On Sunday’s ride I couldn’t pass up a chance for a few more photos of the first courthouse site in Centreville. (It was where the brick building across the street now stands. I don’t know what the bright orange-yellow building on the near side of the street is or was.) The old building was still [...]
I’ve often wished I had a guide to public drinking water fountains along my routes, so I can know where I can fill up my water bottles for free. Such places are fairly rare these days. It might be a surprise to the younger generations to learn that water doesn’t come from plastic bottles and [...]
These photos are from a four-day ride last Thursday-Sunday. (You can click on them to see them in larger size.) I got in about 210 miles of riding, but it seemed I spent most of my time sitting around and visiting with people I met along the way. That is not a bad thing. Two [...]
The Rev. Isaac S. Ketcham’s gravestone is the big one on the left. His wife, Sarah, outlived him but got a smaller gravestone — the one to the right of Isaac’s. BTW, up until now I have been spelling the name as Ketchum rather than Ketcham. I’ve seen it spelled Ketchum in several places, [...]
This White tractor seems not to have moved since the soybean field on which it sits was planted. There isn’t much excuse for posting a photo of it, but it reminds me that we once had better Michigan weather for riding than we do today. Maybe someday we will again have such days. The tractor [...]
The 1875 history of Cass County (Michigan) says Ira Nash came to Michigan in December 1829, and spent Christmas Day in White Pigeon: The subject of this sketch was born in Danbury, Connecticut, August 12th, 1806. When three years old his parents moved to Chenango County, New York, where he lived until coming to Michigan [...]
The main adventure was at the 7 mile mark. I rode over a piece of glass that cut the sidewall of my rear tire. I had a spare tire with me, but didn’t expect to need it so soon. The old tire will still serve as an emergency spare, which I hope I won’t need.