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    I Spend my Summers in Boone County, and the rest of the year in Northern California. Will be back in town next week and looking forward to some riding.

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    Livonia Michigan here
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    I was just in Livonia with some friends last weekend. How d'ya like those mile-long blocks?

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    During the school year I attend the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. During the summers I live in Minnetonka, MN. Really couldn't ask for much better riding, Minneapolis is a great city to bike in with tons of paths and bike lanes, and there is nothing like biking around an awesome lake in the summers.

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    another Chicagoan here.

    i live in the heart of downtown in Marina City, but my job is up in evanston, so i get 30 miles of riding in each day on my commute up and down the lakefront.
    The first rule: if you're riding a bike and not having fun, then you're doing it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    another Chicagoan here.

    i live in the heart of downtown in Marina City, but my job is up in evanston, so i get 30 miles of riding in each day on my commute up and down the lakefront.
    Must be nice.
    "Cycling is for pleasure not penance"

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    Quote Originally Posted by neuroflora View Post
    I was just in Livonia with some friends last weekend. How d'ya like those mile-long blocks?
    Not too bad, but I usually head West or South when I ride, just to get out of town and onto some less-traveled roads. Hines Drive is also a nice ride;
    Ride Bike.

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    Lincoln Park, Michigan here. Not the greatest area to ride but I try and make it work.

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    Oak Forest, Illinois here. Usually ride out to the monee area for okay roads. Looking for grouprides but I don't know where to look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealth'd View Post
    Oak Forest, Illinois here. Usually ride out to the monee area for okay roads. Looking for grouprides but I don't know where to look!
    http://www.chicagobikeracing.com/index.php/rides

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    Chicago - Ravenswood neighborhood. Used to commute 17mi round trip 4-5 days a week. Soon to move to the Urbana-Champaign area. It'll be 5mi each way on country roads. Trading skyscrapers for prairie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nixternal View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealth'd View Post
    Oak Forest, Illinois here. Usually ride out to the monee area for okay roads. Looking for grouprides but I don't know where to look!
    Hi Stealth'd

    Check out Folks On Spokes ( http://folksonspokes.com ) Especially look at the Ride Schedule. There are 10-12 mph, 12-14 mph, 15-17 mph, plus other rides every weekend. It's a long established club with group rides starting in places like Matteson, Frankfort, and other southland locations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Recycle View Post
    Hi Stealth'd

    Check out Folks On Spokes ( http://folksonspokes.com ) Especially look at the Ride Schedule. There are 10-12 mph, 12-14 mph, 15-17 mph, plus other rides every weekend. It's a long established club with group rides starting in places like Matteson, Frankfort, and other southland locations.
    Wow that's much better. I know where those places are! I will show up to these ASAP.

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    I'm probably buried someplace in this thread, but I recently moved so I guess I need to update.

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    Madison WI

    Hey there, Madison, WI here. I mostly ride solo and commute to work 3 days per week. I'd do it 5 days, but the need to drop my son off at his grandmothers necessitates a car trip twice weekly. I try to get in longer rides in the evening and on weekends. Originally started riding as a replacement for smoking. I know, right? Well it worked out pretty well. Still smoke free, and still riding as much as I possibly can. Loving every minute of it.

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    Palatine, Ill. commutes to work 2/3 times a week,23.2mi.
    weekend rides with the family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billwatson58 View Post
    Anyone from the St. Louis/Alton Il area familiar with Rowing Ridge Road north of Grafton? I rode it a couple of weeks back while in the area. My ride started at Pere Marquette State Park - I rode the bike trail for a couple of miles to Grafton, got bored, and thought I'd head for the hills. So I headed up what I thought was called Mason Hollow Road, but google maps has it listed first as Springfield Street, and then Rowing Ridge Road. At the base of the bluff I could see the top of the climb and my heart jumped. Holy crap it was steep. I got into my triple and started pounding away. Had I stopped pedaling I would have stopped immediately. Half way up it flatted out a bit and there was some shade, so I stopped to catch my breath. Don't recall ever having to stop on a hill before. Once I was pushing so hard on the pedals in order to keep moving that my front wheel lifted off the ground slightly. I'd love to find out what the grade is on that monster. I finished my ride by coming in the back way to Pere Marquette park - that is one fantastic place to ride. Smooth pavement, lots of hills and dips and turns, with minimal traffic. And most of it is shaded, which is great on a hot day in August in southern Illinois.


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    Bill,
    I have ridden that route. No way could I ride up that hill on Springfield Street. Even on my mtb I had to walk. I ride Pere Marquette Park often. The hills and scenery are great and traffic is normally very light. My favorite time to ride the park is during winter on studded tires. I'm planning on riding from P.M. Park to the St. Louis Arch and back within the next week or two. It's all bike trail that runs along the river. I haven't figured the milage but it should be just short of a century. I live near P.M. on the banks of the Mississippi.

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    Ypsilanti, Michigan. And loving every pothole mile of it too...

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    Indianapolis here. I guess that's considered near enough to the lakes. We don't seem to fit any better into any of the other regional categories. I do get to the Chicago area occasionally to see my brother (Oak Park), and to the far-north suburban Detroit area where my sister-in-law lives (Clarkston).
    Craig in Indy

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    Hi CraigB, you a Northsider?
    Good Night Chesty, Wherever You Are

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    Goshen, Indiana, but a native of Elkhart. I commute, I ride the roads, I ride the trails when the poison ivy dies off. I'm 50 and suck at criteriums. Not so bad at TT, though.
    "To seek, to strive, to find, and not to yield."

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    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Hi CraigB, you a Northsider?
    Yes, as far north as you can get and still be in Indy. Near 96th and College.
    Craig in Indy

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