A B C-onclusion

Reprise of the Pretty Little Roadside Dolly

Placed her on the bridge rail hoping Stacey would see and recover her

No such luck, and besides she kept falling off, the dolly, not Stacey, whose whereabouts are still unknown

Update 12/29/21  The Pretty Little Roadside Dolly has been rescued by someone — at any rate, she is no longer at the bridge  🙂

So following are the remaining December challenge photos taken at various times throughout the month:

Snow plow Blade at the Township Garage which will be seeing action soon

Spark plug which managed to escape its V8 Engine

Vodka Bottle deposited by the person wondering where his Spark plug went

Bean Stubble washed into the Ditch and subsequently removedChristmas Decorations, gift Boxes, and Snowman

Erratic Boulders

Quagmire of a Ditch

Concrete Slab w/Stripes

Casey’s General Store

Like others, Casey’s does offer job opportunities which include full benefits

Casey’s Truck Stop under construction at IL Rte’s 1 and 9

Diamond Back waits patiently for Dollar General to open

Our newest Anchor Store  😉

Animal Dog – Chevrolet Cavalier – garage Door (hiding a Buick Gran Sport inside)

Distributing Electricity

Clear Air


Diagonal Bricks – tire tread Chevrons – Bell headlight and Computer

(Bell is actually a discreet subsidiary of Rolex — betcha didn’t know that  . . . . .  😉   )A Queue of Busses

Apples still on the tree in December????

Been a great and fun challenge — looking forward to the, as they say in Tennessee . . . .

Chimbley Challenge


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.

7 response to "A B C-onclusion"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: December 28, 2021

    I’m a native of Iowa–at least that’s where I lived from 4th grade until I graduated high school. (Yes, despite evidence to the contrary, I am a high school graduate.) As such, I never get tired of seeing Casey’s General Stores photos on Cycle365 and on touring journals that go through the Midwest. For some reason, though, I haven’t posted a Casey’s picture of my own. I’ll fix that next time I go down to Iowa since Casey’s hasn’t made its way up to the Twin Cities yet.

    P.S. Most of the Casey’s stores in Iowa have been remodeled to fit the company’s updated image. I noticed the remodeling hasn’t made it to Hoopeston yet.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 28, 2021

    Small town mid America would be lost without our Casey’s — they began in Boone, IA as I recall.

    They are presently building a 3rd Casey’s here, at Truck Stop at the intersection of Illinois Routes 1 and 9.
    What happens to the two existing Casey’s is anyone’s guess, each one says the other one will be closed.

    Heading that direction in a few minutes, will try to get a photo. Photo uploaded.

  3. By: Bill Stone Posted: December 29, 2021

    This post contained two superfluous log-in/registration forms. Don’t know why they were here, but I removed them.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 30, 2021

      I may have created that issue by having to click on registration button below the regular log in: Name and Password — thats the only way I’ve discovered to get logged in.

      • By: Bill Stone Posted: December 30, 2021

        Rich, our Incident Response Team should be arriving at your door in Hoopeston soon. Don’t worry. The re-education process is usually fairly painless….

        • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 30, 2021

          Thanks! And man do I need THAT!!!

          Warning: They won’t have a h** of a lot to work with. 😉

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