Have bike, will travel
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
Bikes: Colnago Nuova Mexico, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Pinarello Gavia, Schwinn Paramount, Motobecane Grand Record, Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Origin8 monstercross, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2
I would limit your travel to paths that exclude motorized vehicles. Other cyclist have told me that the popularity of motorized ATV on the paths that allow them create very unsafe conditions for cyclists.
I've taken parts of the Route from Madison to Dodgeville to Mineral Point. The path is a rails to trail route. The quality of the surface is mostly very good, you LHT should have no problems. While the area is very hilly, that trail is not difficult.
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.