Around the ‘Hood/Across Town

The Raleigh is ready for some action

Looks as though riding partner Dave is sequestered for now, so its solo for the duration, which, appears to be a considerable amount of time

So off we go, solo, around the neighborhood, across town to the IGA store, circle the park and then the normal route thru South Gate subdivision, south on 6th Ave to 4000N, east to 1550, and back north to town and home

Click HERE for the photos — most shot on the fly


Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

6 response to "Around the ‘Hood/Across Town"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: April 8, 2020

    I enjoyed the tour and the information.
    Do you often have opossums wandering around the streets?

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 8, 2020

      We sure do — in fact, years ago stuff in the garage began to get knocked over during the night, we thought maybe a cat was doing it. Washing the car one day, I reached into a box of rags, and there was an opossum staring back at me! What I said as I jumped 3 feet high doesn’t merit repeating here. lol

      I did manage to coax it into a container, close the lid, and took it out of town and let it go.

  2. By: Hopkins Escapades Posted: April 8, 2020

    Ok, I gotta state the obvious…that is truly some FLAT land. I had no idea Illinois was flat as a pancake. (Although there must be a mountain region somewhere, right?) Flatness aside, that was a really enjoyable ride. Felt like I was getting a tourist’s tour of your town and thoroughly enjoyed it, even the daytime sighting of the opossum. Thanks for sharing the ride and those photos. Hope your friend gets well soon, too. Stay healthy, cheers & happy pedaling.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 8, 2020

      Yes, much of Illinois is flat — in the far NW where glaciers didn’t penetrate it is more hilly, ( Charles Mound is the highest point in the state at an astonishing 1200 feet) and in the far south are the Shawnee Hills, which is where the rocks of the Illinois geologic basin turn back up to the surface. Trans Am riders going thru far southern IL are often surprised by the relief there.

      Friend isn’t ill, just self isolating as far as I can tell, thanks for the thought.
      I’m still riding, not too worried about Covid infested cornfields. 😉

  3. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: April 8, 2020

    Interesting how marsupials are concentrated in Australia and the Americas yet nowhere else. Thanks for the tour, lots of closed factories.

  4. By: NancyG Posted: April 9, 2020

    I am also riding solo around my neighborhood and from home into the neighboring town. I miss my riding buddies, but we are all working at staying at home, staying healthy.

    I have been too lazy about posting here, but hope to get some oom pah pah to do that soon. Thanks for he tour of your place Rich.

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