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Saturday 27 May 2017. Out Yankee Ridge Road via Lush Meadowbrook

It was 64 degrees F at 6:20 under cloudy skies this morning as I got Rhododendron the road bike out for a long-awaited spin! The nice people at Neutral Cycle put the pedal crank back into is working position, replaced … Continue reading

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Tuesday 6 May 2014. Two Kinds of Shooting Stars

It was about 5:30 pm (yes, there was traffic, but not too bad in the bike lane) and a lovely 81 degrees F and a partly cloudy sky when Rhododendron and I headed out for Meadowbrook Park to check for … Continue reading

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Sunday 4 May 2014. Out in the Country: Surprised by Things Like the Wild Asparagus

Got out at 6:45 this morning, though had intended to start earlier. It’s been challenging to get into warm-season mode, hard to shake off the slow-motion of winter. Trusting it will improve! The temperature was 52 degrees F with little … Continue reading

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Sunday 23 March 2014. Waiting Patiently

At 6:45 this morning it was 27 degrees F, with plenty of daylight, though only a half hour earlier it was dark, the sky full of thick (“rolling” came to mind ) clouds. There was a pretty consistent noticeable wind … Continue reading

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Sunday 16 March 2014. March Wind

As soon as I woke up this morning could hear the wind; “howling” was the word that came to mind. At 6 the sky still was quite dark, but by 6:45 it was plenty light, mostly cloudy but with a … Continue reading

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Sunday 23 February 2014. Ice Again

It was 21 degrees F this morning at 6, under cloudy skies. As is the way in central Illinois, yesterday’s intimations of spring were today obliterated. Once again the front walk was full of stuff to remove: frozen slush dusted … Continue reading

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Saturday 22 February 2014. Undeniable Intimations of Spring

At 6:40 this morning, it was 28 degrees F under a mostly sunny sky, the sun, against a pale, restrained palate, already fully visible and too bright to look at directly. It was back to below freezing after a bit … Continue reading

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Sunday 26 January 2014. Ice on McCullough Creek

This morning at 6:45 it was 21 degrees F and solidly cloudy; dark for the hour. there was some form of light precipitation falling–sleet? Freezing rain? Chose Blue to ride again this morning. Don’t know whether the wider tires with … Continue reading

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Saturday, 25 January 2014. A Glimpse of the Arboretum in Snow

6:45 am, 30 degrees F (didn’t believe it at first, the previous reading was -2, and there is talk of closing schools Monday for subzero temps), a northerly breeze was blowing and a bit more snow had recently fallen over … Continue reading

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Sunday 12 January 2014. Embracing a Little Fear

Missed last week’s ride because of being out of town, so did not get to test my mettle against the heavy snow and extreme cold if that Sunday morning. Most likely my mettle would have had to pass; even Velo … Continue reading

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