July Challenge

Hello 365er’s!

 New Challenge Host here

Again, thanks to Bill, Scott, and Greg for leading previous challenges


 Before we begin the monthly challenges —  I propose a challenge that will run the entire year

That being The Odd, Unusual, or Just Plain Strange Challenge

The photo Greg posted recently of the home with all the stuff surrounding it would be an excellent example

Or the entire turkey carcass lying in the road I posted

Or anything else that makes us take a second look and think . . . .  WHAT?????

So . . . . . .  Here we go!

 July Challenge

This month’s challenge(s) will again be a 2 part series.  The initial challenge is

Lamps and Reflective Surfaces



A lamp is defined as any device capable of emitting light.

Examples might be anything from a million candle power searchlight, to the LED’s on our computers.  Anything and everything whether switched on or not counts.

Reflective Surfaces

A reflective surface is defined as something to reflect light from the above sources of light — not sunlight.

Examples might be reflectors on bicycles, to road signs. to fog and traffic control lines — anything to make it more visible at night.

Phase 2 for the month

 Will be announced mid month.  Thanks to Suzanne for suggesting that topic!

Any and all possible grievances should be addressed to:

See the source image

Helen Waite

(Was voted most likely not to receive Miss Congeniality in a 1956 pageant)


Off we go to a new series of challenges, happy hunting, and most of all have fun!!


This Time Only!!!

First Prize — for the greatest number and most interesting of Challenge items  . . . . . .

                     A No Expenses paid one week in Hoopeston!!!

Second Prize —   same, except . . . 

                     TWO weeks in Hoopeston!!


Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

6 response to "July Challenge"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: June 28, 2022

    Interesting challenge, sir. I’m already thinking about various lamps and reflectors that might help me earn one of those top prizes. (The Second Place Prize sounds fantastic.)

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 28, 2022

      Thank you!
      Its comforting to know I have a Czar Emeritus’ approval.

      Yes, ‘fantastic’ — ‘might’ — be an appropriate description, depending on voice inflection 😉

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 28, 2022

      Thanks! Lets hope so!
      One of your suggestions will appear for the second half of the month.
      Betcha can’t guess which one! 🙂

  2. By: NancyG Posted: June 28, 2022

    Interesting and … challenging this one. Also— I like the year round challenge. Let the games begin!

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 29, 2022

      Thanks, Nancy, the more I thought about it the more I wondered about it.
      Good to see you like it.
      It will be interesting to see what everyone comes up with.

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