To The Country Club and Back

Couldn’t ask for a more beautiful morning for a nice long bicycle ride.  Cool temps, almost chilly to start, and low humidity, and blue skies

Met up with Dave and Dwight and after our usual amount of indecision, probably the poorest leader of all was selected to lead the way.

South we went, seems like we go south a lot of the time, a turn to the west, and then south again to pass by the Country Club (the one who refused to sell Dave and I coffee years ago) and stopped at the North Fork to enjoy the woods and view.

The Hubbard Trail CC really is a pretty nice place, well kept and all, but they won’t or didn’t sell coffee to non members

Not exactly the Mayacamas Golf Club of Sonoma county (which I happened to watch a program on TV about) — for here it isn’t bad at all

Dwight in the lead at this point

Lots of soybean and corn fields — lots!

More soybeans as we approach a turn south

Channel bar in the North Fork indicating just how high and fast it can get

Found an unopened packet of Chick-fil-A sauce on the bridge and offered it to Dwight for his granola bar.   He politely declined

Sort of an interesting tree

Continued on east, a short run down Illinois Route 1, and a turn east back into corn after corn fields and a turn north toward home

Around 2.5 miles south of town, the road descends the back slope of a moraine

Here is proof positive of Dwight’s Rondonee’s coasting ability

There he goes!

Good ride, a great time, and looking forward to the River to Rails ride

6 response to "To The Country Club and Back"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: August 31, 2022

    Heck, I’ve never even heard of the Mayacama Golf Club, although it turns out it’s not far from me. I’m probably not the target audience. On the other hand, as Woody (or Groucho) said, I would never join a club that’s willing to accept me as a member.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 31, 2022

      Yep, me either. Probably wouldn’t allow me to ride past the front gate.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: August 31, 2022

    I find it difficult to understand why a Golf Club would not sell coffee to non-members. That is just wrong in my mind.

    Nice ride though ;’-).

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 31, 2022

      Surprised us too since not only did we all know each other, Dave and I both had the guy’s kid in class.
      Oh, well, and A, I mean 9 hole golf course isn’t our thing anyway. 🙂

  3. By: gregblood Posted: September 3, 2022

    I will never again doubt your claims about Dwight’s coasting prowess. He and his bike are clearly the colossal kings of coasting.

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