Tag Archives: Yankee Ridge

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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Sunday 29 May 2016. To the Center of the Universe, via Spiderwort-Rich Meadowbrook

It was 64 degrees F (no jacket!) at 5:53 this morning under clear skies. This morning’s destination on Rhododendron was Philo IL, the self-proclaimed (at least it says so on the water tower) “Center of the Universe.” But first there … Continue reading

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Thursday 7 April 2016. First of the Shooting Stars and Riding Home in a Headwind

It was 45 degrees F at around 4 pm, the sky mostly cloudy. Today wanted to see Meadowbrook Park but also to go a little farther. It’s Day 7 of the 30 Days of Biking, after all. And the latest … Continue reading

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Thursday 17 September 2015. Through Goldenrod to Yankee Ridge

It was 57 degrees F this morning at 6:22 as I headed south on Rhododendron.  Dreamed of a long ride but was ready to settle for a shorter one. It’s goldenrod season, and knew it would greet me no matter … Continue reading

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Thursday 20 August 2015. Some Good Miles to the South on a Clear MorningĀ 

It was 55 degrees F, the sky clear, at 5:55 this morning. Was so glad to get out on Rhododendron, its front wheel and crank bearings repacked and well-lubed.  Today’s destination was for parts south, by way of Race Street. … Continue reading

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Sunday 29 March 2015. All the Way to To Yankee Ridge

It was 28 degrees at 6:45 this morning, the sky mostly clear and a mostly steady (but not exactly warm) wind blowing from the south. Wore the long down coat, the slightly awkward mounting of Davy’s Grey notwithstanding. It was … Continue reading

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Saturday 17 May 2014. Yankee Ridge Road, Almost to Philo

It was 37 degrees (?!?) at 6 this morning. The sky was clear, but it was another slow-to-start morning and missed the appearance at the horizon of the sun-disc. But thought I did hear a dawn chorus from inside the … Continue reading

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Tuesday 29 April 2014. Windy Ride to Yankee Ridge w/ a Shooting Star Stop

Set out on Rhododendron for parts southeast at 1:30 pm today. The temperature was 61 degrees F and the sky a mixture of clear and cloudy, depending what part of it you saw. It was windy, briskly from the south-southwest, … Continue reading

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Thursday 6 June 2013. No Photos: Meadowbrook and Yankee Ridge with a Friend

Left the phone/camera at home again and rode with a friend to Meadowbrook Park. The temperature was about 62 degrees F; the sky was partly cloudy. The Penstemon at Meadowbrook were like snow, not everywhere but widespread and thick in … Continue reading

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Thursday 20 June 2013. No Photos: Blazing Sunrise and a Smorgasbord of Smells

Today, the longest, or almost the longest, day of the year, was pretty sure I made it out of the house before 5! 4:55 counts! The overhead clouds were tinged with pink; the northeastern horizon was a blaze of hot … Continue reading

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