Cycle Life Challenge Ride #6 (Updated)

Which wasn’t going to be a Cycle Life ride until I saw something out of the ordinary.  Very strong winds yesterday (almost Minnesota strong).  Got a ride in early before they really got rolling.

Breezy again this morning, but not a huge deal.  On the way out of town I saw this:


What is called Trash from a cornfield across the road to the south blown into and interwoven into a chain link fence at the HS soccer field

A vanishing point fence line as well



A little farther west


Corn leaves and husks interwoven in the chain link fence



Answers the question, who/how will they clean out the fence?

The next day the wind reversed and blew most of the debris out


The harvest is well under way here:


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 “Cycle Life Challenge Ride #6”

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: October 18, 2020

    Your photo of corn detritus woven into the chainlink fence is a gallery-worthy masterpiece of modern art!

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: October 18, 2020

      Thanks to the master his-own-self! You have quite a few in that category — the Equinox one, and the uprooted redwood tree come instantly to mind, there are many others.
      Hope things are going well in VA.

  2. By: BobinVT Posted: October 18, 2020

    I keep thinking about what a job it would be to clean all that stuff out of the fence.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: October 18, 2020

      I had that thought too, and there are more fences around the school similar to it.

  3. By: NancyG Posted: October 18, 2020

    That is quite the wind there Rich. Natural woven art work in a fence might be a good title ;’-).

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: October 18, 2020

      That is a great title!
      Years ago I saw corn trash meshed into some hog wire fencing and thought it would have made a great photo, no camera that day.
      That type of event doesn’t happen very often.

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