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Erie-Lackawanna Trail Toodle 20-Jul-2014

Erie-Lackawanna Trail Toodle 20-Jul-2014

Background Reading Greenways & BlueWays Map (OnLine) West Part Lake and Porter Counties (PDF) East Part Porter and LaPorte Counties (PDF) 2010 Ped and Pedal Plan (OnLine) NWI Regional Greenways and Blueways Plan (OnLine) GPS Information Summary The Erie-Lackawanna Trail begins at the Visitor Welcome Center in Highland, IN. Over the past decade we have ridden this trail numerous […]

By Sunday, July 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival Ride 2014

Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival Ride 2014

GPS Information Summary The 2014 Edition of the Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival was held today in Dawes Park. We visited the booths to do our annual Christmas present shopping for my Aunt Betty Davis. She is my mother’s only sister. She has a brother my Uncle Charles Gilliard who is still alive and both are […]

By Saturday, July 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Riding the Root River Trail with Chris Kegel

Riding the Root River Trail with Chris Kegel

GPS Information Summary Arrived at Hales Corners, WI Wheel and Sprocket store just before noon. We grabbed some breakfast at the local Starbucks and saddled up. Mark Ariens was just arriving and heading in to man the Recumbent Sales Section. In fact when we returned he was hard at it talking to a pair of […]

By Sunday, July 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ride to Luncheon at Chipotle

Ride to Luncheon at Chipotle

GPS Information Summary Last night we spent time installing our new Velocity Chukker and Velocity Aeroheat wheels. My previous wheel builds of two Velocity Aeroheat rims had gone well. They have lasted several years with no ‘ill effects‘ and I thank Peter White for suggesting them to me. What was different this time was the use […]

By Saturday, July 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Old Plank Road Trail Toodle – Frankfort to Western Terminus and Back

Old Plank Road Trail Toodle – Frankfort to Western Terminus and Back

GPS Information Summary Arrived at parking lot in Frankfort, IL to a nearly ‘full house‘. Hundreds of folks were coming and going through Beidert Green in the center of town. A Country and Western group was entertaining and the Farmers Market was in ‘full swing‘. We met another couple of recumbent riders Audrey and her […]

By Sunday, July 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Oswego – Village Grind Toodle

Oswego – Village Grind Toodle

GPS Information Summary Parked in lot outside the Batavia Police Station and over to trail near Food Pantry. Trail was fairly busy having lots of middle-aged couples and group riding along its length. Spotted lots of geese and a few chipmunks. In Aurora we left the trail to enter town and headed south to next […]

By Saturday, July 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Neighborhood 4th of July Picnic

Neighborhood 4th of July Picnic

Summary Cheryl and Judy once again hosted our neighborhood 4th of July Picnic. Lots of ‘old friends‘ are still around to celebrate. New faces are there as well. Don gave the opening blessing of the food and everyone enjoyed the potluck meal. Image Gallery Video Clip

By Friday, July 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
4th of July Toodle 2014

4th of July Toodle 2014

GPS Information Summary Rode to Egg Harbor Cafe for breakfast. Bikes were dressed in their 4th of July Tailsock outfits. Stopped and grabbed a shot of the Water Department’s Mascot – PipeMan. He was dressed as Uncle Sam! After breakfast toured the town until our annual evening block party. Stopped for a quick bit of […]

By Friday, July 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Salt Creek Trail Toodle

Salt Creek Trail Toodle

Background Reading sc_trailmap (PDF) SCGTMap (PDF) GPS Information Summary We decided to take a ride in search of the Salt Creek Trail underpass to the South. The trail is in pretty good shape despite all the rain. There is an ominous sign as you enter the underpass (no doubt for legal reasons). But the York Woods trail […]

By Sunday, June 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Glen Ellyn Cardboard Boat Regatta 2014

Glen Ellyn Cardboard Boat Regatta 2014

Background Reading Lake Ellyn Cardboard Boat Regatta (OnLine) GPS Information Summary First it was off to breakfast at Egg Harbor Cafe. The sunlight today was hot and the temperatures were in the mid 80s. We headed over to the Lake Ellyn area at about noon to view the race start. Connie took all the images of […]

By Saturday, June 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Whalon Lake Loop Ride 22-Jun-2014

Whalon Lake Loop Ride 22-Jun-2014

GPS Information Summary The decision to ride the Whalon Lake – Naperville Riverwalk Trail came down to shade. The interesting thing today was the number of folks out on their bikes along the trail and in the park at Whalon Lake. What was also quite ‘interesting‘ was how much like motorists bicyclists can seem when […]

By Sunday, June 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Chicago Lakefront Trail Toodle – 21 Jun 2014

Chicago Lakefront Trail Toodle – 21 Jun 2014

GPS Information Summary Rather than ride the Whalon Lake Loop today we compromised and instead rode the Chicago Lakefront Trail from the Buckingham Fountain area south to 57th street. The weather today was overcast but quite pleasant. There were hundreds of bicyclists out and about on Divvy, private rentals and personal bikes ride all over […]

By Saturday, June 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Fathers’ Day Breakfast Toodle 2014

Fathers’ Day Breakfast Toodle 2014

GPS Information Summary Breakfast was windy in the al fresco section of Egg Harbor Cafe. But I got to try the summer French toast breakfast which was very good indeed. We exchanged stories with another couple sitting next to us. She had been a recumbent bicycle rider who since had given up on her Bike […]

By Sunday, June 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Northside Park Toodle

Northside Park Toodle

Background Reading Northside Park – Wheaton Park District-Wheaton, IL (OnLine) GPS Information Summary Breakfast was at Egg Harbor Cafe. My favorite menu item was not available so I had to chose another item. After breakfast we went on a meandering toddle of the Northside Park area. Evidently they had a ‘fun run‘ today as there were […]

By Saturday, June 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Joe & Kathy riding the Capitol City State Trail trail in Madison WI

Joe & Kathy riding the Capitol City State Trail trail in Madison WI

Summary Longtime recumbent riders Joe and Kathy did some camping this weekend in Lake Farm Park – Dane County, WI. They invited a group of us to join them if we could. Here are some photos of the couple in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol building. Capitol City Trail Map (PDF) Dane County Park Brochure Map (PDF) […]

By Friday, June 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
A Trip to Hyde Park’s Native Foods Cafe for Brisket

A Trip to Hyde Park’s Native Foods Cafe for Brisket

Summary We headed off to breakfast having made the decision to avoid the 30 MPH winds along the Chicago Lakefront Trail today. Following breakfast we headed into the city to Hyde Park’s Native Foods Cafe. On the way we passed a group of EBC members returning from ‘Little Italy‘ where they enjoyed a birthday breakfast […]

By Sunday, June 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ride to El Taco Grande for Luncheon via Fermi Lab

Ride to El Taco Grande for Luncheon via Fermi Lab

GPS Information Summary Things got off to a rock start when I realized that my seat was no longer in its ‘dialed in‘ position. So after adjusting that I got ready to turn on the cyclometer when I noticed its battery was dead! But Connie had two spares and I inserted one and then began […]

By Saturday, June 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
BR Ryall YMCA Soap Box Derby Sunday 2014

BR Ryall YMCA Soap Box Derby Sunday 2014

Background Reading Logewhego Federation Soap Box Derby (Logewhego) Summary Every year the BR Ryall YMCA corridors off the end of our street and conducts its Soap Box Derby. This sort of race happens all over the United States each year. So after returning from breakfast (and noting the number of bikes people had ridden to breakfast) […]

By Sunday, June 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Geneva Spur – Fox River – Batavia Spur Loop Ride

Geneva Spur – Fox River – Batavia Spur Loop Ride

GPS Information Summary This was another ride along the Illinois Prairie Path on a section we have not visited since Manfred passed away. Limestone screenings are very tiresome on the legs and doubly so when riding a recumbent bicycle. The ride through West Chicago’s Downtown area is usually nice. They have lots of older buildings […]

By Saturday, May 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ride to Naperville, IL – Memorial Day 2014

Ride to Naperville, IL – Memorial Day 2014

GPS Information Summary After stopping at the South Barrington L.L. Bean we found a couple pairs of biking gloves at the Pearl Izumi store. Then it was off to home to get the bikes ready for a ride to Naperville. It appears that the Daily Herald was reporting a collection of American flags planted on […]

By Monday, May 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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