December Challenge 1


It was just as cloudy, cold, windy, and miserable as it looks

Strong wind from the south was generally a crosswind, so would not be all that bad riding west/east

Winds predicted up to 40mph and they were getting a good start

Nevertheless, Raleigh heads across town to the park to see what might ever appear

Santa training a new crew of flamingoes?

Christmas Candles and Lamp Post too

Icicle Lights

Main Gate at the Park

Wreaths along IL Route 1

AKA Dixie Highway/Chicago Road

Santa’s local Tiny House

See the silver vehicle back there?

Every morning she is there, texting, or ? from her car

Been going on for years — no idea why — tempted to go find out

Yorkshire Hog and Holstein Cow

Snowman and vintage Allis Chalmers tractor as a bonus  🙂

Reindeer behind the truck

No idea how the flag got in there  😉

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.

3 response to "December Challenge 1"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: December 4, 2022

    You got some good ones Rich — even more candles within the wreath photo. I am so so so glad the the last flag is a blur 🤨.

    I continue to be unable to ride around in the icy conditions that may or may not ease up in another day or three. I look forward to finding a few challenge items. 🙄

    I once did indoor cycling a lot — espeicially spin cycling — burned out I guess. Unfortunately I cannot stay on a stationary bike for very long so that option for me simply is not. Good for you to keep on keeping on indoor or outdoor.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 6, 2022

      I just couldn’t help myself — I had to blur out the first word on the flag to make it more appropriate..

  2. By: gregblood Posted: December 5, 2022

    I gotta say, between the flamingos and inflatable farm animals, you Illini have some pretty wacky Christmas decorations.

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