There is something about the beauty of the woods when the green gives way and opens up, gives us a full view of what was hidden all summer.  It’s my favorite time of year to ride, and last Saturday’s ride was one of the reasons why.  I rode at a place called Kickapoo State Recreation area, just west of Danville, IL.  It’s a gem that is found in the midst of a heck of a lot of corn.  I had a few hours to ride while I waited for my son to finish his school event.  Good thing I anticipated some lag time when I visited him!

I encountered a couple riding a tandem mountain bike, with their young trail dog excitedly running along.  Loved it.  The experience is always better because of the people I meet along the way!