The neighbor called Friday night with an interesting proposition. His wife was going to a picnic/gathering type thing in the country north of Kramer today. We could ride out there (about 30 miles), grab some lunch, and then ride back with his wife in the RAV4. I've got no plans, so let's do it!
Kramer is an unincorporated town north of Attica, IN - probably just a gathering of a few houses, but I didn't actually see it today. So, our ride started on the Independence route to the southwest. (I just noticed that I called last year's ride the vulture loop. And like last year, we were fortunate enough to pass a flock of vultures devouring a deer carcass. Lovely!) We continued along Independence Road until it met SR55. Taking the highway north, we turned west onto CR250N, which snaked around until it was called 300N. After crossing Big Pine Creek, we found the gravel path back to Warren Piece.
Warren Piece is an interesting deal. A group of ecologically minded folks formed a group that bought this 100 acre piece of land in Warren County (hence the name), and they are now members of whatever the group is - LLP maybe - who can use the land for camping, gardening, etc. Two of the group members live across the road (and probably get the most benefit). The land is nestled in a bend of Big Pine Creek and is mostly wooded. Another part is a wetland area. Overall, it is a nice place to enjoy nature and quiet.
We had a great ride, and great food at the end. Plus, I spent 20 minutes talking with the local Obama campaign office manager, who was getting ready to move on to Montana.
I need more days like this.
Miles Ridden: 30.4