Great Lakes - Anyone take US6.....
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04-30-08, 03:29 PM
From the state line (Ridge RD) out to the laporte area? My wifes cousin has a nice house on a lake (Fish Lake, Walkerton) and I'd like to try the ride out there. The best way I can find, is mostly straight out ridge rd. I ride it to and from school, but have not gotten past MLK Dr. in Gary. What's it like out there?
04-30-08, 06:58 PM
Wow. I'm originally from Valpo, so anything in Lake County is ghetto. I've done this in a car a few times. I used to sell cell phones on Broadway on the Merril/Gary border.
Wow. On a bike? I guess in the morning you'd be fine 99.9% of the time. Seriously. Once you get to within a mile of 65 you're fine the rest of the way... Except for the traffic running you down and leaving you for dead in the ditch. That's the bigger worry really. I wouldn't ride it for the traffic over the ghetto factor.
If nothing else you'll get some interval training. See something sketchy, straight to 110% FTP.
05-01-08, 09:12 AM
Ahh, Gary isnt that bad.... I just dont know whats on the other side....
The worst i have gotten so far, is a "Nice ass whiteboy, get the bleep off the road".....
Lake co, ghetto? Have you been to Munster/Highland lately?
05-01-08, 11:10 AM
Once you get past 65 going east it is a pretty busy road. You will definitely have problems from the Porter/Lake county line as US 6 is under construction and is VERY narrow and just as busy. This lasts until just past Willowbrook road in Portage. After that it will be a pretty scenic trip (except for everyone driving by you at 60 when you get past route 49).
I drive this road pretty regularly and live in Chesterton. Also, Gary is not that scary as long as you stay on the main roads and it is daylight.
05-01-08, 08:47 PM
Isn't there a trail that runs from out near Griffith to Hobart? I road it once, but there were just to many broken bottles along it. It was a fairly scenic ride though.
05-02-08, 07:28 PM
As far as I know, the only trail out there is the Erie Lackwana, and it goes to crown point....
Hmmmm.... Any sudgestions on a better route?
05-05-08, 07:35 AM
Try this link http://www.indianatrails.org/Oak_Savannah_Trail.htm It goes from Griffith to Hobart roughly parallel to rte 6.
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