Is This A Festive Week, Or What?

Holy Mackerel! For me, this might be the most celebratory week of the year. Look at all the choices. I probably should have spread the fun out over the course of several days, but I couldn’t help myself. I binged them all into one day of wild, crazy partying.

I actually made this balloon yesterday for my own dad, but I’ll use it again today to wish all the Cycle365 dads a Happy Father’s Day.

Perhaps the weirdest celebration this week is “‘Fish are Friends, Not Food’ Week.” In a way, I agree. Even though I’m a hard core carnivore, I sympathize with vegetarianism. And, despite what some people (Catholics) say, fish meat is still meat. I can enjoy a meal of fish meat almost anytime . . . but not today.

I rode down to the boat landing to see if there were any fishermen heading out onto the Mississippi River to try to catch tonight’s dinner, thereby ignoring the national holiday. Nope, not at this time. Good job fishermen!

I was pleased to see the only thing at the boat landing was The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong, and I already knew my bike had no intention of heading out onto the river in search of a carp for supper.

But before I give the fishermen too much credit, even I know that 95-degrees with bright sunshine are not the ideal fishing conditions. That’s right, it’s the hottest day of the year so far. It’s not even the ideal biking conditions, but I wanted to be out there anyway. By the way, there was nice humidity too.

In contrast, these guys paddled onto Lake Rebecca with two fishing poles each. I am going to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they either didn’t know about the holiday, or they were going to practice “catch & release.”

Next, I managed to capture two official celebrations in one picture: National Pollinator Week and National Insect Week. Let me tell you, it took a lot of patience waiting for the subject to sit still for a photo.

See the bee?

June 20th is also American Eagle Day . . .

. . . and National Hike With A Geek Day. I HAD to post and circle this one so you’d know I wasn’t making up a fake holiday–like at least one Cycle365-er has been doing. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

Like the bee photo, this picture also required a lot of patience. It took a lot of zoomily zooming too.

The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong is celebrating “National Hike With a Geek Day” by hiking with an unidentified GEEK.

Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

2 response to "Is This A Festive Week, Or What?"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: June 20, 2022

    Somebody at 365 is making up fake holidays?!? That is despicable! We should find the bum and unceremoniously eject him from our midst!

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