Photography ~ Facebook– June 2016 Photo-a-Day Challenge–Day 11

Since I cannot submit a collage, I have to find a single photograph to represent my 2008 [odyssey] rides.

The  prompt is: If I wrote a novel, it would be about…

…a 2008 Coast-to-Coast [and more] Cycling Odyssey


Niagara Falls

This novel would begin with a Catrike Rally in Winter Garden, Florida, followed by the Face of America Ride from Bethesda, Maryland to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Late June ’08 began the actual odyssey by biking in Virginia & Tennessee; then a drive [with a breakdown in South Dakoda] to Idaho, then on to Wenatchee & Seattle, Washington; from Seattle a one-day [204-mile] bike ride to Portland, Oregon; follow that with a drive to Minnesota for a short visit with Hazel. Go from there to Iowa for RAGBRAI. Meet friends in Illinois and ride with them. Go home for a few days before driving to Buffalo, New York to ride with cyclist at Niagara. Home again, then to Georgia and later to Charleston, South Carolina for more riding.

Two Thousand Eight was a heck of a cycling year. I am glad I documented enough of the story that [if I were so inclined] I could indeed write a novel about a fictionized character who took on these feats and met the challenges as they happened. Could there be “a Best Seller” here?

Flickr Photo Album

Photography ~ Facebook– June 2016 Photo-a-Day Challenge–Day 7

June 29, 2008, the cyclist on the ’08 Trikes Only Tour at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho happened upon a wedding.

The picture above is my choice for today’s photo challenge–Wedding/I Do

Flickr Ablum

Cycling ~ Bikes, Trike & Quad–Cycles I own/have owned & ridden…

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At one point, as many a 7 cycles, now 3 + an ElliptiGO.

Silk ~ CT7225 ~ SOLD, 04/09

It is done. She is now in the hands of her new owner. He is a member of BROL and may identify himself at some point.

Silk ~ CT7225 ~ Ready for pickup, 04/08

Cleaned up and ready to go. Tomorrow, a prospective buyer is to see and test ride. Stay tuned…

For Sale: Silk [with tail fairing]

For Sale: CT7225 [A.K.A. Silk], 04/07

Yesterday, the tail faring. Today, my Catrike 700 [with Garrie Hill’s Carbon Fiber Wheel Covers]. I’m asking $1,700. Buyer picks up [Fayetteville, North Carolina] or pays packing and shipping. Take the fairing [$750] and trike for $2,375. DiNottie lighting, pedals, and solar panel are NOT included. –jim

SOLD, 04/09!