DuPage River Trail near Whalon Lake in Bolingbrook.
The trail is lined with prairie flowers on both sides.
|Cue sheet and view from the starting line.|
|Pierogis were the local dish|
at the Wrigley Field stop.
|Yes, if I had to compare my normal bicycling speed to|
a watercraft of some sort, it would be this one.
|The selfie, taken while riding through the only|
100 feet of shade on the entire route.
|Met a guy in the parking lot who had|
realized my two-wheel dream: a
bike rack on his motorcycle.
|Shadowfax cockpit, somewhere north of Plainfield, Ill.|
|A representative sample of the Fox River Trail.|
Mostly straight (there are a few surprisingly curvy fun bits!)
and paved. Good to excellent condition.
|On the northbound east side of the river, look for a small sign that|
says "Cave -->." Walk down a few steps, say hello to the
old gent fishing for cats, and check out the actual cave.
It ain't Mammoth Cave, but what do you want for nothin', rubber biscuit?
|Decoration on the State Street Bridge over the|
(you guessed it) Fox River.
|15 miles down, about a thousand to go.|
|My biking buddy David.|
|For the most part, the|
pavement markings were
excellent. I missed a few.
|The bike path along Sheridan Road. A delight.|
|A glimpse of Lake Michigan somewhere in Wilmette.|
The Baha'i Temple in Evanston.
“The doors will be open to all sects —
no differentiation; and by God’s help
this temple will prove to be to the body
of human society what the soul is to the
body of man.”