Cycle Days Challenge Ride #2

Another beautiful calm morning with just a bit of chill in the air.  So off we go, Dave and I, to East Lynn, Illinois.   East Lynn is a sort of mini Cooksville, but has suffered the ravages of time and economy.  Agriculture is the mainstay here, with a fertilizer plant, diesel repair shop, and of course the grain elevator.   And, a surprising manufacturing facility still in full swing operation!  We will get to that in the photo captions.

Welcome Sign

No photos enroute due to corn over there ——->

Beans over here <——-

And repeat many times

Greene Manufacturing producing galvanized stairs and related items for on-farm grain storage bins

How much I knew  . . . . . I thought such came with the bin — guess not!

Demonstration Bin showing products available

Grain facility East Lynn, IL

Note the original elevator in the center

Bank of East Lynn building, now a private residence

Unlike Cooksville, this is the only remaining structure in what was down town

Post Office and Fire Dept

(photo from the web)

Storage Bins at Grain Facility

Abandoned mobile home

Appears similar to a Holly Park home — which I envied back in our Bloomington IL days

(CEO completely Rules Out, Vetoes, No Way-Not-Even-Maybe, can I put in a bid for it


Not legible red sign above the garage door indicates a ’49ers fan lived here

Harvest is getting started, beyond the bean field they are combining corn

So, even though East Lynn is 6 miles west by the highway, we totaled nearly 20 miles with the getting out of town, to the town, around the town, and back to home pedaling

Nice ride!

5 response to "Cycle Days Challenge Ride #2"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: September 22, 2020

    Congrats on good ride. Lots of interesting stuff. I didn’t know about those stairs for the bins. Some day I will have to tell you the story about my ace support crew’s sister falling head first into a full bin when she was a little girl. As you know, that usually does not end well, but my mother-in-law risked herself to successfully fish her daughter out before she suffocated. By the way, I reckon you could just hitch up that mobile home to the Raleigh and tow it home before the CEO even knew what was happening.

  2. By: Laura Posted: September 23, 2020

    I would love to have some of those flat roads near me. I don’t remember seeing steps on a bin before, either.

  3. By: Scooter Posted: September 23, 2020

    Cooksville: population 182. “East Lynn is a sort of mini Cooksville”. I like that.

  4. By: NancyG Posted: September 23, 2020

    Riding in and around small towns like that is always a treat I think. Nice ride Rich.

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