Biking Barbados

I wrote this when I returned from Barbados in 1983, but didn’t see it again until 2021 when my sister discovered a long-forgotten copy while cleaning out our parents’ home after our father passed away. My brother drove from Virginia to California last week to hand-deliver the faded dot-matrix hardcopy. Read more at Bill Bikes

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The Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Done (and that’s sayin’ something)

That’s right, today I surpassed the stupidest stupidity of my stupid cycling career. Or maybe it was yesterday that I achieved the height of stupidity. I’m not exactly sure. Let me tell the story. The Feeshko and I drove back to Iowa yesterday. My dad had a medical appointment to keep and it was in … Continue reading "The Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Done (and that’s sayin’ something)"

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THE NORTHEAST IOWA TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: Part Three

A QUICK SUMMARY OF THE FIRST TWO PARTS OF THIS HIGHLY INFORMATIVE, TOTALLY NUTTY, MILDLY SATIRICAL, IOWA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE-APPROVED TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: First I covered the cultural stuff for which Iowa is super-famous. Then I wrote about Iowa’s historical, scenical, landscapical, and national parkical highlights. Now comes part three. Today I will be … Continue reading "THE NORTHEAST IOWA TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: Part Three"

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THE NORTHEAST IOWA TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: Part Two

As you may recall from yesterday, the first part of my tourism brochure concentrated on the amenities Iowa has to offer to the jet-set crowd: The fine dining, the night life, the luxury accommodations, the world-class shopping, etc. Today I’ll be presenting Part Two of the brochure. As promised, it will be geared toward those … Continue reading "THE NORTHEAST IOWA TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: Part Two"

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Indian Head MD Trail Trail: July 4th or Groundhog Day?

On Saturday, my wife I drove down to White Plains MD and rode one of our favorite Maryland rail trails – the Indian Head Rail Trail. We’ve done it before but not for several years. It is only 13 miles long but a beautiful surface, great views of wetlands and the Mattawoman Creek. We saw several … Continue reading "Indian Head MD Trail Trail: July 4th or Groundhog Day?"

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THE NORTHEAST IOWA TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: Part One

The Feeshko, Diggity, The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong and I drove down to Iowa for the Fourth of July Weekend, which includes the birthday of American independence, and even bigger than that, the birthday of ME. It was an impromptu visit, motivated by an auto accident in which my dad was involved. He was very … Continue reading "THE NORTHEAST IOWA TOURISM BROCHURE FOR CYCLISTS: Part One"

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The NEW July Challenge

Hi folks, Czar Greg here again. In the few short minutes since I posted “The River-Riding-Vulture-Fleeing-Eagle-Swooping Video Challenge,” I have gotten a flood of very negative feedback. I’ve been rudely reminded of my pledge not to make nearly impossible challenges. People have refused to participate in such a specific challenge. Some of them have promised … Continue reading "The NEW July Challenge"

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Scavenger Challenge..I’ve got a bit of catching up to do.

Well I’ve just been riding around taking the odd photo for this months scavenge challenge. Whilst taking the Feature Photo, I did wonder what the parents of the children in the playground behind me thought of this strange cyclist suddenly stopping and taking a photo of a springy seesaw. Another ‘weirdo’ on a bike I … Continue reading "Scavenger Challenge..I’ve got a bit of catching up to do."

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Live From Minnesota: The Czar-Elect’s Inauguration Speech

Thank you for that fine introduction, Vice-Czar Bing Bong, and I thank all of you esteemed Cycle365-ers and citizens of the world for that warm welcome. I also want to thank you all for electing me to be your Czar of the Monthly Challenge. I am definitely excited to begin serving you in that capacity … Continue reading "Live From Minnesota: The Czar-Elect’s Inauguration Speech"

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That was easy!

I meticulously copied Rich’s list onto an index card, climbed aboard the Ogre, and a-scavenging I did go. Easy! Within a few minutes I had spotted everything on his list and checked it off. Not sure why the rest of the cycle365 gang is having so much trouble finding this stuff.

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June Challenge Round 2

Lots of great photos so far — keep looking.  🙂 Another Cyclist     Tire Swing   Something Rusty     Lock     Bicycle Shop Decal Motor Home    Outdoor Artwork     School Bus     Tennis Court     Chain Cell Phone Tower     Wheel Barrow     Floating Object     Pergola     Bird Nest Broken Window     Odd Shaped Tree     50’s/60’s/70’s “Classic Car”     Feather(s)  Stripes All items from Round One are … Continue reading "June Challenge Round 2"

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Random Strangers Show Up In MY Town And Charm The Heck Out Of The Feeshko And Me

So I was riding north along the Mississippi River Trail, just minding my own business, when I noticed two bicycle riders coming from the opposite direction. They had panniers on their bikes, so I assumed they were on some kind of bike tour or something. Being a bit of a bike tourist myself, I thought … Continue reading "Random Strangers Show Up In MY Town And Charm The Heck Out Of The Feeshko And Me"

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