The pictorial guide to Paul Simon’s Kodachrome (as covered by the Muppets)

It was a long day at work. A very long day. Most of them are that way now. I dread logging in each morning. So after a day of meeting after meeting, and phone calls in between, while planning logistics, talking to people about data extraction, deciphering legalese and organisational liability, and negotiating procurement documents… … Continue reading "The pictorial guide to Paul Simon’s Kodachrome (as covered by the Muppets)"

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Seasons change

We got good rain over the weekend which made the gravel roads very fast to ride today. I made good on a promise to take the guys up to Reedy Creek for a float. You can check out all the float action and the seasonal change in Reedy Creek here: https://rambleoutyonder.org/2020/07/13/shifting-july-ride-2-untethered/

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June Challenge – Blue bike sign

Here’s a bike. On a blue sign. Challenge complete. These signs direct you on road segments between rail trails in the area. Here is a link to the rest of the ride: https://rambleoutyonder.org/2020/07/07/shifting-july-ride-1-independence/ And here is an album for the times… the new one by J.S. Ondara. This song is my favourite because I love … Continue reading "June Challenge – Blue bike sign"

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May challenge: The current situation – Changes, changes

I didn’t really see what the May challenge was supposed to entail, so I have come up with my own challenge that reflects what we call ‘the current situation’ at work. We are not allowed to say anything like coronavirus or COVID-19 or ‘the virus’ in ANY of our work communications (including the many emails … Continue reading "May challenge: The current situation – Changes, changes"

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Because everything happens in 3’s

You will not believe this post. I almost can’t believe this post. I have taken one for the whole cycle365 team. I have saved all of you except Scott and Rocky substantial pain and hospital visits. I have ‘thirded’ myself so you don’t have to, since everything happens in threes. Yes, on an absolutely gorgeous … Continue reading "Because everything happens in 3’s"

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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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Some mailboxes, monuments, memorials and more

The guys and I did an overnight ride on Friday and Saturday and were able to satisfy our triple m challenge. It wasn’t the most fun ride ever, but I am glad to have taken advantage of good weather. You will note in the feature photo that I did get the domesticated animal mailbox trifecta. … Continue reading "Some mailboxes, monuments, memorials and more"

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Not a damn good rock shot, but we’re on the board

Finally, the wind pushed out the smoke long enough to get a ride in. We also managed to find a rock. Living on the alluvial flats means it is hard to find anything but cobblestones. But the guys and I finally managed a ride over 15kms this year – it’s just been too smoky to … Continue reading "Not a damn good rock shot, but we’re on the board"

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Monthly Challenge – finally finding a flag, kid or row of something

The last three months have been very busy. That’s not too good when you have a very finite level of energy. But we made it through – but that did mean not much riding or internet time, as all my energy was spent on work, study, attaining a new job and various medical stuff. However, … Continue reading "Monthly Challenge – finally finding a flag, kid or row of something"

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August Challenge: Eucalyptus camaldulensis

I live about a kilometre from the Murray River – Australia’s most iconic river. Combined with the Darling River, they drain 1/3 of Australia. The Murray-Darling Basin is Australia’s main food bowl and the centre of considerable controversy over its management. Growing along that iconic river are the river red gums. These trees can grow … Continue reading "August Challenge: Eucalyptus camaldulensis"

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July Challenge – Some monochrome without a chromoly frame

The weather was warm – unseasonably so. It would have been a great weekend for a two-day ride. I would love to say I did an ovenight ride in mid-winter! So I tried to think of a way I could still manage that given I am quite unwell at the moment. But there was just … Continue reading "July Challenge – Some monochrome without a chromoly frame"

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June Challenge – Old and new… or maybe, before and after

Thank you to everyone for your kind comments about the new mountain bike. I really appreciate your support and encouragement, and I am sorry that I have not replied to your comments nor kept up and commented on your posts of late. My health has been rapidly deteriorating and I have all the energy of … Continue reading "June Challenge – Old and new… or maybe, before and after"

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Our final April Challenge entry: video of bike/trike and riders

I didn’t have enough energy for an overnight ride this weekend, though the weather was very good. So the guys and I did two gentle 20 km rides instead. Well, the guys riding the trike may not have been gentle… they are absolutely animals on that thing. And no, there were no garceaus to be … Continue reading "Our final April Challenge entry: video of bike/trike and riders"

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2019 Cycle Life Challenge: Introduction and Ride 1

Our theme for the 2019 Cycle Life Challenge is TREATS – those small indulgences that make life just that little bit more pleasurable. Our choice theme came about in a few ways: I have been on a very strict anti-inflammatory diet since late last August. I have had no red meat, dairy, wheat, alcohol, junk … Continue reading "2019 Cycle Life Challenge: Introduction and Ride 1"

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You can’t photograph perfect weather either

I think we’ve figured out that you can’t really photograph cold or heat. Well, it turns out you can’t photograph perfect weather either. If you could… here it is. After 5.5 weeks of insane heat and then a week of high heat and high humidity we had two perfect days over the weekend (which I … Continue reading "You can’t photograph perfect weather either"

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Retro wall photo – Cardinal Greenway

My parents have always been super-supportive of my interests and of me, in general. They could tell very early on that bikes were my thing… and they always did what they could to encourage me to pursue cycling. My dad built me scooters and Chopper bikes and all manner of bike modifications. He didn’t have … Continue reading "Retro wall photo – Cardinal Greenway"

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The people you meet… and the things you create

Seeing all of the interest in the upcoming Coffeeneuring season, and thinking about how positive and encouraging everyone is to one another, made me think of this oldie-but-goodie of a video on youtube. At the very end, when it talks about how life is about the people you meet and the things you create… I … Continue reading "The people you meet… and the things you create"

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Rounding out August

The guys and I managed a ride last Saturday on the first day that felt like spring. It wasn’t far or fast, but it was a ride. The flies and magpies were absent, so we enjoyed the time without the annoyances that come as spring progresses. Read more here: https://rambleoutyonder.org/2018/09/01/plan-b-august-ride-2-kooringal-and-canola/

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