On August 3 I rode from Prophetstown State Park to Thorntown, IN. The park is on the west side of the Tippecanoe River, not too far from the site of the village where Tecumseh and the prophet, Tenskwatawa, had gathered a multinational Indian community. William Henry Harrison disrupted it with a pre-emptive military strike late [...]
Whether we stay at the Prophetstown State Park campground or at a motel along the Interstate, County Road 500N is the road on which a bike ride usually begins.
Over on the Phred bicycle touring list we’ve been talking about gravel roads. Some tourers actually like them. I like them myself in small doses of about 2-5 percent of my riding. On August 4 I wanted to ride around the Peter Longois reserve in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, before ending my ride for the day. [...]
The ride south FROM Westpoint was better than the ride south to Westpoint from Granville. The wind was still from the south, but this was a lesser travelled road. On such roads where I’m not mingling with car traffic I don’t feel such a need to keep up appearances by riding at a respectable clip. [...]
August 4, continued. From West Point I was planning to ride south, but first I went on a half-mile detour onto what once was the Burnett Reserve. I wanted to see if the old farmstead of Patrick Henry Weaver was visible from the public road and recognizable in any form. It turned out it wasn’t [...]
After stopping on the Granville Bridge on August 4, I made the obligatory stop at the cemetery. But my photos weren’t as good as the ones I’ve already posted from the September 2006 ride. Then I rode straight south to West Point. I was riding into a small wind and was feeling the effects already. [...]
The morning after the ride to Parish’s Grove and Iroquois was spent in the Tippecanoe County library. It turned out to be not one of my more productive library sessions, though I did get learn some things about the history of Fountain County, the county to the west, that would be worth a bike ride. [...]