Posts tagged "Deer Grove Forest Preserve"

30 Days of Biking Day 2: What a difference a year makes!

30 Days of Biking Day 2: What a difference a year makes!
I’m starting to get used to this 30 Days of Biking thing… I wait until mid-day, throw on a couple of layers, put on my North Face jacket, pull my knit cap over my ears, slip on my full-finger gloves and head out to one of my favorite “lunchtime loops” for a half-hour or more.... Read more »

30 Days of Biking Day 2: Deer Grove Forest Preserve (Image Gallery)

Informational sign at Deer Grove Forest Preserve.  Note "controlled burn" notice in lower left hand corner.  This is part of the "managed area" signed accordingly throughout the preserve.
Monday was Day Two of 30 Days of Biking and my desire was to log at least ten miles.  I needed a place I could get to quickly that offered an easy loop for a late afternoon ride. The perfect place for a nice, easy ride is the Deer Grove Forest Preserve on Dundee Road... Read more »

Slow Down, Sit Up, and Enjoy the Colors

Slow Down, Sit Up, and Enjoy the Colors
Mother Nature has a calendar and she is punctual. Admittedly, I wasn’t around last week to notice the colors changing along the bike path.  I was stuck in the desert, marveling at opulent hotels and interesting tourists as I traversed ribbons of concrete, marble floors, and dizzying carpet patterns.  There were colors all around me,... Read more »
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This Weekend, See The Forest For The Trees

This Weekend, See The Forest For The Trees
I am going to miss all the green. Already there are subtle reminders that summer has run its course.  Certain trees here and there are exhibiting a little yellow and brown.  The leaves that have fallen are changing colors as they lie on the path.  The tassels on the prairie grass have created a sea... Read more »