Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sunday 21 October 2012. So Little Distance, So Much Color, and Fall Bird Song

Before I forget, because I rely a lot on photos to remind me of details of my rides, want to mention sounds, particularly of birds: especially the white-throated sparrows, which are among the migrants passing through on their way south … Continue reading

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Sunday 14 October 2012. Starting Out in the Dark

My little pre-dawn trip to the grocery store on Friday inspired me to use some dark time to get a little farther on this Sunday morning’s velo.  Destination was, first, Meadowbrook Park, and then westward  to that lovely bike path … Continue reading

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Fridiay 12 October 2012. One Day, Three Rides

It’s funny how though I love going for rides to see things outdoors, I often procrastinate taking my bike for errands and wind up using the car more times than I’d like.  Not so today! Ride 1.  A Quest for … Continue reading

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Sunday 7 October 2012. Westward in the Arctic Cold

Ok, I exaggerate.  More on the temperature later. Was determined, much as I longed to see the bottle gentians, to head westward this Sunday morning, at least over the Champaign-Urbana border. Was able, on my short pre-ride, very early this … Continue reading

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Monday 1 October 2012. Three-Bike Velo

This morning, well, closer to noon, rode with not one but two friends among neighborhood trees with rapidly advancing fall colors  to Meadowbrook Park.  We rode three-across, taking up the whole street except to let cars pass, three women over … Continue reading

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Sunday 30 September 2012. The Prairie Slows Down

Now that it doesn’t get light in the morning until close to 7 am, I’ve been doing indoor activities before venturing on the official velo, but did want to report a sighting (was on Discovery at the time) of the … Continue reading

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Thursday 27 Sept 2012. The Extent and Condition of the Gentians

Had an unexpected little free slot this cool, cloudy morning, so excitedly set off on Discovery to see what was going on with the bottle gentians. They were there at the Marker statue, and took more pictures, though the actual … Continue reading

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