This morning, the seventh of 30 Days of Biking, at 6:50, it was 35 degrees F under clear (at last!) skies. Was psyched to get back (at least closer) to a daily bike ride!
Checked the wind speed and direction (WNW at 9 mph, a velocity that didn’t seem to dictate a direction for the ride) and decided on a trip west on Windsor Road.
Felt that suspicious ease as I rode south on Race Street, which would mean resistance on the way home. Did not feel overdressed in the down coat!
Rode out Windsor–into the wind–and decided at Fourth Street that it was enough. What kind of lightweight was I?
But my face was cold from the wind and just didn’t care to prolong the experience.
There was plenty to see on the way back.
In the pond to the west were a number of ducks, apparently not all mallards.
Got a shot of the “State Farm Center” (I still think of it as the Assembly Hall) from the southeast.
Then downhill on St Mary’s Road, riding the west wind! Yippee!
Stopped for a round barn shot.
At the end of St. Mary’s Road at Lincoln Avenue stopped at the U of I horticulture Idea Garden
There were hyacinths
Then in the neighborhood closer to home were lovely hellebores.
On another day I will go farther.