"The LFP is back up to pre-storm condition north of the museum campus with the exception of the area at the Ohio beach junction. This area was already under construction for the Chicago River flyover. "
"As of this morning (Wednesday 11/5), the sand between Fullerton and North was all plowed away, and it was fine to ride again. There were workers already putting down new asphalt between Goethe and Division, along the Gold Coast, and a worker told me…"
"So glad I decided to ride the path today, because it was totally fine (between Montrose and Chicago Ave)--just one slight detour down to the concrete near the lake between Fullerton and North (photo here looking back north after the detour stretch),…"
"replying to my own reply.
Took the LFP home this evening from Oak. They have detour signs heading North that bracket the damaged area. You have to slow down to go through a small opening. They have removed the asphalt surface for about…"
"The sand south of Fullerton has been dug away from the trail to its full width. The pavement could use a sweep but the trail is open and relatively safe.
North of Oak Street there was a small contracting crew with a few bobcats and a small…"
STREETERVILLE — Construction crews from the Chicago Park District began clearing the Lakefront Trail Monday of the broken asphalt that cluttered the path after Friday's stormy weather.
Cyclists Monday morning were…"
"It was a little better last night. All the stray slabs of asphalt have been removed from the trail but you still need to bump over the missing sections. About a third of the sand covering the trail south of Fullerton has been removed,…"
"Check out Cannon if you have a chance. Cannon is a normal two-way street between Fullerton and Belmont. Cannon is the Zoo parking lot between Fullerton and North. It's one way in that cars enter at the north end and exit at the south end. I…"
"Hmmm, thanks for pointing out that Cannon is a southbound only street. Dearborn gets hairy in the evening once you're north of the protected bike lanes.
As you said, though, its always good idea to have alternate routes…"
"I prefer to salmon north on Cannon (b/n North & Fullerton) rather than ride Stockton. Stockton raises my stress level with how narrow it is and the type of traffic it attracts - parked cars on one side (usually non-locals going to the zoo and…"
"I take Cannon Drive and use the path underpass under LaSalle to reach Dearborn or State. Both State and Dearborn were repaved this summer north of Division and are baby butt smooth. An enjoyable 4 blocks for sure.
Michael, I guess it was you running on the LFT? Sorry, didn't see you: tunnel vision. Though, I have to say that if it were a group of shapely women instead of middle aged dudes, I would probably notice them ;)
Postscript: Hi Michael
One other thing of our previous thread that raises a question is that when I took a good look at the bike in the sunlight this afternoon one can clearly see blue paint showing through in various places on the frame and chain case. That along with the plastic fenders and no locking fork raise the question of whether this might be a parts bike salvage. This isn't anything I can't live with-I'm just wanting to establish what the bike is and to get your thought. My lbs says that he sold a lot of these bikes and there were not any plastic fenders. Did you buy it from a private party or a bike shop? Anyway, that's the latest. Jim
Michael, yeah you definitely did a great job of packing. And I appreciate your observations-I think the variation in manufacture that you mention is likely the case. I'm taking it down to the lbs next week and look forward to some good times with it. Thanks again and enjoy your weekend. Jim
Please see my earlier post re comments and questions. Also, how do we reconcile that this Superbe does not have the fork lock which is a signal item for that model? BTW, the lugs on this model are really nice. Regards. Jim