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  1. Last year we were in UP around Oct 2nd - it was...

    Last year we were in UP around Oct 2nd - it was peak of foliage colors. We drove back through Traverse - and you can see the difference - still another week before the peak.
    Here are couple of...
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    I am in Hoffman Estates. Riding Poplar Creek and...

    I am in Hoffman Estates. Riding Poplar Creek and Busse Woods trails several times a week.

    Here are some good links to find rides around Chicago area:
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    Great riding with my brand new Roubaix : 31 miles...

    Great riding with my brand new Roubaix : 31 miles on Saturday and 24 on Sunday. Warm Chicago weather even allowed riding in shorts and short sleeves.
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    Sticky: Depke - what size frame did you get? I am 6'5"...

    Depke - what size frame did you get? I am 6'5" too and wondering if 61cm frame is big enough?
  5. hmmm.. I was thinking about Harmon Hundred on...

    hmmm.. I was thinking about Harmon Hundred on 12th, but Door County is tempting, since I never done it before.
  6. Last time I was there ( may be 3 weeks ago) ,...

    Last time I was there ( may be 3 weeks ago) , someone put a lot of fallen trees across the brown trail - probably to block bike & equestrian traffic.

    Dirt trail is kind of short. I just add dirt...
  7. 4 posts above yours is a link to Forest Preserve...

    4 posts above yours is a link to Forest Preserve District of Cook County with all the maps
  8. Fox River is obvious choice for Elgin due to...

    Fox River is obvious choice for Elgin due to close proximity, but here is another suggestion - combine trip to Botanic garden with riding North Branch trail from Garden to Devon and back ( 15 miles...
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    I did 62 miles. And yes - that northwest wind...

    I did 62 miles. And yes - that northwest wind made last 20 miles very fast ( and first 30 miles a little more interesting :-) ). I am glad it was not other way around...
    Did not see any familiar...
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    Specialized BG Pro Road Shoe is available in 49...

    Specialized BG Pro Road Shoe is available in 49 and 49 Wide.
  11. - If you done centuries before - yes , you can...

    - If you done centuries before - yes , you can get there in one day , may be even faster. North Shore Century ride is from Evanston to Kenosha and back - most people do it in 6 hours. Start early to...
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    Singlespeed is fun!

    ... well, technically it was double speed, but...
    The cable fell off the shifter about 8 miles from my house. And, of course , rear derailleur got stuck at the smallest ring. :thumb:
    So I got all...
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    just came back from squaw. Cable car ride was...

    just came back from squaw. Cable car ride was scary....
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    Answering my own question - the trail is clean!...

    Answering my own question - the trail is clean! Either they cleaned it up or strong wind blew all the leaves away from asphalt.
    Nice day for a ride today - did 31 miles.
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    Yes , but it's not the bike - it's me... I had...

    Yes , but it's not the bike - it's me...
    I had one of my hardest crashes on slippery trail covered by leaves. So,now, every time I see leaves I slow down to 10 Mph...
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    Is forest portion of the trail covered with...

    Is forest portion of the trail covered with fallen leaves now?

    I usually ride in Busse Woods 3-4 times per week during summer ( and meet JT1 quite often) , but started using Poplar Creek since...
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    Sticky: 22 miles - it was a nice day for riding in...

    22 miles - it was a nice day for riding in Chicago area today.
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    Sticky: 10/4 - 32 miles on local trail. Perfect day for...

    10/4 - 32 miles on local trail. Perfect day for fall ride.
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    Sticky: How is Shoe Factory road between Poplar Creek and...

    How is Shoe Factory road between Poplar Creek and Elgin? Busy?
    I ride both Poplar Creek and Fox River trail quite often, but never figure out the way to ride from Hoffman to FRT.
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    Sticky: 27 miles today - and - got my first crash of the...

    27 miles today - and - got my first crash of the season trying to avoid dog on a trail ... nothing serious , but I cut my ride short ....
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    I did 103 miles there today. I would agree that...

    I did 103 miles there today. I would agree that new route is in parts better than last two years. They also changed couple of rest stops too.
    Beautiful weather compensated for some bumps on...
  22. +1 I've done it once going from Botanic...

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    I've done it once going from Botanic Garden to North Pier following the same route. Do not remember any bad traffic..
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  24. You know, guys - good way to bring it back - try...

    You know, guys - good way to bring it back - try riding unpaved trail for a change. I did 38 miles today on Des Plaines river trail. Back on paved road after that I felt like I was flying!
    Now I...
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    OK - I did 50 miles. I did like some rolling...

    OK - I did 50 miles. I did like some rolling hills, food at rest stop was great , did not like traffic at first 20 miles ( probably should have started earlier).
    If they keep the same location next...
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