Wonderful way to end the day. Thanks for stopping by.
hot summer day ride
Took a long ride and ended up in one of my favorite spots: The Marseilles Ruins, in Marseilles, Illinois.
last ride in 2020
I’m catching up with a bunch of images that I have taken over the last month. December 19 was a beautiful day, so I took the Yamaha out and enjoyed a ride.
early spring ride
And the unusually mild winter is slowly giving way to a mild Spring… he typed with great hope. Mild enough to head to the Marseilles Mill Ruins on my so-fun-to-ride Indian Scout 60!
moments in marseilles
Oil change, check! New (loud) pipes, check! Beautiful day, check! Riding? Absolooooooooootleeee! Headed to Marseilles, IL. This is the Illinois River and the Marseilles Lock and Dam.
marseilles motorcycle 6
This is the 6th in a small series of images from a recent motorcycle ride to a favorite location, The Marseilles Mill Ruins, which, you can learn about by clicking on a link in my previous post. These are pictures of one of the gates that controlled the flow of water along channels, called raceways, that were used to help create power and run the old paper mill.
marseilles motorcycle 5
I have been visiting this abandoned building for quite some time now on my motorcycle rides. If you are interested, here is where you can read about the history of what is know as the Marseilles Mill Ruins. (Click on the image for a larger view.)
marseilles motorcycle 4
marseilles motorcycle 3
marseilles motorcycle 2
South of the small downtown of Marseilles, main street goes over the Illinois River (the bridge on the right) just west of the Marseilles Lock and Dam (on the left.) The Illinois Waterway connects the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico via the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. This is one of a series of 8 locks, managed by the Army Corps of Engineers, that control water flow from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River system.
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