Monthly Archives: August 2012

Sunday 26 August 2012. Exploring Phinney Branch

Welcome to Velo du Jour’s 100th post!  It’s been a joy to record and share my adventures.  Hope to keep it up (even if less frequently) for a long time, and hope it has something for you to enjoy. Took … Continue reading

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Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 August 2010. Gentian-o-Rama with Friends

Here is a little about two trips this week. On Tuesday went for an 8:30 AM ride to Meadowbrook Park with my friend Christina. The sky was clear, the air calm and pleasantly cool: too late for the sunrise but … Continue reading

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Monday 20 August 2012. Velo Now and Then

I never knew how easy it would be to think of a place to go by bike  and then to take pictures and write something about it.  The hard part, it turns out, is finding the gap in my schedule … Continue reading

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Wednesday 15 August 2012. Miles (Not too Many) to Tolono

Here we go with another brief post. Finally got some miles in!  Rode Blue to Tolono, pretty much due south of town. Since Meadowbrook was on the way, took enough time just inside the park to speed down to the … Continue reading

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Tuesday 14 August 2012. Another Grey Morning

Was reluctant to post today’s observations (no moon again) from another very short ride to Meadowbrook Park on Discovery, but here it is. Barely squeezed in a trip to the Windsor/Vine bridge, after waiting for light in which to see.  … Continue reading

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Monday 13 August 2012. Caught in the Rain

Was reminded today of how true it is that “life is change.” The sky was thick with clouds (no moon report) like the ones that delivered a lovely, gentle, prolonged rain very early this morning, a sharp change from the … Continue reading

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Sunday 12 August 2012. Sunday Miles, in Brief

Hang on. This is the abbreviated version of a not-Meadowbrook ride. Close to home there were some apples on the sidewalk and in the street, fallen from the tree above. What would Cezanne say? Sky mostly clear with some thin … Continue reading

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Saturday 11 August 2011. Goodbye to the Royal Catchfly

Took two rides this morning.  Was planning a quick trip to check the Windsor/Vine bridge at Meadowbrook Park and then a longer one to “put some miles” under the bike wheels. Did make the first one as planned.  It was … Continue reading

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Friday 10 August 2012. Wonderful Rain, but More Darkness

Can’t start a post in a blog that has talked about the drought we’ve been having without saying that yesterday we had glorious rain, even rivers in the street!!   There is grateful green spreading through the yellow and brown vegetation … Continue reading

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Thursday 9 August 2012. A Very Quick Trip Turns up More Gentians

This morning was able only to take a fast trip to Meadowbrook Park, really just a check of the Windsor/Vine bridge and back. No moon was visible because of the clouds (oh, please, please let it rain!).  The clouds also … Continue reading

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