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Hump Day Pics Of The Week – 258

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It’s time to pick the Hump Day Pics Of The Week. Again, thanks goes out to the contributors to the Suburban Assault Flickr Pool.

No theme this week, just great black and white photography love.

I hope you enjoy this set and check back each week to see what shots get picked. Be sure to check out the Flickr page to see all the awesome bike shots shared by our extremely talented contributors.

Halo-ed be thy bike

“Halo-ed be thy bike” © Ilias Katsouras

Ilias Katsouras – Website: Getty Elios.k

5.50am Wobble

“5.50am Wobble” © Antoine

Antoine

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August 13, 2014 at 7:43 am

Summer Vacation

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Sunrise - Last Day of Vacation

Well, my summer vacation came and went without much to write about. There were lots of variables that got in the way of a proper vacation or any kind of travel.

The first was money. Hotels and transportation for a family of 4 always seems to cost more than what’s available after several unexpected expenses this year – including auto repairs, vet bills, appliance replacement and various other household costs. Perhaps with a little better planning and better saving, we might get away next year.

Even if cost wasn’t a factor, there have been other issues that happened this year. Without getting into too much detail, we have a family member who is suffering from health problems and is requiring a significant life change, and our family is having to focus on that. In fact, a good portion of my time off was spent working to help facilitate some of that change.

Even so, my vacation wasn’t always that productive. We did manage to squeeze in a trip to the Perot and a few hours at the city pool. It was really nice spending more time with my family.

I also gave myself a goal to ride my bike every day, even if it was a short distance. I ended up riding 9 days in a row, totaling over 117 miles. Sure, it wasn’t any kind of Grand Tour, but it was enough to wind down and recharge.

Isn’t that what a vacation is truly about?

Written by dickdavid

August 12, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Posted in DFW Cycling, General Cycling

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Hump Day Pics Of The Week – 257

leave a comment »

It’s time to pick the Hump Day Pics Of The Week. Again, thanks goes out to the contributors to the Suburban Assault Flickr Pool.

No theme this week, just great photography.

I hope you enjoy this set and check back each week to see what shots get picked. Be sure to check out the Flickr page to see all the awesome bike shots shared by our extremely talented contributors.

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© acme08

acme08

North Portland Sunday Parkways 2014

“North Portland Sunday Parkways 2014″ © Greg Raisman

Greg Raisman – Website: Getting Around Portland

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Written by dickdavid

August 6, 2014 at 5:08 am

Not The Ordinary Route – A True Suburban Assault

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Monday

I’m off from work this week, so my goal is to – at least – get a small ride in every day. Today, I was just going to do a short ride up to my local Starbucks, grab a quick cup of black goodness and head back home. However, a small sense of adventure kicked in and I decided to turn left instead of right.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a proper Suburban Assault. I’m pretty familiar with the area around me, so it’s hard to find a good route that I haven’t explored. Through chance, and a little getting lost, I managed to make some new discoveries. Here are some observations from this morning’s ride:

• The light actuator at Grove and Arapaho Road SUCKS. I sat through 3 cycles before I took action.
• The bike lane markings along Grove are mostly faded away.
• My alternate destination for coffee wasn’t open for another hour from my arrival, so I had to ride further. Bonus.
• When you have time, getting a little lost is fun.
• My great sense of direction is no match for a good GPS. Although I was heading in the right direction, the neighborhood I was riding through had lots of dead end streets. I finally had to pull out my phone to find a route out.
• The rush hour traffic in Garland sucks.
• Sometimes a 5 mile trip can turn into an 11 mile adventure.

Written by dickdavid

August 4, 2014 at 8:12 am

Hump Day Pics Of The Week – 256

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It’s time to pick the Hump Day Pics Of The Week. Again, thanks goes out to the contributors to the Suburban Assault Flickr Pool.

No theme this week, just great photography.

I hope you enjoy this set and check back each week to see what shots get picked. Be sure to check out the Flickr page to see all the awesome bike shots shared by our extremely talented contributors.

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© ROGÉRIO LEITE

ROGÉRIO LEITE – Website: PEDALANDO & OLHANDO

Ciemmona Tutti Ar Mare 14-06-01 (23)r

“Ciemmona Tutti Ar Mare 14-06-01 (23)r” © Adam Thompson

Adam Thompson

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By submitting images to the Suburban Assault Flickr group, you are allowing the limited, non-profit, non-commercial usage of your images, as described by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, for non-commercial use on this non-commercial blog. In return you will receive FULL photo credit and links to your Flickr Photostream.

Written by dickdavid

July 30, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Holy Crap! Suburban Assault Turns Five

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Obey Dallas Texas

When I started this blog five years ago, I wasn’t sure that I would keep up with it. As I’ve said before, even five years doesn’t seem like much compared to some of the other great bike blogs out there – and I’m humbled by them. Now, with over 745 posts, I still love doing this.

I’m not sure why, but readership continues to stick with me. It’s also truly amazing when I get recognized on the street as the Suburban Assault guy. I deeply thank those who have taken the time to stop by and visit this site. I’m still trying to figure out a niche for this blog to help it stand out among all the others. For now, I’ll continue posting Hump Day Pics as well as plenty of interesting, bike related things. As long as I’m passionate about bicycling, I’ll keep posting here.

Also, over the years, I’ve grown as a cyclist. I started as a slow-rolling goof, who discovered a passion for exploring his city by bike. Now, I’m a slow-rolling, practical cyclist who commutes to work, advocates for cycling and enjoys teaching as a League Cycling Instructor. I could not be happier.

Again, thank you for following and reading Suburban Assault.

Written by dickdavid

July 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Hump Day Pics Of The Week – 255

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It’s time to pick the Hump Day Pics Of The Week. Again, thanks goes out to the contributors to the Suburban Assault Flickr Pool.

No theme this week, just great photography.

I hope you enjoy this set and check back each week to see what shots get picked. Be sure to check out the Flickr page to see all the awesome bike shots shared by our extremely talented contributors.

Rode over the heart sharrow on today's wet #bikedc commute home. #30daysofbiking

“Rode over the heart sharrow on today’s wet #bikedc commute home. #30daysofbiking” © gypsybug

gypsybug – Website: Chasing Mailboxes D.C.

last week ▶ walking en ocean beach, sun diegow.

“last week ▶ walking en ocean beach, sun diegow.” © meli

meli – Website: Bikes and The City ♥

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© All images are subject to Flickr Copyright Rules.

By submitting images to the Suburban Assault Flickr group, you are allowing the limited, non-profit, non-commercial usage of your images, as described by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, for non-commercial use on this non-commercial blog. In return you will receive FULL photo credit and links to your Flickr Photostream.

Written by dickdavid

July 23, 2014 at 1:03 pm

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