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    Hello from Naperville IL

    Hello,

    I have been riding for many years. I typically ride 4-5 times a week. I enjoy riding the local trails.

    It's too cold (for me) to ride outside, so I'm riding 3-4 days a week at the health club.

    My current bike is nothing fancy, a Schwinn Sierra Mountain Bike. I've thought about upgrading, but it just keeps going.

    Thanks.

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    It's cold in North Aurora, too.... LOL

    Hey, do you know where the Naperville trail system ties into the Fox Valley Trail System?

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    Sorry, I dont' know. I primarily ride the Spring Brook Forrest Preserve trail. The borders are (75th street, Naperville/Plainfield rd, 83rd, and 59. It is about 14 miles, and takes me about 45 min.

    I've looked for maps that show how all the trails are tied together but have not found anything readable.

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    Hi from Orland Park IL! 55 here started riding late summer - LOVE it! I have a Trek 7200 and it's great - especially vs. my old Schwinn that I lived on as a kid.
    Type 2 diabetes and when I ride my blood sugar is totally under control. I'm going to ride the 'tour de cure' for Diabetes research this summer. If any are interested - let's do it! I ride up to 3 hours now - average about 10.4 but can do 12 mph for an hour. I'm getting some thinner/higher psi tires installed now and cant wait to get out there again! Please feel free to say hi - this is a GREAT site!
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    Hello. I'm in Aurora, near the intersection of New York and Eola.

    Quote Originally Posted by AWeber View Post
    Sorry, I dont' know. I primarily ride the Spring Brook Forrest Preserve trail. The borders are (75th street, Naperville/Plainfield rd, 83rd, and 59. It is about 14 miles, and takes me about 45 min.

    I've looked for maps that show how all the trails are tied together but have not found anything readable.
    I've used those trails on occasion to visit some friends. I need to go back over there some time to look around a bit more. Most of the time, I ride the Prairie Path. I highly recommend it if you ever get the chance. I think that some bike shops sell maps too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    It's cold in North Aurora, too.... LOL

    Hey, do you know where the Naperville trail system ties into the Fox Valley Trail System?
    I'm not sure which trails you are talking about, but I believe that the ones that AWeber is referring to do not connect to anything.
    Last edited by beech333; 01-29-10 at 06:47 AM.

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    You don't consider the bicycle maps at http://www.dot.il.gov/bikemap/state3.html usable for that purpose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spokesrider View Post
    You don't consider the bicycle maps at http://www.dot.il.gov/bikemap/state3.html usable for that purpose?
    Nope, sure doesn't! Nothing we can find connects to the southern DuPage county system - like it's a stand alone system, only going east and south.

    Sure would be nice to connect it to the Fox Valley System near Rt34/Rt59......

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