CLC in Reverse . . . . Ride 6? + CLC Real Deal Ride 6

Reverse in the sense that all the metal objects will be donated to JR’s re-cyling, to be, well, recycled

The assemblage represents a long period of time removing the debris from various roads

Not all the swag was as pictured, some good stuff too, lineman’s pliers, restaurant grade pizza cutter, a Budweiser koozie, and various sockets and extensions etc. — the ball peen hammer is a keeper

The Sock Monkey has to be my favorite find

Boxed up and ready to go

Bungee-ed on tight — lots heavier than it looks

Arrival at JR’s

Ray and JR rummage thru the box like 2 kids on Christmas morning

Really, really, like mobile homes — lived in one in college days

This one could use some TLC, but it does come with matching lawn chair  🙂

So — whether this counts as a CLC ride or not, I will leave that determination to our lovely Goddess


Back to JR’s sans camera  🙁

(Didn’t think of going there until already riding)


This time for a real deal purchase

Primer bulbs for a 2 cycle engine — score!

Plus, I got to see the mobile home again — reminds me of our days at Greenwood Mobile Home Park in Bloomington, IL.  Just off Route 66 when it really was Route 66.  Dream home then (and now) would be a Holly Park of that era with the raised roof section and clerestory in front.  Did I mention, I like mobile homes?  🙂


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.

8 response to "CLC in Reverse . . . . Ride 6? + CLC Real Deal Ride 6"

  1. By: The Navigator Posted: April 7, 2019

    Very impressive. I don’t generally find anything but empty drink bottles on the main roads and not much at all on the gravel ones. If Kathleen doesn’t give you reverse credit, I definitely would give you a Thanksgiving Ride credit for cleaning up the roadsides! The guys are concerned though… what happened to Sock Monkey? Did you clean him up and find him a good home?

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 8, 2019

      Thanks for the TG credit. 🙂
      Poor Sock Monkey, he was found outside the landfill, and is in need of serious clean up and some surgical sewing procedures. Otherwise he is fine, and he has found his forever home right here.
      Thanks to Kermit and Verne for their concern.

  2. By: Scooter Posted: April 7, 2019

    Very commendable, and a great haul. That hammer is a keeper, for sure. It would be a great addition to the tool kit – in Rachael’s pannier though, not mine.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 8, 2019

    Poor Rachel hauling the extra weight —- Im guessing you would volunteer to hold the lantern one night while Rachel chops the wood? 😉

  4. By: Bill Stone Posted: April 9, 2019

    Nice haul, Rich. As to Greenwood Mobile Home Park in Bloomington, IL, back in the late 70s and early 80s — before my ace support crew and I became an item hotter than a pepper sprout — I had a serious, ahem, lady friend who resided in the nearby Hilltop Mobile Home Park, and I could often be spotted pedaling up to her door. My ace support crew reports that at one point before I knew her, she lived in Highland (???) Mobile Home Park, which she locates as right by Greenwood. That would have been 1970. I’m thinking it must have been the wild part of town.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 10, 2019

      Thanks, the decision to weed out the collection was not met with much opposition. 😉

      CEO and I had the occasion to tour Greenwood, looking for our homes, or at least their the locations, sad to say, Greenwood as had major decline issues.

      Hilltop was then, and remains, a really nice Mobile Home park.

      Yep, Highland was just SW of Greenwood. Never explored the area much, between ISU and Craft Texaco not much time, and no bicycle then. 🙁

      I dont think this was the part of Bloomington Col. Henry Blake, was from. 🙂

  5. By: Seasidejanet Posted: April 11, 2019

    Rich….you would love our home. It’s a 1969 Fleetwood single wide (I say – Jack says Paramount _ I’ll go look it up). Jack just said the other day..our mobile home park is the cleanest/nicest neighborhood in Seaside. It is….it’s the best kept secret in town. However, new units are going for $230,000 as we speak😳😳 in fact the park owner would love for us to leave he wants all the single wides out but we are here for awhile longer we do keep it nice.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 15, 2019

      Ohhhhh! Fleetwoods were great!
      Our first mobile home was a Skyline — sort of a Chevy Biscayne of homes, a 10×40 — later we moved to a 14×60 Schult, which was much nicer, but still no Fleetwood or Holly Park.

      And the photos which include your home show it very well kept and attractive.

      230K!!??? Wow!

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