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 … Continue reading "A Man for All Challenges (That’s ME)"

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Rollin’ ‘Round Vermilion

Crossing gates rolled into position as train approaches 7901 rolls across in the old CSX paint scheme Tank cars rolling north Raleigh rolled into Cheneyville, Illinois Vintage International tractor ready to push snow, or drag gravel roads or driveways A Raleigh and Le Tour at Heaton, Illinois Playground with inclined planes (for kids who would … Continue reading "Rollin’ ‘Round Vermilion"

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COMING UP: A Lot of Simple Machine Pictures for Such a Simple Person

The Challenge Czar came up with a pretty tricky challenge for the first part of this month. I had to consult Google to clarify the definition of “simple machine.” The first thing I learned was that Rich didn’t just make up the term. I should never have suspected otherwise. The second thing I learned was … Continue reading "COMING UP: A Lot of Simple Machine Pictures for Such a Simple Person"

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A Hundred Flags, Banners, Pennants & Streamers (In Just Five Photos)

Yesterday, my never-ending search for new and exciting Cycle365 Challenge opportunities took me to Prescott, Wisconsin. I hit the jackpot there. Check it out: Before I go, I have one more photo to display. It’s just a single banner, which qualifies it for the Flags and Banners Challenge. But this one might also qualify for … Continue reading "A Hundred Flags, Banners, Pennants & Streamers (In Just Five Photos)"

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This Post Might Raise A Few Red Flags For Lies and Exaggeration

The 81st Annual Firefighter’s Booya advertisement is actually a folding sign, but if I can use the Cycle365 platform to help My Town’s Fire Department, then I’m going to call it a BANNER. The two or three thousand Hastingites that follow Cycle365 will be glad I did. Add to that my thousands of followers from … Continue reading "This Post Might Raise A Few Red Flags For Lies and Exaggeration"

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On the road

We are on another trip, two weeks in France’s Alsace region. I’ve started my journal, can’t promise fast progress on it, though. I sort of peter out in the evening and don’t get much writing done. I do have a picture or two or three for the July challenge.

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Rockpile

Rockpile is a fairly remote and rugged part of Sonoma County northwest of Healdsburg. Manmade Lake Sonoma, our biggest reservoir, fills some of the deep Rockpile canyons. Rockpile is also the appellation of wines produced from grapes grown in this area. Read more at Bill Bikes

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Lawndale and Kenwood

Not having pedaled Lawndale Road and Schultz Road to Kenwood in many moons, I decided to head that way today. A steep uphill segment on Lawndale. Some fast winding downhill on Schultz. A little hazy, but pleasant riding with minimal traffic, rural scenery, vineyards, and wineries. Read more at Bill Bikes

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