A Few B’s and R’s



Beautiful morning for a Ride

Stopped at a Bridge and stream Banks

Blurry photo of leaves Below the water


Rubbish pitched into the stream valley  🙁

Bicycle Bark and Branches

Later that day a Ride on the Kickapoo Rail Trail w/Bright Blue sky

Gnarly Bark and sawed off Branches

White Bark of a sycamore tree

Fallen Branch w/worm trails of some sort of Borer

Closer View of the Borer trails

Deck of the KRT Possum Trot Trestle made of Brazilian Walnut

Boards Bark and Branches and Barn

Steep Ravine

Nice day for some rides, the weather goes south again tomorrow, but today was OK!

A pretty Boring Video




4 response to "A Few B’s and R’s"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: February 21, 2023

    Who even knows what Brazilian Walnut is???? Let me rephrase that – I would not be able to identify Brazilian Walnut from any other wood/board. ?. Good ones Rich.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: February 21, 2023

      No, I wouldn’t know one wood from another either — the story about it called it Ipe — which translates to Brazilian Walnut.
      Supposed to last a long long time, and the money spent on that trestle it had better!

  2. By: gregblood Posted: February 21, 2023

    Your post overwhelmed me with B’s. But I did notice a couple you missed: BEST BRAKE levers ever on the Centurion, and you could have called the trestle a “BRIDGE.”

    Your pictures were great. It looks like spring is coming to Illinois–unlike Minnesota.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: February 22, 2023

    Those are some ‘old school’ brake levers — those particular ones date from ~ 1975.

    You are correct, a trestle can also be called a bridge — after looking up the differences between bridges, trestles, and viaducts, Im more confused that ever. 🙂

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