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Sunday 18 June 2017. Dark Clouds but No Rain

It was 71 degrees F and cloudy with a 12-mph WSW wind at 6:25 pm as I took Rhododendron out toward south First Street. Rode south on Race Street, reasonably comfortable though feeling the somberness of the clouds. Did not … Continue reading

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Saturday 20 May 2017. Meadowbrook Before the Rain

It was 54 degrees F and cloudy at 7:00 this morning, with the wind from the east. Missed the sunrise, but it was not spectacular because of the low cloud cover. I’ve been slowed down by various things lately and … Continue reading

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Sunday 30 April 2017. Big Wet Finish for 30 Days of Biking

It was 55 degrees F with steady rain falling as I donned rain gear and went forth for a ride. Getting the phone out to get a photo was not easy: it got wet pretty fast. But did manage a … Continue reading

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Saturday 25 March 2017. Burned Prairie and Curtis Road

It was 60 degrees F and cloudy this morning at 7:50 as I topped off Rhododendron’s tires and headed out for, in accordance with the wind direction, parts south and east. The ride was smooth and swift and was not … Continue reading

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Thursday 23 March 2017. Errands Across Campus on Thursday of Spring Break

It was about 45 degrees F and cloudy at about 3:30 pm as I hopped on Shadow and headed west for Champaign. Part of my little family had gone south with the car for a spring break father-and-son bonding trip … Continue reading

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Sunday 16 October 2016. Rainy Mushrooms and Gentians

It was 64 degrees at about 7:45 this morning under cloudy skies and the beginnings of light rain as, equipped with raincoat and waterproof backpack, I rolled Rhododendron out of the garage toward Meadowbrook Park via Race Street. Approaching the … Continue reading

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Sunday 8 May 2016. A Dangerous Ride in the Rain

This morning at about 7 (not exactly the crack of dawn!) it was 52 degrees F and raining, though not heavily enough to keep the robins, cardinals, and my dear white-throated sparrows from singing, at least not at first. Got … Continue reading

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Friday 8 April 2016. A Wonderful Nine-Mile Ride to a Conference and Nine Miles Back on a Tailwind

It was around 40 degrees F and cloudy with intermittent light rain and something of a west wind as I headed south to Windsor Road on Race Street. Then headed into the wind on Windsor with the ultimate destination of … Continue reading

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Sunday 19 June 2015. A Homer Lake Birthday Ride!

This morning’s ride got underway at about 6:35, under cloudy skies and at a temperature of 70-some degrees.  The phone weather ap said it wouldn’t rain until 10 or so, but already there were raindrops beginning to fall.    This … Continue reading

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Sunday 31 May 2015. More Weather than Expected

At 5:45 this morning it was 50 degrees and uniformly cloudy. The iphone weather ap said there would be clouds but not rain for the rest of today, and I believed it. Chose Rhododendron (with its new, fully inflated inner … Continue reading

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