Cycle Life Challenge Ride #8

Beautiful day for a morning ride, sort of aimless, but keeping an eye out for this or that.

Lots of empty lots, including the Honeywell school location included previously, but other stuff too.

Just nice to meander around with nothing specific in mind

Here are some photos

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 "Cycle Life Challenge Ride #8"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: November 8, 2020

    A melancholy picture – so many buildings burned, torn down or collapsed! You have been witness to a lot of change.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: November 9, 2020

    WOW! I sure do agree with Suzanne’s comment. Maybe this is what ends up happening to small towns, and when you stay there your whole life you see it all happening! But having it all happen by so much burning and collapsing seems novel. Wonder if mega stores and mega malls have taken residents to the outer edges of your town.

  3. By: BobinVT Posted: November 9, 2020

    What Suzanne and Nancy said. Made me feel a little sad. Maybe next month’s challenge should be something about rejuvenation.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: November 10, 2020

    Wow – you do have a lot of photos for “the end” challenge. That house behind your old gas station doesn’t look too good either. At least you have a lot of nice, little mini-parks along the street. Your pic of riding on 3500 E makes me think of the scenery in the car on late fall trips to state parks with my parents. Stay safe.

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