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

These are from way back–2008

If I wrote a novel, it would be about…

[A 2008 Coast-to-Coast [and more] Cycling Odyssey]Odyssey1 and 2

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?

Transportation ~ 2016 Ford Transit Connect XLT, 1st Quarter 2016, 01/01

Let’s hope…

My 1998 Ford Windstar Cargo Van died September 1, 2015. I have been without personal transportation since then. It has been tough! As I pay off the debt for new heating and air conditioning [3 months early based on my TIME Magazine Cover Photograph],  I hope I can buy my last vehicle sometime before the end of March 2016.

I’ll even be able to drive to Utah to pick up Fargomy quadracycle.

The Transit Connect is a cargo van [as was the Windstar] which works best for my cycling and work around home. I’ll even be able to drive to Utah to pick up Fargomy quadricycle. I shipped it back to Utah Trikes following a breakdown in Connecticut during a tour that was to go from Maine to Florida–that’s another story…

Anyway, it will be GREAT to have my own transportation again. I appreciate Olivia’s help and the use of her SUV, from time-to-time, as well as help from other friends–Steve, Ellen, Michael, & Pauline.

We hope for a change soon. I need to get back to the gym and do so many other things…

Publication ~ Sports Illustrated–Road Warriors, 10/23/2006

This issue of SI published a story, “Road Warriors,” about our local cycling club–Cross Creek Cycling Club [C4]. I’m in the small picture in the center of the story. For me, it was a national exposure of sorts. Then I wrote:

The October 23rd [Volume 105. No. 16] Sports Illustrated has an article on page 150 that describes some aspects of the Cross Creek Cycling Club (C4) in Fayetteville, North Carolina and refers to us as “Road Warriors.”

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I am the little fellow on the left on the back row

Cycling ~ RANS Citi Crank Forward–Updated Cockpit [Bling Added], 11/03

Replaced the remaining [lost one] Brooks leather bar-end cap with a pair red Fyxation Bar End Plugs. They match the bike’s color and several accessories.

Cycling ~ RANS Citi Crank Forward–Updated Cockpit [lights on], 11/01

Lighting my way…

Flickr Album–2015 RANS Citi Crank Forward [“Faye“]

Cycling ~ RANS Citi Crank Forward–Updated Cockpit [Slideshow], 11/01

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Flickr Album–2015 RANS Citi Crank Forward [“Faye“]

Cycling ~ RANS Citi Crank Forward–Updated Cockpit [favorite 3], 11/01

Flickr Album–2015 RANS Citi Crank Forward [“Faye“]