Huffy Rolls in the Great Outdoors

Great weather the last few days and the Huffy hasn’t seen any road time recently.  A short 4 miler to the RR and back.  The wind is back of course, but nice and cool and dry from the Land of 10,000 Lakes and northward.

That will change next week with high 90’sF and off the chart humidity predicted.

A professional photographer* in Champaign once said the most dominate thing we see in Illinois is the sky (sorry Montana, we have one too)

*Click HERE for a sample

Huffy looked to the sky as we proceeded

Ready to go!

Yessir, and true American made bicycle, from Celina Ohio

Vintage 1973

Cumulus Clouds above a fast growing corn field

<—-  Corn, 4000N, soybeans —->

Cumulus clouds above

The flat bottoms show a relatively low level altitude dew point


Huffy mulls over a helping of wild mulberries


Skip the mulberries and head back north into a fairly strong headwind

Huffy has been converted to a 3 speed, but, a lower low would have been appreciated!

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.

7 response to "Huffy Rolls in the Great Outdoors"

  1. By: The Navigator Posted: June 9, 2022

    The countryside is looking good. Glad you could get out before the humid heat to come. Now I know where all our heat went! We’ve had really cold weather here since 30th of May. Coldest start to winter since 2000 (and I didn’t live here then). Also the most snow at this point in the year on record at one ski resort. We’ve had a lot of days where the temp has never hit 50 degrees (which is very cold and unusual for us). Where I live tends to have high and low temps about 5 degrees Celsius more extreme than your friend in Melbourne since we are 3.5 hours inland and don’t have water nearby to moderate temps like Melbourne.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 10, 2022

      Some early riding for sure.
      The humidity is the worse part — get a sweat soaked T-shirt off becomes a contortionist battle as Im sure you well remember.

  2. By: gregblood Posted: June 10, 2022

    Nice sky and cloud pictures. I hope you are ready to take over a very important Cycle365 duty beginning in July. That’s right–Czar of the Challenge. I will make an official announcement very soon, and hopefully that will be followed by a peaceful transfer of power. I’d hate to have to organize an angry mob to storm your house and MAKE you take the job.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 10, 2022

      As the Chinese so correctly point out: Be careful what you ask for, you may get it, 😉
      Ascending to such a high position will surely be a test and challenge to my earthworm-like creative ability.

      We may have to switch to a parliamentary type governance in order for a vote of confidence to take immediate affect!

      I don’t sense the presence of any narsissistic megalomaniacs , so any transition should go quite smoothly.

  3. By: Bill Stone Posted: June 10, 2022

    With all due respect to the photographer in Champaign, looking left or right might provide an entirely different impression of the most dominant visionscape in Illinois. The Huffy, by the way, looks like a professional model posing between corn and beans on 4000N.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 10, 2022

      That is an a-maisingly good observation.
      We do throw in the occasional bean and wheat field just to break up the corn-scape.

      I didnt realize a green bicycle could blush, but Huffy just did, and sends many thanks.

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