|The Moline Farm on Moline Road.
This was the ride I did to finish up the Lube-Off which I posted on yesterday. So, with things being the way that they are, I decided to ride from the house and go North, since the wind was out of the South. Yep....headwinds home!
It takes forever to get out of town from where I live. Going North usually takes less time, but when a train is being built at the rail yards, it really screws up the routes I use. So, I ended up going around the long way, and a half an hour after I left the house it was gravel time. By the way, that's about how long it takes going South too. West? ha! I'd have to go well over ten miles to get out of town that way and East is bad, but not quite that bad. Poor me! Ha ha! At least I have gravel I can ride to! I should not complain.
So, anyway, I had to keep my ride within a certain time frame so I would not waste the day away riding. I had a project to tackle down in my Lab, and Mrs. Guitar Ted had an errand she wanted me to go on with her. So, I got to pedaling pretty hard to get out there and on the gravel. I had no idea exactly how far I'd get, but I was hoping for 20-ish miles and to be able to close out this current round of the Lube-Off.
|The car on the left, a '57 Chevy sedan, has been for sale here for years.
|The only piece of farm equipment I saw out in a field was this semi tractor trailer rig.
|Coming up on the intersection of Bennington Road and Highway 63 looking West. Note the flag.
|A working barn. Most I see are not in use anymore.
|Burton Avenue looking South toward Waterloo.
|This farm just North of Waterloo has a lot of "iron dinosaurs".
|The mail box at the "iron dinosaur" farm.
|Mother and infant "iron dinosaurs".
Hope to get out again this coming week, but the weather is supposed to be not so nice. We'll see. Stay tuned!