Old And New For Those Who Enjoy A Little Recreational Grass Now And Then

I was riding my bike around today with no Cycle365 intentions whatsoever.  It was just a regular ride–like I do almost every day.  ALMOST every day.  For those of you keeping a tally of the number of days I’ve not ridden since making my “ride-every-single-day-in-2019” New Year’s resolution, you’re going to have to start a … Continue reading "Old And New For Those Who Enjoy A Little Recreational Grass Now And Then"

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Challenge of the month: June, 2019

I’ve been hearing murmurings that it would be great to get an early declaration of this month’s Challenge, so people can start thinking and plan ahead a bit.  Well, here it is.  Just remember though, that this is the challenge for JUNE, not May.  Early submissions are subject to the usual penalties, which may include … Continue reading "Challenge of the month: June, 2019"

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A FEW PICTURES OF BRICKS INTERSPERSED WITH SOME WORDS OF WISDOM REGARDING HUMAN ETIQUETTE TOWARD OUR BRICK FRIENDS

  “People gather in cliques.  WALLS are the cliques for bricks.” “The lifespan of a human is relatively quick.  That’s not necessarily so for a brick.  (Tick tock tick tock tick tock tick. Time’s running out for YOU, not for a brick”)     “Always show respect for female bricks.  They’re “brickettes” not brick chicks.” … Continue reading "A FEW PICTURES OF BRICKS INTERSPERSED WITH SOME WORDS OF WISDOM REGARDING HUMAN ETIQUETTE TOWARD OUR BRICK FRIENDS"

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May Challenge . . . . A Stack of Bricks (photos added)

Ruins of the Stokely-Van Camp Tomato Canning facility Sweet corn was the major claim to fame back in the day, lots of other products were canned here as well, such as Asparagus, Lentils, Pumpkins, and Tomatoes  Coal fired boilers supplied the energy used in processing A fairly impressive brick smokestack emitted the smoke high above … Continue reading "May Challenge . . . . A Stack of Bricks (photos added)"

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In Pollino NationalPark: Bricks without bikes

This is not, I repeat not, a monthly challenge ride.  If it were, I’d have to disqualify myself because there’s no photo with both bricks and bikes to show you.  There is a very nice brick tier along the base of the featured arched bridge crossing the Lao River in Calabria, but we didn’t stage … Continue reading "In Pollino NationalPark: Bricks without bikes"

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One Brick at a Time

Janet is right. Northern California suffers from a relative dearth of brick buildings. Why? Earthquakes. Brick buildings tend not to stand up to earthquakes too well. In the big 1906 quake, Santa Rosa suffered proportionally more damage than San Francisco. Practically every brick edifice in town collapsed. Nowadays, most of the brick walls around here … Continue reading "One Brick at a Time"

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Challenge of the Month: Bricks Near Home

I know it’s still April and “Bricks” is a May challenge, but May Shmay, I have pictures from today. Who knows when I’ll find time for taking pictures in the coming weeks, so feeling inspired and welcoming an escape from packing I shot some bricks. For this picture I even wrote a haiku, strictly according … Continue reading "Challenge of the Month: Bricks Near Home"

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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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How DARE I Have the Audacity to Enter Another April Challenge Post Like This

I was almost certain the weather predicters had it wrong.  Almost all of our snow was gone and here they were telling us that we’d be getting another 6-12″ this week.  “You’re full of –IT,” I told Keith Marler on Channel 9.  “I’ve been riding my bike in 60-degree air for the last couple of … Continue reading "How DARE I Have the Audacity to Enter Another April Challenge Post Like This"

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SPRINGTIME IS A STATE OF MIND

Some negative-thinkers might have stepped outside this morning, looked at the three feet of snow on the ground, felt the -8 degree (F) temperature, and whined “springtime is NEVER gonna get here!”  I, however, am a positive-thinker, and even though the official spring is still three weeks away, I consider this day to be my … Continue reading "SPRINGTIME IS A STATE OF MIND"

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Challenge of the Month: Flora, Fauna, Mineralia

Just wanted to make sure my pictures qualify, so I redefined the challenge a tiny bit. Not a whole lot of animals prowling the streets of Munich and the flowers are slow to come. I guess trees would qualify,too, but we’ve done that topic already. So here’s a lion – of sorts. And a horse, … Continue reading "Challenge of the Month: Flora, Fauna, Mineralia"

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February Challenge – results of weather

Well don’t expect any snow forts, icicles or snow drifts here…coz it’s hot, hot, hot and the middle of summer. It hasn’t even snowed here in winter since the last ice age. We’re too close to the equator, too close to sea level and the southern hemisphere doesn’t have the large land masses. I went … Continue reading "February Challenge – results of weather"

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