Not much diversity in the landscape so this was the best I could do.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Big adventure started today. 80 mile ride from Champaign to Crawsfordsville In. Many of the 09 riders are attending. Jim, Willie, Harry, Tom, Darrel, Jack, and myself. Good fortune as the weather could have not have been better. Started out at 60 degrees and made it up to 80. The wind, while it was in our face, was slight so all it did was cool us off so we would not overheat as we rode. Perfect blue skies and mile after mile of corn and bean fields. The early going was fast and furious. The race horses stayed with the pack until about half way between Champaign and Danville then quickly separated themselves from the rest. My attempt to keep up was a foolish attempt at being macho but was quickly squashed. Western Indiana does have some hills but none so severe the were much of a challenge. Even still it was a splendid ride and I am glad I decided to do this. Now the good news, no injuries, accidents or near misses. My hope is the rest of the ride will be like this. Enjoy the pictures and stay tuned