And by "slow ride" he really means slow. It's not even rideable in the summer during the daytime.A from Il said:I moved here form Los Angeles (Orange County actually) three years ago and love it. I am in the Far West suburbs though and can ride hundreds of miles and not find any stop lights. I am in Geneva if you want to check the area out just to get an idea. I think I have been to the city once. If you want to go its just a short ride on the train and you are there. They do allow bikes on the train so I hear it is nice if you want to take a slow ride on the lakeshore.
Sounds like your opinion of the city is from downtown. If you eat at the restaurants in the Loop then, yes, you will pay a lot. However, as I said, my wife ate primarily at the smaller restaurants in the neighborhoods (Bucktown, Wicker Park) - which are no more expensive then the restaurants in Boulder, CO.Dank said:Yeah, if you wanna eat in Chicago, bring a heavy check book. If you park next to a meter, bring 2 rolls of quaters. Lakefront riding with the wife/girlfriend, wear blinders, cause you will go blind or divorced. Nice people driving in the city? Now that was funny....
Ooops - sorry. Yep, I meant Boulder County, CO. There are more cyclists in and around Boulder, IMO, then in Chicago. That being said, on my route heading north out of the city and into the Northern suburbs, you could see quite a few riders. The far northwest, and western suburbs saw the largest groups of riders (some of my teammates lived in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Crystal Lake).jpdigital said:Do you mean Boulder County CO? If so, I can't speak for that part of CO, but I was in Denver for 6 years & have a very close friend in CO Springs; the scene in Boulder & CO Springs is absolutly increadible. I know a little about Boulder's road bike culture. How would your part of Chicagoland compare to that?
The wife and myself were puttering down the lakefront path and as I craned my neck to watch the babe in the bikini rollerblade by I managed to catch my front tire in a good sized crack in the concrete. I was lying there in a heap and the good Mrs. stopped, looked down at me in all my glory and asked "So, did she have a nice ass?'.CoffeeBean2 said:However, you are correct - blinders are needed on the lakefront path if riding with the wife/girlfriend - lots of scenery, especially at the North Ave. and Oak St. beaches.
PM me and let's ride sometime! I'm in Geneva (east side).A from Il said:60 degrees plus today. No clouds. Little wind. 40 miles through rolling farmland on the newly rebuilt FG. It couldnt be better. There were not even any cars out there today.:thumbsup: