So, have you tried this ride? The trail adds a lot of distance if you do it all by trail. If you're looking to make the trip from Paris faster, you could try getting off the trail at powerline (where you ride though that pot-holed parking lot), then taking powerline to oak park to hardy road, to paris road/brant av. You can also hop back on the trail from hardy road just before you pass the country club.
The first section of paris road can be a little busy (though I've never seen it so busy that any motorist has a problem moving to the other lane to overtake), but the downtown portion of brant av is nice to ride, since one of the traffic lanes turns into a 'parking lane', with lots of room to cycle right past all the cars trapped in the sole traffic lane.
Last edited by hshearer; 12-08-10 at 07:41 AM.