Summary Easter Sunday breakfast was at Egg Harbor Cafe. We arrived just after 9 AM and found a table where we could dine al fresco. Lots of folks had the same idea and in fact a few pooches were there enjoying a spring repast. In fact on Saturday morning one of them was actually sitting […]
Background Reading Edge Tour Plus | Garmin Summary So it was off to REI to try and find an upgrade for my Garmin Edge 605. Turns out that there is a new unit that is about the same dimensions but has a touch screen and some really neat new features that make either Club-level Ride […]
Summary Never expected to see snow today after the warm weekend we just had. But there it was coming down hard! Guess this will put a damper on the Total Lunar Eclipse viewing that goes on tonight in the Chicagoland area.
Summary This was the first Sunday when riding to breakfast seemed like the right thing to do, because we could dine al fresco. In fact I got a chance to revisit my favorite French Toast meal “Winter in Italy“. After breakfast we toured the newly renovated Northside Park. They have really done a “bang up” […]
Summary The Egg Harbor Cafe had its first outdoor seating of the season! This gives me concrete assurance that the winter is over and Spring has returned. I captured an image of the rooster that is often placed outside to signal the summer season: Connie picked up a new riding shirt at Cabelas. It is […]
GPS Information Ride Report EBC had a Show and Go Ride listed today. Judy M. was the proposed leader and she took us from the Glen Ellyn Library parking lot up to Camera Park about 5 miles away. There was a small group of about 9 riders including Connie and I and we moved along at […]
Summary The West Allis Milwaukee County Fairgrounds were buzzing with folks looking for a good deal on bikes and accessories. This year the venue was at the far northern end of the complex. Lots of speakers and exhibits and places to sign up for rides in Wisconsin this coming biking season. Connie’s Photos Eric’s Photos […]
Background Reading BikeyFace : MIDDLE OF THE ROAD (BeezodogsPlace) IF I OWNED THE ROAD (BeezodogsPlace) INVISIBILITY (BeezodogsPlace) Summary The weather today was a mixture of cold and windy with a few snow flakes towards the end of the day. The sky was overcast for much of the time but there was some sunshine. Lots of the bike rides […]
Summary Wednesday’s are generally reserved for luncheon with friends I have known for 20 or 30 years now. Today a group of us met at Yu’s Mandarin in Schaumburg. Today’s conversations revolved around where to meet next for luncheon and computer operating systems. All of us have at one time or another worked for Motorola. […]
Route Information Summary Nothing clears out the cobwebs faster than having sunlight in your face, hooping frames overhead and fresh air in your lungs. The dog of one of our neighbors decided to chase a rabbit out of its yard. It came flying past me as it ran up my driveway towards its warren. Later […]
Summary The Fox River Valley between Geneva and Algonquin is beginning to be transformed as the snow melts and the temperatures soar. A trek along the valley first on the west side and then along its east brings you into the presence of churches with elegant steeples and parks beginning to prepare for “opening day“.
Summary For as long as anyone can remember this sign has been displayed and this restaurant has been the stopping place of countless Wheaton College students on dates. Like many of the signs which have long since been replaced by LED displays this one used neon tubing.
Summary Kenosha, Wisconsin is a quiet place with a nice harbor. I love the serenity of the place and its understated beauty. There is a very nice trolley that runs through the heart of the harbor area and makes a loop past the museums. Next time there I will try to get some pictures of […]
Summary The world between Illinois and Wisconsin is slowly thawing. The farms are showing plowed fields from last fall once again. Snow is nearly gone and the horses and other outdoor animals are willingly standing outside in the warm sun. Inside the store at Hales Corners, WI folks are rummaging around looking for good deals […]
Background Reading Des Plaines oasis closes today (BeezodogsPlace) Summary The Des Plaines Oasis is closing. We visited it today on what is likely to have been the very last day that the general public will be allowed inside. In a few months the building will be removed and the highway widened. But for today at least […]
Summary Liz had on her rather lovely necklace from the Holiday Season. I guess everyone is eager to embrace St. Patrick’s Day and the coming of Spring. I could not resist grabbing pictures of the necklace. Bravo! Still Image Gallery On the way home from breakfast we stopped at Panera’s for pecan rolls. I saw […]
Summary Some trekking poles we have were returned today. They seemed to have some inconsistency problems with locking and unlocking. Connie exchanged them for a slightly heavier pair with a “quick release” mechanism not unlike that on a bicycle wheel. We had the other pair in at least three (3) times in recent weeks because […]
Summary Today was another very nice day and tomorrow is slated to be even better, weather-wise. Lots of folks out in everything from flip-flops to shorts. I guess that Spring cannot get here too soon. Riders along Sheridan Road in Evanston were enjoying the day despite most of them being bundled up in late winter […]
Summary After the high temperatures of yesterday it was great to begin to see folks thawing out! We went to the “secret opening” of the new Hyde Park Native Foods Cafe on the site of the old Harpers Court. We used to frequent a fondue restaurant “back in the day“. Since we have been married […]