|Still some Summer color out in the ditches.|
The first thing I had to do was to pump up the totally flat WTB Nano 40 TCS rear tire and add a little sealant while I was at it. That led me to discover that the removable valve core was loose. Yeah......that would probably make the tire flat!. So, I added a touch of sealant anyway and pumped that tire up to about 43psi. Time to ride!
The Geezer Ride is about 44 miles this time around, and that doesn't include the distance it takes to get to the start/finish from my house, which I suppose is about 4 miles or so one way. Yeah......I don't have a computer on this bike!
|Barns For Jason|
|Miles of freshness.|
|I passed by this lonesome burro. These are not common in Iowa.|
|Miles and miles of corn. The corn is at its zenith now. Soon dry down will start.|
I was surprised to come across someone I knew in their car around about the time I was passing Ingawanis Woodlands. It was a nice surprise and I chatted with them briefly through an open car window as I rode along. It kind of felt like a roadie talking to his Director Sportif situation, only on gravel. Then it was a bit of rolling terrain into a flat section before I hit the pavement of County C-50 and rolled into Janesville, Iowa.
|South of Janesville I saw a lot of wildlife.|
|Rocking the vintage Twin Six Team Metal kit. It's my "Gandalf the Grey" look!|
Then it was on to Ford Road and to what might be another good stop at Washington Chapel. It is an old, rural church in remarkably good condition for a structure built in 1865. It is almost hidden from view as you come down from the North, but it is fairly picturesque and might make a good point for regathering the tribe before heading due East again.
|Tucked away in a hillside, this church is a quaint, well preserved example of Iowa's rich rural church heritage.|
|One last stop before finishing off the route recon.|