Things I Haven’t Photographed Before And The Reasons Why

It’s possible I MIGHT have shown a picture of the field shown above, but if I did, it wasn’t in the state it is now. Just a couple days ago it was a field of tall prairie grasses, prairie weeds, and prairie bushes. Now it’s a field of ashes and charred sticks. Obviously it was … Continue reading "Things I Haven’t Photographed Before And The Reasons Why"

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The Contents of My Pannier and Other Things I’ve Never Photographed Before

I went on a 25-mile ride today and I didn’t take a single picture. I didn’t stop at all except for a quick pee. So what have I got to offer? Well, it only took the previous two Cycle365 posts to incite me into action. IllinoisRich and Old Grumbleface displayed what’s inside their bike bags. … Continue reading "The Contents of My Pannier and Other Things I’ve Never Photographed Before"

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Trunk Bag

Never previously photographed! So I photographed the contents of my trunk bag. Inventory: Emergency rain jacket (extremely light weight). Camera (nestled on jacket). Spare tube. Baggie of trail mix. Gorillapod mini tripod. Two allen wrenches (for emergency adjustment of brakes). Kleenex. Bicycle “business cards.” Need to add sunscreen. Hey! What happened to the US$1,000,000 in … Continue reading "Trunk Bag"

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Speed and Untamed Competitiveness

As far as I can tell, this month’s challenge is to photograph something you’ve never photographed before. Suzanne proposed it a couple days ago, Old Grumbleface seconded it, Lednar Zeppelin thirded it, and Gregblood fourthed it. And there were no objections. (There may be some objections to “thirded” and “fourthed” coming soon though.) So, as … Continue reading "Speed and Untamed Competitiveness"

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MORE SOUNDS: Planes, Trains, Trucks, and More Trains

I think my enormous success with this month’s “Colorful Sounds” challenge can be attributed to two things: My acute sense of hearing and my incredible luck. I’m pretty sure the hearing thing comes from many years of exercising my eardrums at rock concerts, in the Greg Room in front of my loudspeakers, and blasting loud … Continue reading "MORE SOUNDS: Planes, Trains, Trucks, and More Trains"

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I’m not the only one who took a walk on Wednesday

Some Kodachrome photos from a walk Skunkers and I took in Cave Hill Cemetery this week. It’s where Col. Sanders, Mohammed Ali, the lady who wrote “Happy Birthday,” plus many local celebrities are buried. The geese were very noisy and it frightened the cat, but he has to get used to things if he’s going … Continue reading "I’m not the only one who took a walk on Wednesday"

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April 2021 Challenge of the month: colorful sounds

And now for something completely different, let’s bring a new sense into the challenge: sound.  My apologies for those who are hard of hearing or are unable to create an audio file, but it’s only fair – we didn’t make special provisions for the color blind amongst us when we announced the Kodachrome challenge or … Continue reading "April 2021 Challenge of the month: colorful sounds"

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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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The Conclusion Of “My Colorful, Kaleidoscopic, Kodachrome Day In The Sun”

PART TWO: The Kodachrome of Alien Art I sure left you hanging yesterday with my promises of mind-blowing colors, didn’t I? When you see the things I saw, I’m quite confident you will agree that it was worth the wait. I thank all my Cycle365 friends for your kind comments about the rock formations and … Continue reading "The Conclusion Of “My Colorful, Kaleidoscopic, Kodachrome Day In The Sun”"

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My Colorful, Kaleidoscopic, Kodachrome Day In The Sun

PART ONE: Like St. George, Utah’s Color Country, Zen Trail, and Virgin River Canyon All Rolled Up Into One . . . Only Better My Colorful, Kaleidoscopic, Kodachrome day in the sun was SO colorful and kaleidoscopic and Kadachromatic that I’m going to have to separate it into two posts. Otherwise, I’ll certainly exceed the … Continue reading "My Colorful, Kaleidoscopic, Kodachrome Day In The Sun"

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Challenge of the month, March 2021: Kodachrome

As Suzanne tactfully noted, we’ve been tardy in posting the challenge for the new month.  Those of you down under have been in March for several hours already and are undoubtedly champing at the bit, impatient for your marching orders.  Well, your long wait is over.  Champ no longer, champs. In our defense, we’ve been … Continue reading "Challenge of the month, March 2021: Kodachrome"

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Smoking May Be Hazardous To One’s Health

Last month, most of us Minnesotan’s were getting pretty darn cocky about our winter weather. I can’t tell you how many times I participated in some form of the following conversation with dog walkers while out walking my own dog: “Nice day, isn’t it?” “Yes, it’s a GREAT day. In fact, this whole winter has … Continue reading "Smoking May Be Hazardous To One’s Health"

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A Disney-Like Day With Only One Hazard

The sunshine was brilliant out the front window of my Greg Room this morning. A light dusting of fresh snow on my car, the mail box, and the streets, made the world look clean and pure and incredibly white. Gentle wisps of wind occasionally blew glistening snowflakes from tree branches to the ground, and each … Continue reading "A Disney-Like Day With Only One Hazard"

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A mountain of hazards

Who dreamed up this month’s challenge, anyway?  Suddenly I’m seeing risks everywhere that I never gave much thought to before, and starting to feel paranoid.  Our climb up Mount Lemmon yesterday was just one hazard after another: precipitous cliffs, falling rocks, goblins, ice, heart attack?  Terrible.  Awesome descent though. For additional photos of this climb, … Continue reading "A mountain of hazards"

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A Different Look At Wintertime Cycling Hazards

Yesterday I made the mistake of saying I wouldn’t post such obvious Minnesota hazards as ice, snow, and frigid temperatures for the February Challenge. Unfortunately that led to a whiney, yet vehement, objection from my cartoon alter-ego. G-2 demanded equal time. He insisted that winter is ten times more hazardous for a dude who is … Continue reading "A Different Look At Wintertime Cycling Hazards"

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Like Life Itself, Cycling Involves One Potential Hazard After Another

Another Month, Another Challenge, and Another Ancient Story Way back when I was in the third grade, I became a Cub Scout. Pathetically, I only lasted about six months before washing out of the program. I never advanced beyond “Bobcat” which is the lowest rank in all of scouting. I never earned a “Wolf” badge … Continue reading "Like Life Itself, Cycling Involves One Potential Hazard After Another"

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February’s Challenge: Hazards

Folks might be getting a false sense of security: there’s a vaccination for the virus, we have a new administration here in our country, the insurrection was unsuccessful.  life is good, or at least getting better. You can’t let your guard down though.  You might avoid falling against that thorny ocotillo on your left, only … Continue reading "February’s Challenge: Hazards"

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Polygonised Animal Statue Canopy Thingamajigs

Well this Polygon Challenge was doing my head in, I was getting desperate and just taking a photo of a stop sign was becoming a distinct possibility. Then as I passed these new statues at South Perth I did a closer inspection and discovered that they were an amalgam of steel polygons…Eureka. Out the front … Continue reading "Polygonised Animal Statue Canopy Thingamajigs"

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Polygons and almost polygons

(A distraction from Wednesday’s horrifying news.) The only bike related thing in this post is that I have been sticking to my new year’s resolution for biking: No biking in inclement weather. For some this isn’t bad weather, at least not by Vermont or Minnesota standards. The daytime temperature hovers around freezing and yesterday we … Continue reading "Polygons and almost polygons"

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Foursies

In my first challenge submission of the month, I think I aced the triangle test and am ready to move on.  Our New Year’s Day ride along Julian wash uncovered a pair of classy quads: the poetic trapezoid shown above, and this artsy rectangle on stilts.  That’s enough with fours, for the moment.

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Challenge of the month, 01/21: Polygons

This month’s challenge comes to us thanks to Nancy (and Rocky extends a special note of thanks, because she’s tired of my lame ideas): Polygons.  For those who have forgotten everything they learned in HS Geometry, a polygon is a plane figure with at least three straight sides and angles, and typically five or more. … Continue reading "Challenge of the month, 01/21: Polygons"

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A clump of cacti / a heap of hedgehogs

I thought I was done with this month’s collection challenge, but this cute little clump of hedgehog cacti was just too adorable to not share.  Sorry, no bicycles, but they’re not allowed on the trails of Saguaro National Park.  And besides, it seemed like this site was getting overburdened by a blizzard of snow posts … Continue reading "A clump of cacti / a heap of hedgehogs"

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