Arches: MY Town’s Got ’em

See that picture above? It’s the gateway arch to what might be known forever more as “Arch City, U.S.A.” Yes, we’ve got even more arches than we have radii. Here comes a small sampling of MY Town’s many glorious arches.

This set of arches seems like a good place to start. They’re easily the widest, tallest, and orangest arches in all of Arch City U.S.A.

This arch ain’t too shabby either. It’s the Levee Park Pavilion. The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong is set to perform his rendition of “Old Man River.”

About 75% of the exterior of this house seems to be made up of arches.

I call this piece, “Six Arched Windows and a Lovely Sky.”

This here is a brick bell-tower with nice arches on all four sides. I’m not sure whether I like the brick, the bell, or the arches best. Ah heck, they’re ALL great.

Architectural arches are great, but I needed to find some natural arches. Unfortunately, I don’t live in Utah. But I was able to find a few arches in the natural world. (By the way, I just noticed that the word “Architectural” contains the word “Arch.” Is that freaky, or what?)

I searched the trees and bushes and weeds everywhere I rode for something arch-like. Arch City, U.S.A. came through again.

WOW! You cannot deny the impressiveness of this arched log. And I cannot deny that I had a really hard time carrying The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong down to the shoreline over about 20′ of unstable boulders.

Here is another arched branch I found. I thought it would be a funny picture if G-2 rode under the arch. But the funniest part is the new joke I made up: “Underneath the arch is my cartoon alter-ego who is also my arch rival.Get it? ARCH rival?

Speaking of cartoon characters, here’s Archie. Get it? ARCH-ie?

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.

6 response to "Arches: MY Town’s Got ’em"

    • By: gregblood Posted: September 3, 2020

      Bob, that link brought back a pretty embarrassing memory for me. I was only ten years old, so please cut me some slack. I remember begging my parents to buy me a box of “Sugar Pops” or “Cocoa Crispies” or some other cereal like that because there was a 45-rpm record of that song attached to the box. I cut it out of the box and played it over and over on my folks’ stereo.

      • By: BobinVT Posted: September 3, 2020

        Hehe, I sort of vaguely remember that cereal boxes with records was a thing at some point.

  1. By: NancyG Posted: September 3, 2020

    YOUR town’s got ‘em alright. Nice ones too. Love that School House Square. AND “Six Arched Windows and a Lovely Sky”. Catch name.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 3, 2020

    Wow! Lots of arches in YOUR town!
    The Sumerians would be proud — not sure if they knew comic Archie — probably not.

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