Earth Day Ride(s)

Happy Earth Day

50th anniversary of Earth Day, so off I went looking for things to appreciate about our planet.  The Weather Channel showed an ESE wind at 2 mph —  Heh!  I turned east and if what I hit was a 2 mph wind, I don’t wanna see what they would call a 20mph wind.  At any rate, south on 7th street, with wind now a crosswind, so not so bad, looking at our Vermilion County earth.

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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 "Earth Day Ride(s)"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: April 22, 2020

    Oh, I think the Vermillion looks exciting enough. I’ll bet there’s some great bird life along its banks. Say – it finally occurred to me that I’ve biked through your territory before. The Hoopeston Wind Farm is what triggered a memory. I biked through Hoopeston back in 1974, on my way west from Lafayette. I must have crossed the north Fork of the Vermillion too, but it didn’t leave much of an impression.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 23, 2020

      You are right about the bird life, once in a while a bald eagle makes its way upstream from Lake Vermilion, which is quite a sight for us.
      You would have crossed on North Fork on Illinois Route 9 just east of town.
      As someone once said, the best way to see Hoopeston is in your rear view mirror. 🙂
      Even Google maps just made a token pass thru town, just a cursory view of a few streets and then went elsewhere. Oh well . . . . . .

  2. By: gregblood Posted: April 23, 2020

    Darn, I forgot about Earth Day. I saw nothing on the news about it. In fact, judging from the local news, I thought it was Fourth Anniversary of Prince’s Death Day.

  3. By: Bill Stone Posted: April 23, 2020

    Looks like the farmers are getting busy. I hear the gang over in Blue Mound Township is revving up equipment. I’ve never heard of problems with frost heave over there. Will need to investigate. My ace support crew thinks the soil is too deep for rocks to rise.

  4. By: Rocky Posted: April 23, 2020

    Glad to hear you got a ride in on Earth day! Don’t you just love how wrong predictions of wind speed are. We didn’t get out at all on Earth day because of rain. It’s just as well because I needed a rest.

  5. By: NancyG Posted: April 25, 2020

    Nice post Rich. I did ride on Earth Day — in the rain. So made it a short one just to get out there on my bike.

  6. By: The Navigator Posted: April 25, 2020

    Looks like spring is finally there. I read somewhere that the wind turbines actually have a max wind speed and shut down/don’t produce energy over a certain speed (I think it was 45mph for older ones, 55mph for newer ones). I’ve been passed by trucks transporting turbine bladess in Iowa while on the bike before. Want to talk about an oversized load!!

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