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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-24-2006, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Bicycle commuting/Illinois Prairie Trail

Does anyone commute to work on a bicycle using the Illinois Prairie Trail?

I just started commuting to work a couple of times a week on my MTB and I'm curious if anyone else is doing the same.
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35 miles one way for me... too far to commute. I wish I worked close enough to use my mtb.

How long does it take you?

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Kind of, I drive down the trail in my truck all the time working on cabeling issues

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Not these days. I did when I was a city dweller, 9.5 miles each way. Great way to meditate useless work thoughts away.

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How long does it take you?
12 miles round trip my house to work.

After work I usually shoot west and then come back, so its 18 miles total.
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That's not bad round trip.

Are you able to ride the Prarie Path most of the way?

I hate riding my bike on heavily trafficed streets.

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Are you able to ride the Prarie Path most of the way?
Yep, 85% bicycle path 15% side streets.
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Anna...you doing the Elmhurst (83) to Lombard (Finley) route? Thats a nice ride.
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Anna...you doing the Elmhurst (83) to Lombard (Finley) route? Thats a nice ride.
West Ave. and Finley Rd. to be exact. That stretch has too many stop signs but hardly any cross traffic on the smaller streets the path crosses. It takes me 45 minutes.

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