A WHirlwind day of THrills & CHills, GHastly RHetoric and other SHocking PHenomena

It was an utterly amazing day of riding here in MY Town, which is sometimes known as SHangri-la. Chimneys and CH, SH, TH, WH, RH, PH and GH words jumped out at me from every direction. I took several hundred pictures and I’m going to share every one of them with you in this post. … Continue reading "A WHirlwind day of THrills & CHills, GHastly RHetoric and other SHocking PHenomena"

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My Longest and Most Successful January Challenge Day Yet

The obvious reason for my great success is the warm weather MY Town was blessed with today. The temperature rose up to the mid-30’s (or should I say, the mid-1’s for the benefit of my international friends) and there was no wind. As a result, I was able to ride longer than I can when … Continue reading "My Longest and Most Successful January Challenge Day Yet"

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Chimneys before there was a challenge

3 chimneys from a spring time ride This obviously isn’t Front Street! Massive fireplace chimney also on Washington Street All the green and trees leafing out look very good right now Chimney (paralleling the pole) at Hoopes Mansion I stumbled across these photos while scanning thru previous photo folders — which brings up a question. … Continue reading "Chimneys before there was a challenge"

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New Year’s Day Chimneys

Before I start showing my chimney pictures, I want to acknowledge some of the difficulties some Cycle365-ers have expressed regarding the January Ch-Ch-Chimney Challenge. I also want to provide some relief. For the folks who might be experiencing some serious anti-bicycling weather, or who might be having their bicycles overhauled this month: Please remember that … Continue reading "New Year’s Day Chimneys"

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Some Serious Business and Some Silly Business

Serious Business Regarding the January Challenge As I announced earlier in the month, the January Challenge is going to be all about CHIMNEYS. As I also announced, I came up with the idea independent of any chimney suggestions from certain members of Cycle365. The Czar has spoken. So go nuts with chimney pictures while out … Continue reading "Some Serious Business and Some Silly Business"

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A Bicycling Christmas Day Evading Furious Grotesque Heat.

Well’ I’m pretty confidant that my Christmas was the hottest, definitely no snow was predicted. I got up at first light, drove the car to Guildford (5am start) then rode to the beach. I got back to the car at 10.40am before it got unbearably hot. I’ve created some videos of my ride below. A … Continue reading "A Bicycling Christmas Day Evading Furious Grotesque Heat."

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MONTHLY CHALLENGE LETTERS IN ACTION (Starring Anatomy Award Winning Actor, Director, Screenwriter & Cinematographer Gregory S. Garceau)

I tried something different today. I made short videos for an A, a B, a C, a D, an E, an S and a Q. Making this experiment even MORE exciting is that the words portrayed in this post aren’t THINGS. No, they’re ACTIONS. They aren’t verbs though. They’re “gerunds,” which are kind of like … Continue reading "MONTHLY CHALLENGE LETTERS IN ACTION (Starring Anatomy Award Winning Actor, Director, Screenwriter & Cinematographer Gregory S. Garceau)"

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QUITE A QUANTITY OF Q’S: Testing the Limits of Quedibility

I thought the Queen of Dairy’s home (The Dairy Queen store) was going to be a slam dunk for today’s Q quest, but for some reason the Dairy Queen Corporation decided to eliminate the words “dairy” and “queen” on their locations in favor of “DQ.” I rode around the entire place looking for one single … Continue reading "QUITE A QUANTITY OF Q’S: Testing the Limits of Quedibility"

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Cycle Days Challenge: The November 2021 Edition

Again I have gotten behind. It’s almost Christmas and I haven’t yet posted my rides from November. So here it is, finally. I think I posted most of the pictures here already for the weather challenge, so nothing new. As the season morphed into winter, we had some beautiful days of bright fall colors, some … Continue reading "Cycle Days Challenge: The November 2021 Edition"

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NSQ

I chose some new letters for myself today. The writing on the wall told me to do it. I don’t know what SQ is supposed to stand for, maybe Suzy Q. The big news for today is B for blue, the big blue. Look at that sky. Hadn’t seen a blue sky for ages.

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Challenge Czar Makes Early Announcement

[MY Town, Minnesota] Czar Greg held a rare press conference this morning regarding his much-anticipated January Cycle365 Challenge. It was his earliest announcement since he was elected (forced) into the position back in June. In his opening remarks, he acknowledged all of the issues facing the world at this time–extreme political divisiveness, supply chain problems, … Continue reading "Challenge Czar Makes Early Announcement"

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A Beautifully Cold Day in Eden

By The Numbers 6: Miles 9: Kilometers 10: Degrees Fahrenheit -12: Degrees Celsius 87,000,000,000: Snowflakes 6: Photos Taken 10: Cold Fingers (due to taking mittens off for the 6 photos) 8: Incredulous waves and/or smiles from motorists 0: Wipe-outs 2: Wipe-outs avoided (by extending my right foot onto the road, thereby preventing a fall) 0: … Continue reading "A Beautifully Cold Day in Eden"

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The December Challenge: A-B-C, It’s As Easy As 1-2-3

I see we are nearing the end of another month and another challenge. I have definitely been entertained by your words and pictures that show your weather conditions. I’ve seen your blue skies, your cloudy skies, your fog, your frost, your rain, your sleet, your light snowfall, and even your heat. For the most part, … Continue reading "The December Challenge: A-B-C, It’s As Easy As 1-2-3"

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The Last Days of Storm Chaser Greg

It’s been a tough month for Storm Chaser Greg. November was supposed to be the time for him to showcase his storm chasing skills. He should have been reporting on disastrous blizzards, icy roads, freezing rain, blistering winds and backbreaking slush. Instead, he was reduced to exaggerating the danger of warmer than average temperatures, bright … Continue reading "The Last Days of Storm Chaser Greg"

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When Opposite Sides of the River Clash, The Ferry is Stuck in Between

Here in the DC/MD/VA area (what we call the DMV) the Potomac River separates VA from DC and MD. On the MD side of the Potomac, the C&O Canal was built in the 1800s and its towpath is a very scenic path that runs along the Potomac for 184 miles from DC to Cumberland MD. … Continue reading "When Opposite Sides of the River Clash, The Ferry is Stuck in Between"

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It Could Be Worse–Like If You Lived In East-Central Illinois

[Due to technical difficulties at the Channel 6 Weather Department, there is no video to go with Storm Chaser Greg’s report today. Instead, here is a photo and written transcript of his freaked-out broadcast.] Once again, I just HAD to go out there to see for myself if things were as bad as Storm Chaser … Continue reading "It Could Be Worse–Like If You Lived In East-Central Illinois"

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Weather Report – November 13 – 14 – 15 – 16 – 17

I’ll lump these monotonous gloomy days into one report – grey and foggy with temperatures ranging from 3C/37F to 6C/43F, 85% relative humidity. It’s still not so cold that I can’t ride and it’s not raining, so I have been out. Not many pictures of sky or weather as such, but I have pictures which … Continue reading "Weather Report – November 13 – 14 – 15 – 16 – 17"

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“Weather” I Should Post About an Alternate Form of Exercise or Not!

I was reminded by another member or two, that I could still post about hiking. I really haven’t had time for all of my hikes…one was 5 days in a row with camping. To prove I haven’t been a total slug I’ll post this one. I hadn’t taken my good camera, so this is a … Continue reading "“Weather” I Should Post About an Alternate Form of Exercise or Not!"

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