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606 Status?
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Slightly off-topic, but I've got some cross-country skis and was thinking of hitting the 606 this weekend. How's the snow cover at the moment? Or anyone else know of good trails I can get to via…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Schmoe Feb 7.

Tour de Fat 2017 - July 29
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So it's on Northerly Island this year. I remember hearing something along those lines last year, but didn't remember until I saw the promo for 2017. I took my toddler last year. It was his favorite…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-3 or more mi. Apr 21, 2017.

Poll: How to get the baby from daycare?
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Picking the wee baby up from daycare in Evanston for the first time today around 6. I took the bike to work in today Uptown. He'll be attached to me via a baby Bjorn (front carrier). Do I: A.  Ride…Continue

Tags: commuting, babies, Bikes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Schmoe Sep 25, 2013.

 

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Joe Schmoe replied to Joe Schmoe's discussion 606 Status?
"Thank you! I'll pick up a ski bag for next season. "
Feb 7
clp replied to Joe Schmoe's discussion 606 Status?
"The best groomed XC skiing is out in DuPage Co.   They groom Herrick Lake, Danada and other forest preserves whenever they get snow.  Both skate and classical grooming.  Unbelievable in Illinois!   With Cook Co. so…"
Feb 6
Joe Schmoe replied to Joe Schmoe's discussion 606 Status?
"If you hold them upright, they don't even take up any room!  They fit on the bus just fine. Got some weird looks from people on the #81. "
Feb 6
Allan replied to Joe Schmoe's discussion 606 Status?
"At least you got there somehow, and got to ski. Yeah, the operating rules for commuter trains can be odd at times(i.e. the prohibition of NICTD/South Shore in not letting bikers get off the train at low level stations, for their pilot bike program).…"
Feb 6
Joe Schmoe replied to Joe Schmoe's discussion 606 Status?
"I hit up the Marovitz course Tuesday PM. It was pretty nice. Though trying to go down Cricket Hill was a big mistake.  I don't ride in the salt, too lazy to change out my drivetrain and no storage space for a beater. "
Jan 18
Kevin Mulcky replied to Joe Schmoe's discussion 606 Status?
"The Des Plaines River trail can be accessed by CTA, bus, and Metra. Or, you can ski at any of the city golf courses. of course, you can always strap your skis to your top tube and ride to a trailend"
Jan 17
Joe Schmoe replied to Joe Schmoe's discussion 606 Status?
"Yeah, I know. But then it's Metra, so it's whatever the hell the conductor feels like that day. Ended up renting a car and going out to the Indiana Dunes. Really nice spot. Only fell 4 times. "
Jan 8
Allan replied to Joe Schmoe's discussion 606 Status?
"Weird, Metra doesn't permit skis? Even in the luggage storage area on the upper level of the train? That's really strange."
Jan 6
Joe Schmoe replied to Joe Schmoe's discussion 606 Status?
"No skis on Metra? Boooo. "
Jan 3
Joe Schmoe replied to Joe Schmoe's discussion 606 Status?
"Thanks. I might just try the lakefront. Best public transit option I could find is 2 hours each way, and I'd still need a $10 Lyft ride to get to the trailhead. "
Jan 3
Geoffrey Harding replied to Joe Schmoe's discussion 606 Status?
"The 606 was nearly totally clear of snow this morning. "
Jan 3
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606 Status?

Slightly off-topic, but I've got some cross-country skis and was thinking of hitting the 606 this weekend. How's the snow cover at the moment? Or anyone else know of good trails I can get to via Metra? See More
Jan 3

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Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town

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