Ken stops out to my place. I have the helmet radios working (replaced the power plug on my unit). Head over to Byron, West to White Pines State Park, west some more through Polo, Chadwick, Hanover, US-20 to home with a stop in Stockton for a sub.
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Byron nuke plant stacks
Always interesting watching the steam / cloud rolling and curling
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Ken & his Magna
We were there only about 1 minute before we were joined by the State
Just a couple miles south of the nuke plant is this old road
White Pines State Park
The stream crosses the road at two points. To add to the fun -
if someone would try on a two wheels - there are speed bumps just before
you enter the water and again just after you leave the water. When
I was younger on a family outing I walked across - and slipped in the mossy
slime - getting rather wet. I didn't want a repeat on the bike.
The three guys (left) between the pine tree and the shelter kept watching
when we pulled up - perhaps to see if we were going to try it.
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Up by the lodge there was a handful of older cars.
Over in Polo we came across this Illinois State Police 'vehicle'.
I've not yet been able to find reference to it on their website(s).
It is a body only - with glass. The white 'box' in the rear has a
canister below it that had lines and pressure gauges.
Heading North into Mount Carroll
Mt. Carroll - crossing Carroll Creek
Wooden surfaced bridge with metal diamond plate tire strips.
One to remember - a nice road, sun shining through the trees...
High up on a hill - decending towards Hanover - looking down the valley
with the flats of the hills visible on either side.