john_j_enright (john_j_enright) wrote,

Cycling the Prairie Path

Did a 50 mile (or so) ride with my sister the lawyer, her law partner, and two of said partner's daughters. My legs are a bit achy, but it was almost perfect riding today except it was a bit on the warm side (upper eighties?)

The Illinois Prairie Path is a system of old railroad tracks that have been covered over with crushed limestone. You can read about it here:

Personally, I prefer cycling on asphalt trails. Crushed limestone (or "limestone screenings") misbehaves after it has gotten wet. Parts of the trail get washed out which is a crash hazard. Horse's hooves become imprinted in the trail and this makes the ride bumpy. But it's fun riding with my sister!

Rhyme of the day:

I avoid limestone
When riding alone.

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