And where have you gone?
(At least I got in ahead of bobweiser)
Joel Greenberg's book, A Natural History of the Chicago Region, is really good (and part of what sent me prowling toward Midewin).
Also: if prairies (or old-growth nature in general) gets you excited, one of Illinois' (very few!) areas of original old-growth prairies is under threat: https://www.savebellbowlprairie.org/
Also I've lost the ability to share a photo. Let's try this: https://photos.app.goo.gl/vhjZsC8eDMVUoZgk8
beautiful, thanks for sharing. this site maybe doesn't recognize .heic files.
With Janus behind us, a round number for 2022 (so far) -- 200 road miles.
234 after Second Step Ride. extrapolation for 2022 up to 1674.7.
winds 25-30 with gusts up to 45 "could blow around unsecured objects". does a bike rider count as an unsecured object?
was on the sidewalk outside the south shore cultural center stretching / resting. a lady called an ambulance for me!
Not following here exactly -- were you out on Sunday when the wind was so intense? I got a shortie in Sunday -- 24 miles -- from LFT from HP down to a dispensary in South Chicago and then up to the Shedd and back via surface streets. I was out early evening and was happy that the prevailing winds were more out of the west than the south. Did you get knocked over or just stretching / resting??
that was the day! wasn't knocked over, maybe my new wheels having fewer spokes helped? leaned my bike against a sign, sat down, set my helmet next to me, stretched out. actually another couple stopped, too. the woman: i think he's just resting. the man, already out of their car: my bad. :-)
397.5 outdoor miles ytd.
Slow clap for 853 consecutive days ridden.
Thanks. While it was hard to see the streak end, I have to admit I wasn't feeling winter bicycle commuting as much this year as I have the last few years, so I left the bike (and the balaclava) in the garage and ventured out on the CTA much more than I have in the last two years (pandemic, natch). Agree with MagMileMarauder, though, nice to see these longer days and warmer temps; looking forward to letting my Ventra card collect a little wallet lint again.
Stay safe out there!
the streak is dead, long live the streak!