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    Here's the post my friend put up on the CAMBr forum. We must've ridden this section within an hour or two of him posting this up.

    Yo, tonight I rode home via the FRT to check the trail after the storms.


    At the intersection of the FRT and the IPP in Elgin, if you continue south on the FRT you have to cross a bridge (that is also under a train trestle).

    The bridge is very dangerous to cross as the creek has scoured away much of the supporting stuff under the path. You can see in the pics that about 1/2 of the trail is gone where the path meets the wooden bridge.



    I positioned myself to get a picture of what is under the remaining path and the ground gave way and sent me 4 feet down the embankment. My feet were about an inch away from the fast flowing water. Luckily nothing (especially me) fell in the water.

    You can see from the second pic that much of the supporting rock has been washed away from under the remaining path, making it VERY dangerous.



    Please be careful if you find yourself out this way.

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    Broke out the neglected touring bike and put in a 51 miler today. Had perfect weather, sunny, 70+ degrees, calm winds. Who could ask for better!?!?
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    4.5 miles with the wife and kids on the MUP, then home by myself for 17 miles at 20.8 mph. There must have been something in the air today. I can count on 2 hands the number of cyclists I have seen this summer during the 1200 miles of crusing I've done. Today however, I passed no less than 15, 2 singles, 2 'bents taking a rest at the courthouse, and a group of 10-15 crossing at a light. I know that's no big deal to most of you guys but where I'm from you just don't see people on bikes. My neck is sore from bobbing my head up and down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisdad View Post
    Here's the post my friend put up on the CAMBr forum. We must've ridden this section within an hour or two of him posting this up.
    Whoa.

    Atleast that little bridge isn't under water (anymore). I've been through there a bunch of time where the whole path is flooded out.

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    I, like most, have been over that bridge about 1,000 times. Wicked. Guess I'm not commuting anytime soon...that bridge is on my route...

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    9/17- 43 miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by nocondorfx View Post
    9/17- 43 miles
    I rode out to Brea today. That closed section of Parkway rocks!!

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    9/17 - 28 miles.

    Ah, so nice to be back on the bike and test out the refit and the tune just done to it, woot woot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    I rode out to Brea today. That closed section of Parkway rocks!!
    i didn't know it was rideable.

    I rode with the lake erie guys that meet at berea tonight actually. You talk to dan?

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    Rode up to a local sawmill to check on material for a chicken house. They where not home, looks
    like they don't have their electric back on yet!
    About 1.5 miles. ( I know its not much, but just a week ago it was nothing)

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    9/18 rode 8 miles at raceway wood in cville on the ss mtb.
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    9/17 19 miles 20.6 av. speed

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    9/18....28.21 Miles on the Tandem with the wife out the Oberlin Trail and back.......

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    9/18 - went for a quick 15-miler at Poplar Creek trail and - surprise! - hit the flooding - saw my feet completely submerged under water. ;-(

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    9/18 - 20 miles at Springbrook Prairie.

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    9/18 26 miles avg at 19 mph.
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    22 miles. About 12 miles of singletrack with crimsonkarter at reagan park. Then a little playing around town on the cross bike

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    9/17 - 22.7 miles
    Rode to Minooka and back before work

    9/18 - 13.2 miles
    Mainly in town.

    Will be in Morton, IL for a couple days. Planning on riding the trail towards Peoria. Not sure about the flooding there especially in East Peoria / Peoria area.

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    9/18 27 miles 18 mph av speed,starting to get dark out at 7:00 p.m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    9/18....28.21 Miles on the Tandem with the wife out the Oberlin Trail and back.......
    you ever take a day off? later.

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    I'm finally back in reasonable shape.

    9/16 29.1 miles - hard
    9/17 53.3 miles - recovery
    9/18 ~30 miles - petty hard
    9/19 rest
    9/20 century - ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColorChange View Post
    I'm finally back in reasonable shape.

    9/16 29.1 miles - hard
    9/17 53.3 miles - recovery
    9/18 ~30 miles - petty hard
    9/19 rest
    9/20 century - ???
    I have shared the same rides.....today....definite rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColorChange View Post
    9/18 ~30 miles - petty hard
    You guys think that was hard? Sheesh. Next time I'll turn it up a notch and show you a hard ride.

    (on a completely unrelated note, I can barely walk today)

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    9/19....... 27 miles.....I have been having some serious knee issues lately. Today I dropped the saddle a bit and it made a huge differance. Very little knee pain. I am hoping a few days off the road bike will allow the knee to totally heal......

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJH2 View Post
    You guys think that was hard? Sheesh. Next time I'll turn it up a notch and show you a hard ride.

    (on a completely unrelated note, I can barely walk today)
    LOL!

    I said ... pretty hard.

    Forgot my computer so I don't have stats.

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