Loop East-South-North

Two Raleighs east of town at the North Fork river.  The black one is a real-deal-made-in-Nottingham, England.

Heating up big time here, Heat Indexes of 110 are predicted — but at least its humid  😉  So time for a morning ride before all that hits.  Anyone riding the Trans Am or Northern Tier is in for a very bad time in the Central US.

Excessive heat warnings and watches.  Purple is the Warning — thats us.

(From National Weather Service)

Muddy North Fork flowing south and west toward Party Bridge.

Southeast of town, view NW with water tower in the distance beyond the soybeans.  (soybeans made good ammo for pea shooters back in the day.)

View toward Party Bridge.  Thats the field that has been tracked as it grew to the right of the green road sign.

Same field farther north.  That is some tall corn!  Even for here.  Just beginning to tassel.

Date:          6/28/18

Time:          ~ 1.5 hours

Weather:   Warm enough, and getting hotter

Route:       4200N – 1700E – 4000N – 1550E – 4100N Vermilion Co, IL

Distance:  ~ 10 miles

Bikes:       70’s/80’s Raleighs

Riders:     Rich and Dave

And a stop at the ubiquitous Casey’s General Store  — for coffee?  Yep, coffee!


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.

3 response to "Loop East-South-North"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: June 29, 2018

    Oh, man, do I remember that summer weather! Gets so hot the blacktop melts and big globs stick to bicycle tires. Then you get to a stretch of road where the farmer has mown his ditches, so the long stalks of cut grass on the road adhere to the sticky, globby tires. Then your brakes jam up. Then you throw your useless bike in the cornfield and move to California! 😉

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 29, 2018

      Sounds like a plan to me!

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: June 29, 2018

    Corn is looking good! Stay hydrated. We get actual temps of 110F, but I much prefer them to a humid ‘feels like’ 110F! Ick.

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