Riding to Rankin, Illinois

Dave, Dwight, and Rich take a longer bicycle ride

Perfect weather, great company, terrific ride


HERE is our ride today

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 "Riding to Rankin, Illinois"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: August 6, 2020

    I tried to leave a message on your blog Rich, but something “happened” it said, and it did not get posted.
    The residential street looks a bit idyllic, the town of Rankin looks like a ghost town ;’-0. I liked “joining” your three via the photos and story, and Dwight gives me hope that I will continue to be riding in 10 more years!!!

  2. By: Bill Stone Posted: August 6, 2020

    As soon as I saw “Rankin” in the title, I knew you had to be the author. Nice ride by the Gang of Three. Roads looking quiet. Crops looking good. And I definitely remember that odd little squiggle where the road passes under the railroad tracks. Up on the tracks right there is probably the highest point in the county. 😉

  3. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: August 7, 2020

    Dwight is a legend. I want to follow in his footsteps.

  4. By: gregblood Posted: August 7, 2020

    Based on your post, I’d say Rankin is probably rankin’ in the top ten of my favorite Illinois towns. And Dwight is rankin’ #1 on my list of “Inspiring Bike Riders Who Never Seem to Get Old.” And on my bike travels through Iowa and Illinois, Casey’s General Stores would be rankin’ #1 in the category of “Best Convenience Stores in the Smallest of Towns.”

  5. By: The Navigator Posted: August 8, 2020

    What a nice ride with good company 🙂 All of my rides across IL were too far south to hit Rankin but the idea of Rankin and Rollin sounds very fun.

    Good on Dwight – that’s amazing! I have absolutely no desire to live anywhere close to that age, but it is wonderful that he’s got good genes and the good health to be able to get out there and lead the pack. Rankin must be a somewhat happening place to have a Casey’s, too – always the best spot to top up tires 🙂

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