Scenes From The Countryside

I did a mostly gravel ride again today. You know what? There’s a whole new world out there. I have a lot of pictures to show, so I guess I should stop writing and start uploading. I’ll start with all the irrigator pictures you’ll ever need to see.

This one was about a quarter-mile long.


Here’s one from underneath.








Now we’ll move on to a few scenes from the countryside that do not involve irrigators.




This old wooden fence was even longer than the quarter-mile irrigator I showed you.


I hope you like this picture because I had to ride down into a ditch with very long grass and into somebody’s farm yard to get it.


The driver of that piece of farm equipment didn’t even wave when he passed me. From previous experience I can tell you that farmers almost always wave.


An aluminum farm.


A large tractor is pulling some kind of farm thing.


This scene could could be displayed in a Museum of Antique Farms.





I hope you enjoyed my scenes from the countryside. This post will be quickly followed by a completely different scene from when I got back to MY Town.

Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

3 response to "Scenes From The Countryside"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 21, 2020

    Very enjoyable countryside scenes, more and more irrigation equipment here too.
    The rolls of hay photo was worth the effort and appreciated, as well as cutting the corn for fodder.
    As to the farmer, most wave here too. Today we met a cyclist coming toward us and we gave him a friendly wave, and all we got in return was a huge scowl and frown. After we recovered from our weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, we continued our ride. . . . .

  2. By: Bill Stone Posted: August 21, 2020

    Are you sure you weren’t cycling with Rich around Hoopeston? The photos sure look a lot like central Illinois. Except from experience I would say all the farmers around there always wave.

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