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.
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!