Which way did we go?

Which way did we go?

There are 6 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 30, 2008, titled Which way did we go?. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

With some help from the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, we put together this 48-mile trip through parts of Cook, Kane and McHenry Counties.

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Since: Jul 08

Saint Charles, IL

#1 Jul 31, 2008
You've got to be kidding! Three DAYS to do a 3-4 HOUR bike ride at moderate speed? 16 total miles ON RT 47 instead of using the nice back roads in Kane County?
Bob D

Glen Ellyn, IL

#2 Jul 31, 2008
For a little longer ride on day 3 you could have headed further south on the Fox River Trail to one of thee places where you can pick up either the Great Western Trail in Elgin or the Prairie Path in either Geneva or Batavia and head east. All of which reconnect on your way east through Wheaton, Glen Ellen, Lombard and all the way back into the city. For the most part it is a limited access route on limestone trails. A beautiful ride no matter which way you go.
Goopedup

Dallas, TX

#3 Jul 31, 2008
YAWNNNNNN....I rode to my grandmothers house as a kid, does anyone wanna hear about that?
KMZ

Aurora, IL

#4 Jul 31, 2008
Julio G Atlas wrote:
16 total miles ON RT 47 instead of using the nice back roads in Kane County?
The entire route from Elgin onwards is pretty lousy, for a casual cyclist. A much better route would use frontage roads until west of Randall Rd, then Big Timber out to Gilberts, then back roads out to Plato Center. I ride out there all the time, and would NEVER recommend riding on Rt 47 for any distance. My guess is that whoever put this route together did it only by looking at maps, and no knowledge of the ground conditions until they got there.

That said, the piece was a nice example of the sort of day-tripping that can be done without straying far from home, or busting your budget.
Mary

Jerseyville, IL

#5 Aug 1, 2008
Lets all ride Naked like they are doing in St. Louis
Dr Rood Internet Records

Genoa City, WI

#6 Aug 6, 2008
ooo naked

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