Today is the last of some nice weather we have been having. 80 degrees, but it came with a cost of a strong south wind. Dwight had planned a route from Potomac, IL to Collison, IL which mainly followed the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River. Lots of woods, which for us is a nice change of pace from ubiquitous fields of corn and beans. So, loaded up the bicycles in Dave’s truck and off we went.
It seemed as though what vehicles we did encounter were especially courteous of cyclists. Quite possibly due to a prominent physician from the Champaign, IL area being stuck and killed as he cycled with his family. TV news has given quite a bit of time to discussing cyclists and motorists and the concept of sharing the road.
It was a great ride, and the winds didn’t really begin to kick in until we were nearly at Collison — the south wind then gave us a nice cruise back to Potomac.
Here is a photo journal of the ride.