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Horseshoe Lake

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Today I decided to drive over to Illinois and then ride the bike south from East Cape to Horseshoe Lake and back. It’s basically a warm-up for the Tour de Cape next week, which includes most of that route. I went past this trailer church (the sign says Church of Jesus Christ, but it’s a bit blurry.)

Church

While it’s too early for fall color, the lake still looks pretty nice. The water lilies aren’t in bloom this late, of course.
Horseshoe Lake

Horseshoe Lake

I passed Mark Farmer out on the road around the lake, and again going back on IL 3.  At the convenience store at Olive Branch, a woman asked me about the bicycling in the area – she said she’d seen a lot of bicyclists around, and it was unusual for the Midwest.  I suppose so, although there is RAGBRAI to think of.  Unusual for the “heartland,” though.