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Latest Posts and Updates Archive

 

I have started this archive of the Latest Posts and Updates to the about-bicycles.com site to keep a historical record of the latest updates after the drop off of the home page on the website.

 


Archived October and November, 2017

The Seven Waters Trail - We rode the Seven Waters Trail (SWT) in September of 2016 but I just now completed the trail pages and photo tour on this site. We started our ride in Burlington, Wisconsin. Due to the recent floods you may want to check the latest flood reports before heading out to this one.

The Kankakee River Trail - We rode the Kankakee River Trail (KRT) in June of 2016 but I just now completed the trail pages and photo tour on this site. The KRT is a really nice, scenic and mostly paved trail that runs along the Kankakee River about 20 miles south of Joliet.

The Oak Leaf Trail, Milwaukee - We rode the northeastern sections of the Oak Leaf trail (OLT) in Mid-June. The OLT consists of quite a few trails in and around Milwaukee Wisconsin. We started this ride at Lake Park in Milwaukee and rode north to the Milwaukee River area.

 


Archived August 15, 2017

The Proform 440ES Recumbent is now available on the Proform.com site and is now one of the lowest priced, good quality recumbent fitness bikes available online.

We rode the Thorn Creek Trail a few weeks ago and discovered another nice wooded and paved trail in the southern Chicagoland suburbs. I have some good photos of this trail and will post the photos and full ride report soon but for now the link above will give you some updates on this trail on the about-bicycles blog.

The NordicTrack GX3.5 Indoor Cycle has come out recently and just may help with that transition from Outdoor Riding to Indoor Cycling. OK, there are still plenty of good riding days left this year ~ some of the best actually ~ but I have been looking into Fitness Bikes again and just completed this review.


Archived July 2017

The Fox River Trail Bike Lanes through Aurora are now complete! This past weekend we rode the Fox River Trail from St Charles to and through Aurora. I had heard that they had made some bike lanes through Aurora and decided to check it out. It is an excellent connection of the FRT north of Aurora and south of Aurora.

The Old Plank Road Trail is the last new trail that we rode, photographed and documented this past bike riding season. We had a nice 44 mile ride on the OPRT and into the Hickory Creek Preserve that connects to this trail. Check out the ride report and photos.


Archived June 24, 2017

The Oak Leaf Trail, South Milwaukee - We rode 32 miles on the Oak Leaf Trail near the town of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin this past August (2015). This is a very nice, paved trail in south east Wisconsin that runs along Lake Michigan in the northern section. An easy day-trip from Chicagoland.


About-Bicycles - Posts and Updates, June 2017

The Proform 440ES Recumbent is now available on the Proform.com site and is now one of the lowest priced, good quality recumbent fitness bikes available online.

We rode the Thorn Creek Trail a few weeks ago and discovered another nice wooded and paved trail in the southern Chicagoland suburbs. I have some good photos of this trail and will post the photos and full ride report soon but for now the link above will give you some updates on this trail on the about-bicycles blog.

The NordicTrack GX3.5 Indoor Cycle has come out recently and just may help with that transition from Outdoor Riding to Indoor Cycling. OK, there are still plenty of good riding days left this year ~ some of the best actually ~ but I have been looking into Fitness Bikes again and just completed this review.

The Fox River Trail Bike Lanes through Aurora are now complete! This past weekend we rode the Fox River Trail from St Charles to and through Aurora. I had heard that they had made some bike lanes through Aurora and decided to check it out. It is an excellent connection of the FRT north of Aurora and south of Aurora.

The Old Plank Road Trail is the last new trail that we rode, photographed and documented this past bike riding season. We had a nice 44 mile ride on the OPRT and into the Hickory Creek Preserve that connects to this trail. Check out the ride report and photos.

 


About-Bicycles - Posts and Updates, October, 2015

The Root River and Racine County Bike Trails - On August 1st we took a ride from Kenosha to Racine Wisconsin starting in the town of Kenosha. This was a 30 mile ride, round trip, and just happened to be at the same time as the the Taste of Wisconsin and the Pike River Rendezvous at Simmons Island Park both in Kenosha. Take the link above for our ride report and plenty of photos of this trip.

The White River Trail (Wisconsin) - Check out our latest trail article for first-hand ride information and photos of both sides of the White River Trail (east leg and west leg) in Southern Wisconsin. This one is a nice day-trip ride from the Chicagoland area.

The Kenosha County Bike Trail Ride  - Here's the first-hand ride report and photos of our Kenosha County and Pike Bike Trail ride. I had to go back to the bike trail archives for this one. This was a ride from 2010 that I forgot to post until now! The ride report and photos are from the past but this is still a great ride.

New 2015 Prairie Trail Route 31 Intersection and Tunnel - Here are some photos of the new Route 31 Intersection with the Prairie Trail including the new tunnel under route 31 in Algonquin. I have also included a Past and Present photo page of this intersection.

Recumbent Exercise Bike Q&A Emails (blog post) - I've just posted one of my email strings with some good product information related to 4 of the recumbent fitness bikes reviewed on this website. I've made some suggestions based on my experience with these bikes and received some additional information in return on these models...