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 came across three of them in the first ten minutes, I knew I HAD to find the fourth. It’s probably the same feeling actors get when they win their third EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) and feel compelled to win the fourth. In my opinion, the RUMP is a greater distinction than the EGOT.



Did I hear somebody ask, “what’s so unusual about geese flying around?” My answer is, “look how none of them are flying in the normal V-Formation. Their flights are scattered, willy-nilly, multi-directional, and in random formations–as if one of the wetlands they recently visited was filled with beer.

Machine (These screws are simple machines on a new sign being built at a city park.)

Peeve (One of my pet peeves is road construction.)
A second peeve (This pet peeve is what happens when they DON’T do road construction.)

Hi. 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 city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

3 response to "A Man for All Challenges (That’s ME)"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 22, 2022

    Very good! Very, Good!

    Helen awards you the RUMP of the challenge trophy — a handcrafted sculptured corn cob layered in gold leaf (Krylon actually) and adorned with golden brown shucks.

    You may proudly display it in your RUMPUS room — careful, not too close to fire.

    Its now known that the weakening of the magnetosphere has sent the mini gyrocompasses in migratory birds into sporadic states of total confusion — which would account for the disoriented geese(s).

    We saw early signs of this when the V was unevenly shaped.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: September 23, 2022

    RUMP — that’s a good one Greg. Even better is Rich’s awarding you the top RUMP of the challenge. And Rich’s knowledgeable explanation of the magnetosphere theory of bird flight is eye opening. The things one learns here on 365 ;’-).

  3. By: Suzanne Posted: September 24, 2022

    Now, if I could only have remembered the acronym RUMP I would have know what to look for on my walk today. I could only remember simple machines, and of the machines I couldn*t recall all of them.

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