Posts tagged "Katy Trail"

The Katy Trail and the Mighty Missouri River

The Katy Trail and the Mighty Missouri River
We leaned our bikes against the guardrail of the old trestle bridge and set ourselves upon the task of changing yet another flat tire. Neither my riding partner nor I felt threatened as the sky behind us turned an ominous shade of blue. We had fifteen miles to ride and three hours to do it.... Read more »

Anatomy of an Adventure Bike: it's better with a nice rack

Anatomy of an Adventure Bike: it's better with a nice rack
Life is better when you have a nice rack. People notice you. They can’t help being drawn to you. You pique their curiosity. They begin making assumptions about your proclivity. There is a sense that you are going places. They are compelled to meet you. Before you know it, they are awkwardly chatting you up.... Read more »

As Seen On A Bike: March Meanderings

Typical scenery along the Des Plaines River Trail Lake County section, north of Lake Cook Road
There’s not much time to write when there’s beautiful weather to ride. Here are a few places I’ve seen from the saddle of my bike during the last week…
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Contemplations On The Katy Trail

Contemplations On The Katy Trail
There I was, just riding along as they say, contemplating my next blog post. I was excited to be pedaling a section of the famous Katy Trail – the nation’s longest continuous rail trail – on a beautiful early September morning.  Heading west with the heavily wooded bluffs to my right, the flood plains of... Read more »