"I used to live not far from the Arboretum, but never went there because there was no decent bike route for me and my kid. Now I don't live anywhere near there, and will probably never see the place. That's too bad.
"I took (drove) my family to Morton several times last year for bike rides. It's a good ride for families--not very long, several ways to "shortcut" if kids are getting tired, a nice balance of things to stop and see and hills (which,…"
"I lived in Lisle for a year, and I don't know a good route. Sad, really... 53 is a terrible choice and should be avoided. It has too many areas where four lanes condense down to two lanes and that results in a lot of aggressive drivers trying…"
"Me too, sort of. I mean the headwind was fierce this morning and I definitely noticed the sting on my exposed face, but otherwise I was perfectly fine. The one plus to this winter is that it has upped my tolerance for cold.…"
""Cyclists should be careful to follow the rules of the road because video footage could capture their own faults, making their case worse, Pakenas said."
I've often wondered about this. If someone records a ride where they roll…"
"I noticed a bit more slop in some spots, due to the brief warm-up. It loosened the snow pack on side streets and parking lanes enough to allow for more of it to be dragged into the lanes. And what happened on Washington in the left turn…"
"Anybody else use Pearl Izumi lobster gloves? They work ok, but I don't like the fabric in each "claw" that separates the two fingers. Seems counter-productive since I want the fingers sharing warmth and a more open air…"
"Slow ride this morning, mainly due to heavy traffic on the northside with not enough room between the cars and the snow pack in the bike lane. I left a little late and was surprised by the traffic congestion on Wilson and Clark (and Montrose…"