More Moraine Surfing

Ascending the Ellis Moraine on a project intended for Pope Gregory

Moraine surfing is indeed a more hygenic activity than Illinois River surfing — while Chicago has cleaned up its sewage act, the effluent still goes into the Illinois River

Peoria even adds a little water into their chlorine system now  😉

Anyway, off to show Greg another of the intense sun’s impact in addition to burning the irrigation pipe in two

That is the abandoned red bean plant which once stored the beans for canning at the Joan of Arc/Illinois Canning facility

The cannery suffered the same fate as the original Joan of Arc after being purchased by an off shore corporation, who subsequently raided the pension fund, and sold off the inventory, and unceremoniously left town.  Leaving this J of A cannery quite dead.

(The Joan of Arc brand was subsequently purchased by B&G Foods)

Evidence of intense solar heating — the radio tower has partially melted and drooped earthward  — gravity + heat!

This tower has yet to succumb to a similar fate

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.

2 response to "More Moraine Surfing"

  1. By: The Navigator Posted: August 27, 2020

    Looks like a fine summer day and a slow decay for those bits of agricultural machinery. Red beans? I think the only place I saw pulses or legumes (other than soybeans) growing on my bike tours was in western Nebraska of all places.

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