Monthly Archives: July 2012

Monday 30 July 2012. Two-Part Birthday Velo

The problem with trying to plan a lot of fun, celebratory things to do is that there is only so much time in which to do them, and celebration can easily turn into stress. This early morning of my birthday … Continue reading

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Sunday 29 July 2012. All Year I Wait for This

It was another delightfully cool morning as I donned a light sweater and headed out on Blue for Meadowbrook Park.  The plan today was to check on the beavers (though haven’t seen them the last few times and wasn’t holding … Continue reading

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Saturday 28 July 2012. To Brownfield and a Little Beyond

For today’s velo wanted to check the High Cross (this seems to be the more common spelling) Road bridge over I-74 to see if the possum remains were still there.  And maybe get to Thomasboro if the time allowed.  Though … Continue reading

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Friday 27 July 2012. Looking Up

It was cooler for this morning’s ride on Discovery to Meadowbrook Park than it’s been since Saturday.  Last night there were some large clouds and a little lightning and thunder and about a half-hour’s worth of light rain.  There were … Continue reading

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Thursday 26 July 2012. There Be Gentians!?! And More Surprises!

On this warm, humid morning, the sky looked like it was thinking about rain, though it’s done that several times recently, with no effect.  Still, it was colorful and rather dramatic. Yes, it was another Meadowbrook morning for Blue and … Continue reading

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Tuesday 24 July 2012. Plants and Animals on a Southward Jaunt

This morning the sky was overcast, the air very warm and humid, uncomfortable except for the biker’s breeze and a little bit of wind from the west.  The dawn is getting later; didn’t really get going till almost 5:30 AM. … Continue reading

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Monday 23 July 2012. Almost a Break

Was going to give Velo du Jour a rest for a day but then decided to post just a little about the morning ride, which actually was yesterday. Just went to Meadowbrook Park to see what the beavers might be … Continue reading

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Sunday 22 July 2012 They Have Them in Champaign, Too

As is often my custom on Sunday mornings, headed (on Blue) west for Champaign, the younger but larger sibling-city of my hometown of Urbana, Illinois.  It was a clear morning, warmer than yesterday but still pleasant.  Rode through the U … Continue reading

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Saturday 21 July 2012. The Return of the Beavers, then Out in the Country

There was no rain yesterday, but at least this morning was cool and clear. The light sweater I wore was (at least for the first three quarters of the trip) was comfortable. Planned to ride out in the country this … Continue reading

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Friday 20 July 2012. More Liatris: Meadowbrook and Weaver

The sky was thick with a layer of white clouds this morning.  It was cooler, delightfully so, than it had been for what seemed a long time.  There was a northerly breeze. Today would be a two-prarie velo. Rode Discovery … Continue reading

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