It was 45 degrees F under clear skies at 8:30 this morning as I set out after yoga practice to the legendary Pandamonium Doughnuts. It was a nice 5 mile bike ride to neighboring Champaign and I was curious about their acclaimed product.
Rode west on Windsor Road and stopped at the City of Champaign Prairie Restoration Project.
where dry lead plants framed the signage.
The west wind blew toward me and the net grade was uphill. But overall the ride was pleasant. Was glad I made this choice rather than stay closer to home.
Had a “salted caramel ” doughnut which was covered with a thick layer of gooey frosting. Spectacular! But, in my opinion, not so fine as Lucky Pierre’s vanilla cardamom glazed. Whatever they were fried in was not ghee. Still, it’s good (luxurious!) to have the choice.
Who knew Champaign-Urbana would become a source of fine doughnuts?
On the very easy (net downhill, and with a tailwind!) way home, stopped to check for mushrooms at the usual spot.
There were some, even a pretty good-sized and fairly developed one
but it seemed like they had been disturbed, many dug up an laying on their sides.
Not sure what that was about. I’m pretty sure that more will be back next year. Will watch and see.