South Gate Loop Ride

Map Courtesy of Maplandia

Since I got “lucky” and was called for Jury Duty this week, I took advantage of NOT having to report to the courthouse this morning and went for a ride.   Beautiful day here, crisp and cool, just before the heat and humidity return this weekend.  Perfect morning to take the Raleigh on a short tour.

The Loop goes south of town, around to the west, and back north to the other side of town.  From FMC subdivision on the southeast to South Gate subdivision on the southwest. and returns.

Nothing extraordinary about this — what I see on many many days — and why my Eddington Number is unlikely to exceed 10.  🙂

So here is a slide show of the ride — lots of corn and soybeans — big surprise there!

(Thanks Suzanne for showing us how to make a slide show)



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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 "South Gate Loop Ride"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: August 24, 2018

    You put the slideshow option to good use – I like it! Lots of corn and flat roads out your way, but not many cars.

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: August 25, 2018

    Certainly makes me think of my childhood and my three times riding across IL (with corn and green grass progression from the seedling and light green stages I saw on my rides). It is always so nice on those days in August to get a break from the humidity! Glad you could take advantage.

  3. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: August 26, 2018

    Liked the slideshow. Lots of quiet roads and lawn. Ride on mowers must be popular there

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 26, 2018

      Yes, lots of riding lawnmowers here, it become uncommon to see anyone with a walk behind mower — although still used for trimming and small areas where riders wont fit.

  4. By: DJG Posted: August 26, 2018

    So pleased to see that the local farmers are proud enough of their crops to cut the grass verges so that all of the plants can be seen.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 26, 2018

      Thanks — they do keep the roadsides in pretty good order, farther from town the verges may not get quite as cared for as what we see in the photos, but still are kept up.

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