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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Mileage for 2013

Woohoo! Yesterday I put on my last 10 miles for the year to end up with over 1500 miles for the year!
 Finished at 1505.4 to be exact. I have been tracking my miles for a few years at the League Of Illinois Bicyclists  My handle on the mileage log is GITerdone and am finishing 73rd out of 138 for the year on that Log. Think I will work on a break down of info and post it here next. Happy New year to all!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Route 31 and Fox River Trail intersection in Algonquin.

December is almost over. Which means the year is almost over, of course. And I still need another 5.5 miles to reach 1500 miles for the year. Guess I have my work cut out for me over the next few days. Heheh. One more workout on the bike rollers and I have got it.
       Meanwhile, here's another random picture from biking this year:

These pictures are from the intersection of the Fox River Trail and Route 31 in Algonquin, Illinois. They have been working on this area constructing a bypass of downtown for a while now. Most of the trail in the next two miles North of here has been riddled with barricades and obstacles for most of the 2013 riding season. Everything across the street that you can see is gone and paved over now. Am wondering how they will have the bike trail cross this widened mess they have put in. A bike/pedestrian bridge like they did at Rakow Rd. in LITH/Crystal Lake? Or maybe be a tunnel? Either would be acceptable. But I bet it will be neither. And they will wait for some kind of accident or fatality before the authorities plan for such a thing.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

December biking

I haven't gotten much biking in during December. Had a hectic work schedule. I think I have managed to only get in around fifty miles or so. And they were all inside miles on the bike rollers. Here is some  random pictures from biking this year:

This is the old railroad bridge which is located right at the intersection of the Fox River Trail and the North branch of the Illinois Prairie Path. The bike/pedestrian bridge that was built under it has been in bad state of disrepair for years since it was overtaken by floods in springs of the past. Notice the fisherman standing in the eroded hole of the bike path in order to fish on the shoreline in the fifth picture.