Just joined the forum and pieced together my first fixie a small while ago. I've heard mention of 'trails' leading to the Northbrook velodrome here in Chicago. I'm looking to head up that way for the collegiate event at the end of the month, and would appreciate any directions following a *somewhat* safe/sane way to get up there from downtown. I'd take that Metra but that's just not nearly as much fun.
I'm looking forward to meeting you Chi folks in person: see ya on the roads!
You are probably talking about the North branch trail. it starts at Milwaukee and Devon. It is a pretty fun, I would try it out. Last time I was on it, I walked off of the trail and ended up getting poison oak.
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hey bones, you got poison oak from century day or was this more recent?
quigs, I used to think I wanted to ride out to the track too. but now I'd rather just ride hard AT the track. the metra's not so bad, and I'd take advantage while the bike service is still going — it ends october 30th.