January Challenge #2

Boulder placed at new housing development

There is a good possibility that is not a real boulder — very likely a product of Boulder Designs

No question of the authenticity here — Fake Boulder!!!!

Thick layer of pea gravel cushions falls

Looks like Danny MacAskill gave up climbing the faux boulder and went home

This possibly IS a real boulder — shows drill cores on the back side where it was split from the formation

The home owners were giving me the stink eye so I pedaled away

Pea gravel on a chip seal road

Limestone landscaping boulder

Not long after this photo was taken, the Flyer developed a squishy sinking feeling in the front wheel  — and was escorted home at a much slower two footed rate  🙁

The culprit

Not visible from inside the tire and hard to find on the tread side

“Not finding the source doesn’t cause 6 flat tires, it causes the same flat tire 6 times”

(Words of Wisdom from Bikemanforu)

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 "January Challenge #2"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: January 5, 2020

    Nice ones Rich. We have a few of those rock/boulder markers of residential areas as well. I am Posting one.

  2. By: gregblood Posted: January 5, 2020

    Prairie Meadows II: A Place to Call Home. It sounds so nice, doesn’t it?

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: January 5, 2020

    Nice pics – but it sorta seems that Prairie Meadows is a bit redundant in naming. Unless not all of a prairie is meadow-like.

      • By: Suzanne Posted: January 6, 2020

        “GMTA” You guys really keep me on my toes with your acronyms. Wiki told me it means “Gestaltungs- und medientechnischer Assistent”. Oh wait, that’s German. Ok, I found it: great minds …

        • By: NancyG Posted: January 7, 2020

          Thanks for looking that up Suzanne.

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