The Diamond Back likes to pause at bridges to see what may or may not be in the stream bed.

Often a repository for various and sundry unwanted items.  🙁

Photo to the left is east of town where township road 1700E crosses the North Fork of the Vermilion river.




Great idea to have a place to post daily bicycling — I really enjoy all of the posts from all over the world.

I will include some photos from east central Illinois — not known as a scenic hot spot by any means!

The Diamond Back makes a stop at the 7th Street bridge over the North Fork of the Vermilion River just south of Hoopeston, Illinois.

Locally, the North Fork is known as Steely’s Creek for a farmer who had land in this area years ago.

The North Fork begins near Boswell, Indiana and flows to Danville, IL where if forms Lake Vermilion, their municipal water supply.

The lack of graffiti probably wont last much longer.




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.

4 response to "Bridges"

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: May 3, 2018

      Hi Bill, thanks for the reply. The bridge you crossed and photographed is just north of Cheneyville, IL — a few miles to the northeast.
      I intended, to photograph that bridge (and still do) and place my bicycle where you had the Surly — its been cold and WINDY here all spring, so riding has been limited.
      Im sure you remember the lovely weather we experience in Illinois!

  1. By: gregblood Posted: May 3, 2018

    Hi Rich,

    East central Illinois is just as much of a scenic hotspot as anyplace else–just in a different way.

    Thanks for the bridge picture. It’s always nice to see another Cycle365 contributor.


    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: May 3, 2018

      Hi Greg, you are right of course, each place has its own ambiance.
      Ive certainly enjoyed all your posts and journals — I will see what I can come up with on our glacial plains,

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