Posts tagged "Forest Preserve District of Cook County"

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 »

60 Second Cycling Summary; Upcoming Events and Week in Review

60 Second Cycling Summary; Upcoming Events and Week in Review
The weekend has arrived! While there is a chance of scattered thunderstorms on Sunday (and when hasn’t there been a chance of scattered thunderstorms lately?), temps in the 60s and 70s will beckon us to get out and ride.  With the fierce March wind dying down, it’s the perfect time to rediscover bicycling. My personal... Read more »

The Perfect Weekend to Rediscover Bicycling!

The Perfect Weekend to Rediscover Bicycling!
Forget about an early spring, we’re experiencing an early summer! Seventy-degree Saturdays in mid-March are about as rare as declining gas prices in an election year.  Some years we wait well into June for the perfect temperature to hang out in our t-shirts and shorts. While this stroke of lucky weather has taken us all... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Summer Isn't Over Until We Decide It Is!

Summer Isn't Over Until We Decide It Is!
Ok.  A lot of the kiddies have already gone back to school.  Are we going to let The Man tell us that summer is now officially over?  There’s still a full week before Labor Day weekend! So the stores have taken down the Back To School banners and replaced them with the traditional orange and... Read more »
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