Walks and Rides: February 2021

In keeping with my plan to either walk or ride every day, I was out on 28 days in February. We had snow, some very frigid days and a few days of unusually high temperatures for this time of year. I was happy to have walking as an alternative form of exercise on the colder days, but 14 days were fine for a bike ride.

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I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

14 response to "Walks and Rides: February 2021"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: March 2, 2021

    You have such a beautiful area to walk and ride in. At least your photos say so ;’-). Each and All beautiful pictures of where you roam.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: March 2, 2021

      Thank you so much, Nancy. I must admit though that I am tired of the same rides and desperately look for a view that isn’t that path through the woods again. My walks are limited to an even smaller radius. I’m losing my oom-pah-pah at the moment. Just waiting for the vaccine which doesn’t seem to be forthcoming. Germany is supposed to be so efficient but they have certainly botched up the purchase and distribution of the vaccine. I’m trying to be patient and stay positive.

      • By: Rocky Posted: March 2, 2021

        The photos are great! I’m sorry to hear your losing oom-pah-pah. Here’s hoping you can get a vaccine soon.

      • By: NancyG Posted: March 2, 2021

        For similar reason (same ol’ routes) my oom pah pah escaped me today and I skipped a ride. The rain, even though light, was a big factor in that as well. Riding each time in damp, cold, gray days becomes trying. Good luck with the vax. Susan and I feel fortunate to have gotten both of our shots and are nearing the two weeks post second one ;’-).

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 2, 2021

    “I am tired of the same rides and desperately look for a view that isn’t that path through the woods again.”

    Just back from a ride south of town for the umpteenth bazillionent time.
    Rode into a fairly moderate cold headwind (going back north was great though) — and as I pedaled along I was thinking, looking at the barren fields, how nice it is for Suzanne to have such a beautiful place to ride and walk.
    A matter of what we see all the time I suppose, but, given the differences, I’d prefer what you have over what is around here. And then there is Vermont, Kentucky, Minnesota, Kentucky, Arizona, California, Washington, and Australia.
    Even Bean Creek Road at Potomac, IL would be a vast improvement from around here. But then, if you ride it enough . . . . I know . . . . we would like to see something different.

    Excellent assemblage of photos, as always, glacial boulders are always of interest.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: March 3, 2021

      Hi Rich! I guess it’s kind of ungrateful of me to complain about my surroundings for bike rides. I guess it’s not just the barren fields, but more an indication of a general dissatisfaction with lockdown etc. But it will pass and the fields will green. I’m glad you liked the boulders, they were for you.

  3. By: gregblood Posted: March 2, 2021

    And the award for “Greg’s Favorite Suzanne Picture” for the month of February goes to: . . . OH OH! WE HAVE A MAJOR SURPRISE. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THERE IS A TIE.

    That’s right folks, try as he may, the judge could not narrow it down to only one award winner. The co-champions, in no particular order, are:
    The one of the irregularly-shaped Catholic church with snow in the tree branches and snow flurries in the air.
    The one taken in the Enchanted Forest with the tree covered in moss and giant fungi.

    The Judge has spoken.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: March 2, 2021

      Thanks for your feedback, Greg! I always look forward to it. And I approve of your choices. The telephone as a third contender?

      • By: gregblood Posted: March 2, 2021

        Yes, the pink phone handle made that one a finalist.

      • By: NancyG Posted: March 2, 2021

        I forgot to say that my choices were the pink phone and the triangle shaped church. But choosing only one or two is just too too difficult for me. I think Greg may have a more discerning eye. 😉.

  4. By: Laura Posted: March 2, 2021

    It has been years since I’ve spotted a pay phone over here. I’m sure they exist…I just haven’t seen them. Nice group of shots. Riding and walking in frigid temps is impressive, but stopping and taking pictures is amazing. I wish I could say I’ve been biking or walking. Today I spent some time (with the cat on my back in a backpack) picking up two wheelbarrows of sticks beyond the creek, so when the grass needs cutting my neighbor who does it for me doesn’t have to stop and pick them up. My body was screaming, “You should do something else for exercise.” Maybe I’ll find the time to ride in March.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: March 3, 2021

      Laura, how nice to go walking with your cat on your back! I’d love a picture of that. As for the pink pay phone, I wonder if it is in working order. Probably not.

  5. By: Scooter Posted: March 3, 2021

    Hey, Greg isn’t the only one who gets to declare a favorite here. For me, it’s the 2/16 shot of your bike in front of that splendid tree. What species is it, do you know? Actually though, I think the featured shot with the green door might be the best.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: March 3, 2021

      Thanks for your input, Scott! I don’t know what kind of tree that is. Maybe maple? I’ll have to wait until it gets leaves to identify it.

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