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Maybe a Bridge?

August 7th, 2022 No comments

Our world is still amazingly lush, thanks to the near-perfect distribution of rain we´ve enjoyed so far.

I had a few errands to run, so Raffi was the obvious vehicle of choice.

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Horse Bays

July 28th, 2022 No comments

Here´s the record of the ride I almost failed to finish.

It was a lovely day, as quite a few have been so far this summer. We´ve had rain, but in quite reasonable amounts, and hot days, but only a few which were desperately hot.

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These Fingers Saved My Life

July 15th, 2022 No comments

. . . and that may not be any exaggeration at all.

Today, a self-absorbed idiot came racing up to an intersection at top speed and turned, at high velocity, directly into my path, from a dedicated left turn lane. I was already a third of the way across the street, crossing with a green trafffic light, with the green PEDESTRIAN LIGHT, in the pedestrian crossing.

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Postcard Perfect – With Trains

June 28th, 2022 No comments

It was that kind of day: the best of summer greens, just enough sun, sparkling creeks, and dappled paths.

A creek with sparkling dark water with a fence and greenery along the bank, a path next to the bank, and a lush, fully leaved tree bending over the path, creek and bank.

There must have been a disc golf tournament, judging from the huge number of golfing teams in the park, but I didn´t take pictures. The golfers seemed unusually intent.

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Snake Barriers

June 15th, 2022 No comments

Raffi and I made a most unpleasant discovery while out today. All along the creekside in a park we sometimes ride in appeared this hideous black tunnel.

black wood chip barrier along a creekside path

It´s probably an ´´erosion barrier´´ — a tube which appears to be filled with wood chips. This would be funny — not just ugly — if this weren´t a flood plain. See the sand? That´s left over from massive flooding — FEMA Disaster Level Flooding — that occurred last fall. Many people lost their homes and belongings. So maaaayyyybbbeee soil erosion is an issue here, except . . .

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A Longer Excursion

June 10th, 2022 No comments

Today I took Raffi out in our Element, and we drove to a trail for a change of pace.

It’s difficult to vary rides a lot in our town if you’re taking shorter trips, and I was getting bored with our usual 6-8 mile/9.6-12.8 km jaunts, so the trail it was.

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Color and Texture

June 3rd, 2022 No comments

The first blooms of summer are already gone, and summer greens are taking over. They looked especially fine under today’s slightly overcast sky.

Today’s temperature — 63F (17C) — made for a cool and comfortable ride, though the air felt slightly heavy, and I was a bit concerned about rain. Raffi carries a giant garbage bag in his basket, but I’m not thrilled about potentially having to deploy it. Read more…

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Summer!

May 24th, 2022 No comments

With one thing and another, Raffi and I have hardly gotten out in the last month.

But we did today, and saw blooms everywhere.

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Everything in its Place

May 20th, 2022 No comments

Whoops — I’m so far behind! This post is from the end of April.

We ran a few errands on this beautiful, cool, spring day today, thrilling to the 66F (19C) temperature. That’s peak riding comfort, as far as I’m concerned!

Running errands didn’t mean, though, that we missed out on checking out a bucolic spot or two . . .

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Windy and Soggy

April 27th, 2022 No comments

I haven’t been recording the few rides I’ve taken since Raffi’s marvelous repair; this is the first post-about-a-ride I’ve written this year.

Raffi is a Di Blasi R34, and his battery originally
sat under the rear rack. It now sits under the seat,
on the inner edge of the rack platform.

We’d had a night of heavy rains, and the sky was active this day, but it was a good bet that we’d get a ride in before more rain fell. This turned out to be the case — and when the “rain” came, it was light snowflakes, instead!

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