Been a bit since I posted but I finally made it out to cycle today, the first time in 10 years. I bought me a 2012 Gravity Base Camp 2.0 mountain bike I so far it was an extremely smart purchase. I rode a total of near 20 miles (long for a guy just starting out again) at Tunnel Hill Bike Trail in southern Illinois. Had a lot of fun but I think I need a new seat because I am very sore, lol. Instantly fell in love with cycling today... plan to make it a big part of my life!
If any of you make it near Karnak, IL or Harrisburg, IL or in between... Tunnel Hill Bike Trail is worth the ride! The full trail is about 45 miles long and its on an old rail road track path!