Now that the weather's broken, I've been getting out here and there, racking up some rides and coughing the cabin fever out of my dusty lungs.
I tried to meet up with a Chainlink group for a run to Two Brothers Brewery in Aurora on March 14, but the Illinois Prairie Path was a sea of mud. Unrideable, especially on my road bike with its skinny 25mm tires. I bailed out of the brewery part but I got a nice 20-mile ride from my house to the Prairie Path and back.
|My road bike is many things, but a mudder it is not.|
|Gets a little bit rural 'twixt Naperville and Plainfield.|
Today was my first round-trip commute to work (I've ridden home after being dropped off when the morning was too cold to ride). A relatively pleasant a.m. ride: 40F, no wind. Started out just before sunrise and got to work in 57 minutes, about average.
The ride home was warmer but head-windy. I powered the last mile to make the round trip in just under two hours (1:58:23).
|My commuting route takes me through this little stretch of|
Greene Valley Forest Preserve.