Lombard, Illinois here .. actually situated snug up against Glen Ellyn (think 355 & North)
Newbie rider (read: slow) but hitting the Great Western Trail pretty regularly
~every journey begins with the first push-off~
Newbie from Whitby, ON, CAN.
Road cyclist new to Chicago here, moved in April from Ft Lauderdale. Average 17-19 mph on 20-50 mi rides. Live at Grant Park/Museum Campus at Michigan & 13th. Finishing the move this month and (finally!) getting the bike from storage; am actively looking for South Loop/Downtown ride partners and clubs for serious rides. Thanks.
Munster, IN checking in.
Winchester, IL. just about 40 miles west of Springfield.
I'm going to check it out. Thanks.Originally Posted by Recycle
Rushville, IL here. Population 3300. County population under 8000. US Rte 67 and US Rte 24 meet here.
Have had touring bikers come through in the past as 24 runs out to Colorado and starts at Detroit. I always envy them.
And Bently6 I'm familiar with Winchester. Big high school basketball tourney there each year at Christmas as I recall.
There's more than one way to skin a cat
but none of them are pleasant.
Hello everyone. I'm in Portage, IN, which is at the Southern tip of Lake Michigan. I currently work as an electronic repairman for Arcelor-Mittal Burns Harbor (formerly Bethlehem Steel). My commute is a little under 7 miles. I'd be happy to chat it up with any other commuters in the area, so hit me up with a PM.
Riding the Ohio MS Central Ohio Challenge tour, July 12th.
I live in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. So far I've been riding the bike trails in the Westerville area. I'm hoping to check out some of the rails to trails paths in Ohio yet this summer.
Im familiar with Winchester, as I drive thru several times a year on my way deer hunting in Pike County.
and the road becomes my bride
I have stripped of all but pride
So in her I do confide
And she keeps me satisfied
Gives me all I need
That's pretty much it--I'm a newbie riding in Minneapolis.
Grand Rapids MI west of Detroit currently in Colorado Springs
The Ferrari ('05 Bianchi Forza) had a flat (Stupid Glass) the Japanese wagon ('77 Nishiki with Arkel Utility Basket) was in the body shop (On my bench being repainted...repent ye rust)
so I took the SUV ( Cannondale V2000 Active 100SL)
Moving in August to Streeterville in Chicago from London, UK.
Some of you guys have been very helpful already in pointing out some of the routes I have to look forward to. Many thanks for that. Any further info gratefully received.
River Falls, WI checking in, half an hour east of St. Paul, MN. Lately I do short (10 mile) rides from home, and 20-30 mile rides on the Cannon Valley Trail and Mpls/StP urban trails.
newbie from toledo, ohio. old west end..
lemme know if you're in the area
I was a few weeks back, but I just passed through. Went from Detroit to Findlay before I realized my stupid car wasn't gonna get me away from what I was running from. The bike wouldn't have been able to save me either, but hey that's life.Originally Posted by water
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I'm in Moline, Illinois, about 150 west of Chicago on the shore of the Mississippi, riding a hundred or two miles a week on a tadpole trike primarily on paths.
Well...which is it? 100, or 2 miles a week?? - Wlecome.Originally Posted by gcottay
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Nice to see some more Buckeye's I'm outside of Findlay.Originally Posted by water
Gahanna, Ohio, a 'burb on the east side of Columbus. I commute 3-5 days per week when the weather's nice, and ride for fun on weekends (and some weekdays). I'm hoping for at least 1 century this season, and maybe to ride RAIN next year if I feel up to it.
I've never done an organized group ride, but I hope to remedy that before the end of the summer.
I used to ride the Westerville trails every morning before I moved to Gahanna. Good times.Originally Posted by haningp
If you're looking for a change, check out the Johnstown trail sometime - it's a nice path that covers about 15 miles from Johnstown to Newark.
'08 Bianchi San Jose
'06 Giant OCR C3
'04 Specialized Hardrock Comp
Hey, I was born in Moline (spent two years in Rock Island, still have a crapload of relatives in the Quad Cities).Originally Posted by gcottay