Tuesday 8 April 2014. The Most Fun Ride in Urbana

Going to have to think hard about this ride from last week…

I believe it was chilly, with maybe a north wind. Anyway, the clouds over downtown Urbana were large and billowy.
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Headed to Crystal Lake Park/Busey Woods for some downhill action.

But first passed some other rather nice scenery, like the county fairgrounds and northern edge of Busey woods.
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Just above that cool hill stopped for a photo; wanted to show what a dramatic drop it was. But the traffic was fairly brisk, and thought to myself: “This is NOT a good place to stop!”

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But it was great fun to speed downhill between a cemetery and a wooded park, and gave a joyful little yell as I went down.
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Passed the Urbana Outdoor Aquatic center; was so glad it was completed!

Rode through the park just below Broadway, a lovely little wooded trail.

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And quickly home. .

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About Velo du Jour

I am a 61 year old mom/wife, former biologist, and presently certified Iyengar yoga teacher, and I love, besides biking (and other things), nature, swimming, drawing, photography, yarn, exploring adoption themes, and putting people at ease. In April 2012, I participated in "30 Days of Biking "http://30daysofbiking.com/ on Twitter, sponsored by a group of "joyful cyclists" in Minneapolis during the month of April. I loved tweeting about each day's ride so much I didn't want to stop! "Velo du Jour" is a continuation of recording and sharing my rides post-30 Days of Biking.
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