The weekend of September 22nd 14 ambitious Ski Club members descended on Hampton, IL to Fisherman’s corner for an awesome bike trip. There were the glampers, you know who you are; Bill and Jill, Keven and Edie in their over-the-top RVs, and the pop-up camper types with the heaters and AC, then there were the poor people who stayed at the Holiday Inn who missed out on the coffee in the fresh morning air and the mesmerizing campfire at night.
The group biked from the campground around 9:00 am on a nice level asphalt trail paralleling the sparking Mississippi river observing white cranes, turtles and an assortment of wildlife. The trail passed gated communities, Catfish Charlies (where some of us returned that night to see why Brian Ferentz should be unemployed). The John Deere combine works in Moline and past marinas full of yacht like boats that the owners have little time to enjoy. The trail opened up to a long beautiful landscaped flower park full of artwork that continued to the new I-74 Bridge that crossed over to Davenport.