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  • Richard 7:15 am on June 29, 2010 Permalink |  

    “American McNuggets (190 calories, 12 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat for 4 pieces) contain the chemical preservative tBHQ, tertiary butylhydroquinone, a petroleum-based product. They also contain dimethylpolysiloxane, “an anti-foaming agent” also used in Silly Putty.”

  • Richard 6:44 am on June 29, 2010 Permalink |  

    Swedish Day’s Ride Washout 

    Swedish Day’s Ride has been around for 41 years. It’s a nice ride with an excellent route all over Kane County.  The forecast said thunderstorms after 1:00 PM. There was a large crowd maybe 350 riders. The ride started out fine partly cloudy, warm with a moderate wind. However the situation quickly changed.

    8:12 AM

    Seeking Cover

    The main part of the storm lasted 45 minutes leaving about a half inch of rain. I resumed with riding only to be soaked by a downpour 15 minutes later.

    Moving counter clockwise from bottom right.
    Ellithorpe Rd.
    Chapman Rd.
    Lawrence Rd.
    Engel Rd.
    Walker Rd.
    Allen Rd.
    Hampshire Forest Preserve
    Ketchum Rd.
    Kelley Rd.
    Widmayer Rd.
    Big Timber Rd. back to Widmayer Rd.then to Allen Rd.
    Brier Hill Rd.
    Berner Rd.
    Romke Rd.
    Bahr  Rd.
    Tower Rd.
    back to Central High School

    Berner Rd. meets Romke Rd.

    Only road 35 miles out of the intended 62 miles because of an impending second line of storms which never materialized.  Though I did get to experience Kane Co. on roads I haven’t been on in awhile and it has me thinking about a route between Hampshire and DeKalb. Perhaps Hampshire to Woodstock. And then Lake Geneva. Check back later in the week.

  • Richard 9:25 pm on June 26, 2010 Permalink |  

    South and East Loop 

    This is a route for early weekend mornings. Weekday traffic on Perry Rd. and County Line Rd. can be troublesome – I don’t recommend riding then. Country bumps on Perry Rd between First St. and Somonauk Rd. are kind of irritating but the road evens out east of Somonauk Rd. And keep an eye on County Line Rd. south of the tollway. There is pavement deterioration along the fog line.

    First St.
    Perry Rd.
    County Line Rd.
    Old State Rd.
    Route 64.
    Somonauk Rd.
    Borden Rd.

  • Richard 9:14 pm on June 22, 2010 Permalink |  

    20 Mile Southwest Loop 

    Self Serve Eggs in Malta

    Tonight I rediscovered Hausmesser and Lang roads. Light traffic on a Tuesday evening.

    West on Malta Rd. follow to Hausmesser Rd.

    Left on Hausmesser Rd. follow to Fairview.

    West on Fairview follow to Lang Rd.

    South on Lang Rd.

    Left on Keslinger (second left turn).

    Keslinger east to Anderland Rd.

    Left on Anderland Rd to Gurler Rd. (bridge is out on Elva Rd.)

    Right on Gurler Rd. follow to First Ave.

    Left on First Ave and follow into Dekalb.

    Keslinger Road

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