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Bicycling to the friendly skies

Bicycling to the friendly skies

Source: bikehugger.com

Source: bikehugger.com

Recently, I have wondered how many airports in the United States and elsewhere have bicycle parking available for travelers. One thing is for sure, if you are a traveler who is planning to bike to the airport, I hope you heed Rick Steves sage advice of packing light.

Here is what I have found along with available weblinks to the bicycle parking information highlighted in…

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Q: What do you call a fisherman who catches one with every cast?

A: e-fish-ent

Anatomy of a spectacular sunet

Anatomy of a spectacular sunet

The sunset yesterday evening (Saturday, Sept. 27th) at Lake Wawasee, Indiana had to be one of the most spectacular ever seen here at the lake or anywhere else for that matter. Below is a series of ten photos I took of it from the dock. Enjoy!

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“I’d like a vowel” – city names with the largest percentage of vowels

“I’d like a vowel” – city names with the largest percentage of vowels

Source: mathalicious.com

Source: mathalicious.com

Below is my list of city names containing the largest percentage of vowels based on the English alphabet. Ocoee, Florida in suburban Orlando leads the pack with 80 percent vowels.

Those city names that are notably longer (a minimum of eight letters) with larger percentages of vowels are also identified, with the longest being Cape Girardeau, Missouri with 13 letters,…

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Regal and royal city names

Regal and royal city names

Source: en.wikipedia.org

Source: en.wikipedia.org

Here’s my list of communities that include forms of royalty in their name. Please feel free to send along additions that I may have missed. Enjoy!

  • Annapolis Royal, NS, Canada
  • Front Royal, VA, USA
  • King City, CA, USA
  • King George, VA, USA
  • King of Prussia, PA, USA
  • Kings Beach, CA, USA
  • Kingsburg, CA, USA
  • Kingsford, MI, USA
  • Kingsland, GA, USA
  • Kings Point, NY and FL, USA
  • Kingspo…

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Riding the Galloping Goose on a two-wheeled steed

Riding the Galloping Goose on a two-wheeled steed

Among the terrific non-motorized trails we bicycled and/or hiked in Canada was the awesome Galloping Goose Trailin Greater Victoria, British Columbia. The 60 kilometer long Galloping Goose Trail extends north and west from the heart of Victoria into the western suburbs and eventually to Vancouver Island’s lovely Pacific coastline near Sooke.  Kathy and I partook the paved eight mile segment of…

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Groot: A loveable and sentimental sentient

Groot: A loveable and sentimental sentient

Source: ibtimes.com

Source: ibtimes.com

If you have not seen the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, please do. It is a fun and adventuresome cinematic treat for all ages.  Among the cast of very likeable heroes is Groot, a walking sentient tree a la the Ents of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.  Groot is not your average walking tree character, he is a funny, soft-spoken, thoughtful, kind and generous being who frankly…

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Art and architecture along The Peg’s riverfront trail

Art and architecture along The Peg’s riverfront trail

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While on a three-hour layover in The Peg (Winnipeg, Manitoba) during our trans-continental train trip across Canada, Kathy and I decided to take in some of the sights of this dynamic city on the prairie. One of our favorite activities was walking the North Winnipeg Parkway – a paved non-motorized trail in the heart of the city.

We walked from the city’s Chinatown district on the north end of the…

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Triple digit bicycle commutes in 2014, oh yeah!

I am very pleased to report that in my tenth year of serious bicycling commuting, a new milestone was reached today – 100 roundtrip bike commutes in a single calendar year. 

Triple digit bicycle commutes in 2014, oh yeah!

I am very pleased to report that in my tenth year of serious bicycling commuting, a new milestone was reached today – 100 roundtrip bike commutes in a single calendar year. 

Bicycling Vancouver’s Stanley Park Seawall Trail

Bicycling Vancouver’s Stanley Park Seawall Trail

stanleypark_overviewmap_1200Just one word, “magnificent,” summarizes this nearly nine kilometer ride around the coastal periphery of lovely Stanley Park. You pass Coal Harbour, Brockton Point, Burrard Inlet, First Narrows (Lions Gate), English Bay, Lost Lagoon, and several beaches during this remarkable ride. If you don’t so anything else while visiting Vancouver, take the time to rent a bike (there are numerous resources…

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