpy but pretty and then on roads with little traffic. By the end … Continue reading "Weather Report – November 7"
At the end of yesterday’s post, I hinted at the change in weather that was taking place over the course of my bike ride. I hope the suspense wasn’t too unbearable, but it probably was. After all, I have been called “Cycle365’s Master of Suspense” and “The Alfred Hitchcock of the Cycling World” by lots … Continue reading "From Dangerously Boring to Frighteningly Windy"
I can’t believe it’s already November 5th. Correction: I CAN believe the date. What I meant to say is “I can’t believe it’s already five days into the November Weather Challenge and Storm Chaser Greg has yet to make an appearance. This challenge seems to have been tailor-made for his over-the-top weather reporting. I guess … Continue reading "Uncooperative Minnesota Weather"
I was out again and again have a few pictures to share. We had the usual 6C/43F and a bit of wind, but it felt like a cold 6C today. Janos accompanied me on my ride to Starnberg where I had to pick up a prescription from the doctor’s. It’s always good to have a … Continue reading "Weather Report – November 5"
I don’t plan to post every day, but as long as I was out and had some pictures I figured I might as well post them. It was windy, rained on and off and the temperature was around 6C/43F all day. I didn’t go out until evening when the sky started to clear up. I … Continue reading "Weather Report – November 4"
Well, this is good news! When we open up Weather.com today it shows that there will be weather on a daily basis for the next two weeks! It’s too soon to say what will occur beyond that, but if things go well we can expect weather for the rest of the month. So, odds are … Continue reading ""
We had some more weather today. I didn’t get out with my camera until late afternoon, 6C/43F and grey. I dressed properly and had a pleasant little ride. Back to winter time now and the afternoons are shorter.
I think you all know that I am ‘challenge crazy’ and follow as many “challenges” as I can find ;’-). So the Bicycle Ride and Seek monthly challenge is right up my alley. Each month I must find 12 listed things and take a photo with at least part of my bike in it. Yesterday’s … Continue reading "A BIKE STORY FROM MY RIDE YESTERDAY"
Yesterday was supposed to be the beginning of a two-day observance of Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. Unfortunately, it rained all day, so I’m not sure many of the speakers, poets, musicians, and dance groups actually got into action. The weather was much improved today, allowing me to pedal downtown to … Continue reading "Dia De Los Muertos"
Today was a tai chi day and I had to leave home at eight. When I set out it was 5C/41F and cloudy, no wind. How did I do? Was I able to keep my fingers and toes warm? What about my sensitive eyes? It wasn’t bad at all. I had on the usual layers, … Continue reading "Weather Report – November 2"
Two sunny, gorgeous days in a row seems to meet our quota as rain is once again on its way. I got out early to try to miss it today. You will note the ‘sucker hole’ that got me going for my ride. But those clouds bode for rain later. However, some our trees are … Continue reading "WEATHER … SORTA KINDA"
Like many areas in the US, we got our share of rain the last few days. The rain finally came to an end yesterday, and I was able to get out on a decent ride (yes, this ride was actually in October). We were able to escape any real flooding in this area, but the … Continue reading "Water in Abundance"
We have weather every day, this should be easy even if I don’t have anything else to report. I do have to ride my bike though, weather alone isn’t quite enough. Rain was predicted for around 11 so I tried to get out early enough. It was 9C/48F which I can still handle. I have … Continue reading "Weather Report – November 1"
Foggy morning* Fog had been predicted and it certainly came true, at this point the fog had dissipated to some degree Lights flashing fore and aft off into the fog we went * In the interest of maintaining the impeccable integrity of Cycle365’ers, the fog photos were actually taken in late October
To warm up for the November challenge I jumped at the opportunity to get some pictures in the fog that we had a few days ago. I didn’t dawdle over breakfast for fear the fog would burn off before I got on my bike. Teeth unbrushed I rushed out in the early morn. The following … Continue reading "This and That"
Nope, it’s not November yet. You must have set your clocks ahead by a day when you meant to set it back an hour. Easy to do, a rookie mistake. So here, still back in Octoberland, we have one final offering in the Dress Up Your Bike Challenge: a Jolly Roger in Portoferraio, Napoleon’s home … Continue reading ""